Contents


Edward Weston’s Women

Margrethe Mather and Edward Weston: A Passionate Collaboration by Beth Gates Warren

Through Another Lens: My Years with Edward Weston by Charis Wilson and Wendy Madar

Mind Your Maniera

Painting in Renaissance Florence, 1500–1550 by David Franklin

Pontormo, Bronzino, Allori: A Genealogy of Florentine Art by Elizabeth Pilliod

Objects of Virtue: Art in Renaissance Italy by Luke Syson and Dora Thornton

A Battle for Religion

The Star of Redemption by Franz Rosenzweig, translated from the German by William W. Hallo

Philosophical and Theological Writings by Franz Rosenzweig, translated from the German and edited by Paul W. Franks and Michael L. Morgan

Cultural Writings of Franz Rosenzweig edited and translated from the German by Barbara E. Galli, with a foreword by Leora Batnitzky

God, Man, and the World: Lectures and Essays by Franz Rosenzweig, edited and translated from the German by Barbara E. Galli, with a foreword by Michael Oppenheim

Franz Rosenzweig’s “The New Thinking” edited and translated from the German by Alan Udoff and Barbara E. Galli

On Jewish Learning by Franz Rosenzweig, edited by N.N. Glatzer

Rosenzweig and Heidegger: Between Judaism and German Philosophy by Peter Eli Gordon

Understanding the Sick and the Healthy: A View of World, Man, and God by Franz Rosenzweig, translated from the German and with an introduction by Nahum Glatzer, and an introduction by Hilary Putnam

Idolatry and Representation: The Philosophy of Franz Rosenzweig Reconsidered by Leora Batnitzky

On the Psychotheology of Everyday Life: Reflections on Freud and Rosenzweig by Eric L. Santner

Franz Rosenzweig: His Life and Thought by Nahum N. Glatzer, with a foreword by Paul-Mendes Flohr

Contributors

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

Ian Buruma has been a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books since 1985 and the magazine’s editor since September 2017. From 2003 to 2017 he was professor of human rights, democracy and journalism at Bard College. Buruma was born in 1951 in The Hague, Holland. He was educated at Leyden University, where he studied Chinese literature and history, and at Nihon University College of Arts, in Tokyo, where he studied cinema. Living in Japan from 1975 to 1981, Buruma worked as a film reviewer, photographer, and documentary filmmaker. In the 1980s, Buruma was based in Hong Kong, where he edited the cultural section of the Far Eastern Economic Review, and from where he later travelled all over Asia as a freelance writer. Buruma was a fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin in 1991, and a fellow of the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington DC in 1999. He is a fellow of the European Council of Foreign Relations and a board member of Human Rights in China. In 2008, Buruma won the Erasmus Prize for “exceptional contributions to culture society, or social sciences in Europe.” Buruma has written seventeen books, including The Wages of Guilt (1995), Murder in Amsterdam (2006), Year Zero (2013), and Theater of Cruelty (2014). He has won several prizes for his books, including the LA Times Book Prize for Murder in Amsterdam, and PEN-Diamonstein Spielvogel award for the art of the essay for Theater of Cruelty.

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.

Elizabeth Drew is the author of fourteen books, including Washington Journal: Reporting Watergate and Richard Nixon’s Downfall, which was expanded and reissued in 2014.

Freeman Dyson is Professor of Physics Emeritus at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. His most recent book is Dreams of Earth and Sky, a collection of his writing in these pages. (October 2016)

Andrew Hacker teaches political science and mathematics at Queens College. His new book, The Math Myth and Other STEM ­Delusions, will appear next March.
 (July 2015)

Anthony Hecht’sCollected Later Poems and Melodies Unheard: Essays on the Mysteries of Poetry were published in 2003. He died on October 20. (December 2004)

Michael Hofmann is a Professor in the English Department of the University of Florida. His latest translation is of the story collection Investigations of a Dog: And Other Creatures by Franz Kafka. (June 2017)

Charles Hope was Director of the Warburg Institute, London, from 2001 to 2010. He is the author of Titian.


Doris Lessing’s books include the novels The Sweetest Dream, Mara and Dann, and Ben, in the World, as well as two volumes of her autobiography, Under My Skin and Walking in the Shade. (April 2003)

Mark Lilla is Professor of Humanities at Columbia. With New York Review Books he has published The Shipwrecked Mind: On Political Reaction (2016), The Reckless Mind: Intellectuals in Politics (2nd. ed., 2016), and, with Robert Silvers and Ronald Dworkin, The Legacy of Isaiah Berlin (2001). His other books include G.B. Vico: The Making of an Anti-Modern (1994), The Stillborn God: Religion, Politics, and the Modern West (2007), and, most recently, The Once and Future Liberal: On Political Reaction (2017). He was the 2015 Overseas Press Club of America winner of the Best Commentary on International News in Any Medium for his New York Review series “On France.” Visit marklilla.com.

Janet Malcolm is the author of Reading Chekhov: A Critical ­Journey, among other books. (June 2016)

Elizabeth Marshall Thomas’s most recent books are The Hidden Life of Dogs, Certain Poor Shepherds, and The Tribe of Tiger: Cats and Their Culture.

Kenneth Maxwell , the founder of the Brazil Studies Program at 
Harvard’s David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, is currently 
a weekly columnist for the Brazilian newspaper Folha de São Paulo.
 (August 2015)

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.

Jill Nelson is the author of Volunteer Slavery. Her first novel, Sexual Healing , will be published in June 2003. (December 2002)

William D. Nordhaus is Sterling Professor of Economics at Yale. He has written extensively on economic growth, including studies of the economic impacts of lighting, computation, and improved health. (August 2016)

Geoffrey O’Brien is Editor in Chief of the Library of America. His books include Sonata for Jukebox and Stolen Glimpses, Captive Shadows: Writing on Film, 2002–2012.

 (December 2017)

Robin Robertson is from the northeast coast of Scotland. His fifth collection of poetry will be published next year. (June 2012)

Joseph Roth died at age forty-five in Paris in 1939. He is the author of The Radetzky March, among many other novels. The article in this issue will appear in What I Saw: Reports from Berlin, 1920– 1933, to be published this month by W.W. Norton. (December 2002)

Garry Wills is the subject of a Festschrift published by Northwestern’s Garret-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Nation and World, Church and God: The Legacy of Garry Wills. His latest book is What the Qur’an Meant: And Why It Matters. (February 2018)