Contents


Invader

A Life of Picasso Volume 1: 1881–1906 by John Richardson, with the collaboration of Marilyn McCully

On Wilhelm Furtwängler

Leonore’ Overture No. 3 composed by Ludwig van Beethoven, conducted by Furtwängler Wilhelm. by Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Symphony No. 4 in B-flat, Op. 60 composed by Ludwig van Beethoven, conducted by Furtwängler Wilhelm. by Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Symphony No. 9 in D Minor (‘Choral’), Op. 125 composed by Ludwig van Beethoven, conducted by Furtwängler Wilhelm. by Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K 550, composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, conducted by Furtwängler Wilhelm. by Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Symphony No. 8 in B Minor, D. 759 composed by Franz Schubert, conducted by Furtwängler Wilhelm. by Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Symphony No. 9 in C (‘The Great’), D. 9444 composed by Franz Schubert, conducted by Furtwängler Wilhelm. by Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Tristan und Isolde composed by Richard Wagner, conducted by Furtwängler Wilhelm. by Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Opera Chorus

The Mystery of Chico Mendes

Into the Amazon: The Struggle for the Rain Forest by Augusta Dwyer

The Burning Season: The Murder of Chico Mendes and the Fight for the Amazon Rain Forest by Andrew Revkin

Fight for the Forest: Chico Mendes in His Own Words additional material by Tony Gross

The World Is Burning by Alex Shoumatoff

The Fate of the Forest: Developers, Destroyers and Defenders of the Amazon by Susanna Hecht, by Alexander Cockburn

The Decade of Destruction: The Crusade to Save the Amazon Rainforest by Adrian Cowell

O Empate contra Chico Mendes by Márcio Souza

Rural Violence in Brazil: February 1991 An Americas Watch Report

Generals in Politics

Jefferson Davis and His Generals: The Failure of Confederate Command in the West by Steven E. Woodworth

Abandoned by Lincoln: A Military Biography of General John Pope by Wallace J. Schutz, by Walter N. Trenerry

Damned Yankee: The Life of General Nathaniel Lyon by Christopher Phillips

Contributors

Anne Barton is a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge. She is the author of Essays, Mainly Shakespearean.

Alfred Brendel is a pianist and author of several books of essays and poetry. His new book, A Pianist’s A–Z: A Piano Lover’s Reader, in which the text in this issue will appear, will be published in September.
 (July 2013)

Ian Buruma is currently Paul R. Williams Professor of Human Rights and Journalism at Bard College. His previous books include Year Zero: A History of 1945, Murder in Amsterdam: The Death of Theo Van Gogh and the Limits of Tolerance, Taming the Gods: Religion and Democracy on Three Continents, and Occidentalism: The West in the Eyes of its Enemies. He writes frequently for The New York Review of Books, The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, and the Financial Times. In Spring 2015, NYRB will reissue his book The Wages of Guilt: Memories of War in Japan and Germany.

Viktor Erofeyev is the author of Russian Beauty, a novel, and the editor of The Penguin Book of New Russian Writing. He lives in Moscow. (March 2001)

James Fenton is a British poet and literary critic. From 1994 until 1999, Fenton was Oxford Professor of Poetry; in 2007 he was awarded the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry.

Jack Flam is Distinguished Professor of Art History at Brooklyn College and at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. His new book, Matisse and Picasso: The Story of Their Rivalry and Friendship, has just been published. (March 2003)

Jamey Gambrell is a writer on Russian art and culture. She has translated Vladimir Sorokin’s ­three-volume Ice Trilogy and his novel Day of the Oprichnik into English. Among her other translations are works by Marina ­Tsvetaeva and Tatyana Tolstaya.