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  • Hope Against Hope RICHARD EDER

  • Why Musil Remains Our Century's Foremost Modernist MICHAEL ANDRE BERNSTEIN, Michael Andre Bernstein teaches English and Comparative Literature at UC Berkeley. His recent books include "Bitter Carnival: Ressentiment and the Abject Hero" and "Foregone Conclusions: Against Apocalyptic History." He is currently completing a novel titled "Progressive Lenses."

  • Letter from Berlin LESLIE R. COLITT, Leslie R. Colitt is a former Central and Eastern European correspondent for the Financial Times

  • Disappointment and Absolution JANICE P. NIMURA, Janice P. Nimura writes for numerous publications, including the Washington Post Book World, the Chicago Tribune and the Far Eastern Economic Review

  • Wolf's-Bean, By Paul Celan

  • Shrinkwrapped Fuhrer KLAUS P. FISCHER, Klaus P. Fischer is the author of "The History of an Obsession: German Judeophobia and the Holocaust." He teaches philosophy and history at Allan Hancock College

  • Les Fleurs du Mal DREW FETHERSTON, Drew Fetherston is the author of "The Chunnel" and is working on a book about the flower industry

  • A Season in Hell FREDERIC MORTON, Frederic Morton is the author of "A Nervous Splendor: Vienna 1888-1889" and "The Rothschilds: A Family Portrait."

  • All in the Family ARTHUR HERTZBERG, Arthur Hertzberg is the author of many books, including "Jews: The Essence and Character of a People" (HarperSan Francisco). He is rabbi emeritus of Temple Emanuel in Englewood, N.J

  • The Conscience of Words SAUL FRIEDLANDER, Saul Friedlander is the author of numerous books, including "When Memory Comes" and, most recently, "Nazi Germany and the Jews: The Years of Persecution, 1933-1939, Vol. I."

  • Why Hitler's Rise and Rule Continues to Haunt PETER HOFFMANN, Peter Hoffmann is the author of several books, including "The History of the German Resistance: 1933-1945" and "Stauffenberg: A Family History, 1905-1944." He is the William Kingsford professor of history at McGill University in Montreal

  • L.A. Confidential EUGEN WEBER, Eugen Weber is the Joan Palevsky professor of modern European history at UCLA. His column "L.A. Confidential" appears monthly and is devoted to mysteries and thrillers

  • Way, by Tristan Tzara

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