Contents


The Love Boat

About Town: The New Yorker and the World It Made by Ben Yagodam

Letters from the Editor: The New Yorker’s Harold Ross edited by Thomas Kunkel

Remembering Mr. Shawn’s New Yorker: The Invisible Art of Editing by Ved Mehta

Gone: The Last Days of The New Yorker by Renata Adler

Here But Not Here by Lillian Ross

Here at The New Yorker by Brendan Gill

The Years with Ross by James Thurber

The Great Voyeur

Walker Evans 1-May 14, 2000; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, June 2-September 12, 2000; and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, December 17, 2000-March 11, 2001. an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, February, Catalog of the exhibition by Maria Morris Hambourg and Jeff L. Rosenheim and Douglas Eklund and Mia Fineman

Unclassified: A Walker Evans Anthology by Jeff L. Rosenheim and Douglas Eklund

The Miracle Worker

Mozart by Peter Gay

The Life of Mozart by John Rosselli

Mozart in Revolt: Strategies of Resistance, Mischief and Deception by David Schroeder

Mozart: A Cultural Biography by Robert W. Gutman

In Love with Leopardi

Leopardi: A Study in Solitude by Iris Origo

Images and Shadows: Part of a Life by Iris Origo

All’apparir del vero: Vita di Giacomo Leopardi by Rolando Damiani

On Borrowed Time

The Book of Franza and Requiem for Fanny Goldmann by Ingeborg Bachmann, Translated from the German and with an introduction by Peter Filkins

The Pope, the Nazis & the Jews

Hitler’s Pope: The Secret History of Pius XII by John Cornwell

The Vatican and the Red Flag: The Struggle for the Soul of Eastern Europe by Jonathan Luxmoore and Jolanta Babiuch

The Catholic Church and the Holocaust, 1930-1965 by Michael Phayer

Controversial Concordats: The Vatican’s Relations with Napoleon, Mussolini, and Hitler edited by Frank J. Coppa

The Hidden Encyclical of Pius XI edited by Georges Passelecq, and Bernard Suchecky, Translated from the French by Steven Rendall, with an introduction by Garry Wills

Contributors

Henry Allen is a cultural critic at The Washington Post. His new book, What It Felt Like, will be published in the fall. (March 2000)

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

Russell Baker is a former columnist and correspondent for The New York Times and The Baltimore Sun. His books include The Good Times, Growing Up, and Looking Back.
 (November 2016)

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

Ian Buruma has been a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books since 1985 and the magazine’s editor since September 2017. From 2003 to 2017 he was professor of human rights, democracy and journalism at Bard College. Buruma was born in 1951 in The Hague, Holland. He was educated at Leyden University, where he studied Chinese literature and history, and at Nihon University College of Arts, in Tokyo, where he studied cinema. Living in Japan from 1975 to 1981, Buruma worked as a film reviewer, photographer, and documentary filmmaker. In the 1980s, Buruma was based in Hong Kong, where he edited the cultural section of the Far Eastern Economic Review, and from where he later travelled all over Asia as a freelance writer. Buruma was a fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin in 1991, and a fellow of the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington DC in 1999. He is a fellow of the European Council of Foreign Relations and a board member of Human Rights in China. In 2008, Buruma won the Erasmus Prize for “exceptional contributions to culture society, or social sciences in Europe.” Buruma has written seventeen books, including The Wages of Guilt (1995), Murder in Amsterdam (2006), Year Zero (2013), and Theater of Cruelty (2014). He has won several prizes for his books, including the LA Times Book Prize for Murder in Amsterdam, and PEN-Diamonstein Spielvogel award for the art of the essay for Theater of Cruelty.

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.

James Fenton is a British poet and literary critic. From 1994 until 1999, he was Oxford Professor of Poetry; in 2015 he was awarded the PEN Pinter Prize. He is the author of School of Genius: A History of the Royal Academy of Arts and, most recently, Yellow Tulips: Poems, 1968–2011.
 (October 2017)

Elizabeth Hardwick (1916–2007) was born in Lexington, Kentucky, and educated at the University of Kentucky and Columbia University. A recipient of a Gold Medal from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, she is the author of three novels, a biography of Herman Melville, and four collections of essays. She was a co-founder and advisory editor of The New York Review of Books and contributed more than one hundred reviews, articles, reflections, and letters to the magazine. NYRB Classics publishes Sleepless Nights, a novel, and Seduction and Betrayal, a study of women in literature.

Michael Ignatieff is President of Central European University in Budapest. His books include Isaiah Berlin: A Life and The Lesser Evil: Political Ethics in an Age of Terror.
 (April 2017)

Tony Judt (1948–2010) was the founder and director of the Remarque Institute at NYU and the author of Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945, Ill Fares the Land, and The Burden of Responsibility: Blum, Camus, Aron, and the French Twentieth Century, among other books.

Joseph Kerman is emeritus professor of music at the University of California, Berkeley. He began writing music criticism for The Hudson Review in the 1950s, and is a longtime contributor to The New York Review of Books and many other journals. His books include Opera as Drama (1956; new and revised edition 1988), The Beethoven Quartets (1967), Contemplating Music (1986), Concerto Conversations (1999), and The Art of Fugue (2005).

Tim Parks is the author of many novels, translations, and works of nonfiction, most recently Life and Work: Writers, Readers, and the Conversations Between Them and the novel In Extremis. (November 2017)

Robert M. Solow, Institute Professor Emeritus of Economics at MIT, won the 1987 Nobel Prize in economics. His most recent book is Work and Welfare. (May 2009)