Contents


Artist with a Calling

Fairfield Porter: A Life in Art by Justin Spring

Fairfield Porter: A Life in Art an exhibition at the AXA Gallery, New York, March 23-May 27, 2000

Selections from the Fairfield Porter Papers Institution, New York, March 16-July 10, 2000 an exhibition at the Archives of American Art/Smithsonian

Art in Its Own Terms: Selected Criticism, 1935-1975 (1983) by Fairfield Porter, edited and with an introduction by Rackstraw Downes

Fairfield Porter: An American Classic (1992) by John T. Spike

Fairfield Porter: The Collected Poems, with Selected Drawings (1985) edited by John Yau and with David Kermani, with an introduction by John Ashbery

Thomas Eakins (1959) by Fairfield Porter

Inside the Gulag

Sistema Ispravitelno-Trudovikh Lagerei v SSSR, 1923-1960: Spravochnik (The System of Labor Camps in the USSR, 1923-1960: A Guide) edited by N.G. Okhotin and A.B. Roginsky

Labor Camp Socialism: The Gulag in the Soviet Totalitarian System by Galina Mikhailovna Ivanova

Gulag v Komi Krai (The Gulag in the Komi Region) by N.A. Morozov

Gulag v Karelii (The Gulag in Karelia) edited by Vasily Makurov

Vyatlag by Viktor Berdinskikh

Polyansky ITL (Corrective Labor Camp) Zheleznogorska by S.P. Kuchin

Till My Tale Is Told: Women’s Memoirs of the Gulag edited by Vilensky Simeon

When in Rome…

Taking Positions: On the Erotic in Renaissance Culture by Bette Talvacchia

Hypnerotomachia Poliphili: The Strife of Love in a Dream by Francesco Colonna, Translated from the Italian by Joscelyn Godwin

Back to Nature

The Nature of Economies by Jane Jacobs

The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell

A Frowsty Fragrance

Caribbeana: An Anthology of English Literature of the West Indies, 1657-1777 edited and with an introduction by Thomas W. Krise

Sign Language

Kant and the Platypus: Essays on Language and Cognition by Umberto Eco, Translated from the Italian by Alastair McEwen

Contributors

Sadik J. Al-Azm is Emeritus Professor of Modern European Philosophy at the University of Damascus. His writings include The Origins of Kant’s Arguments in the Antinomies and The Tabooing Mentality: Salman Rushdie and the Truth of Literature (in Arabic), and the long essay "The Importance of Being Earnest about Salman Rushdie." (June 2000)

Anne Applebaum is a columnist for The Washington Post and a Professor of Practice at the London School of Economics’ Institute of Global Affairs. Her new book, Red Famine: Stalin’s War on Ukraine, will be published in October. (October 2017)

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)

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

Andrew Hacker teaches political science and mathematics at Queens College. His new book, The Math Myth and Other STEM ­Delusions, will appear next March.
 (July 2015)

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.

Eva Hoffman’s books include Shtetl: The Life and Death of a Small Town and the World of Polish Jews, Exit into History, and The Secret, a novel. (October 2007)

Robert L. Marshall, the Sachar Professor of Music at Brandeis University, is the author of The Compositional Process of J.S. Bach and The Music of Johann Sebastian Bach. (June 2000)

Michael Massing, a former Executive Editor of The Columbia Journalism Review, frequently writes about the press.
 (January 2016)

Colin McGinn is a philosopher. His books include Philosophy of ­Language: The Classics Explained and Prehension: The Hand and the ­Emergence of Humanity. (June 2016)

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.

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)

Ingrid D. Rowland is a Professor at the University of Notre Dame’s Rome Global Gateway. Her latest book is The Collector of Lives: Giorgio Vasari and the Invention of Art, cowritten with Noah Charney. (December 2017)

Luc Sante teaches writing and the history of photography at Bard. His latest book is The Other Paris. (October 2017)

Sanford Schwartz is the author of Christen Købke and William Nicholson. (October 2017)

Brian Urquhart is a former Undersecretary-General of the United Nations. His books include Hammarskjöld, A Life in Peace and War, and Ralph Bunche: An American Life.

Derek Walcott is a poet, playwright, essayist, and visual artist. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1992. (November 2016)

Garry Wills is the subject of a Festschrift published by Northwestern’s Garret-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Nation and World, Church and God: The Legacy of Garry Wills. (April 2017)