Contents


Goodbye to All That

Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life by Jon Lee Anderson

The Motorcycle Diaries: A Journey Around South America by Ernesto Che Guevara, translated by Ann Wright

Blowing Hot and Cold

In the Dutch Mountains by Cees Nooteboom, translated by Adrienne Dixon

Roads to Santiago: Detours and Riddles in the Lands and History of Spain by Cees Nooteboom and Ina Rilke

Cosmic Adventurer

Jules Verne: An Exploratory Biography by Herbert R. Lottman

Paris in the Twentieth Century the lost novel by Jules Verne, translated by Richard Howard

The Mummy’s Secret

Ancient Faces: Mummy Portraits From Ancient Egypt Paul Roberts and John Taylor. an exhibition at the British Museum, March 14-July 20, 1997.. Catalog of the exhibition by Susan Walker and Morris Bierbrier, with

The Mysterious Fayum Portraits: Faces from Ancient Egypt by Euphrosyne Doxiadis

Portraits and Masks: Burial Customs in Roman Egypt edited by Morris Bierbrier

Contributors

Gabriele Annan is a book and film critic living in London. (March 2006)

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)

Liu Binyan, one of China’s leading writers, is currently a Director of the Princeton China Initiative in Princeton, New Jersey. His most recent book in English is A Higher Kind of Loyalty: A Memoir. (October 1998)

J.M. Coetzee is Professorial Research Fellow at the University of Adelaide. He is the author of sixteen works of fiction, as well as many works of criticism and translation. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2003.
 (January 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.
 (October 2017)

Timothy Garton Ash is Professor of European Studies and Isaiah Berlin Professorial Fellow at St. Antony’s College, Oxford, and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford. His most recent book is Free Speech: Ten Principles for a Connected World.
 (December 2017)

Christopher Hitchens (1949–2011) was a British-American journalist and social critic. Known for his confrontational style and contrarian views on a range of social issues, Hitchens was a frequent contributor to The Nation, The Atlantic, The Times Literary Supplement and Vanity Fair. Hitchens recounts his struggle with esophageal cancer in Mortality, which was published in 2012.

Stanley Hoffmann (1928-2015) was the Paul and Catherine Buttenwieser University Professor at Harvard. His most recent books are Chaos and Violence: What Globalization, Failed States, and Terrorism Mean for US Foreign Policy and Rousseau and Freedom, coedited with Christie McDonald.


Richard Holmes books include Shelley, Footsteps, Coleridge, The Age of Wonder, and, most recently, Falling Upwards: How We Took to the Air. His memoir This Long Pursuit will be published next spring.
 (November 2016)

Ted Hughes’s translation of Racine’s Phèdre will be staged at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in January and published that month. His translation of the complete Oresteia, of which the poem in this issue is the opening, will be staged by the National Theatre in England and published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in June. His last book was Birthday Letters. He died on October 28. (December 1998)

Richard Jenkyns, a Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall, is Professor of the Classical Tradition at Oxford. His most recent book is Virgil’s Experience.(November 2001)

Steve Jones is Professor of Genetics at University College London and the author of In the Blood. (April 1998)

Sergei Kovalev, a biologist and former political prisoner, is a leading candidate on the Yabloko Party list for the December election to the Russian State Duma. He is President of the Institute for Human Rights and Chairman of the Andrei Sakharov Foundation in Moscow. (November 2007)

John Weightman (1915–2004) was a critic and literary scholar. After working as a translator and announcer for the BBC French service, Weightman turned to the study of French literature. He taught at King’s College London and the University of London. His books include The Concept of the Avant-Gardeand The Cat Sat on the Mat: Language and the Absurd.

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)