Contents


Fall of an Empire

The Emperor: Downfall of an Autocrat by Ryszard Kapuscinski, translated by William R. Brand, by Katarzyna Mroczkowska-Brand

Our Colony

Puerto Rico: A Political and Cultural History by Arturo Morales Carrión, with María Teresa Babín, by Aida R. Caro Costas, by Arturo Santana, by Luis González Vales

Anatomy of an Epidemic

The AIDS Epidemic edited by Kevin M. Cahill MD.

How to Have Sex in an Epidemic: One Approach by Richard Berkowitz, by Michael Callen, with editorial assistance by Richard Dworkin

Gay Men’s Health: A Guide to the AID Syndrome and Other Sexually Transmitted Diseases by Jeanne Kassler MD.

Graves and Goddesses

Robert Graves: His Life and Work by Martin Seymour-Smith

In Broken Images: Selected Letters of Robert Graves, 1914-1946 edited by Paul O'Prey

The Lovers

Man’s Best Friend: Photographs and Drawings by William Wegman, with an introduction by Laurence Wieder

Wegman’s World by Lisa Lyons, by Kim Levin

Storm in a Teacup

From Agadir to Armageddon: Anatomy of a Crisis by Geoffrey Barraclough

The Conquest of Morocco by Douglas Porch

Contributors

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)

Bernard Knox (1914–2010) was an English classicist. He was the first director of Harvard’s Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, DC. Among his many books are The Heroic Temper, The Oldest Dead White European Males, and Backing into the Future: The Classical Tradition and Its Renewal. He is the editor of The Norton Book of Classical Literature and wrote the introductions and notes for Robert Fagles’s translations of the Iliad and the Odyssey.

Jonathan Lieberson (1949–1989) was a philosopher, editor and critic. Lieberson taught at Barnard and Columbia. His book of essays, Varieties, included reflections on personalities as diverse as Diana Vreeland, Paul Valery and Clifford Geertz.

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.

Czeslaw Milosz (1911–2004) was born in Szetejnie, Lithuania. Over the course of his long and prolific career he published works in many genres, including criticism (The Captive Mind), fiction (The Issa Valley), memoir (Native Realm), and poetry (New and Collected Poems, 1931-2001). He was a member of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1980.

Felix Rohatyn is an investment banker and has been a governor of the New York Stock Exchange, Chairman of the New York Municipal Assistance Corporation, and US Ambassador to France. (October 2008)

Sanford Schwartz’s reviews have been collected in The Art Presence and Artists and Writers. (August 2014)