Destiny in Any Case

I Will Bear Witness: A Diary of the Nazi Years, 1933-1941 by Victor Klemperer, translated by Martin Chalmers

Ich will Zeugnis ablegen bis zum letzten: Tagebücher 1933-1945 by Victor Klemperer, edited by Walter Nowojski

Democracy for Sale

The Buying of the Congress: How Special Interests Have Stolen Your Right to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness by Charles Lewis. the Center for Public Integrity

Jackson Whole

Jackson Pollock 1998-February 2, 1999; Tate Gallery, London, March 11-June 6, 1999. an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, November 1,, Catalog of the exhibition by Kirk Varnedoe, with Pepe Karmel

The Big American Crime

Many Thousands Gone: The First Two Centuries of Slavery in North America by Ira Berlin

Slave Counterpoint: Black Culture in the Eighteenth-Century Chesapeake and Lowcountry by Philip D. Morgan

Remembering Slavery: African Americans Talk About Their Personal Experiences of Slavery and Emancipation a book and audiotape set, translated by Ira Berlin and Marc Favreau and Steven F. Miller

Africans in America: America’s Journey through Slavery produced by WGBH

Africans in America: America’s Journey through Slavery by Charles Johnson and Patricia Smith. the WGBH Research Team

Grand Illusions

New Worlds from Old: 19th Century Australian and American Landscapes Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut, September 12, 1998-January 4, 1999, and the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., January 26-April 18, 1999. an exhibition traveling from Canberra and Melbourne to the Wadsworth, Catalog of the exhibition by Elizabeth Johns and Andrew Sayers and Elizabeth Mankin Kornhauser, with Amy Ellis

Thomas Moran catalog of the traveling exhibition, edited by Nancy K. Anderson, with contributions from Thomas P. Bruhn and Joni L. Kinsey and Anne Morand

Footprints of a Shadow

Fernando Pessoa: A Centenary Pessoa edited by Eug̩nio Lisboa, with L.C. Taylor

Poems of Fernando Pessoa translated and edited by Edwin Honig and Susan M. Brown

Fernando Pessoa & Co.:Selected Poems edited and translated by Richard Zenith

Always Astonished: Selected Prose by Fernando Pessoa edited, translated, and introduced by Edwin Honig

The Keeper of Sheep by Fernando Pessoa, translated by Edwin Honig and Susan M. Brown

An Introduction to Fernando Pessoa: Modernism and the Paradoxes of Authorship by Darlene J. Sadlier

The Presence of Pessoa:English, American, and South American Literary Responses by George Monteiro

A la Recherche du Temps Perdu

Realms of Memory: The Construction of the French Past edited by Pierre Nora, English-language edition edited by Lawrence D. Kritzman, translated by Arthur Goldhammer

Volume I: Conflicts and Divisions

Volume II: Traditions

Volume III: Symbols


André Aciman is the author of the novels Eight White Nights and Call Me by Your Name, the nonfiction works Out of Egypt and False Papers, and is the editor of The Proust Project. He teaches comparative literature at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

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.

James Fenton is a British poet and literary critic. From 1994 until 1999, he was Oxford Professor of Poetry; in 2015 he was awarded the PEN Pinter Prize. He is the author of School of Genius: A History of the Royal Academy of Arts and, most recently, Yellow Tulips: Poems, 1968–2011. (May 2020)

P. N. Furbank is the author of nine books, including biographies of Samuel Butler, Italo Svevo, and E.M. Forster.

Ted Hughes’s translation of Racine’s Phèdre will be staged at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in January and published that month. His translation of the complete Oresteia, of which the poem in this issue is the opening, will be staged by the National Theatre in England and published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in June. His last book was Birthday Letters. He died on October 28. (December 1998)

David L. Hull is Dressler Professor in the Humanities at Northwestern University. He is the author of Science as a Process and, with Michael Ruse, Philosophy of Biology. (December 1998)

Richard Jenkyns, a Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall, is Professor of the Classical Tradition at Oxford. His most recent book is Virgil’s Experience.(November 2001)

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.

Richard C. Lewontin is Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology and Professor of Biology at Harvard University. He is the author of The Genetic Basis of Evolutionary Change and Biology as Ideology, and the co-author of The Dialectical Biologist (with Richard Levins) and Not in Our Genes (with Steven Rose and Leon Kamin).

James Merrill (1926–1995) was an American poet whose major work The Changing Light at Sandover describes a series of spirit communications conducted over many years. He won the National Book Award from his collections Nights and Days and Mirabell: Books of Number.

W.S. Merwin was born in New York City in 1927 and grew up in Union City, New Jersey, and in Scranton, Pennsylvania. From 1949 to 1951 he worked as a tutor in France, Portugal, and Majorca. He has since lived in many parts of the world, most recently on Maui in the Hawaiian Islands. He is the author of many books of poems, prose, and translations and has received both the Pulitzer and the Bollingen Prizes for poetry, among numerous other awards. His new poetry collection is The Moon Before Morning.

Edmund S. Morgan is Sterling Professor of History Emeritus at Yale. His most recent book is The Genuine Article: A Historian Looks at Early America. (June 2011)

Lars-Erik Nelson (1941-2000) was the Washington columnist for the New York Daily News, and a frequent contributor to the Review.

Michael Scammell is the author of biographies of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn and Arthur Koestler, and has translated many books from Russian. He is now working on a memoir. (April 2016)

John Updike (1932–2009) was born in Shillington, Pennsylvania. In 1954 he began to publish in The New Yorker, where he continued to contribute short stories, poems, and criticism until his death. His major work was the set of four novels chronicling the life of Harry “Rabbit” Angstrom, two of which, Rabbit is Rich and Rabbit at Rest, won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. His last books were the novel The Widows of Eastwick and Due Considerations, a collection of his essays and criticism.