Amsterdam by Ian McEwan
Delacroix by Barthélémy Jobert
Delacroix: The Late Work Museum of Art, September 15, 1998-January 3, 1999. an exhibition at the Grand Palais, Paris, and the Philadelphia, Catalog of the exhibition by Arlette Sérullaz, by Vincent Pomarède, by Joseph J. Rishel, by Lee Johnson, by Louis-Antoine Prat, by David Liot
Ka: Stories of the Mind and Gods of India by Roberto Calasso, translated by Tim Parks
At Home with the Marquis de Sade: A Life by Francine du Plessix Gray
Sade: A Biographical Essay by Laurence L. Bongie
The Unknown Matisse: A Life of Henri Matisse, The Early Years, 1869-1908 by Hilary Spurling
Buena Vista Social Club recording produced by Ry Cooder
Afro-Cuban All Stars: A Toda Cuba le Gusta recording produced by Nick Gold, by Juan de Marcos González
Introducing Rubén González recording produced by Nick Gold
Inside the Sky: A Meditation on Flight by William Langewiesche
Stick and Rudder: An Explanation of the Art of Flying by Wolfgang Langewiesche
Nall Report: Accident Trends and Factors for 1996 by 1997 Air Safety Foundation, Airline Owners and Pilots Association
Many Are the Crimes: McCarthyism in America by Ellen Schrecker
Wordsworth and the Victorians by Stephen Gill
The Hidden Wordsworth: Poet, Lover, Rebel, Spy by Kenneth R. Johnston
Joan Acocella is a staff writer for The New Yorker. She is the author of Mark Morris, Creating Hysteria: Women and Multiple Personality Disorder, and Willa Cather and the Politics of Criticism. She also edited the recent, unexpurgated Diary of Vaslav Nijinsky. Her article in the May 23, 2013 issue is adapted from her introduction to a new edition of Isadora Duncan’s My Life, published in May 2013 by Liveright.
John Banville was born in Wexford, Ireland in 1945. He is the author of many novels, including The Book of Evidence, The Untouchable, Eclipse, The Sea (winner of the Man Booker Prize), and Ancient Light. As Benjamin Black he has written six crime novels, including Vengeance.
Richard Dorment is the art critic of the Daily Telegraph. Among the exhibitions he has organized is “James McNeill Whistler,” seen at the Tate Gallery, London, the Musée d’Orsay, Paris, and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (June 2013)
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.”
Timothy Garton Ash is Professor of European Studies and Isaiah Berlin Professorial Fellow at St. Antony’s College, Oxford, and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford. He currently leads the Free Speech Debate project at Oxford (freespeechdebate.com) and is writing a book about free speech.
Jeff Madrick is Director of the Bernard L. Schwartz Rediscovery Government Initiative at the Century Foundation, Editor of Challenge Magazine, and teaches at the Cooper Union. His forthcoming book is Seven Bad Ideas: How Mainstream Economists Damaged America and the World, to be published in the fall of 2014.
W.S. Merwin was born in New York City in 1927 and grew up in Union City, New Jersey, and in Scranton, Pennsylvania. From 1949 to 1951 he worked as a tutor in France, Portugal, and Majorca. He has since lived in many parts of the world, most recently on Maui in the Hawaiian Islands. He is the author of many books of poems, prose, and translations and has received both the Pulitzer and the Bollingen Prizes for poetry, among numerous other awards. His new poetry collection is The Moon Before Morning.
Henri Zerner, Professor of History of Art and Architecture at Harvard, is the author of Renaissance Art in France: The Invention of Classicism and Écrire l’histoire de l’art: Figures d’une discipline.