Contents


Living Ghosts

Lament for the Makers by W.S. Merwin

The Vixen by W.S. Merwin

Flight Among the Tombs by Anthony Hecht

The Bounty by Derek Walcott

Confidence Man

Duchamp: A Biography by Calvin Tomkins

The Private Worlds of Marcel Duchamp: Desire, Liberation, and the Self in Modern Culture by Jerrold Seigel

The Popular Culture of Modern Art: Picasso, Duchamp, and Avant-Gardism by Jeffrey Weiss

The Definitively Unfinished Marcel Duchamp edited by Thierry de Duve

New York Dada 1915-23 by Francis M. Naumann

Making Mischief: Dada Invades New York edited by Francis M. Naumann, with Beth Venn. Catalog of the Whitney Museum exhibition, which closed on February 23.

Why Cats Paint: A Theory of Feline Esthetics by Heather Busch, by Burton Silver

The Great Forgotten Modernist

Braque: The Late Works 6, 1997, and the Menil Collection, Houston, Texas, April 25-August 31, 1997 An exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, January 23-April

Braque: The Late Works by John Golding, by Sophie Bowness, by Isabelle Monod-Fontaine

Contributors

John Bayley is a critic and novelist. His books include Elegy for Iris and The Power of Delight: A Lifetime in Literature.

Ian Buruma is currently Paul R. Williams Professor of Human Rights and Journalism at Bard College. His previous books include Year Zero: A History of 1945, Murder in Amsterdam: The Death of Theo Van Gogh and the Limits of Tolerance, Taming the Gods: Religion and Democracy on Three Continents, and Occidentalism: The West in the Eyes of its Enemies. He writes frequently for The New York Review of Books, The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, and the Financial Times. In Spring 2015, NYRB will reissue his book The Wages of Guilt: Memories of War in Japan and Germany.

Robert Cottrell has served as a Moscow bureau chief for both The Economist and the Financial Times. (June 2007)

Robert Darnton is Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and University Librarian at Harvard. His latest book is Poetry and the Police: Communication Networks in Eighteenth-Century Paris.


Ronald Dworkin (1931–2013) was Professor of Philosophy and Frank Henry Sommer Professor of Law at NYU. His books include Is Democracy Possible Here?, Justice in Robes, Freedom’s Law, and Justice for Hedgehogs. He was the 2007 winner of the Ludvig Holberg International Memorial Prize for “his pioneering scholarly work” of “worldwide impact” and he was recently awarded the Balzan Prize for his “fundamental contributions to Jurisprudence.”


Amos Elon (1926–2009) was an Israeli journalist. His final book was The Pity of It All: A Portrait of Jews In Germany 1743 – 1933.

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.