Pure and Not So Simple

Constantin Brancusi 1876––1957 an exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, October 8––December 31, 1995, Catalog by Friedrich Teja Bach and Margit Rowell and Ann Temkin

The Myths of Robert Graves

Robert Graves and the White Goddess, 1940–1985 by Richard Perceval Graves

Robert Graves: Life on the Edge by Miranda Seymour

Robert Graves: His Life and Work revised and extended edition. and Martin Seymour-Smith

Ah! Sweet History of Life

The Autumn of the Middle Ages by Johan Huizinga, translated by Rodney J. Payton and Ulrich Mammitzsch

The Civilization of Europe in the Renaissance by John Hale

Melville’s Fever

Pierre, or the Ambiguities by Herman Melville, edited by Hershel Parker, pictures by Maurice Sendak

Pierre, or the Ambiguities. Historical Note by Leon Howard and Hershel Parker. by Herman Melville, edited by Harrison Hayford and Hershel Parker and G. Thomas Tanselle, Historical Note by Leon Howard and Hershel Parker

An Affair to Remember

The Clairmont Correspondence: Letters of Claire Clairmont, Charles Clairmont, and Fanny Imlay Godwin, Volume I (1808–1834), Volume II (1835–1879) edited by Marion Kingston Stocking

Bringing Back a New Hobbes

The Correspondence of Thomas Hobbes edited by Noel Malcolm

Three Discourses: A Critical Modern Edition of Newly Identified Work of the Young Hobbes by Thomas Hobbes, edited by Noel B Reynolds, edited by Arlene W Saxonhouse

American Photography’s Golden Age

Mathew Brady: American Art Series

Gardner’s Photographic Sketch Book of the Civil War by Alexander Gardner

Landscapes of the Civil War: Newly Discovered Photographs from the Medford Historical Society edited by Constance Sullivan

Jacob A. Riis: Photographer and Citizen by Alexander Alland

The North American Indians by Edward Curtis

Genthe’s Photographs of San Francisco’s Old Chinatown by Arnold Genthe and John K Tchen

Alfred Stieglitz: An American Seer by Dorothy Norman

Alfred Stieglitz: A Biography by Richard Whelan

Alfred Stieglitz at Lake George by John Szarkowski

Gertrude Käsebier: The Photographer and Her Photographs by Barbara Michaels

Alvin Langdon Coburn: Symbolist Photographer, 1882––1966 by Mike Weaver

Women at Work: One Hundred and Fifty-Three Photographs by Lewis W Hine

Men at Work: Photographic Studies of Modern Men and Machines by Lewis W Hine

Paul Strand: An American Vision

Paul Strand (Aperture Masters of Photography Series, No. 1)

Edward Weston: Forms of Passion edited by Gilles Mora

Tina Modotti: Photographs by Sarah M Lowe

Berenice Abbott: Photographs

Berenice Abbott, Photographer: A Modern Vision

American Photographs by Walker Evans

Walker Evans: The Hungry Eye by Gilles Mora

Walker Evans: The Getty Museum Collection by Judith Keller

Photography Until Now by John Szarkowski

Photography and the American Scene by Robert Taft

The History of Photography from 1839 to the Present (fifth edition, 1982) by Beaumont Newhall


John Banville was born in Wexford, Ireland in 1945. He is the author of many novels, including The Book of Evidence, The Untouchable, Eclipse, The Sea (winner of the Man Booker Prize), and Ancient Light. His latest novel ­The Blue Guitar was published in September 2015. As Benjamin Black he has written six crime novels, including Vengeance.

Anne Barton is a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge. She is the author of Essays, Mainly Shakespearean.

Joseph Brodsky (1940–1996) was a Russian poet and essayist. Born in Leningrad, Brodsky moved to the United States when he was exiled from Russia in 1972. His poetry collections include A Part of Speech andTo Urania; his essay collections include Less Than One, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award, and Watermark. In 1987, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. He served as US Poet Laureate from 1991 to 1992.

Andrew Delbanco is Levi Professor in the Humanities at Columbia. His most recent book is College: What It Was, Is, and Should Be. (July 2015)

Denis Donoghue is University Professor at New York University, where he holds the Henry James Chair of English and American Letters. His works include The Practice of Reading, Words Alone: The Poet T.S. Eliot, and The American Classics.

Theodore H. Draper (1912–2006) was an American historian. Educated at City College, he wrote influential studies of the American Communist Party, the Cuban Revolution and the Iran-Contra Affair. Draper was a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the 1990 recipient of the Herbert Feis Award from the American Historical Association.

James Fenton is a British poet and literary critic. From 1994 until 1999, Fenton was Oxford Professor of Poetry; in 2015 he was awarded the PEN Pinter Prize. His latest book is Yellow Tulips: Poems, 1968–2011.

George M. Fredrickson is Edgar E. Robinson Professor of US History Emeritus at Stanford. His recent books include Racism: A Short History and Not Just Black and White, a collection co-edited with Nancy Foner.

Stephen Jay Gould (1941–2002) was an American geologist, biologist and historian of science. He taught at Harvard, where he was named Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology, and at NYU. His last book was Punctuated Equilibrium.

Francis Haskell (1928-2000) was an English art historian. His works include Patrons and Painters: Art and Society in Baroque Italyand History and its Images: Art and the Interpretation of the Past. Haskell taught at Oxford.

Elizabeth Marshall Thomas’s most recent books are The Hidden Life of Dogs, Certain Poor Shepherds, and The Tribe of Tiger: Cats and Their Culture.

Amos Oz teaches literature at Ben Gurion University. He is the author of A Tale of Love and Darkness and, most recently, Rhyming Life and Death. (November 2010)

M. F. Perutz (1914–2002) was an Austrian molecular biologist. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1962. He is the author of Is Science Necessary?, Protein Structure, and I Wish I’d Made You Angry Earlier.

Ingrid D. Rowland teaches in Rome for the University of Notre Dame’s Rome Global Gateway. A frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books, she is the author of The Culture of the High Renaissance: Ancients and Moderns in Sixteenth-Century Rome and The Scarith of Scornello: A Tale of Renaissance Forgery. She has also published a translation of Vitruvius’ Ten Books of Architecture and a history of Villa Taverna, the US ambassador’s residence in Rome. Her latest book is From Pompeii: The Afterlife of a Roman Town.

Luc Sante is the author of Low Life, Evidence, The Factory of Facts, Kill All Your Darlings, and Folk Photography. He has translated Félix Fénéon’s Novels in Three Lines and written the introduction to George Simenon’s The Man Who Watched Trains Go By (both available as NYRB Classics). He is a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books and teaches writing and the history of photography at Bard College. His essay in the October 22, 2015 issue is drawn from his new book, The Other Paris, to be published in October by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Quentin Skinner is Barber Beaumont Professor of the Humanities at Queen Mary, University of London. His latest book, Forensic Shakespeare, will be published later this year. (June 2014)

Gordon Wood is the Alva O. Way University Professor and Professor of History Emeritus at Brown. In honor of the 250th ­anniversary of the Stamp Act, his two edited volumes of The American Revolution: Writings from the Pamphlet Debate, 1764–1776 will be published this summer, 2015.