Roscoe by William Kennedy
‘A Problem from Hell’: America and the Age of Genocide by Samantha Power
Pogo, Volumes 1–11 by Walt Kelly
The Complete Fiction of Nella Larsen edited and with an introductionby Charles R. Larson
Picasso’s Weeping Woman:The Life and Art of Dora Maar by Mary Ann Caws
Dora Maar Catalog of the exhibition by Victoria Combalía
Dora Maar, la ofrenda misteriosa by Alicia Dujoune Ortiz
Dora Maar: Picassos Weinende by Tania Förster
Picasso and Dora by James Lord
The Visual and the Visionary: Art and Female Spirituality in Late Medieval Germany by Jeffrey F. Hamburger
Nuns as Artists: The Visual Culture of a Medieval Convent by Jeffrey F. Hamburger
Freedom and Its Betrayal: Six Enemies of Human Liberty by Isaiah Berlin, edited by Henry Hardy
Tank: The Progress of a Monstrous War Machine by Patrick Wright
Borrowed Finery by Paula Fox
The Widow’s Children by Paula Fox
Poor George by Paula Fox
Desperate Characters by Paula Fox
Famous Women by Giovanni Boccaccio,edited and translated from the Latin by Virginia Brown
On Jean-Jacques Rousseau Considered as One of the First Authors of the Revolution by James Swenson
La Politique de la Terreur: Essai sur la violence révolutionnaire, 1789–1794 by Patrice Gueniffey
Ronald Dworkin (1931–2013) was Professor of Philosophy and Frank Henry Sommer Professor of Law at NYU. His books include Is Democracy Possible Here?, Justice in Robes, Freedom’s Law, and Justice for Hedgehogs. He was the 2007 winner of the Ludvig Holberg International Memorial Prize for “his pioneering scholarly work” of “worldwide impact” and he was recently awarded the Balzan Prize for his “fundamental contributions to Jurisprudence.”
Thomas Flanagan (1923–2002), the grandson of Irish immigrants, grew up in Greenwich, Connecticut, where he ran the school newspaper with his friend Truman Capote. Flanagan attended Amherst College (with a two-year hiatus to serve in the Pacific Fleet) and earned his Ph.D. from Columbia University, where he studied under Lionel Trilling while also writing stories for Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine. In 1959, he published an important scholarly work, The Irish Novelists, 1800 to 1850, and the next year he moved to Berkeley, where he was to teach English and Irish literature at the University of California for many years. In 1978 he took up a post at the State University of New York at Stonybrook, from which he retired in 1996. Flanagan and his wife Jean made annual trips to Ireland, where he struck up friendships with many writers, including Benedict Kiely and Seamus Heaney, whom he in turn helped bring to the United States. His intimate knowledge of Ireland’s history and literature also helped to inspire his trilogy of historical novels, starting with The Year of the French (1979, winner of the National Critics’ Circle award for fiction) and continuing with The Tenants of Time (1988) and The End of the Hunt (1994). Flanagan was a frequent contributor to many publications, including The New York Review of Books, The New York Times, and The Kenyon Review. A collection of his essays, There You Are: Writing on Irish and American Literature and History, is also published by New York Review Books.
Seamus Heaney’s first poetry collection, Death of a Naturalist, appeared forty years ago. Since then he has published poetry, criticism, and translations that have established him as one of the leading poets of his generation. In 1995 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Darryl Pinckney, a longtime contributor to The New York Review of Books, is the author of a novel, High Cotton, and Out There: Mavericks of Black Literature. He has worked for Robert Wilson on various theatrical projects, most recently an adaptation of Daniil Kharms’s The Old Woman.
Jean Starobinski is Professor Emeritus of French literature at the University of Geneva. Blessings in Disguise and Largesse are among his works in English. A translation of his recent Action et réaction is to appear later this year. (May 2003)
Jean Strouse is the author of Morgan: American Financier as well as Alice James, which won the Bancroft Prize. Her essays and reviews have appeared in The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker, The New York Times, Newsweek, Architectural Digest, and Slate. She is currently the Sue Ann and John Weinberg Director of the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library.
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)