Undiscovered Country

Comet in Moominland by Tove Jansson, translated by Elizabeth Portch

Finn Family Moomintroll by Tove Jansson, translated by Elizabeth Portch

Moominsummer Madness by Tove Jansson, translated by Thomas Warburton

Moominland Midwinter by Tove Jansson, translated by Thomas Warburton

Good Germans

Fatherland by Robert Harris

Contending with Hitler: Varieties of German Resistance in the Third Reich edited by David Clay Large

For the Soul of the People: Protestant Protest against Hitler by Victoria Barnett

German Resistance Against Hitler: The Search for Allies Abroad, 1938–1945 by Klemens von Klemperer

A Good German: Adam von Trott zu Solz by Giles MacDonogh

Athena’s Magic

The Greek Miracle: Classical Sculpture from the Dawn of Democracy, The Fifth Century BC November 22, 1992–February 7, 1993; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York March 11–May 23, 1993 an exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

The Greek Miracle: Classical Sculpture from the Dawn of Democracy, The Fifth Century BC catalog of the exhibition, edited by Diana Buitron-Oliver

The Ancient Americas: Art from Sacred Landscapes 1992–January 3, 1993 an exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago October 10,

The Ancient Americas: Art from Sacred Landscapes catalog of the exhibition, edited by Richard F. Townsend

Talismans and Trojan Horses: Guardian Statues in Ancient Greek Myth and Ritual by Christopher A. Faraone

Cutting Classes

Class Formation and Urban-Industrial Society: Bradford, 1750–1850 by Theodore Koditschek

Class, Sect and Party: The Making of the British Middle Class, Leeds 1820–1850 by R.J. Morris

Visions of the People: Industrial England and the Question of Class, 1840–1914 by Patrick Joyce

The Ideologies of Class: Social Relations in Britain, 1880–1950 by Ross McKibbin

Playing the Palace

Seventeenth-Century Roman Palaces: Use and the Art of the Plan by Patricia Waddy

Images of Nepotism: The Painted Ceilings of Palazzo Barberini by John Beldon Scott

Conqueror of Paris

A Woman, a Man, and Two Kingdoms: The Story of Madame d’Epinay and the Abbæ Galiani by Francis Steegmuller

Ferdinando Galiani, Louise d’Epinay Correspondance Vol. I (1769–1770) by (The Correspondance will comprise five volumes to appear annually.), edited by Georges Dulac and Daniel Maggetti

Eagle in a Gauze Cage: Louise d’Epinay, femme de lettres by Ruth Plaut Weinreb


John Bayley is a critic and novelist. His books include Elegy for Iris and The Power of Delight: A Lifetime in Literature.

David Cannadine is the Dodge Professor of History at Princeton.

Joseph Connors, the Director of the Harvard Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, Villa I Tatti, Florence, writes on Italian Renaissance and Baroque architecture. He was formerly Director of the American Academy in Rome and professor of art history at Columbia.

Gordon A. Craig (1913–2005) was a Scottish-American historian of Germany. He taught at both Princeton and Stanford, where he was named the J.E. Wallace Sterling Professor of Humanities in 1979.

Benedetta Craveri is a professor of French literature at the University of Tuscia, Viterbo, and the Istituto Universitario Suor Orsola Benincasa, Naples. She regularly contributes to The New York Review of Books and to the cultural pages of the Italian newspaper La Repubblica. Her books include Madame du Deffand and Her World, La Vie privée du Maréchal de Richelieu, and Amanti e regine: Il potere delle donne. She is married to a French diplomat.

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.

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.

Alan Lightman, a physicist, teaches at MIT. His latest book is The Diagnosis. (May 2002)

Alison Lurie is the Frederic J. Whiton Professor of American Literature Emerita at Cornell. She is the author of ten novels, two collections of essays on children’s literature, and the editor of The Oxford Book of Fairy Tales. Her most recent book is Reading for Fun. (March 2017)

Roderick MacFarquhar was Leroy B. Williams Professor Emeritus of History and Political Science at Harvard and editor of The Politics of China: Sixty Years of the People’s Republic of China.

Boris Pasternak (1890-1960), the poet and author of Doctor Zhivago, was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1958.

Mark Rudman is the author of seven books of poetry and three books of prose. His poetic trilogy The Millennium Hotel, Provoked in Venice, and Rider received the National Book Critics Circle Award. The Couple is his most recent collection of poems.

Tatyana Tolstaya was born in Leningrad in 1951 to an aristocratic family that includes the writers Leo and Alexei Tolstoy. After completing a degree in classics at Leningrad State University, Tolstaya worked for several years at a Moscow publishing house. In the mid-1980s, she began publishing short stories in literary magazines and her first story collection established her as one of the foremost writers of the Gorbachev era. She spent much of the late Eighties and Nineties living in the United States and teaching at several universities. Known for her acerbic essays on contemporary Russian life, Tolstaya has also been the co-host of the Russian cultural interview television program School for Scandal. Both her novel, The Slynx and her collection of stories, White Walls, are published by NYRB Classics.

Garry Wills, a journalist and historian, is the author of numerous books, including Nixon Agonistes (1970), Inventing America (1978), Explaining America: The Federalist (1981), and Lincoln at Gettysburg (1993), which won a Pulitzer Prize that year. His most recent book is What the Qur’an Meant: And Why It Matters (2017). (November 2019)

Paul Wilson’s translation of Bohumil Hrabal’s early stories, Mr. Kafka and Other Tales from the Time of the Cult, is published this month. (November 2015)