Their Favorite Thief

Genet: A Biography by Edmund White

The Selected Writings of Jean Genet edited and with an introduction by Edmund White

Chicago Underground

Nature’s Metropolis: Chicago and the Great West by William Cronon

Perfect Cities: Chicago’s Utopias of 1893 by James Gilbert

Constructing Chicago by Daniel Bluestone

Louis H. Sullivan: A System of Architectural Ornament Inc., 986 Woodland Avenue, Plainfield, NJ 07006, 908-757-4700; (fax) 908-756-4133. Discount available for booksellers.) foreword by John Zukowsky and Susan Glover Godlewski, essay by Lauren S Weingarden

Joyce’s Many Lives

James Joyce: The Years of Growth 1882–1915 by Peter Costello

James Joyce: A Literary Life by Morris Beja

James Joyce’s Chamber Music: The Lost Song Settings edited and with an introduction by Myra Teicher Russel

James Joyce’s Chamber Music: Musical Settings by G. Molyneux Palmer sung by Robert White, accompanied by Samuel Sanders

Picking Up Airs: Hearing the Music in Joyce’s Text edited by Ruth H. Bauerle

Dubliners by James Joyce, edited by Hans Walter Gabler and Walter Hettche

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce, edited by Hans Walter Gabler and Walter Hettche

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce, edited by R. B. Kershner

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce, edited by Seamus Deane

Ulysses by James Joyce, edited by Jeri Johnson

Reflections on James Joyce: Stuart Gilbert’s Paris Journal edited by Thomas F. Staley and Randolph Lewis

The Medium Inquisitor

Clement Greenberg: The Collected Essays and Criticism, Vol. 1: Perceptions and Judgments, 1939-1944 (1986) edited by John O'Brian

Clement Greenberg: The Collected Essays and Criticism, Vol. 2: Arrogant Purpose, 1945–1949 (1986) edited by John O'Brian

Clement Greenberg: The Collected Essays and Criticism, Vol. 3: Affirmations and Refusals, 1950–1956 edited by John O'Brian

Clement Greenberg: The Collected Essays and Criticism, Vol. 4: Modernism with a Vengeance, 1959–1969 edited by John O'Brian

The Miraculous Mandarin

William Empson: Essays on Renaissance Literature: Volume One, Donne and the New Philosophy edited by John Haffenden

William Empson: Argufying, Essays on Literature and Culture edited by John Haffenden

The Golden Land

The California Water Atlas edited by William L. Kahrl

Battling the Inland Sea: American Political Culture, Public Policy, and the Sacramento Valley, 1850–1986 by Robert Kelley

Northern California, Oregon, and the Sandwich Islands by Charles Nordhoff

A Companion to California by James D. Hart

The Great Central Valley: California’s Heartland by Stephen Johnson and Robert Dawson, text by Gerald Haslam

Papers in Honor of Josiah Royce on His Sixtieth Birthday

California, From the Conquest in 1846 to the Second Vigilance Committee in San Francisco: A Study in American Character by Josiah Royce

Josiah Royce: From Grass Valley to Harvard (1992) by Robert V. Hine

Americans and the California Dream, 1850–1915 by Kevin Starr

California: The Great Exception by Carey McWilliams

The Octopus by Frank Norris

The Ranch Papers: A California Memoir by Jane Hollister Wheelwright

Politics of Land: Ralph Nader’s Study Group Report on Land Use in California

Up & Down California, 1860–-1864: The Journal of William H. Brewer edited by Francis P. Farquhar

The Bohemian Grove and Other Retreats: A Study in Ruling-Class Cohesiveness by G. William Domhoff

The Greatest Men’s Party on Earth: Inside the Bohemian Grove by John van der Zee

Impact of Defense Cuts on California prepared by the Commission on State Finance


Stanisław Barańczak is a poet, translator, and literary critic. He won the 2007 Nike Award for the best work of Polish literature published in the previous year and the 2009 Silesius Poetry Award for lifetime achievement. He is a professor of Polish language and literature at Harvard University.

Isaiah Berlin (1909–1997) was a philosopher and historian of ideas who held the Chichele Professorship of Social and Political Theory at Oxford. The final volume of his correspondence, Affirming: Letters 1975–1997, was published in December 2015.

Joseph Brodsky (1940–1996) was a Russian poet and essayist. Born in Leningrad, Brodsky moved to the United States when he was exiled from Russia in 1972. His poetry collections include A Part of Speech andTo Urania; his essay collections include Less Than One, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award, and Watermark. In 1987, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. He served as US Poet Laureate from 1991 to 1992.

Clare Cavanagh is Frances Hooper Professor in the Arts and Humanities and Chair of the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Northwestern.
 (November 2017)

Eric Christiansen is a Fellow Emeritus of New College, ­Oxford, and the author of The Northern Crusades. (July 2015)

Joan Didion is the author, most recently, of Blue Nights and The Year of Magical Thinking, among seven other works of nonfiction. Her five novels include A Book of Common Prayer and Democracy.
 (May 2016)

Denis Donoghue is Emeritus University Professor of English and American Letters at NYU. (April 2016)

Ronald Dworkin (1931–2013) was Professor of Philosophy and Frank Henry Sommer Professor of Law at NYU. His books include Is Democracy Possible Here?, Justice in Robes, Freedom’s Law, and Justice for Hedgehogs. He was the 2007 winner of the Ludvig Holberg International Memorial Prize for “his pioneering scholarly work” of “worldwide impact” and he was recently awarded the Balzan Prize for his “fundamental contributions to Jurisprudence.”

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.

Ernst Gombrich (1909–2001) was an Austrian art historian. Born in Vienna, Gombrich studied at the Theresianum and then at the University of Vienna under Julius von Schlosser. After graduating, he worked as a Research Assistant and collaborator with the museum curator and Freudian analyst Ernst Kris. He joined the Warburg Institute in London as a Research Assistant in 1936 and was named Director in 1959. His major works include The Story of Art, Art and Illusion: A Study in the Psychology of Pictorial Representation, Aby Warburg: An Intellectual Biography, The Sense of Order: A Study in the Psychology of Decorative Art.

Zbigniew Herbert’s Collected Poems 1956–1998 was published in English in 2007. The poem in this issue was prepared for a Polish edition of Herbert’s uncollected poems edited by Ryszard Krynicki. (June 2013)

Robert Hughes (1938–2012) was an art critic and television writer. In the award-winning documentary series, The Shock of The New, Hughes recounted the development of modern art since the Impressionists; in The Fatal Shore, he explored the history of his native Australia. Hughes’s memoir, Things I Didn’t Know, was published in 2006.

Tony Judt (1948–2010) was the founder and director of the Remarque Institute at NYU and the author of Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945, Ill Fares the Land, and The Burden of Responsibility: Blum, Camus, Aron, and the French Twentieth Century, among other books.

Murray Kempton (1917-1997) was a columnist for Newsday, as well as a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books. His books include Rebellions, Perversities, and Main Events and The Briar Patch, as well as Part of Our Time. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1985.

Charles Rosen was a pianist and music critic. In 2011 he was awarded a National Humanities Medal.

Susan Sontag (1933–2004) was a novelist, playwright, filmmaker, and one of the most influential critics of her generation. Her books include Against Interpretation, On Photography, Illness as Metaphor, and The Volcano Lover.

Wisława Szymborska (1923–2012) won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1996.

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)