Contents


Resisters

In No Uncertain Terms: A South African Memoir by Helen Suzman, foreword by Nelson Mandela

Return to Paradise by Breyten Breytenbach

On the Eve

Figures in a Red Landscape by Pilar Bonet, translated by Norman Thomas di Giovanni, by Susan Ashe

The Rise of Russia and the Fall of the Soviet Empire by John B. Dunlop

The Struggle for Russia: Power and Change in the Democratic Revolution by Ruslan Khasbulatov, edited by Richard Sakwa

The Morphology of Russian Mentality: A Philosophical Inquiry into Conservatism and Pragmatism by Vladimir A. Zviglyanich

Power to the People?

The Debate on the Constitution: Federalist and Antifederalist Speeches, Articles, and Letters During the Struggle over Ratification edited by Bernard Bailyn

The Lost Art

Cartesian Women: Versions and Subversions of Rational Discourse in the Old Regime by Erica Harth

Watteau’s Painted Conversations: Art, Literature, and Talk in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century France by Mary Vidal

The Fall of the Prophet

Aristide: An Autobiography by Jean-Bertrand Aristide, with Christophe Wargny, translated by Linda M. Maloney

In the Parish of the Poor: Writings From Haiti by Jean-Bertrand Aristide, translated and edited by Amy Wilentz

Contributors

John Ashbery is the author of several books of poetry, including Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror (1975), which received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the National Book Award. His first collection, Some Trees (1956), was selected by W. H. Auden for the Yale Younger Poets Series. He has also published art criticism, plays, and a novel. From 1990 until 2008 Ashbery was the Charles P. Stevenson, Jr. Professor of Languages and Literature at Bard College. Ashbery’s most recent collection of poetry is Quick Question. His Collected French Translations will be published in April 2014 in two volumes, one of Prose and one of Poetry.

J. M. Coetzee’s novel The Childhood of Jesus was published in March 2013. He is Professor of Literature at the University of Adelaide and in 2003 was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Benedetta Craveri is a professor of French literature at the University of Tuscia, Viterbo, and the Istituto Universitario Suor Orsola Benincasa, Naples. She regularly contributes to The New York Review of Books and to the cultural pages of the Italian newspaper La Repubblica. Her books include Madame du Deffand and Her World, La Vie privée du Maréchal de Richelieu, and Amanti e regine: Il potere delle donne. She is married to a French diplomat.

Mark Danner is the author, most recently, of Stripping Bare the Body: Politics Violence War. He is Chancellor’s Professor of English and Journalism at the University of California at Berkeley and James Clarke Chace Professor of Foreign Affairs and the ­Humanities at Bard. His writing and other work can be found at markdanner.com.

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)