Contents


The Tragic Pope?

Crossing the Threshold of Hope by His Holiness John Paul II, edited by Vittorio Messori, translated by Jenny McPhee and Martha McPhee

Prayers and Devotions from Pope John Paul II introduction by edited and with an Bishop OSA van Lierde, Peter Canisius Johannes, translated by Firman O'Sullivan

Catechism of the Catholic Church

The Place Within: The Poetry of Pope John Paul II translated by Jerzy Peterkiewicz

The Papacy by Bernhard Schimmelpfennig, translated by James Sievert

‘Trapping Fairies in West Virginia’

The Oxford Book of Comic Verse edited by John Gross

Max Beerbohm: Collected Verse edited with an introduction and notes by J. G. Riewald

A Christmas Garland woven by Max Beerbohm. illustrations by the author, Introduction by N. John Hall

Poets of the Spanish Tragedy

Edwin Rolfe: Collected Poems edited by Cary Nelson, edited by Jefferson Hendricks, introduction and notes by Cary Nelson

Edwin Rolfe: A Biographical Essay and Guide to the Rolfe Archive at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign by Cary Nelson and Jefferson Hendricks

A Moment of War: A Memoir of the Spanish Civil War by Laurie Lee

The Prairie Queen

The Ghost in the Little House: A Life of Rose Wilder Lane by William Holtz

The First Four Years by Laura Ingalls Wilder

A Little House Sampler by Laura Ingalls Wilder and Rose Wilder Lane, edited by William T. Anderson

West from Home: Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder, San Francisco 1915 edited by Roger Lea MacBride

Little House in the Big Woods

Farmer Boy

Little House on the Prairie

On the Banks of Plum Creek

By the Shores of Silver Lake

The Long Winter

Little Town on the Prairie

These Happy Golden Years

Prince of the City

Philip Johnson: Life and Works by Franz Schulze

Philip Johnson: The Glass House edited by David Whitney, edited by Jeffrey Kipnis

The Oral History of Modern Architecture: Interviews with the Greatest Architects of the Twentieth Century by John Peter

Philip Johnson: The Architect in His Own Words by Hilary Lewis and John O'Connor

Sex for Thought

L’Enfer de la Bibliothèque Nationale Fayard

Romans libertins du XVIIIe siècle edited by Raymond Trousson

Ces Livres qu’on ne lit que d’une main: Lecture et lecteurs de livres pornographiques au XVIIIe siècle by Jean Marie Goulemot

Vol. 1: Oeuvres érotiques de Mirabeau: (HIC-ETHAEC) ou l’Elève des Révérends Pères Jésuites d’Avignon Le Rideau levé ou l’éducation de Laure Ma Conversion ou le libertin de qualité L'Abbé IL-ET-ELLE

Vol. 2: Oeuvres érotiques de Restif de la Bretonne: règlement pour les prostituées L’Anti-Justine ou les délices de l’amour Dom Bougre aux Etats-Généraux ou doléances du Portier des Chartreux Les Revies, histories refaites sous une autre hypothèse du coeu Le Pornographe ou idées d'un honnête homme sur un project de

Vol. 3: Oeuvres anonymes du XVIIIe siècle (I): lui-mêmeMémoires du Suzon, soeur de D.. B.., portier des Chartreux, écrits par elle-même Histoire de Marguerite, fille du Suzon, nièce de D** B*****, La Cauchoise ou mémoires d’une courtisane célèbre Histoire de Dom B…, portier des Chartreux, écrite par

Vol. 4: Oeuvres anonymes du XVIIIe siècle (II): d’Eulalie, ou tableau du libertinage de Paris Lucette ou les progrès du libertinage La courtisane anaphrodite ou la pucelle libertine Correspondance

Vol. 5: Oeuvres anonymes du XVIIIe siècle (III): du Père Dirrag et de Mademoiselle Eradice Le Triomphe des religieuses ou les nonnes babillardes Lettres galantes et philosophiques de deux nonnes La Messaline française ou les nuits de la duchesse de Pol… e Thérèse philosophe ou mémoires pour servir à l'histoire

Vol. 6: Oeuvres anonymes du XVIIIe siècle (IV): célèbre libertine Décrets des sens sanctionnés par la volupté Requête et décret en faveur des putains, des fouteuses, des maquerelles et des branleuses contre les bougres, les bardaches et les brûleurs de pa Eléonore ou l'heureuse personne Vénus en rut ou vie d'une

Vol. 7: Oeuvres érotiques du XVIIe siècle: des dames Vénus dans le cloître ou la religieuse en chemise L’Académie des dames Le Rut ou la pudeur éteinte L'Ecole des filles ou la philosophie

Contributors

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

Jorge Luis Borges (1899–1986), a giant in Latin American letters, wrote numerous books of poetry, fiction, and essays, and was a prodigious translator of authors such as Kipling, Woolf, Faulkner, and Poe. He was a regular contributor to Victoria Ocampo’s journal Sur, and a frequent dinner guest of Silvina Ocampo and Bioy Casares. Over one of their legendary conversations, the three friends came upon the idea of editing the Antología de la Literatura Fantástica, which was published in 1940.

J.M. Coetzee is Professorial Research Fellow at the University of Adelaide. He is the author of sixteen works of fiction, as well as numerous works of criticism and translation. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2003. His story in this issue is adapted from Moral Tales, a forthcoming collection. (December 2017)

Robert Darnton, the Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and University Librarian Emeritus at Harvard, is currently a Fellow at the Institut d’études avancées in Paris. (May 2017)

David Brion Davis is Sterling Professor of History Emeritus at Yale and Director Emeritus of Yale’s Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition. He is the author of Inhuman Bondage: The Rise and Fall of Slavery in the New World.

R. J. W. Evans is a Fellow of Oriel College and Regius Professor of History Emeritus at Oxford. He is the author of Austria, Hungary, and the Habsburgs: Central Europe, c. 1683–1867, among other books. (March 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.
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Martin Filler is the 2017 recipient of the Stephen A. Kliment ­Oculus Award, given by the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, for his architecture criticism, which has appeared in these pages since 1985.
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Caroline Fraser ‘s most recent book, Rewilding the World: Dispatches from the Conservation Revolution, was published in December. (May 2010)

Jamey Gambrell is a writer on Russian art and culture. She has translated works by Marina Tsvetaeva and Tatyana Tolstaya, in addition to Vladimir Sorokin’s three-volume Ice Trilogy and his Day of the ­Oprichnik. Her translation of Sorokin’s novel The Blizzard will be published in December 2015.


Jasper Griffin is Emeritus Professor of Classical Literature and a Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford. His books include Homer on Life and Death.

Ann Hulbert is a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the author of The Interior Castle: The Art and Life of Jean Stafford. She is currently at work on a book about twentieth-century American child-rearing experts. (June 1998)

Alfred Kazin (1915–1998) was a writer and teacher. Among his books are On Native Grounds, a study of American literature from Howells to Faulkner, and the memoirs A Walker in the Cityand New York Jew. In 1996, he received the first Lifetime Award in Literary Criticism from the Truman Capote Literary Trust.

Murray Kempton (1917-1997) was a columnist for Newsday, as well as a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books. His books include Rebellions, Perversities, and Main Events and The Briar Patch, as well as Part of Our Time. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1985.

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.

Garry Wills is the subject of a Festschrift published by Northwestern’s Garret-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Nation and World, Church and God: The Legacy of Garry Wills. His most recent book is What the Qur’an Meant: And Why It Matters. (December 2017)