The Voracious Eye

Robert Rauschenberg: A Retrospective An exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum, September 19, 1997-January 7, 1998. Catalog of the exhibition by Walter Hopps and Susan Davidson.

The Renaissance Revealed

Renaissance by George Holmes

Worldly Goods: A New History of the Renaissance by Lisa Jardine

Venice and Antiquity: The Venetian Sense of the Past by Patricia Fortini Brown

Art and Life in Renaissance Venice by Patricia Fortini Brown

Housecraft and Statecraft: Domestic Service in Renaissance Venice, 1400-1600 by Dennis Romano

Provincial Families of the Renaissance: Private and Public Life in the Veneto by James S. Grubb

Florentine Drama for Convent and Festival: Seven Sacred Plays by Antonia Pulci, annotated and translated by James Wyatt Cook, edited by James Wyatt Cook and Barbara Collier Cook

Autobiography of An Aspiring Saint by Cecilia Ferrazzi, transcribed, translated, and edited by Anne Jacobson Schutte

Forbidden Friendships: Homosexuality and Male Culture in Renaissance Florence by Michael Rocke

Machiavelli, Leonardo, and the Science of Power by Roger D. Masters

The Prophet

Women and the Common Life: Love, Marriage, and Feminism by Christopher Lasch, edited by Elisabeth Lasch-Quinn

Anglo-Celtic Attitudes

Woman Police Officer in Elevator by James Lasdun

Rest for the Wicked by Glyn Maxwell

Selected Poems 1968-1986 by Paul Muldoon

The Annals of Chile by Paul Muldoon

Paul Muldoon by Tim Kendall

Chekhov the Subversive

Anton Chekhov’s Life and Thought: Selected Letters and Commentary Translated from the Russian by Michael Henry Heim. with Simon Karlinsky, introduction and commentary by Simon Karlinsky

Chekhov’s Plays: An Opening into Eternity by Richard Gilman

Anton Chekhov: A Life by Donald Rayfield


J. M. Coetzee’s novel The Childhood of Jesus was published in March 2013. He is Professor of Literature at the University of Adelaide and in 2003 was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

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.

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.

John Higham is Professor of History Emeritus at Johns Hopkins University and the editor of Civil Rights and Social Wrongs: Black—White Relations Since World War II, which has just been published. (November 1997)

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

Tony Judt (1948–2010) was the founder and director of the Remarque Institute at NYU and the author of Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945, Ill Fares the Land, and The Burden of Responsibility: Blum, Camus, Aron, and the French Twentieth Century, among other books.

Aileen Kelly is a Fellow of King’s College, Cambridge. Her books include Toward Another Shore: Russian Thinkers Between Necessity and Chance.

Noel Malcolm is a Senior Research Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford. His books include Bosnia: A Short History and Kosovo: A Short History. (December 2007)

Veran Matic is editor-in-chief of Belgrade Radio B-92. Before co-founding the Radio in 1989, he worked as an independent journalist and he has also started a publishing house. (November 1997)

Joyce Carol Oates’s memoir The Lost Landscape is published this October 2015.

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.

Alan Ryan’s On Tocqueville and On Marx were published last year. He is the author of the two-volume work On Politics: A History of Political Thought: From Herodotus to the Present. He is visiting professor of philosophy at Stanford.

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.

Laura Silber is a reporter for the Financial Times and the coauthor of Yugoslavia: Death of a Nation. (November 1997)

Helen Vendler is the Arthur Kingsley Porter 
University Professor in the Department of English at Harvard. The Ocean, the Bird, and the Scholar, a collection of her later essays, has just been published.
 (June 2015)

Bertram Wyatt-Brown is Richard J. Milbauer Professor of History at the University of Florida. His most recent books are The Shaping of Southern Culture: Honor, Grace, and War and the forthcoming Hearts of Darkness: Wellsprings of a Southern Literary Tradition. (October 2002)