In the Realm of the Diamond Queen: Marginality in an Out-of-the-Way Place by Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing
Degenerate Art: The Fate of the Avant-Garde in Nazi Germany by Stephanie Barron et al.
The Fermata by Nicholson Baker
A Borrowed Place: The History of Hong Kong by Frank Welsh
Imagination of the Heart: The Life of Walter de la Mare by Theresa Whistler
New York City Ballet’s ‘Balanchine Celebration’ September 1994) directed by Matthew Diamond. produced by Dance in America, Channel 13/WNET
Exploding the Gene Myth: How Genetic Information is Produced and Manipulated by Scientists, Physicians, Employers, Insurance Companies, Educators, and Law Enforcers by Ruth Hubbard, by Elijah Wald
Biological WomanThe Convenient Myth edited by Ruth Hubbard, edited by Mary Sue Henifin, edited by Barbara Fried
Women’s Nature: Rationalizations of Inequality by Marian Lowe, by Ruth Hubbard
Genes and Gender: II, Pitfalls in Research on Sexual Gender edited by Ruth Hubbard, edited by Marian Lowe
The Politics of Women’s Biology by Ruth Hubbard
The Shape of Red: Insider/Outsider Reflections by Ruth Hubbard, by Margaret Randall
‘ the real war will never get in the books’: Selections from Writers During the Civil War edited by Louis P. Masur
The Vacant Chair: The Northern Soldier Leaves Home by Reid Mitchell
Joan Acocella is a staff writer for The New Yorker. She is the author of Mark Morris, Creating Hysteria: Women and Multiple Personality Disorder, and Willa Cather and the Politics of Criticism. She also edited the recent, unexpurgated Diary of Vaslav Nijinsky. Her article in the May 23, 2013 issue is adapted from her introduction to a new edition of Isadora Duncan’s My Life, published in May 2013 by Liveright.
Clifford Geertz (1926–2006) was an anthropologist. Widely recognized as the most influential American anthropologist of the twentieth century, Geertz championed the role of symbols in the creation and interpretation of social meaning. His many books include Peddlers and Princes: Social Development and Economic Change in Two Indonesian Towns and Available Light: Anthropological Reflections on Philosophical Topics.
Alison Lurie is a former Professor of English at Cornell. She is the author of two collections of essays on children’s literature, Don’t Tell the Grownups and Boys and Girls Forever, and the editor of The Oxford Book of Fairy Tales. Her most recent novel is Truth and Consequences.
Richard C. Lewontin is Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology and Professor of Biology at Harvard University. He is the author of The Genetic Basis of Evolutionary Change and Biology as Ideology, and the co-author of The Dialectical Biologist (with Richard Levins) and Not in Our Genes (with Steven Rose and Leon Kamin).
Willibald Sauerländer is a former director of the Central Institute for Art History in Munich. His latest book, Manet malt Monet: Ein Sommer in Argenteuil (Manet Paints Monet: A Summer in Argenteuil), has just been published. David Dollenmayer is Emeritus Professor of German at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He is currently working on a translation of Martin Walser’s novel A Gushing Fountain. (February 2013)
Cathleen Schine is the author of several novels, including Rameau’s Niece, The Love Letter, She is Me, The New Yorkers, and The Three Weissmanns of Westport. Her latest novel, Fin & Lady, will be published in July 2013. She is a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books.
C. Vann Woodward (1908–1999) was a historian of the American South. He taught at Johns Hopkins and at Yale, where he was named the Sterling Professor of History. His books include Mary Chesnut’s Civil War and The Old World’s New World.
Martha Nussbaum is Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago, with appointments in the Philosophy Department, the Law School, and the Divinity School. Her most recent book is Women and Human Development: The Capabilities Approach. (January 2001)