Melville: His World and Work by Andrew Delbanco
Melville: His World and Work by Andrew Delbanco
Vincent Van Gogh: The Drawings Catalog of the exhibition by Colta Ives, Susan Alyson Stein, Sjraar van Heughten, and Marije Vellekoop
Islamic Education and Conflict: Understanding the Madrassahs of Pakistan by Saleem H. Ali
Globalized Islam: The Search for a New Ummah by Olivier Roy
The War for Muslim Minds: Islam and the West by Gilles Kepel, translated from the French by Pascale Ghazaleh
Understanding Terror Networks by Marc Sageman
Landscapes of the Jihad: Militancy, Morality and Modernity by Faisal Devji
Bastions of the Believers: Madrasas and Islamic Education in India by Yoginder Sikand
The Accidental Masterpiece: On the Art of Life and Vice Versa by Michael Kimmelman
Kaputt by Curzio Malaparte, translated from the Italian by Cesare Foligno, with an afterword by Dan Hofstadter
Three Billion New Capitalists: The Great Shift of Wealth and Power to the East by Clyde Prestowitz
China, Inc.: How the Rise of the Next Superpower Challenges America and the World by Ted C. Fishman
China’s Urban Transition by John Friedmann
Made in China: Women Factory Workers in a Global Workplace by Pun Ngai
The River Runs Black: The Environmental Challenge to China’s Future by Elizabeth C. Economy
Jesus and Yahweh: The Names Divine by Harold Bloom
The Life of David by Robert Pinsky
1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus by Charles C. Mann
Children at War by P.W. Singer
They Poured Fire on Us from the Sky: The True Story of Three Lost Boys from Sudan by Alephonsion Deng, Benson Deng, and Benjamin Ajak
The Lost Boys of Sudan: An American Story of the Refugee Experience by Mark Bixler
Harvey Cushing: A Life in Surgery by Michael Bliss
Boss Tweed: The Rise and Fall of the Corrupt Pol Who Conceived the Soul of Modern New York by Kenneth D. Ackerman
Vindication: A Life of Mary Wollstonecraft by Lyndall Gordon
White Savage: William Johnson and the Invention of America by Fintan O'Toole
Swann’s Way by Marcel Proust, translated from the French by Lydia Davis
André Aciman is the author of the novels Eight White Nights and Call Me by Your Name, the nonfiction works Out of Egypt and False Papers, and is the editor of The Proust Project. He teaches comparative literature at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.
John Brewerteaches in the Humanities and Social Sciences Division at the California Institute of Technology. His most recent book is A Sentimental Murder: Love and Madness in the Eighteenth Century. (June 2008)
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)
Richard Dorment is the art critic of the Daily Telegraph. Among the exhibitions he has organized is “James McNeill Whistler,” seen at the Tate Gallery, London, the Musée d’Orsay, Paris, and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (June 2013)
Frank Kermode (1919–2010) was a British critic and literary theorist. Born on the Isle of Man, he taught at University College London, Cambridge, Columbia and Harvard. Adapted from a series of lectures given at Bryn Mawr College, Kermode’s Sense of An Ending: Studies in the Theory of Fiction remains one of the most influential works of twentieth-century literary criticism.
Fiona Maccarthy is the author of biographies of Eric Gill, William Morris, and Lord Byron. Her most recent book, The Last Pre-Raphaelite: Edward Burne-Jones and the Victorian Imagination, was published last year. (April 2013)
William H. McNeill is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Chicago. His most recent books are The Pursuit of Truth: A Historian’s Memoir and Summers Long Ago: On Grandfather’s Farm and in Grandmother’s Kitchen, published by the Berkshire Publishing Group. His most recent publication, as editor, is the second edition of the Encyclopedia of World History.
Caroline Moorehead is the author most recently of A Train in Winter, the first volume of her trilogy on resistance in World War II. The second volume, Village of Secrets: Defying the Nazis in Vichy France, will be published in October. (June 2014)
Sherwin B. Nuland is Clinical Professor of Surgery and a Fellow of the Institution for Social and Policy Studies at Yale. He is the author of How We Die, which won the National Book Award in 1994, and Lost in America. (December 2005)
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.
Robert Skidelsky is Emeritus Professor of Political Economy at Warwick University, England. His latest book is How Much Is Enough?: Money and the Good Life with Edward Skidelsky. He is the author of a three-volume biography of John Maynard Keynes. (April 2014)
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.