Aiding and Abetting Muriel Spark
Paths to the Absolute: Mondrian, Malevich, Kandinsky, Pollock, Newman, Rothko, and Still John Golding
Double Fold: Libraries and the Assault on Paper Nicholson Baker
My Six Years with Gorbachev Anatoly S. Chernyaev, translated from the Russian and edited by Robert D. English and Elizabeth Tucker
Selected Works of Joseph Cardinal Bernardin edited by Alphonse P. Spilly, C.PP.S.
Cardinal Ratzinger: The Vatican’s Enforcer of the Faith John L. Allen Jr.
The Spirit of the Liturgy Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, translated from the German by John Saward
George Sand: A Woman’s Life Writ Large Belinda Jack
The Life of Marie d’Agoult, Alias Daniel Stern Phyllis Stock-Morton
Marie d’Agoult: The Rebel Countess Richard Bolster
A World Made New: Eleanor Roosevelt and the Universal Declarationof Human Rights Mary Ann Glendon
Selected Non-Fictions Jorge Luis Borges, edited by Eliot Weinberger, translated by Esther Allen, Suzanne Jill Levine, and Eliot Weinberger
The Atlantic Sound Caryl Phillips
The Evolutionary Philosophy of Chauncey Wright edited by Frank X. Ryan
The Oxford Book of Sonnets edited by John Fuller
The Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World edited by Richard J.A. Talbert
Sovereign Virtue: The Theory and Practice of Equality Ronald Dworkin
John Ashbery is the author of several books of poetry, including Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror (1975), which received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the National Book Award. His first collection, Some Trees (1956), was selected by W. H. Auden for the Yale Younger Poets Series. He has also published art criticism, plays, and a novel. From 1990 until 2008 Ashbery was the Charles P. Stevenson, Jr. Professor of Languages and Literature at Bard College. Ashbery’s most recent collection of poetry is Quick Question. His Collected French Translations will be published in April 2014 in two volumes, one of Prose and one of Poetry.
David Coward is Research Professor in French at Leeds University, and is completing a history of French literature. His translation of Albert Cohen’s Belle du Seigneur won the Scott-Moncrieff Prize in 1996. (April 2001)
Jack Flam is Distinguished Professor of Art History at Brooklyn College and at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. His new book, Matisse and Picasso: The Story of Their Rivalry and Friendship, has just been published. (March 2003)
George F. Kennan (1904–2005) was an American diplomat, political scientist and historian. He is best known for his role in shaping US foreign policy during the Cold War and, in particular, for the doctrine of containment. Kennan was Professor Emeritus at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton and served as Ambassador to the USSR in 1952 and as Ambassador to Yugoslavia from 1961 to 1963. His books include At a Century’s Ending and An American Family.
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.
Oliver Sacks is a physician and the author of ten books, the most recent of which is Hallucinations. He is a professor of neurology at NYU School of Medicine and a visiting professor at the University of Warwick.
Brian Urquhart is a former Undersecretary-General of the United Nations. His books include Hammarskjöld, A Life in Peace and War, and Ralph Bunche: An American Life. His article in this issue draws on his essay in Tyringham Topics. (February 2013)