The Fifth Freedom

The Pill, Pygmy Chimps, and Degas’ Horse: The Autobiography of Carl Djerassi by Carl Djerassi

The ‘Abortion Pill’ by Etienne-Emile Baulieu, with Mort Rosenblum

Strategies of Hell

‘The Good Old Days’: The Holocaust as Seen by Its Perpetrators and Bystanders edited by Ernst Klee and Willi Dressen and Volker Riess, translated by Deborah Burnstone, foreword by Hugh Trevor-Roper

Death Dealer: The Memoirs of the SS Kommandant at Auschwitz by Rudolf Höss, edited by Steven Paskuly, translated by Andrew Pollinger

In the Shadow of Death: Living Outside the Gates of Mauthausen by Gordon J. Horwitz

Stella: One Woman’s True Tale of Evil, Betrayal, and Survival in Hitler’s Germany by Peter Wyden

Outcast: A Jewish Girl in Wartime Berlin by Inge Deutschkron, translated by Jean Steinberg

In the Lion’s Den: The Life of Oswald Rufeisen by Nechama Tec

The Proconsul

The Chairman: John J. McCloy, The Making of the American Establishment by Kai Bird

America’s Germany: John J. McCloy and the Federal Republic of Germany by Thomas Alan Schwartz

Tales from the Vienna Woods

Alma Mahler or the Art of Being Loved by Françoise Giroux

The Bride of the Wind: The Life and Times of Alma Mahler-Werfel by Susanne Keegan

Oskar Kokoschka Letters 1905-1976 selected by Olda Kokoschka and Alfred Marnau

Gustav Klimt and Emilie Flöge: An Artist and His Muse by Wolfgang G. Fischer

The Fin-de-Siècle Culture of Adolescence by John Neubauer

Shock Treatment

The Family of Pascual Duarte by Camilo José Cela, translated by Anthony Kerrigan

Journey to the Alcarria: Travels Through the Spanish Countryside by Camilo José Cela, translated by Frances M. López-Morillas

The Hive by Camilo José Cela, translated by J.M. Cohen

San Camilo, 1936 by Camilo José Cela, translated by John H.R. Polt

Mrs. Caldwell Speaks to Her Son by Camilo José Cela, translated by J.S. Bernstein

Bad Boy

Cinema, Censorship, and the State: The Writings of Nagisa Oshima, 1956–1978 by Nagisa Oshima, edited and with an introduction by Annette Michelson, translated by Dawn Lawson


Ian Buruma is the author of numerous books, including Murder in Amsterdam: The Death of Theo Van Gogh and the Limits of Tolerance, Year Zero: A History of 1945, and, most recently, A Tokyo Romance.

James Chace is the Paul W. Williams Professor of Government and Public Law at Bard College. He is the author of Acheson and, most recently, 1912: The Election That Changed the Country. He is now working on a biography of Lafayette. (October 2004)

István Deák is Seth Low Professor Emeritus at Columbia. He is the author, with Jan Gross and Tony Judt, of The Politics of Retribution in Europe: World War II and Its Aftermath.

Jamey Gambrell is a writer on Russian art and culture. She has translated works by Marina Tsvetaeva and Tatyana Tolstaya, in addition to Vladimir Sorokin’s three-volume Ice Trilogy and his Day of the ­Oprichnik. Her translation of Sorokin’s novel The Blizzard will be published in December 2015.

Misha Glenny is the author of The Balkans: Nationalism, War, and the Great Powers, 1804–1999. (July 2003)

Sue Halpern is a regular contributor to The New York Review and a Scholar-in-Residence at Middlebury. Her latest book is a novel, ­Summer Hours at the Robbers Library.
 (December 2019)

James Joll (1936–2011) was a British historian. His books include The Origins of the First World War and Europe Since 1870.

Alfred Kazin (1915–1998) was a writer and teacher. Among his books are On Native Grounds, a study of American literature from Howells to Faulkner, and the memoirs A Walker in the Cityand New York Jew. In 1996, he received the first Lifetime Award in Literary Criticism from the Truman Capote Literary Trust.

Sarah Kerr, a longtime contributor to The New York Review, lives near Washington, D.C. (November 2014)

Martha Nussbaum is Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago, with appointments in the Philosophy Department, the Law School, and the Divinity School. Her most recent book is Women and Human Development: The Capabilities Approach. (January 2001)

M. F. Perutz (1914–2002) was an Austrian molecular biologist. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1962. He is the author of Is Science Necessary?, Protein Structure, and I Wish I’d Made You Angry Earlier.

Gore Vidal (1925–2012) was an American novelist, essayist, and playwright. His many works include the memoirs Point to Point Navigation and Palimpsest, the novels The City and the Pillar, Myra Breckinridge, and Lincoln, and the collection United States: Essays 1952–1992.