Rembrandt’s Eyes by Simon Schama
Rembrandt’s Eyes by Simon Schama
Proximity to Death by William S. McFeely
Between Father and Son: Family Letters by V.S. Naipaul
Dead Center: Clinton-Gore Leadership and the Perils of Moderation by James MacGregor Burns, by Georgia J. Sorenson
Vote.com by Dick Morris
Clinton’s World: Remaking American Foreign Policy by William G. Hyland
Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee
Milosevic: Portrait of a Tyrant by Dusko Doder, by Louise Branson
A Year at North Hill: Four Seasons in a Vermont Garden by Joe Eck, by Wayne Winterrowd
Annuals and Biennials by Roger Phillips, by Martyn Rix
The Genus Galanthus by Aaron P. Davis, illustrated by Christabel King
My Garden (Book) by Jamaica Kincaid, illustrated by Jill Fox
My Favorite Plant: Writers and Gardeners on the Plants They Love edited by Jamaica Kincaid
The Explorer’s Garden: Rare and Unusual Perennials by Daniel J. Hinckley
Small Books of Great Gardens: Alhambra: A Moorish Paradise Enchantment, each volume, 79 photographs by Claire de Virieu, text by Gabrielle van Zuylen, by Gilles de Brissac, by Pierre Bergé, by Madison Cox, by Lauro Marchetti, by Esrne Howard
One River: Explorations and Discoveries in the Amazon Rain Forest by Wade Davis
The Amazon River Forest: A Natural History of Plants, Animals, and People by Nigel J.H. Smith
Passage to Juneau: A Sea and Its Meanings by Jonathan Raban
The Theatrical Notebooks of Samuel Beckett: Volume IV: The Shorter Plays edited by S.E. Gontarski
No Author Better Served: The Correspondence of Samuel Beckett and Alan Schneider edited by Maurice Harmon
Mad Travelers: Reflections on the Reality of Transient Mental Illnesses by Ian Hacking
Concerto Conversations by Joseph Kerman
A Clearing in the Distance: Frederick Law Olmsted and America in the Nineteenth Century by Witold Rybczynski
Lovers for a Day: New and Collected Stories by Ivan Klíma, Translated from the Czech by Gerald Turner
L’Art de la conversation edited by Jacqueline Hellegouarc'h, with a preface by Marc Fumaroli
‘De l’air galant’ et autres Conversations (1653-1686): Pour une étude de l’archive galante by Madeleine de Scudéry, edited by Delphine Denis
Correspondence: Models of Letter-Writing from the Middle Ages to the Nineteenth Century by Roger Chartier, by Alain Boureau, by Cécile Dauphin, translated by Christopher Woodall
Les Caractères by Jean de La Bruyère, edited by Louis Van Delft
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.
Joseph Brodsky (1940–1996) was a Russian poet and essayist. Born in Leningrad, Brodsky moved to the United States when he was exiled from Russia in 1972. His poetry collections include A Part of Speech andTo Urania; his essay collections include Less Than One, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award, and Watermark. In 1987, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. He served as US Poet Laureate from 1991 to 1992.
Benedetta Craveri is a professor of French literature at the University of Tuscia, Viterbo, and the Istituto Universitario Suor Orsola Benincasa, Naples. She regularly contributes to The New York Review of Books and to the cultural pages of the Italian newspaper La Repubblica. Her books include Madame du Deffand and Her World, La Vie privée du Maréchal de Richelieu, and Amanti e regine: Il potere delle donne. She is married to a French diplomat.
D.J. Enright (1920–2002) was a British poet, novelist and critic. He held teaching positions in Egypt, Japan, Thailand, Singapore and the United Kingdom. In 1981 Enright was awarded the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry.
Ernst Gombrich (1909–2001) was an Austrian art historian. Born in Vienna, Gombrich studied at the Theresianum and then at the University of Vienna under Julius von Schlosser. After graduating, he worked as a Research Assistant and collaborator with the museum curator and Freudian analyst Ernst Kris. He joined the Warburg Institute in London as a Research Assistant in 1936 and was named Director in 1959. His major works include The Story of Art, Art and Illusion: A Study in the Psychology of Pictorial Representation, Aby Warburg: An Intellectual Biography, The Sense of Order: A Study in the Psychology of Decorative Art.
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.
Pankaj Mishra lives in London and India. He is the author of The Romantics, winner of the Los Angeles Times’s Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction, and An End to Suffering: The Buddha in the World. He is a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books and The Guardian. Mishra’s recent books include Temptations of the West: How to Be Modern in India, Pakistan, Tibet, and Beyond and From the Ruins of Empire: The Intellectuals Who Remade Asia.
Charles Simic is a poet, essayist, and translator. He has published some twenty collections of poetry, six books of essays, a memoir, and numerous translations. He is the recipient of many awards, including the Pulitzer Prize, the Griffin Prize, and a MacArthur Fellowship. Simic’s recent works include Voice at 3 a.m., a selection of later and new poems; Master of Disguises, new poems; and Confessions of a Poet Laureate, a collection of short essays that was published by New York Review Books as an e-book original. In 2007 Simic was appointed the fifteenth Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress. His New and Selected Poems: 1962–2012 was published in March 2013. His article in this issue, August 14, 2014, was delivered as a talk at the Manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology in Kraków earlier this year, when he was presented with the Zbigniew Herbert International Literary Award.
John Terborgh, who has worked in the Peruvian Amazon since 1973, is Research Professor in the Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences at Duke and Director of its Center for Tropical Conservation. His latest book, co-edited with James A. Estes, is Trophic Cascades: Predators, Prey, and the Changing Dynamics of Nature. (April 2012)
Steven Weinberg teaches at the University of Texas at Austin. He has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics and the National Medal of Science. His latest book for general readers is Lake Views: This World and the Universe.