Contents


Singular in Everything

El Greco catalog of the exhibition edited by David Davies, with essays by Davies and John H. Elliott and contributions by Xavier Bray, Keith Christiansen, Gabriele Finaldi, Marcus Burke, and Lois Oliver

Funny as a Crutch

Nathanael West: Novels and Other Writings selected and with notes by Sacvan Bercovitch

Nathanael West by Robert Emmet Long

Nathanael West: A Collection of Critical Essays edited by Jay Martin

Imitation of Life

Whatever You Say I Am: The Life and Times of Eminem by Anthony Bozza

Eminem “Talking”: Marshall Mathers in His Own Words by Chuck Weiner

Angry Blonde by Eminem

Tumult in the Clouds

Visions of a Flying Machine: The Wright Brothers and the Process of Invention by Peter L. Jakab

Taking Flight: Inventing the Aerial Age from Antiquity through the First World War by Richard P. Hallion

To Conquer the Air: The Wright Brothers and the Great Race for Flight by James Tobin

Progress in Flying Machines by Octave Chanute

Les Avions de la Grande Galerie Musée de l'Air et de l'Espace

The Wright Brothers and the Invention of the Aerial Age by Tom D. Crouch and Peter L. Jakab

First Flight: The Wright Brothers and the Invention of the Airplane by T.A. Heppenheimer

The Published Writings of Wilbur and Orville Wright edited by Peter L. Jakab and Rick Young

How We Invented the Airplane: An Illustrated History by Orville Wright, edited by Fred C. Kelly

Wings of Madness: Alberto Santos-Dumont and the Invention of Flight by Paul Hoffman

Unlocking the Sky: Glenn Curtiss and the Race to Invent the Airplane by Seth Shulman

Inside the Sky: A Meditation on Flight by William Langewiesche

No Visible Horizon: Surviving the World’s Most Dangerous Sport by Joshua Cooper Ramo

North Star over My Shoulder: A Flying Life by Bob Buck

In Love with Verdi

Verdi in the Age of Italian Romanticism by David R.B. Kimbell

The Man Verdi by Frank Walker

Verdi: A Biography by Mary Jane Phillips-Matz

What Price Glory?

A Stillness at Appomattox: The Army of the Potomac, Vol. 3 by Bruce Catton

The World Crisis, Vol. 4 by Winston S. Churchill

Infantry Warfare in the Early Fourteenth Century by Kelly DeVries

Crusade in Europe by Dwight D. Eisenhower

The Carmen de Hastingae Proelio of Guy, Bishop of Amiens translated and edited by Catherine Morton and Hope Muntz

War in European History by Michael Howard

From the Dreadnought to Scapa Flow, Vol. 4 by Arthur J. Marder

Atlanta 1864: Last Chance for the Confederacy by Richard M. McMurry

Winged Defense: The Development and Possibilities of Modern Air Power—Economic and Military by William Mitchell

Coral Sea, Midway, and Submarine Actions, May 1942–August 1942 by Samuel Eliot Morison

A History of the Art of War in the Middle Ages by C.W.C. Oman

The Art of War in the Middle Ages, AD 378–1515 by C.W.C. Oman, revised and edited by John H. Beeler

Mohammed and Charlemagne by Henri Pirenne

Hankey: Man of Secrets, Vol. 1, 1877–1918 by Stephen Roskill

The Victory at Sea by William S. Sims

The Bayeux Tapestry: A Comprehensive Survey edited by Frank Stenton

Eisenhower’s Lieutenants: The Campaign of France and Germany, 1944–1945 by Russell F. Weigley

A World at Arms: A Global History of World War II by Gerhard L. Weinberg

Medieval Technology and Social Change by Lynn White

The Gesta Guillelmi of William of Poitiers translated and edited by R.H.C. Davis and Marjorie Chibnall

News from Everywhere

A Few Short Notes on Tropical Butterflies by John Murray

Goblin Fruit by David Marshall Chan

Red Ant House by Ann Cummins

Curled in the Bed of Love by Catherine Brady

The Outsider’s Art

The Moon and the Bonfires by Cesare Pavese, translated from the Italian by R.W. Flint, and with an introduction by Mark Rudman

The Selected Works of Cesare Pavese translated from the Italian and with an introduction by R.W. Flint

Disaffections: Complete Poems 1930–1950 by Cesare Pavese, translated from the Italian by Geoffrey Brock

The Harvesters by Cesare Pavese, translated from the Italian by A.E. Murch

Il mestiere di vivere: Diario 1935–1950 by Cesare Pavese, edited by Marziano Guglielminetti and Laura Nay, with an introduction by Cesare Segre

An Absurd Vice: A Biography of Cesare Pavese by Davide Lajolo, translated from the Italian and with an introduction by Mario and Mark Pietralunga

Contributors

Margaret Atwood is the author of The Handmaid’s Tale, Oryx and Crake, and The Blind Assassin, among other novels. Her new novel, MaddAddam, was published in September. (November 2013)

Russell Baker is a former columnist and correspondent for The New York Times and The Baltimore Sun. His books include The Good Times, Growing Up, and Looking Back.

John Banville was born in Wexford, Ireland in 1945. He is the author of many novels, including The Book of Evidence, The Untouchable, Eclipse, The Sea (winner of the Man Booker Prize), and Ancient Light. As Benjamin Black he has written six crime novels, including Vengeance.

Jeremy Bernstein’s books include Plutonium: A History of the World’s Most Dangerous Element and Nuclear Weapons: What You Need to Know. His latest book is A Palette of Particles.
 (November 2013)

Joan Didion is the author of The Year of Magical Thinking and We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live: Collected Nonfiction.

Rosemary Dinnage’s books include The Ruffian on the Stair, One to One: Experiences of Psychotherapy, and Annie Besant.

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.”


Freeman Dyson has spent most of his life as a professor of physics at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, taking time off to advise the US government and write books for the general public. He was born in England and worked as a civilian scientist for the Royal Air Force during World War II. He came to Cornell University as a graduate student in 1947 and worked with Hans Bethe and Richard Feynman, producing a user-friendly way to calculate the behavior of atoms and radiation. He also worked on nuclear reactors, solid-state physics, ferromagnetism, astrophysics, and biology, looking for problems where elegant mathematics could be usefully applied.

Dyson’s books include Disturbing the Universe (1979), Weapons and Hope (1984), Infinite in All Directions (1988), Origins of Life (1986, second edition 1999), The Sun, the Genome and the Internet (1999), and A Many-Colored Glass: Reflections on the Place of Life in the Universe (2010). He is a fellow of the American Physical Society, a member of the National Academy of Sciences, and a fellow of the Royal Society of London. In 2000 he was awarded the Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion.

Elizabeth Hardwick (1916-2007) was born in Lexington, Kentucky, and educated at the University of Kentucky and Columbia University. A recipient of a Gold Medal from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, she is the author of three novels, a biography of Herman Melville, and four collections of essays. She was a co-founder and advisory editor of The New York Review of Books and contributed more than one hundred reviews, articles, reflections, and letters to the magazine. NYRB Classics publishes Sleepless Nights, a novel, and Seduction and Betrayal, a study of women in literature.

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.

Andrew O’Hagan’s new novel, The Illuminations, will be published early next year. (October 2014)

Joyce Carol Oates is currently Visiting Professor in the Graduate Writing Program at NYU. Her most recent novel is Carthage.

Tim Parks, a novelist, essayist, and translator, is Associate Professor of Literature and Translation at IULM University in Milan. He has recently published the novel Sex Is Forbidden and the travel book Italian Ways: On and Off the Rails from Milan to Palermo.


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.


Charles Rosen is a pianist and music critic. In 2011 he was awarded a National Humanities Medal.

E. P. Sanders is the Art and Sciences Professor of Religion at Duke and the author of Paul and Palestinian Judaism, Jesus and Judaism, and Judaism: Practice and Belief. (April 2003)

Luc Sante is the author of Low Life, Evidence, The Factory of Facts, Kill All Your Darlings, and Folk Photography. He has translated Félix Fénéon’s Novels in Three Lines and written the introduction to George Simenon’s The Man Who Watched Trains Go By (both available as NYRB Classics). He is a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books and teaches writing and the history of photography at Bard College.

Roger Shattuck (1923–2005) was an American writer and scholar of French culture. He taught at Harvard, the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Virginia, and Boston University, where he was named University Professor. His books includeForbidden Knowledge: From Prometheus to Pornography.

John Updike (1932–2009) was born in Shillington, Pennsylvania. In 1954 he began to publish in The New Yorker, where he continued to contribute short stories, poems, and criticism until his death. His major work was the set of four novels chronicling the life of Harry “Rabbit: Angstrom, he two of which, Rabbit is Richand Rabbit at Rest, won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. His last books were the novel The Widows of Eastwick and Due Considerations, a collection of his essays and criticism.

Steven Weinberg teaches at the University of Texas at Austin. He has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics and the National Medal of Science. His latest book for general readers is Lake Views: This World and the Universe.

Garry Wills is Professor of History Emeritus at Northwestern. His new book, Making Make-Believe Real: Politics as Theater in Shakespeare’s Time, will be published in the summer 2014.