Contents


The Nervous Republic

Venice: Lion City: The Religion of Empire by Garry Wills

Myths of Venice: The Figuration of a State by David Rosand

The Tombs of the Doges of Venice by Debra Pincus

Wandering Minstrel

Sviatoslav Richter: Notebooks and Conversations by Bruno Monsaingeon,translated from the French by Stewart Spencer

Richter the Enigma a film by Bruno Monsaingeon

Richter—Rediscovered—Carnegie Hall Recital RCA Red Seal

Berlin: The Lost Opportunity

City of Architecture, Architecture of the City: Berlin 1900–2000 edited by Thorsten Scheer, Josef Paul Kleihues, and Paul Kahlfeldt

Rebuilding the Reichstag by Norman Foster

The Reichstag: The Parliament Building by Norman Foster by Bernhard Schulz

Architektur in Berlin: Jahrbuch 2000 edited by the Architectenkammer, Berlin

The Unkindest Cut

Castration and the Heavenly Kingdom: A Russian Folktale by Laura Engelstein

Eunuchs and Castrati by Piotr O. Scholz

Castration: An Abbreviated History of Western Manhood by Gary Taylor

The Group

The Gang: Coleridge, the Hutchinsons & the Wordsworths in 1802 by John Worthen

The Nestor of the Rockies

Kit Carson and the Indians by Tom Dunlay

Kit Carson: Indian Fighter or Indian Killer? edited by R.C. Gordon-McCutchan

Overland with Kit Carson: A Narrative of the Old Spanish Trail in ‘48 by George Douglas Brewerton

Contributors

Gabriele Annan is a book and film critic living in London. (March 2006)

Anne Barton is a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge. She is the author of Essays, Mainly Shakespearean.

M.F. Burnyeat is Senior Research Fellow in Philosophy at All Souls College, Oxford. He is the author of The Theaetetus of Plato and A Map of Metaphysics Zeta. (November 2001)

J. M. Coetzee’s novel The Childhood of Jesus was published in March 2013. He is Professor of Literature at the University of Adelaide and in 2003 was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Gordon A. Craig (1913–2005) was a Scottish-American historian of Germany. He taught at both Princeton and Stanford, where he was named the J.E. Wallace Sterling Professor of Humanities in 1979.

Martin Filler’s latest book, Makers of Modern Architecture, Volume II, has been long-listed for the 2014 PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay. Filler was born in 1948 and received degrees in art history from Columbia University. He has been a contributor to The New York Review of Books since 1985 and his writing on modern architecture has been published in more than thirty journals, magazines, and newspapers in the US, Europe, and Japan. His first collection of New York Review essays, Makers of Modern Architecture, was published in 2007. Filler is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He and his wife, the architectural historian Rosemarie Haag Bletter, live in New York and Southampton.

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


Richard L. Garwin is Reed Senior Fellow for Science and Technology at the Council on Foreign Relations and Adjunct Professor of Physics at Columbia. He has just published a book on nuclear weapons and nuclear power, Megawatts and Megatons: A Turning Point in the Nuclear Age? (November 2001)

Robert Gottlieb has been Editor in Chief of Simon and Schuster, Knopf, and The New Yorker. His most recent book is Great Expectations: The Sons and Daughters of Charles Dickens.

 (October 2014)

Jasper Griffin is Emeritus Professor of Classical Literature and a Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford. His books include Homer on Life and Death.

Stanley Hoffmann is Paul and Catherine Buttenwieser University Professor at Harvard. His most recent books are Chaos and Violence: What Globalization, Failed States, and Terrorism Mean for US Foreign Policy and Rousseau and Freedom, coedited with Christie McDonald.


Richard Jenkyns, a Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall, is Professor of the Classical Tradition at Oxford. His most recent book is Virgil’s Experience.(November 2001)

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.

Michael Kimmelman is Chief Architecture Critic of The New York Times.
 (June 2014)

Martin Malia is Professor of History Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author, most recently, of Russia Under Western Eyes, from the Bronze Horseman to the Lenin Mausoleum. (November 2001)

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.

Darryl Pinckney, a longtime contributor to The New York Review of Books, is the author of a novel, High Cotton, and, in the Alain Locke Lecture Series, Out There: Mavericks of Black Literature. His new book is Blackballed: The Black Vote and US Democracy.


Thomas Powers is the author of The Man Who Kept the Secrets: Richard Helms and the CIA (1979), Heisenberg’s War: The Secret History of the German Bomb (1993), Intelligence Wars: American Secret History from Hitler to al-Qaeda (2002; revised and expanded edition, 2004), and The Confirmation (2000), a novel. He won a Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting in 1971 and has contributed to The New York Review of Books, The New York Times Book Review, Harper’s, The Nation, The Atlantic, and Rolling Stone. His latest book, The Killing of Crazy Horse, won the 2011 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for History. He is currently writing a memoir of his father, who once told him that the last time he met Clare Boothe Luce was in the office of Allen Dulles.


Ingrid D. Rowland is a professor, based in Rome, at the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture. A frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books, she is the author of The Culture of the High Renaissance: Ancients and Moderns in Sixteenth-Century Rome and The Scarith of Scornello: A Tale of Renaissance Forgery. She has also published a translation of Vitruvius’ Ten Books of Architecture and a history of Villa Taverna, the US ambassador’s residence in Rome. Her new book is From Pompeii: The Afterlife of a Roman Town.