Contents


Strictly Business

Bushwhacked: Life in George W. Bush’s America by Molly Ivins and Lou Dubose

Big Lies: The Right-Wing Propaganda Machine and How It Distorts the Truth by Joe Conason

Playing with Today

The Voice at 3:00 AM: Selected Late and New Poems by Charles Simic

The Metaphysician in the Dark by Charles Simic

Charles Simic in Conversation with Michael Hulse Between the Lines, 120 pp., $17.95 (paper)

The Missionary

Wilsonianism: Woodrow Wilson and His Legacy in American Foreign Relations by Lloyd E. Ambrosius

Woodrow Wilson by H.W. Brands

Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World by Margaret MacMillan, with a foreword by Richard Holbrooke

Breaking the Heart of the World: Woodrow Wilson and the Fight for the League of Nations by John Milton Cooper Jr.

Edith and Woodrow: The Wilson White House by Phyllis Lee Levin

In the Black Garden

Black Garden: Armenia and Azerbaijan Through Peace and War by Thomas de Waal

Armenia: Portraits of Survival and Hope by Donald E. Miller and Lorna Touryan Miller, with photographs by Jerry Berndt

Silent Music

Melodies Unheard: Essays on the Mysteries of Poetry by Anthony Hecht

Collected Later Poems by Anthony Hecht

Coming of Age as a Poet: Milton, Keats, Eliot, Plath by Helen Vendler

Speaking of Beauty by Denis Donoghue

Contributors

Neal Ascherson is the author of Black Sea, Stone Voices: The Search for Scotland, and the novel Death of the Frosac. He is an Honorary Professor at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London.
 (October 2017)

John Bayley is a critic and novelist. His books include Elegy for Iris and The Power of Delight: A Lifetime in Literature.

J.M. Coetzee is Professorial Research Fellow at the University of Adelaide. He is the author of sixteen works of fiction, as well as many works of criticism and translation. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2003.
 (January 2017)

Elizabeth Drew is a regular contributor to The New York Review. She is the author of fourteen books, including Washington Journal: Reporting Watergate and Richard Nixon’s Downfall, which was expanded and reissued in 2014. (June 2017)

J. H. Elliott is Regius Professor Emeritus of Modern History at ­Oxford. His books include Spain, Europe and the Wider World, 1500–1800 and ­History in the Making. (June 2016)

Mark Ford’s latest book is Thomas Hardy: Half a Londoner. He teaches in the English Department at University College London. (October 2017)

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 a longtime critic for The New York Times. A version of his essay in this issue will appear in the collection City Squares: Eighteen Writers on the Spirit and Significance of Squares Around the World, edited by Catie Marron and published in April by Harper.
 (April 2016)

Paul Krugman is a columnist for The New York Times and Distinguished Professor of Economics at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2008.
 (July 2016)

David Lodge is a novelist and critic and Emeritus Professor of English Literature at the University of Birmingham, England. His novels include Changing Places, Small World, Nice Work, and A Man of Parts. His most recent works of criticism are Consciousness and the Novel and The Year of Henry James.

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.

Daniel Mendelsohn, a longtime contributor to The New York Review, teaches at Bard. His new memoir, An Odyssey: A ­Father, a Son, and an Epic, will be published in September.
 (April 2017)

Jonathan Mirsky is a historian of China. He was formerly the East Asia Editor of The Times of London and China Correspondent for The Observer.
 (December 2016)

Lorrie Moore is the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of English at Vanderbilt and the author of four story collections and three novels. Her most recent novel is A Gate at the Stairs and her most recent collection of stories is Bark. (August 2017)

Cees Nooteboom, who lives in Amsterdam, is the author of numerous books of poetry and of the novels Rituals and All Soul’s Day, available in English. His poem in this issue will be included in Landscape with Powers: Poetry from the Netherlands, published in February 2004 by Princeton University Press. (November 2003)

Ronald Steel is Professor of International Relations at the University of Southern California, a recent fellow at the American Academy in Berlin, and the author of biographies of Walter Lippmann and Robert Kennedy.