Contents


Over the Rainbow

Utopia: The Search for the Ideal Society in the Western World an exhibition at the New York Public Library, October 14,2000-January 27, 2001

Utopia: The Search for the Ideal Societyin the Western World edited by Roland Schaer, Gregory Claeys, Lyman Tower Sargent

The Case Against Kids

The Baby Boon: How Family-Friendly America Cheats the Childless by Elinor Burkett

The Economics of Reciprocity, Giving and Altruism edited by Louis-André Gérard-Varet, edited by Serge-Christophe Kolm, edited by Mercier Ythier Jean

Tuition Rising: Why College Costs So Much by Ronald G. Ehrenberg

Night Thoughts

The Elementary Particles by Michel Houellebecq, Translated from the French by Frank Wynne

Whatever by Michel Houellebecq, Translated from the Frenchby Paul Hammond

Rester vivant et autres textes by Michel Houellebecq

H.P. Lovecraft: Contre le monde, contre la vie by Michel Houellebecq

Blitzkrieg in Georgia

Atlanta 1864: Last Chance for the Confederacy by Richard M. McMurry

Sherman’s Civil War: Selected Correspondence of William T. Sherman, 1860-1865 edited by Brooks D. Simpson and Jean V. Berlin

The Cruelty of Memory

Akhenaten, Dweller in Truth by Naguib Mahfouz, Translated from the Arabic by Tagreid Abu-Hassabo

Amam al-‘Arsh [Before the Throne] by Naguib Mahfouz

Adrift on the Nile by Naguib Mahfouz, Translated from the Arabic by Frances Liardet

Taht al-Mazella [Under the Shelter] by Naguib Mahfouz

Palace Walk: The Cairo Trilogy Part 1 by Naguib Mahfouz, Translated from the Arabic by William Maynard Hutchins and Olive E. Kenny

Palace of Desire: The Cairo Trilogy Part 2 by Naguib Mahfouz, Translated from the Arabic by William Maynard Hutchins and Lorne M. Kenny and Olive E. Kenny

Sugar Street: The Cairo Trilogy Part 3 by Naguib Mahfouz, Translated from the Arabic by William Maynard Hutchins and Angele Botros Samaan

Children of Gebelaawi by Naguib Mahfouz, Translated from the Arabic by Philip Stewart

The Harafish by Naguib Mahfouz, Translated from the Arabic by Catherine Cobham

Echoes from an Autobiography by Naguib Mahfouz, Translated from the Arabic by Denys Johnson-Davies

Miramar by Naguib Mahfouz, Translated from the Arabic by Fatma Moussa-Mahmoud

Epic-Making

Barbarism and Religion Volume 1: The Enlightenments of Edward Gibbon, 1737-1764Volume 2: Narratives of Civil Government by J.G.A. Pocock

Contributors

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

A. S. Byatt’s most recent book is Ragnarok: The End of the Gods. Her novel Possession won the Booker Prize in 1990. (October 2013)

Eric Christiansen is a Fellow Emeritus of New College, ­Oxford, and the author of The Northern Crusades. (July 2015)

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

Anthony Grafton is Henry Putnam University Professor of History and the Humanities at Princeton University. His most recent book is The Culture of Correction in Renaissance Europe.


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)

Mark Lilla is Professor of Humanities at Columbia. With New York Review Books he has published The Shipwrecked Mind: On Political Reaction (2016), The Reckless Mind: Intellectuals in Politics (2nd. ed., 2016), and, with Robert Silvers and Ronald Dworkin, The Legacy of Isaiah Berlin (2001). His other books include G.B. Vico: The Making of an Anti-Modern (1994), The Stillborn God: Religion, Politics, and the Modern West (2007), and, most recently, The Once and Future Liberal: On Political Reaction (2017). He was the 2015 Overseas Press Club of America winner of the Best Commentary on International News in Any Medium for his New York Review series “On France.” Visit marklilla.com.

Hilary Mantel is an English novelist, short story writer, and critic. Her novel, Wolf Hall, won the Man Booker Prize in 2009.

James McPherson is George Henry Davis ’86 Professor of American History Emeritus at Princeton. His books include Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1989, and, most ­recently, The War That Forged a Nation: Why the Civil War Still Matters.
 (October 2016)

Lars-Erik Nelson (1941-2000) was the Washington columnist for the New York Daily News, and a frequent contributor to the Review.

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)

Jonathan Raban’s books include Surveillance, My Holy War, Arabia, Old Glory, Hunting Mister Heartbreak, Bad Land, Passage to Juneau, and Waxwings. His most recent book is Driving Home: An American Journey, published in 2011. He is the recipient of the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Heinemann Award of the Royal Society of Literature, the PEN/West Creative Nonfiction Award, the Pacific Northwest Booksellers’ Award, and the Governor’s Award of the State of Washington. He is a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books, The Guardian, and The Independent. He lives in Seattle.

David J. Rothman is Bernard Schoenberg Professor of Social Medicine and History at the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons and president of the Institute on Medicine as a Professor.

Edward W. Said is University Professor at Columbia University and the author of Orientalism and Culture and Imperialism. His The End of the Peace Process: Oslo and After was published last spring. Reflections on Exile will appear in early 2001. (November 2000)

Charles Simic has been Poet Laureate of the United States. His latest book is Scribbled in the Dark, a volume of poetry. (November 2017)

Sam Tanenhaus’s books include The Death of Conservatism and Whittaker Chambers. He is writing a biography of William F. Buckley Jr. and is the US Writer at Large for Prospect. (November 2017)