Contents


The Return of Janet Lewis

The Dear Past (1994) by Janet Lewis

The Wife of Martin Guerre (1941) by Janet Lewis

Goodbye, Son (1943) by Janet Lewis

The Invasion (1932) by Janet Lewis

The Trial of Soren Qvist (1947) by Janet Lewis

The Ghost of Monsieur Scarron (1959) by Janet Lewis

Grand Illusion

One Nation, After All by Alan Wolfe

Someone Else’s House: America’s Unfinished Struggle for Integration by Tamar Jacoby

Reaching Beyond Race by Paul M. Sniderman and Edward G. Carmines

Portrait of American Jews: The Last Half of the 20th Century by Samuel C. Heilman

Roberts vs. Texaco: A True Story of Race and Corporate America by Bari-Ellen Roberts, with Jack E. White

How to Think About the Swiss

The Swiss, the Gold, and the Dead: How Swiss Bankers Helped Finance the Nazi War Machine by Jean Ziegler

Hitler’s Silent Partners: Swiss Banks, Nazi Gold, and the Pursuit of Justice by Isabel Vincent

Hitler’s Secret Bankers: The Myth of Swiss Neutrality During the Holocaust by Adam LeBor

Movements of Nazi Gold: Uncovering the Trail by Sidney Zabludoff

Horace, Our Contemporary

Horace in English edited by D.S. Carne-Ross and Kenneth Haynes, with an introduction by D.S. Carne-Ross

The Odes of Horace bilingual edition, translation by Ferry David

A Big Business

The Slave Trade: The Story of the Atlantic Slave Trade, 1440-1870 by Hugh Thomas

The Making of New World Slavery: From the Baroque to the Modern, 1492-1800 by Robin Blackburn

Justice for Scalia

A Matter of Interpretation: Federal Courts and the Law by Antonin Scalia, edited by Amy Gutmann, with commentary by Gordon S. Wood, Laurence H. Tribe, Mary Ann Glendon and Ronald Dworkin

Contributors

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.

David Brion Davis is Sterling Professor of History Emeritus at Yale and Director Emeritus of Yale’s Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition. He is the author of Inhuman Bondage: The Rise and Fall of Slavery in the New World.

Alma Guillermoprieto is a frequent contributor to The New York Review, often writing on Latin America. She is the author of Dancing with Cuba: A Memoir of the Revolution, among other books.
 (May 2016)

Andrew Hacker teaches political science and mathematics at Queens College. His new book, The Math Myth and Other STEM ­Delusions, will appear next March.
 (July 2015)

Ann Hulbert is a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the author of The Interior Castle: The Art and Life of Jean Stafford. She is currently at work on a book about twentieth-century American child-rearing experts. (June 1998)

Bernard Knox (1914–2010) was an English classicist. He was the first director of Harvard’s Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, DC. Among his many books are The Heroic Temper, The Oldest Dead White European Males, and Backing into the Future: The Classical Tradition and Its Renewal. He is the editor of The Norton Book of Classical Literature and wrote the introductions and notes for Robert Fagles’s translations of the Iliad and the Odyssey.

Simon Leys (1935–2014) was the pen name of Pierre Ryckmans, who was born in Belgium and settled in Australia in 1970. He taught Chinese literature at the Australian Na­tional University and was Professor of Chinese Studies at the University of Sydney from 1987 to 1993. Leys was a contributor to such publications as The New York Review of Books, Le Monde, and Le Figaro Littéraire, writing on literature and contemporary China. Among his books are Chinese Shadows, Other People’s Thoughts, and The Wreck of the Batavia & Prosper. In addition to The Death of Napoleon NYRB publishes The Hall of Uselessness, a collection of essays, and On the Abolition of All Political Parties, an essay by Simone Weil that Leys translated and edited. His many awards include the Prix Renaudot, the Prix Femina, the Prix Guizot, and the Christina Stead Prize for Fiction.

Larry McMurtry lives in Archer City, Texas. His novels include The Last Picture Show, Terms of Endearment, Lonesome Dove (winner of the 1986 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction), Folly and Gloryand Rhino Ranch. His nonfiction works include a biography of Crazy Horse, Walter Benjamin at the Dairy Queen, Paradise, Sacagawea’s Nickname: Essays on the American West and, most recently, Custer.

V. S. Naipaul was born in Trinidad in 1932 and emigrated to England in 1950, when he won a scholarship to University College, Oxford. He is the author of many novels, including A House for Mr. Biswas, A Bend in the River, and In a Free State, which won the Booker Prize. He has also written several nonfiction works based on his travels, including India: A Million Mutinies Now and Beyond Belief: Islamic Excursions Among the Converted Peoples. He was knighted in 1990 and in 1993 was the first recipient of the David Cohen British Literature Prize.

Robert Post is Dean and Sol & Lillian Goldman Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Ingrid D. Rowland is a Professor at the University of Notre Dame’s Rome Global Gateway. Her latest book is The Collector of Lives: Giorgio Vasari and the Invention of Art, cowritten with Noah Charney. (December 2017)

John Ryle is Chair of the Rift Valley Institute, a network of regional specialists working in East and Northeast Africa. (August 2004)

Luc Sante teaches writing and the history of photography at Bard. His latest book is The Other Paris. (October 2017)

Margaret Scott was Cultural Editor of the Far Eastern Economic Review and has written about Indonesia for The New York Review and the Times Literary Supplement. She teaches at NYU’s Wagner School of Public Service.

 (October 2016)

Alexander Stille is San Paolo Professor of International Journalism at Columbia. His most recent book is a memoir, The Force of Things: A Marriage in War and Peace. (November 2017)

Patricia Storace is the author of Heredity, a volume of poems, Dinner with Persephone, a travel memoir about Greece, and Sugar Cane, a children’s book. Her most recent book is the novel A Book of Heaven.
 (July 2016)