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
Your Name Here by John Ashbery
Other Traditions the Charles Eliot Norton Lectures, by John Ashbery
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
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
Joseph McCarthy: Reexamining the Life and Legacy of America’s Most Hated Senator by Arthur Herman
Abyssinian Chronicles by Moses Isegawa
A Whale Hunt: Two Years on the Olympic Peninsula with the Makah and Their Canoe by Robert Sullivan
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, by Jean V. Berlin
Too Far Afield by Günter Grass, Translated from the Germanby Krishna Winston
The Hundred Years War: Volume 2, Trial by Fire by Jonathan Sumption
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, by Olive E. Kenny
Palace of Desire: The Cairo Trilogy Part 2 by Naguib Mahfouz, Translated from the Arabic by William Maynard Hutchins, by Lorne M. Kenny, by Olive E. Kenny
Sugar Street: The Cairo Trilogy Part 3 by Naguib Mahfouz, Translated from the Arabic by William Maynard Hutchins, by 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
Willa Cather and the Politics of Criticism by Joan Acocella
Barbarism and Religion Volume 1: The Enlightenments of Edward Gibbon, 1737-1764Volume 2: Narratives of Civil Government by J.G.A. Pocock
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.
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)
Mark Lilla is Professor of the Humanities at Columbia and author of The Reckless Mind: Intellectuals in Politics. His article in the April 25, 2013 issue will appear as the introduction to Against the Current by Isaiah Berlin, to be published in a new edition by Princeton University Press in May 2013.
James McPherson is George Henry Davis ’86 Professor of American History Emeritus at Princeton. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1989 for Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era. His most recent book is War on the Waters: The Union and Confederates Navies, 1861-1865.
Tim Parks, a novelist, essayist, and translator, is Associate Professor of Literature and Translation at IULM University in Milan. His books include Teach Us to Sit Still: A Skeptic’s Search for Health and Healing and The Server.
Jonathan Raban’s books include Surveillance, My Holy War, Arabia, Old Glory, Hunting Mister Heartbreak, Bad Land, Passage to Juneau, and Waxwings. 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.
M. F. Perutz (1914–2002) was an Austrian molecular biologist. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1962. He is the author of Is Science Necessary?, Protein Structure, and I Wish I’d Made You Angry Earlier.