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Bewitched

The Crucible film by Nicholas Hytner, screenplay by Arthur Miller

The Crucible Screenplay by Arthur Miller

Artist of the Floating World

Jan Steen: Painter and Storyteller Exhibition at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, September 21, 1996-January 12, 1997 (first at the National Gallery, Washington, D.C., April 28-August 18, 1996)

Jan Steen: Painter and Storyteller catalog of the exhibition and H. Perry Chapman and Wouter Th. Kloek and Arthur K. Wheelock Jr.

The Real Thing

Bellocq: Photographs from Storyville, the Red-Light District of New Orleans reproduced from prints made by Lee Friedlander, Introduction by Susan Sontag, interviews edited by John Szarkowski

Prophets

From Court Jews to the Rothschilds: Art, Patronage, and Power, 1600-1800 An exhibition at the Jewish Museum, New York, September 8, 1996-January 19, 1997. Catalog of the exhibition, edited by Vivian B. Mann, edited by Richard I. Cohen

Founder: A Portrait of the First Rothschild and His Time by Amos Elon

The Conspiracy That Failed

Plotting Hitler’s Death: The Story of the German Resistance by Joachim Fest, translated by Bruce Little

The Unnecessary War: Whitehall and the German Resistance to Hitler by Patricia Meehan

Stauffenberg: A Family History, 1905-1944 by Peter Hoffmann

American Intelligence and the German Resistance to Hitler: A Documentary History edited by Jürgen Heideking, edited by Christof Mauch

The Unseen War in Europe: Espionage and Conspiracy in the Second World War by John H. Waller

Changing Enemies: The Defeat and Regeneration of Germany by Noel Annan

Contributors

Henry Allen is a cultural critic at The Washington Post. His new book, What It Felt Like, will be published in the fall. (March 2000)

Julian Barnes’s most recent books are Keeping an Eye Open: Essays on Art and The Noise of Time, a novel.
 (April 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.

Gordon A. Craig (1913–2005) was a Scottish-American historian of Germany. He taught at both Princeton and Stanford, where he was named the J.E. Wallace Sterling Professor of Humanities in 1979.

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.
 (October 2017)

Jeri Laber, Senior Advisor to Human Rights Watch, was formerly executive director of its Helsinki division. She is the author, with Barnett R. Rubin, of ‘A Nation is Dying’: Afghanistan Under the Soviets, 1979—1987. (January 1997)

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).

Janet Malcolm is the author of Reading Chekhov: A Critical ­Journey, among other books. (June 2016)

William H. McNeill is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Chicago. His most recent books are The Pursuit of Truth: A Historian’s Memoir and Summers Long Ago: On Grandfather’s Farm and in Grandmother’s Kitchen, published by the Berkshire Publishing Group. His most recent publication, as editor, is the second edition of the Encyclopedia of World History.

Louis Menand is the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of English at Harvard. His books include The Marketplace of Ideas, American Studies and The Metaphysical Club.

Jonathan Mirsky is a historian of China. He was formerly the East Asia Editor of The Times of London and China Correspondent for The Observer.
 (December 2016)

Edmund S. Morgan is Sterling Professor of History Emeritus at Yale. His most recent book is The Genuine Article: A Historian Looks at Early America. (June 2011)

Thomas Powers’s books include The Confirmation, a novel, and The Killing of Crazy Horse. (April 2017)