The Body and the Blood: The Middle East’s Vanishing Christians and the Possibility for Peace by Charles M. Sennott
Art of the First Cities: The Third Millennium BC from the Mediterranean to the Indus Catalog of the exhibition edited by Joan Aruz with Ronald Wallenfels
Personality by Andrew O'Hagan
All the Shah’s Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror by Stephen Kinzer
The Art of Burning Bridges: A Life of John O’Hara by Geoffrey Wolff
Lowly Origin: Where, When and Why Our Ancestors First Stood Up by Jonathan Kingdon
The Speciation of Modern Homo sapiens edited by Tim Crow
The Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey by Spencer Wells
The Poetry of Pablo Neruda edited and with an introduction by Ilan Stavans
The Culture of Control: Crime and Social Order in Contemporary Society by David Garland
Arshile Gorky: His Life and Work by Hayden Herrera
Mortals by Norman Rush
Water Wars: Drought, Flood, Folly, and the Politics of Thirst by Diane Raines Ward
Water Follies: Groundwater Pumping and the Fate of America’s Fresh Waters by Robert Glennon
Plan B: Rescuing a Planet Under Stressand a Civilization in Trouble by Lester R. Brown
Feltrinelli by Carlo Feltrinelli, translated from the Italian by Alastair McEwan
Fateless by Imre Kertész, translated from the Hungarian by Christopher C. Wilson and Katharina M. Wilson
Poems, 1968–1998 by Paul Muldoon
Moy Sand and Gravel by Paul Muldoon
D.H. Lawrence: A Biography by Jeffrey Meyers
The Letters of D.H. Lawrence: Volume 8 edited by James T. Boulton
The Cambridge Companion to D.H. Lawrence edited by Anne Fernihough
The Complete Critical Guide to D.H. Lawrence by Fiona Becket
Out of Sheer Rage: Wrestling with D.H. Lawrence by Geoff Dyer
Body of Truth: D.H. Lawrence: The Nomadic Years, 1919–1930 by Philip Callow
Living at the Edge: A Biography of D.H. Lawrence and Frieda von Richthofen by Michael Squires and Lynn K. Talbot
The Road to Home: My Life and Times by Vartan Gregorian
De l’Iliade by Rachel Bespaloff
On the Iliad by Rachel Bespaloff, translated from the Frenchby Mary McCarthy, with an introduction by Hermann Broch
Lettres à Jean Wahl, 1937–1947 by Rachel Bespaloff, edited by Monique Jutrin
The Iliad or The Poem of Force by Simone Weil, translated from the French by Mary McCarthy
Ian Buruma is the author of many books, including The Wages of Guilt: Memories of War in Germany and Japan (1995), The Missionary and the Libertine: Love and War in East and West (1996), Murder in Amsterdam: The Death of Theo Van Gogh and the Limits of Tolerance (2006), and Year Zero: A History of 1945 (2013). He is the Paul W. Williams Professor of Human Rights and Journalism at Bard and a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker, and The New York Times, among other publications.
Lewis B. Cullman is a retired business owner and philanthropist who serves on many not-for-profit boards and is Chairman of Chess in the Schools. He is the author of Can’t Take It With You—The Art of Making and Giving Money. (September 2014)
William Dalrymple’s books include The Last Mughal: The Fall of a Dynasty, Delhi 1857 and Return of a King: The Battle for Afghanistan, 1839–42. He is codirector of the Jaipur Literature Festival. (October 2014)
Mark Danner is the author, most recently, of Stripping Bare the Body: Politics Violence War. He is Chancellor’s Professor of English and Journalism at the University of California at Berkeley and James Clarke Chace Professor of Foreign Affairs and the Humanities at Bard. His writing and other work can be found at markdanner.com.
Tim Flannery is a founding member of the Climate Council and former Chief Commissioner of the Australian Climate Commission. His most recent book is Among the Islands: Adventures in the Pacific. (August 2014)
Timothy Garton Ash is Professor of European Studies and Isaiah Berlin Professorial Fellow at St. Antony’s College, Oxford, and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford. He currently leads the Free Speech Debate project at Oxford (freespeechdebate.com) and is writing a book about free speech.
John Golding (1929–2012) was a British painter and art historian. He taught at the Courtauld Institute and the Royal College of Art. Among his many books was Cubism: A History and an Analysis, which refuted the notion that Cubism represented a break with the realist tradition. Golding also curated exhibitions on both sides of the Atlantic, including Picasso: Painter/Sculpter and Matisse Picasso.
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.
Bill McKibben is Schumann Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury College, and the author of The End of Nature, Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future, Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet and of the forthcoming Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist. He is also the founder of 350.org, the global climate campaign that has been actively involved in the fight against natural gas fracking.
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 Raban’s books include Surveillance, My Holy War, Arabia, Old Glory, Hunting Mister Heartbreak, Bad Land, Passage to Juneau, and Waxwings. His most recent book is Driving Home: An American Journey, published in 2011. He is the recipient of the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Heinemann Award of the Royal Society of Literature, the PEN/West Creative Nonfiction Award, the Pacific Northwest Booksellers’ Award, and the Governor’s Award of the State of Washington. He is a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books, The Guardian, and The Independent. He lives in Seattle.
Charles Simic is a poet, essayist, and translator. He has published some twenty collections of poetry, six books of essays, a memoir, and numerous translations. He is the recipient of many awards, including the Pulitzer Prize, the Griffin Prize, and a MacArthur Fellowship. Simic’s recent works include Voice at 3 a.m., a selection of later and new poems; Master of Disguises, new poems; and Confessions of a Poet Laureate, a collection of short essays that was published by New York Review Books as an e-book original. In 2007 Simic was appointed the fifteenth Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress. His New and Selected Poems: 1962–2012 was published in March 2013. His article in this issue, August 14, 2014, was delivered as a talk at the Manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology in Kraków earlier this year, when he was presented with the Zbigniew Herbert International Literary Award.