Contents


The Last Charmer

Diderot: A Critical Biography by P.N. Furbank

‘This Is Not a Story’ and Other Stories by Denis Diderot translated with an introduction by P.N. Furbank

Himalayan Ulster

Kashmir: A Disputed Legacy, 1846–1990 by Alastair Lamb

My Frozen Turbulence in Kashmir by R.M. Jagmohan

Kashmir Under Siege: Human Rights in India an Asia Watch Report

India: Torture, Rape and Deaths in Custody an Amnesty International Publication

Death in the Family

Birds in Jeopardy: The Imperiled and Extinct Birds of the United States and Canada, Including Hawaii and Puerto Rico by Paul R. Ehrlich and David S. Dobkin and Darryl Wheye, illustrations by Darryl Wheye

A Shadow and a Song by Mark Jerome Walters

Extinction: The Causes and Consequences of the Disappearance of Species by Paul Ehrlich and Anne Ehrlich

Where Have All the Birds Gone? Essays on the Biology and Conservation of Birds That Migrate to the American Tropics by John Terborgh

Federal and State Endangered Species Expenditures: Fiscal Year 1990 compiled by the US Fish and Wildlife Service

Contributors

Gabriele Annan is a book and film critic living in London. (March 2006)

John Banville’s new novel, Mrs. Osmond, will be published in November. (November 2017)

James Fenton is a British poet and literary critic. From 1994 until 1999, he was Oxford Professor of Poetry; in 2015 he was awarded the PEN Pinter Prize. He is the author of School of Genius: A History of the Royal Academy of Arts and, most recently, Yellow Tulips: Poems, 1968–2011.
 (October 2017)

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.

Stuart Hampshire (1914–2004) was an English philosopher. He taught at University College London, Princeton, Stanford and Oxford, where he was named Warden of Wadham College. His books include Thought and Action, Spinoza and Justice Is Conflict.

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.

Paul Kennedy, the J. Richardson Dilworth Professor of History and Director of International Security Studies at Yale, is the author and editor of fifteen books, including The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers. His latest book is The Parliament of Man: The Past, Present, and Future of the United Nations. (November 2006)

Thomas Nagel is University Professor Emeritus at NYU. He is the author of The View from Nowhere, Mortal Questions, and Mind and ­Cosmos, among other books. (September 2017)

Kenneth Roth is the Executive Director of Human Rights Watch. (March 2017)