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What happened on March 30, 2003




  • On translating and being translated Primo Levi, Primo Levi, the author of many books, including "The Periodic Table," "The Monkey's Wrench" and "Survival in Auschwitz," died in 1987. This essay, translated from the Italian by Zaia Alexander, appears in English for the first time.

  • The pessimist whose glass was always half full Donald Fanger, Donald Fanger is the author of "The Creation of Nikolai Gogol" and "Dostoevsky and Romantic Realism." He is the Harry Levin research professor of literature at Harvard University.

  • Litigating the Nazi past Benjamin B. Ferencz, Benjamin B. Ferencz is the author of "Less Than Slaves: Jewish Forced Labor and the Quest for Compensation." He is a former prosecutor in the Nuremberg war crimes trials and the director of several postwar restitution programs on behalf of leading Jewish organizations.

  • Crossing the color line Kate Manning, Kate Manning is the author of "Whitegirl," a novel about the marriage of a white woman and a black man.

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  • Discoveries Susan Salter Reynolds

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  • Poets' Corner Carol Muske Dukes

  • Shock and awe, playing out in ancient Greece Michael Harris, Michael Harris is a regular contributor to Book Review.

  • The woman behind 'Ramona' Jonathan Kirsch, Jonathan Kirsch, a contributing writer to Book Review, is the author of, most recently, "The Woman Who Laughed at God: The Untold History of the Jewish People."

  • One hundred years of solicitude Thomas J. Moore, Thomas J. Moore, author of "Prescription for Disaster," is a senior scientist for the Institute for Safe Medication Practices and a health policy analyst at the George Washington University Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

  • Morning Star C.D. Wright

  • Fickle fortune Stephen Metcalf, Stephen Metcalf is a writer whose work has appeared in Slate, the New Republic and the New York Observer.

  • The agony and the ecstasy of the trained killer Gloria Emerson, Gloria Emerson received the 1978 National Book Award for nonfiction for "Winners and Losers: Battles, Retreats, Gains, Losses and Ruins From the Vietnam War." She is the author, most recently, of "Loving Graham Greene: A Novel."

  • In Hiding Miklos Radnoti

  • There's just one 'Catch' David L. Ulin, David L. Ulin is the editor of "Another City: Writing From Los Angeles" and "Writing Los Angeles: A Literary Anthology."










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