Contents


Hurrah!

American Hurrah by Jean-Claude van Itallie, Directed by Jacques Levy

The Homecoming by Harold Pinter, Directed by Peter Hall

Crimes beyond Punishment

The Trial of the Germans: Nuremberg 1945-1946 by Eugene Davidson

Auschwitz: A Report on the Proceedings Against Robert Karl Ludwig Mulka and Others Before the Court at Frankfurt by Bernd Naumann, Introduction by Hannah Arendt and Hannah Arendt

Death in Rome by Robert Katz

Paradox and Paradise

The Race of Time by Herschel Baker

Paradoxia Epidemica: The Renaissance Tradition of Paradox by Rosalie L. Colie

The Earthly Paradise and the Renaissance Epic by A. Bartlett Giamatti

Contributors

Noam Chomsky is an Institute Professor and Professor Emeritus in the Department of Linguistics at MIT.

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.

Elizabeth Hardwick (1916–2007) was born in Lexington, Kentucky, and educated at the University of Kentucky and Columbia University. A recipient of a Gold Medal from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, she is the author of three novels, a biography of Herman Melville, and four collections of essays. She was a co-founder and advisory editor of The New York Review of Books and contributed more than one hundred reviews, articles, reflections, and letters to the magazine. NYRB Classics publishes Sleepless Nights, a novel, and Seduction and Betrayal, a study of women in literature.

Irving Howe (1920–1993) was an American literary and social critic. His history of Eastern-European Jews in America, World of Our Fathers, won the 1977 National Book Award in History.

Meyer Schapiro, who died in 1996, taught for many years at Columbia. He was one of the most influential art historians of the last century and a contributor to The New York Review. Meyer Schapiro Abroad: Letters to Lillian and Travel Notebooks, in which the letters in this issue appear, will be published in January by Getty. (December 2008)

A.J.P. Taylor (1906–1990) was a British diplomatic historian.

Frances A. Yates (1899–1981) was an English historian. She taught for many years at The Warburg Institute, where she studied the history of esotericism in the West.