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Bridges to the Invisible

Max Beckmann in Exile 1997 Barbara Stehlé-Akhtar, Reinhard Spieler, Stephan Lackner, Max Beckmann, and Eric Fischl. exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum SoHo October 9, 1996-January 5,. Catalog of the exhibition with contributions by Matthew Drutt,

Self-Portrait in Words: Collected Writings and Statements, 1903-1950 by Max Beckmann, edited and translated by Barbara C. Buenger

What Do Women Want?

‘Bad Girls’/’Good Girls’: Women, Sex, and Power in the Nineties edited by Nan Bauer Maglin, edited by Donna Perry

‘Feminism is Not the Story of My Life’: How Today’s Feminist Elite Has Lost Touch with the Real Concerns of Women by Elizabeth Fox-Genovese

She Works, He Works: How Two-Income Families are Happier, Healthier, and Better-Off by Rosalind C. Barnett and Caryl Rivers

The Sibling Society by Robert Bly

The Seasons of a Woman’s Life by Daniel J. Levinson

The Cultural Contradictions of Motherhood by Sharon Hays

Easy Rider

The Car that Could: The Inside Story of GM’s Revolutionary Electric Vehicle by Michael Shnayerson

Taking Charge: The Electric Automobile in America by Michael Brian Schiffer

The Sky’s the Limit

S,M,L,XL (Small, Medium, Large, Extra-Large) by Rem Koolhaas and Bruce Mau, edited by Jennifer Sigler, photography by Hans Werlemann

The Supreme Fiction

Soul Says: On Recent Poetry by Helen Vendler

The Breaking of Style: Hopkins, Heaney, Graham by Helen Vendler

The Given and the Made: Strategies of Poetic Redefinition by Helen Vendler

Contributors

Neal Ascherson is the author of Black Sea, Stone Voices: The Search for Scotland, and the novel Death of the Frosac. He is an Honorary Professor at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London.
 (October 2017)

Ian Buruma has been a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books since 1985 and the magazine’s editor since September 2017. From 2003 to 2017 he was professor of human rights, democracy and journalism at Bard College. Buruma was born in 1951 in The Hague, Holland. He was educated at Leyden University, where he studied Chinese literature and history, and at Nihon University College of Arts, in Tokyo, where he studied cinema. Living in Japan from 1975 to 1981, Buruma worked as a film reviewer, photographer, and documentary filmmaker. In the 1980s, Buruma was based in Hong Kong, where he edited the cultural section of the Far Eastern Economic Review, and from where he later travelled all over Asia as a freelance writer. Buruma was a fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin in 1991, and a fellow of the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington DC in 1999. He is a fellow of the European Council of Foreign Relations and a board member of Human Rights in China. In 2008, Buruma won the Erasmus Prize for “exceptional contributions to culture society, or social sciences in Europe.” Buruma has written seventeen books, including The Wages of Guilt (1995), Murder in Amsterdam (2006), Year Zero (2013), and Theater of Cruelty (2014). He has won several prizes for his books, including the LA Times Book Prize for Murder in Amsterdam, and PEN-Diamonstein Spielvogel award for the art of the essay for Theater of Cruelty.

Raymond Carr was Warden of St. Antony’s College, Oxford, and has written extensively on modern Spanish history.

Denis Donoghue is Emeritus University Professor of English and American Letters at NYU. (April 2016)

Jorie Graham is the Boylston Professor of Rhetoric and Oratory at Harvard. Her book Sea Change: Poems will be published next spring. (December 2007)

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

Andrew Hacker teaches political science and mathematics at Queens College. His new book, The Math Myth and Other STEM ­Delusions, will appear next March.
 (July 2015)

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.

D. Kern Holoman is Professor of Music at the University of California, Davis, where he conducts the UCD Symphony. He is editor of The Nineteenth-Century Symphony, to be published next month. (November 1996)

Josef Joffe is editorial page editor and a columnist at the Süddeutsche Zeitung in Munich and an associate of Harvard’s Olin Institute for Strategic Studies. (December 1997)

Diane Johnson is a novelist and critic. She is the author of Lulu in Marrakech and Le Divorce, among other novels, and a memoir, Flyover Lives.
 (October 2017)

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.

Frank Kermode (1919–2010) was a British critic and literary theorist. Born on the Isle of Man, he taught at University College London, Cambridge, Columbia and Harvard. Adapted from a series of lectures given at Bryn Mawr College, Kermode’s Sense of An Ending: Studies in the Theory of Fiction remains one of the most influential works of twentieth-century literary criticism.

Bill McKibben is the founder of 350.org, the Schumann Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury, and the author, most recently, of Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist. (February 2017)

Robert O. Paxton is Mellon Professor of Social Science at Columbia and the author of Vichy France and The Anatomy of Fascism, among other works. (October 2017)

John Updike (1932–2009) was born in Shillington, Pennsylvania. In 1954 he began to publish in The New Yorker, where he continued to contribute short stories, poems, and criticism until his death. His major work was the set of four novels chronicling the life of Harry “Rabbit” Angstrom, two of which, Rabbit is Rich and Rabbit at Rest, won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. His last books were the novel The Widows of Eastwick and Due Considerations, a collection of his essays and criticism.

Michael Wood is Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature at Princeton. He is the author of Hitchcock: The Man Who Knew Too Much and America in the Movies, among other books.
 (May 2017)