Wölfli’s Empire

The Art of Adolf Wölfli: St. Adolf-Giant-Creation Catalog of the exhibition by Elka Spoerri and Daniel Baumann, with an essay by Edward M. Gomez and a foreword by Gerard C. Werkin

Madness and Art: The Life and Works of Adolf Wölfli by Walter Morgenthaler, M.D., translated from the German and with an introduction and notes by Aaron H. Esman, M.D., with Elka Spoerri

Beyond Reason: Art and Psychosis, Works from the Prinzhorn Collection by Bettina Brand-Claussen, Inge Jádi, and Caroline Douglas

The Discovery of the Art of the Insane by John M. MacGregor

Evangelists for Kids

Raising America: Experts, Parents, and a Century of Advice About Children by Ann Hulbert

Anxious Parents: A History of Modern Childrearing in America by Peter N. Stearns

Fat Land: How Americans Became the Fattest People in the World by Greg Critser

A Mind at a Time by Mel Levine, M.D.

The Myth of Laziness by Mel Levine, M.D.

Window on Russia

Dostoevsky: The Mantle of the Prophet, 1871–1881 by Joseph Frank

Sunlight at Midnight: St. Petersburg and the Rise of Modern Russia by W. Bruce Lincoln

Russia in the Age of Peter the Great by Lindsey Hughes

Peter the Great by Lindsey Hughes

St. Petersburg: A Cultural History by Solomon Volkov,translated from the Russian by Antonina W. Bouis

Natasha’s Dance: A Cultural History of Russia by Orlando Figes

Prince of Princes: The Life of Potemkin by Simon Sebag Montefiore

The Perfect Secretary

Lloyd George: War Leader, 1916–1918 by John Grigg

The Years That Are Past by Frances Lloyd George

Frances, Countess Lloyd George: More than a Mistress by Ruth Longford

The Decline and Fall of Lloyd George by Max Aitkens Beaverbrook

Lloyd George: A Diary by Frances Stevenson, edited by A.J.P. Taylor

Stranger on the Square by Arthur and Cynthia Koestler

The Heresies of Bibliography

Making Meaning: “Printers of the Mind” and Other Essays by D.F. McKenzie, edited by Peter D. McDonald and Michael F. Suarez

Books and Bibliography: Essays in Commemoration of Don McKenzie edited by John Thomson


Jim Holt writes about science and philosophy. His latest book is Why Does the World Exist? An Existential Detective Story.
 (December 2013)

Tim Judah is a correspondent for The Economist. For The New York Review he has reported from, among other places, Afghanistan, Serbia, Uganda, and Armenia.

Joseph Lelyveld is a former correspondent and editor of 
The New York Times. His latest book is Great Soul: Mahatma ­Gandhi and His Struggle with India. (December 2014)

Michael Massing, a contributing editor of the Columbia Journalism Review, writes frequently on the press and foreign affairs.

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.

Jonathan Mirsky is a historian of China and was formerly the East Asia Editor of The Times of London.
 (July 2014)

Sanford Schwartz’s reviews have been collected in The Art Presence and Artists and Writers. (August 2014)

Russell Smith is the author of the novels How Insensitive and Noise; Young Men, a story collection; and the illustrated fable The Princess and the Whiskheads. He writes a weekly column for the Toronto Globe and Mail, in which a different version of the article in this issue appeared. (May 2003)