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, by Jeff L. Rosenheim, by Douglas Eklund, by Mia Fineman

Unclassified: A Walker Evans Anthology by Jeff L. Rosenheim, by 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, by 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

James Fenton is a British poet and literary critic. From 1994 until 1999, Fenton was Oxford Professor of Poetry; in 2007 he was awarded the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry.

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 the Edward R. Murrow Professor of Practice at the Harvard Kennedy School and the author of Fire and Ashes: Success and Failure in Politics. The article in this issue draws on the Ditchley Foundation Annual Lecture, which he gave in July. (September 2014)

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, a novelist, essayist, and translator, is Associate Professor of Literature and Translation at IULM University in Milan. He has recently published the novel Sex Is Forbidden and the travel book Italian Ways: On and Off the Rails from Milan to Palermo.


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)