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More Light on Delft

Pieter de Hooch, 1629-1684 1998-February 27, 1999. an exhibition at the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, December 17,, Catalog of the exhibition by Peter C. Sutton

Sightgeist

Blindness by José Saramago, Translated from the Portuguese by Giovanni Pontiero

Mysterious Masterpieces

Lorenzo Lotto: Master Painter of the Renaissance 1997-March 1, 1998; the Accademia di Belle Arti, Bergamo, April 2-June 28, 1998; the Grand Palais, Paris, October 12, 1998-January 11, 1999. an exhibition at the National Gallery, Washington, D.C., November 2,, Catalog of the exhibition by David Alan Brown, by Peter Humfrey, by Mauro Lucco

Dosso Dossi: Court Painter in Renaissance Ferrara Ferrara, September 26-December 14, 1998; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, January 14-March 28, 1999; and the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, April 27-July 11, 1999. an exhibition at the Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea,, Catalog of the exhibition by Peter Humfrey, by Mauro Lucco, edited by Andrea Bayer

Dosso’s Fate: Painting and Court Culture in Renaissance Italy edited by Luisa Ciammitti, by Steven F. Ostrow, by Salvatore Settis

Who’s Sticking to the Union?

From the Ashes of the Old: American Labor and America’s Future by Stanley Aronowitz

Combating the Resurgence of Organized Labor: A Modern Guide to Union Prevention by Alfred T. DeMaria

The Unions and the Democrats: An Enduring Alliance by Taylor E. Dark

Graduate Student Unionization Controversy at Yale University by the Yale University Office of Public Affairs. www.yale.edu/opa/gradschool/gradschool.html

Contributors

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.

Geoffrey O’Brien is Editor in Chief of the Library of America. His most recent book is Stolen Glimpses, Captive ­Shadows: Writing on Film, 2002–2012.


Tim Parks, a novelist, essayist, and translator, is Associate Professor of Literature and Translation at IULM University in Milan. He has recently published the novel Sex Is Forbidden and the travel book Italian Ways: On and Off the Rails from Milan to Palermo.


Robert Pinsky’s recent works are his Selected Poems and the newly released CD PoemJazz, with pianist Laurence Hobgood.
 (June 2012)

William R. Polk was Professor of History and Director of the Middle Eastern Studies Center of the University of Chicago and President of the Adlai Stevenson Institute of International Affairs. From 1961 to 1964 he was a member of the Policy Planning Council of the US Department of State. He is the author of Neighbors and Strangers: The Fundamentals of Foreign Affairs. (February 1999)

John Terborgh, who has worked in the Peruvian Amazon since 1973, is Research Professor in the Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences at Duke and Director of its Center for Tropical Conservation. His latest book, co-edited with James A. Estes, is Trophic Cascades: Predators, Prey, and the Changing Dynamics of Nature.
 (April 2012)

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.

Steven Weinberg teaches at the University of Texas at Austin. He has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics and the National Medal of Science. His latest book for general readers is Lake Views: This World and the Universe.

Michael Wood is the Charles Barnwell Straut Class of 1923 Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Princeton. His books include Literature and the Taste of Knowledge and Yeats and Violence