Contents


The Truth About Rigoberta Menchú

Rigoberta Menchú and the Story of All Poor Guatemalans by David Stoll

I, Rigoberta Menchú: An Indian Woman in Guatemala edited and introduced by Elisabeth Burgos-Debray, translated by Ann Wright

The Mystery of Emily Dickinson

The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Variorum Edition edited by R.W. Franklin

Open Me Carefully: Emily Dickinson’s Intimate Letters to Susan Huntington Dickinson edited by Ellen Louise Hart, by Martha Nell Smith

The Emily Dickinson Handbook edited by Gudrun Grabher, by Roland Hagenbüchle, by Cristanne Miller

Tocqueville’s Lament

The Old Regime and the Revolution, Volume 1 by Alexis de Tocqueville, edited by François Furet, by Françoise Mélonio, translated by Alan S Kahan

Goodness Beyond Virtue: Jacobins During the French Revolution by Patrice Higonnet

Contributors

Yehuda Amichai (1924-2000) was one of Israel’s leading writers. His books of poetry include Now and in Other Days, Songs of Jerusalem and Myself, Love Poems, Amen and Open, Closed, Open.

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

Christopher Benfey is Mellon Professor of English at Mount Holyoke. He is the author, most recently, of Red Brick, Black Mountain, White Clay.


 
(June 2015)

Chana Bloch’s latest book of poems is Mrs. Dumpty. (April 1999)

Ian Buruma is the author of The Missionary and the Libertine: Love and War in East and West (1996), Murder in Amsterdam: The Death of Theo Van Gogh and the Limits of Tolerance (2006), Year Zero: A History of 1945 (2013), and Theater of Cruelty: Art, Film, and the Shadows of War (2014), winner of the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay. He is the Paul W. Williams Professor of Human Rights and Journalism at Bard and a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker, and The New York Times, among other publications.

Peter Canby is the author of The Heart of the Sky: Travels Among the Maya. He is an editor and the head of the fact-checking department at The New Yorker. (November 2005)

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

István Deák is Seth Low Professor Emeritus at Columbia. He is the author, with Jan Gross and Tony Judt, of The Politics of Retribution in Europe: World War II and Its Aftermath.

Edwin Frank is the editor of NYRB Classics. His Snake Train: Poems 1984–2013 will be published in early 2015.

P. N. Furbank is the author of nine books, including biographies of Samuel Butler, Italo Svevo, and E.M. Forster.

David Gilmour’s books include The Last Leopard: A Life of Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa and The Pursuit of Italy: A 
History of a Land, Its Regions, and Their Peoples.
 (March 2014)

Chana Kronfeld is the author of On the Margins of Modernism. (April 1999)

Marilyn McCully is the editor of Loving Picasso: The Private Journal of Fernande Olivier. (April 2002)

Louis Menand is the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of English at Harvard. His books include The Marketplace of Ideas, American Studies and The Metaphysical Club.

Jonathan Mirsky is a historian of China and was formerly the East Asia Editor of The Times of London. (Julne 2015)

Joyce Carol Oates was Stein Visiting Writer at Stanford for the spring 2015 term. Her most recent novel is Jack of Spades. Her ­essay in the August 13, 2015 issue was delivered as the Robert B. Silvers Lecture at the 
New York Public Library in December 2014.


William Pfaff’s latest book is The Irony of Manifest Destiny: The Tragedy of America’s Foreign Policy.
 (June 2013)

Anthony Quinton (1925–2010) was a British philosopher. Quinton served as president of Trinity College, Oxford and as chairman of the British Library. His works include The Nature of Things, Hume, and From Wodehouse to Wittgenstein.

John R. Searle is the Slusser Professor of Philosophy at 
the University of California, Berkeley. His most recent book is ­Making the Social World.
 (October 2014)

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