Contents


Kafka Up Close

Franz Kafka: The Necessity of Form by Stanley Corngold

Lambent Traces: Franz Kafka by Stanley Corngold

Franz Kafka: The Jewish Patient by Sander L. Gilman

Kafka: Gender, Class, and Race in the Letters and Fictions by Elizabeth Boa

K. by Roberto Calasso, translated from the Italian by Geoffrey Brock

Inventing Sherlock Holmes

The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes, Volumes 1 and 2 by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, edited with a foreword and notesby Leslie S. Klinger, and with an introduction by John le Carré

The Emperor Putin

Cold Peace: Russia’s New Imperialism by Janusz Bugajski

Inside Putin’s Russia: Can There be Reform Without Democracy? by Andrew Jack

The Hermit Nuclear Kingdom

Under the Loving Care of the Fatherly Leader: North Korea and the Kim Dynasty by Bradley K. Martin

Nuclear North Korea: A Debate on Engagement Strategies by Victor D. Cha and David C. Kang

Voices in the Dark

Women Writing Africa: The Southern Region edited by M.J. Daymond, Dorothy Driver, Sheila Meintjes, Leloba Molema, Chiedza Musengezi, Margie Orford, and Nobantu Rasebotsa

That Hamilton Man

Alexander Hamilton: The Man Who Made Modern America an exhibition at the New-York Historical Society, New York City, September 10, 2004–February 28, 2005

Europe vs. America

The United States of Europe: The New Superpower and the End of American Supremacy by T.R. Reid

The European Dream: How Europe’s Vision of the Future Is Quietly Eclipsing the American Dream by Jeremy Rifkin

Free World: America, Europe, and the Surprising Future of the West by Timothy Garton Ash

Contributors

Hussein Agha is Senior Associate Member of St. Antony’s College, Oxford, and coauthor of A Framework for a Palestinian National Security Doctrine. (November 2012)

Al Alvarez is the author of Risky Business, a selection of essays, many of which first appeared in The New York Review of Books.

Michael Chabon is the author of several books, including The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, Wonder Boys, The Amazing Adventures of Cavalier and Klay, The Yiddish Policeman’s Union, Manhood for Amateurs: The Pleasures and Regrets of a Husband, Father, and Son and most recently, Telegraph Avenue.

Robert Cottrell has served as a Moscow bureau chief for both The Economist and the Financial Times. (June 2007)

Frederick C. Crews is Professor Emeritus of English at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of Follies of the Wise: Dissenting Essays.

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.

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.

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.

Joe Kane lives in Donegal, Ireland. His poem in this issue won the Duncan Lawrie first prize in the twelfth Arvon International Poetry Competition, organized by the Arvon Foundation. (February 2005)

Patrick Radden Keefe is a project leader at the World Policy Institute and the author of Chatter: Dispatches from the Secret World of Global Eavesdropping. (May 2005)

Nicholas D. Kristof is a columnist for The New York Times and the coauthor, with his wife, Sheryl WuDunn, of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, forthcoming in September.

Richard C. Lewontin is Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology and Professor of Biology at Harvard University. He is the author of The Genetic Basis of Evolutionary Change and Biology as Ideology, and the co-author of The Dialectical Biologist (with Richard Levins) and Not in Our Genes (with Steven Rose and Leon Kamin).

Robert Malley is Middle East and North Africa Program Director at the International Crisis Group. He is writing here in his personal capacity. (November 2012)

Hilary Mantel is an English novelist, short story writer, and critic. Her novel, Wolf Hall, won the Man Booker Prize in 2009.

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

Mike Wallace is coauthor of Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898, author of A New Deal for New York, Distinguished Professor at John Jay College (CUNY), and Director of the Gotham Center for New York City History. He is working on Gotham II. (February 2005)