Contents


Beyond Real

Max Ernst: A Retrospective Catalog of the exhibition edited by Werner Spies and Sabine Rewald

Ghost Ships: A Surrealist Love Triangle by Robert McNab, with a preface by Werner Spies

Surrealism USA Catalog of the exhibitionedited by Isabelle Dervaux

In the Thick of Things

Malraux: A Life by Olivier Todd, translated from the French by Joseph West

André Malraux: A Biography by Curtis Cate

Signed, Malraux by Jean-François Lyotard,translated from the French by Robert Harvey

Communism and the French Intellectuals, 1914–1960 by David Caute

Writers on the Left: Episodes in American Literary Communism by Daniel Aaron

Paris Journal, 1944–1965 by Janet Flanner (Genêt), edited by William Shawn

L’État culturel: Une religion moderne (The Culture State: Essay on a Modern Religion) by Marc Fumaroli

Mona Lisa’s Escort: André Malraux and the Reinvention of French Culture by Herman Lebovics

The God That Failed edited by R.H.S. Crossman

Malraux and Corniglion-Molinier in Search of Sheba: An Arabian Adventure by Walter G. Langlois

Sorrows of a Hero

Shake Hands with the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda by Roméo Dallaire, with a foreword by Samantha Power

Politics: Looking for Liberty

Visions of Politics by Quentin Skinner

Republicanism: A Shared European Heritage edited by Martin van Gelderen and Quentin Skinner

Quentin Skinner: History, Politics, Rhetoric by Kari Palonen

Contributors

John Balaban is Poet-in-Residence at North Carolina State University. His books include Locusts at the Edge of Summer: New and Selected Poems and a memoir of his years in Vietnam, Remembering Heaven’s Face. (May 2005)

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.

David Brion Davis is Sterling Professor of History Emeritus at Yale and Director Emeritus of Yale’s Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition. He is the author of Inhuman Bondage: The Rise and Fall of Slavery in the New World.

Amos Elon (1926–2009) was an Israeli journalist. His final book was The Pity of It All: A Portrait of Jews In Germany 1743 – 1933.

P. N. Furbank is the author of nine books, including biographies of Samuel Butler, Italo Svevo, and E.M. Forster.

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)

Guy Lawson is a writer-at-large for GQ whose work has also appeared in Harper’s, The New York Times Magazine, and the London Observer. (May 2005)

Jeff Madrick is Director of the Bernard L. Schwartz ­Rediscovery Government Initiative at the Century Foundation, Editor of Challenge Magazine, and teaches at the Cooper Union. His latest book is Seven Bad Ideas: How Mainstream Econ­omists Damaged America and the World.

Daniel Mendelsohn was born in 1960 and studied classics at the University of Virginia and at Princeton, where he received his doctorate. His essays and reviews appear regularly in The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker, and The New York Times Book Review. His books include The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million; a memoir, The Elusive Embrace; and the collection Waiting for the Barbarians: Essays from the Classics to Pop Culture, published by New York Review Books. He teaches at Bard College. His essay in the September 25, 2014 issue will appear as the introduction to a new translation of The Bacchae by Robin Robertson, to be published in September by Ecco.

Pankaj Mishra lives in London and India. He is the author of The Romantics, winner of the Los Angeles Times’s Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction, and An End to Suffering: The Buddha in the World. He is a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books and The Guardian. Mishra’s recent books include Temptations of the West: How to Be Modern in India, Pakistan, Tibet, and Beyond and From the Ruins of Empire: The Intellectuals Who Remade Asia.

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.

Gary Shteyngart’s novel, The Russian Debutante’s Handbook, won the Stephen Crane Award for First Fiction and the National Jewish Book Award for Fiction. His next novel, Absurdistan, is forthcoming in 2006. (May 2005)

Keith Thomas is a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. He is the author The Ends of Life: Roads to Fulfillment in Early Modern England.

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.

Brian Urquhart is a former Undersecretary-General of the United Nations. His books include Hammarskjöld, A Life in Peace and War, and Ralph Bunche: An American Life. His article in this issue draws on his essay in Tyringham Topics.
 (February 2013)

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)