The Suspended Moment

Heade, Martin Johnson 1999- January 16, 2000; the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., February 13-May 7, 2000; and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, May 28-August 17, 2000. an exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, September 29,, Catalog of the exhibition by Theodore E. Stebbins Jr., with contributions by Janet L. Comey and Karen E. Quinn and Jim Wright

Martin Johnson Heade: A Survey, 1840-1900 by Barbara Novak and Timothy A. Eaton

The Kingdoms of Edward Hicks 1999-January 2, 2000; the Denver Art Museum, February 12-April 30, 2000; and the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, September 24, 2000-February 7, 2001; originally at the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Center, Colonial Will an exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, October 10,, Catalog of the exhibition by Carolyn J. Weekley, with the assistance of Laura Pass Barry

La Vagabonde

Secrets of the Flesh: A Life of Colette by Judith Thurman

Creating Colette Volume I: From Ingenue to Libertine, 1873-1913 by Claude Francis and Fernande Gontier

Creating Colette Volume II: From Baroness to Woman of Letters, 1912-1954 by Claude Francis and Fernande Gontier

The Panic of Influence

Brief Interviews with Hideous Men by David Foster Wallace

The Broom of the System by David Foster Wallace

Girl with Curious Hair by David Foster Wallace

A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again by David Foster Wallace

Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace


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)

Julian Barnes’s collection of art criticism Keeping an Eye Open is published November 2015. His new novel, The Noise of Time, will come out in 2016.

Patrick Camiller translated Norman Manea’s novel The Black Envelope. (February 2000)

Robert Darnton is Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and University Librarian Emeritus at Harvard. His latest book is 
Censors at Work: How States Shaped Literature.

David Brion Davis is Sterling Professor of History Emeritus at Yale and Director Emeritus of Yale’s Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition. He is the author of Inhuman Bondage: The Rise and Fall of Slavery in the New World.

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 leads the Free Speech Debate project at Oxford ( and is writing a book about free speech.

Peter Gay is Director of the Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library. He wrote Schnitzler’s Century: The Making of Middle-Class Culture, 1815–1914.

Sergei Kovalev, a biologist and former political prisoner, is a leading candidate on the Yabloko Party list for the December election to the Russian State Duma. He is President of the Institute for Human Rights and Chairman of the Andrei Sakharov Foundation in Moscow. (November 2007)

Brad Leithauser is a novelist, poet, and essayist. He lives in Massachusetts.

Norman Manea is Francis Flournoy Professor of European Culture and writer in residence at Bard College. The most recent of his novels translated into English is The Black Envelope. His forthcoming book, A Hooligan’s Return, will be published later this year. (February 2000)

Allan Massie’s most recent novel is Nero’s Heirs. (February 2000)

Larry McMurtry lives in Archer City, Texas. His novels include The Last Picture Show, Terms of Endearment, Lonesome Dove (winner of the 1986 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction), Folly and Gloryand Rhino Ranch. His nonfiction works include a biography of Crazy Horse, Walter Benjamin at the Dairy Queen, Paradise, Sacagawea’s Nickname: Essays on the American West and, most recently, Custer.

William H. McNeill is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Chicago. His most recent books are The Pursuit of Truth: A Historian’s Memoir and Summers Long Ago: On Grandfather’s Farm and in Grandmother’s Kitchen, published by the Berkshire Publishing Group. His most recent publication, as editor, is the second edition of the Encyclopedia of World History.

Sanford Schwartz is the author of Christen Købke and William Nicholson. (June 2015)

A. O. Scott is a film critic at The New York Times and the former Sunday book critic for Newsday. His writing has appeared in The New York Review of Books, Slate, and many other publications.

Garry Wills is Professor of History Emeritus at Northwestern. He is the author, most recently, of The Future of the Catholic Church with 
Pope Francis.