Contents


Funny Faces

Celebrity Caricature in America April 10-August 23, 1998. byan exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C., Catalog of the exhibition by Wendy Wick Reaves

The Mindsnatchers

The Threat by David M. Jacobs

Confirmation: The Hard Evidence of Aliens Among Us by Whitley Strieber

Aliens in America: Conspiracy Cultures from Outerspace to Cyberspace by Jodi Dean

How to Think About the Stock Market

Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk by Peter L. Bernstein

It Was a Very Good Year: Extraordinary Moments in Stock Market History by Martin S. Fridson

Security Analysis: The Classic 1934 Edition by Benjamin Graham, by David Dodd

A Random Walk Down Wall Street by Burton G. Malkiel. sixth edition

What Works on Wall Street by James P. O'Shaughnessy. revised edition

Stocks for the Long Run: The Definitive Guide to Financial Market Returns and Long-Term Investment Strategies by Jeremy J. Siegel

Advances in Behavioral Finance edited by Richard H. Thaler

Securities Markets in the 1980s, Volume I: The New Regime, 1979-1984 by Barrie A. Wigmore

The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham, with introduction and appendix by Warren Buffett. fourth revised edition

The Politics of Jacques Derrida

History of Structuralism by François Dosse, translated by Deborah Glassman

The Other Heading: Reflections on Today’s Europe by Jacques Derrida, translated by Pascale-Anne Brault, by Michael B. Naas

Specters of Marx: The State of the Debt, the Work of Mourning, and the New International by Jacques Derrida, translated by Peggy Kamuf

Force de loi by Jacques Derrida

Moscou aller-retour by Jacques Derrida

Politics of Friendship by Jacques Derrida, translated by George Collins

Cosmopolites de tous les pays, encore un effort! by Jacques Derrida

Under the Overcoat

The Life of Insects by Victor Pelevin, Translated from the Russian by Andrew Bromfield

Omon Ra by Victor Pelevin, Translated from the Russian by Andrew Bromfield

Contributors

Roger Alcaly, who formerly taught economics at Columbia, is a hedge fund manager and author of The New Economy.
 (March 2010)

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

Whitney Balliett’s most recent book is Collected Works: A Journal of Jazz, 1954—2001 (August 2003).

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.

Bogdana Carpenter is Professor of Slavic Languages and Literature at the University of Michigan. (April 2006)

John Carpenter is a poet and critic. (April 2006)

Frederick C. Crews is Professor Emeritus of English at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of Follies of the Wise: Dissenting Essays.

Jasper Griffin is Emeritus Professor of Classical Literature and a Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford. His books include Homer on Life and Death.

Zbigniew Herbert’s Collected Poems 1956–1998 was published in English in 2007. The poem in this issue was prepared for a Polish edition of Herbert’s uncollected poems edited by Ryszard Krynicki. (June 2013)

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.

Nicholas Lemann is Dean and Henry R. Luce Professor at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism.
 He is the author of The Big Test: The Secret History of the American Meritocracy and The Promised Land: The Great Black Migration and How It Changed America, among other books.

Mark Lilla is Professor of the Humanities at Columbia 
and author of The Stillborn God: Politics, Religion, and the Modern West.



Pankaj Mishra lives in London and India. He is the author of The Romantics, winner of the Los Angeles Times’s Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction, and An End to Suffering: The Buddha in the World. He is a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books and The Guardian. Mishra’s recent books include Temptations of the West: How to Be Modern in India, Pakistan, Tibet, and Beyond and From the Ruins of Empire: The Intellectuals Who Remade Asia.

Charles Rosen is a pianist and music critic. In 2011 he was awarded a National Humanities Medal.

Sam Tanenhaus is the editor of The New York Times Book Review and the author of The Death of Conservatism.
 (May 2012)

Effie Traylor-Parkes’s last book was Queen of the Night, a biography of Nell Gwyn. (June 1998)

John Updike (1932–2009) was born in Shillington, Pennsylvania. In 1954 he began to publish in The New Yorker, where he continued to contribute short stories, poems, and criticism until his death. His major work was the set of four novels chronicling the life of Harry “Rabbit: Angstrom, he two of which, Rabbit is Richand Rabbit at Rest, won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. His last books were the novel The Widows of Eastwick and Due Considerations, a collection of his essays and criticism.

William Weaver is celebrated for his numerous translations from the Italian, including Umberto Eco’s The Name of the Rose and novels and stories by Italo Calvino.

Garry Wills is Professor of History Emeritus at Northwestern. His new book, Making Make-Believe Real: Politics as Theater in Shakespeare’s Time, will be published in the summer 2014.