Contents


What Is To Be Done?

Crossing the Line: A Year in the Land of Apartheid by William Finnegan

South Africa Without Apartheid: Dismantling Racial Domination by Heribert Adam and Kogila Moodley

Beggar Your Neighbours: Apartheid Power in Southern Africa by Joseph Hanlon

An Art of Self-Discovery

Collected Poems by Edward Thomas

A Language not to be Betrayed: Selected Prose of Edward Thomas selected and with an introduction by Edna Longley

Edward Thomas: A Portrait by R. George Thomas

In the Zoo of the New

The Triumph of Achilles by Louise Glück

Local Time by Stephen Dunn

Cats of the Temple by Brad Leithauser

Thomas and Beulah by Rita Dove

The Voices of Mikhail Bakhtin

Mikhail Bakhtin by Katerina Clark and Michael Holquist

Mikhail Bakhtin: The Dialogical Principle by Tzvetan Todorov, translated by Wlad Godzich

Problems of Dostoevsky’s Poetics by Mikhail Bakhtin, edited and translated by Caryl Emerson, introduction by Wayne C. Booth

Contributors

John Bayley is a critic and novelist. His books include Elegy for Iris and The Power of Delight: A Lifetime in Literature.

Ian Buruma has been a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books since 1985 and the magazine’s editor since September 2017. From 2003 to 2017 he was professor of human rights, democracy and journalism at Bard College. Buruma was born in 1951 in The Hague, Holland. He was educated at Leyden University, where he studied Chinese literature and history, and at Nihon University College of Arts, in Tokyo, where he studied cinema. Living in Japan from 1975 to 1981, Buruma worked as a film reviewer, photographer, and documentary filmmaker. In the 1980s, Buruma was based in Hong Kong, where he edited the cultural section of the Far Eastern Economic Review, and from where he later travelled all over Asia as a freelance writer. Buruma was a fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin in 1991, and a fellow of the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington DC in 1999. He is a fellow of the European Council of Foreign Relations and a board member of Human Rights in China. In 2008, Buruma won the Erasmus Prize for “exceptional contributions to culture society, or social sciences in Europe.” Buruma has written seventeen books, including The Wages of Guilt (1995), Murder in Amsterdam (2006), Year Zero (2013), and Theater of Cruelty (2014). He has won several prizes for his books, including the LA Times Book Prize for Murder in Amsterdam, and PEN-Diamonstein Spielvogel award for the art of the essay for Theater of Cruelty.

Theodore H. Draper (1912–2006) was an American historian. Educated at City College, he wrote influential studies of the American Communist Party, the Cuban Revolution and the Iran-Contra Affair. Draper was a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the 1990 recipient of the Herbert Feis Award from the American Historical Association.

Joseph Frank is Professor Emeritus of Slavic and Comparative Literature at Stanford. He is the author of Dostoyevsky: The Mantle of the Prophet, 1871–1881. (June 2008)

Howard Gardner teaches psychology at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. His most recent book, with Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and William Damon, is Good Work: When Excellence and Ethics Meet. (April 2002)

Christopher Hill (1912–2003) was an English historian. Educated at Oxford, Hill taught at the University College of South Wales and Monmouthshire as well as Oxford, where he was elected Master of Balliol College. His books include Puritanism and Revolution,Intellectual Origins of the English Revolution, and The World Turned Upside Down.

Robert Hughes (1938–2012) was an art critic and television writer. In the award-winning documentary series, The Shock of The New, Hughes recounted the development of modern art since the Impressionists; in The Fatal Shore, he explored the history of his native Australia. Hughes’s memoir, Things I Didn’t Know, was published in 2006.

Avishai Margalit is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His latest book, On Betrayal, was published in February.
 (March 2017)

Oliver Sacks (1933–2015) was a physician and the author of over ten books, the most recent of which is On the Move: A Life.

Leonard Thompson is Charles J. Stillé Professor of History Emeritus at Yale. His books include The Political Mythology of Apartheid and A History of South Africa. (May 1998)

Helen Vendler is the Arthur Kingsley Porter University Professor in the Department of English at Harvard. Her latest book is The Ocean, the Bird, and the Scholar, a collection of her most recent essays. (October 2017)