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
The Bullet’s Song: Romantic Violence and Utopia by William Pfaff
Soldier Home (poem)
Saturday by Ian McEwan
John Kenneth Galbraith: His Life, His Politics, His Economics by Richard Parker
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
The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams, directed by David Leveaux
The Turbulent Decade: Confronting the Refugee Crises of the 1990s by Sadako Ogata
Monumental Propaganda by Vladimir Voinovich, translated from the Russian by Andrew Bromfield
Shake Hands with the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda by Roméo Dallaire, with a foreword by Samantha Power
Science and Polity in France: The Revolutionary and Napoleonic Years by Charles Coulston Gillispie
Code Names: Deciphering US Military Plans, Programs, and Operations in the 9/11 World by William M. Arkin
Alexandria: City of Memory by Michael Haag
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
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.
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.
Daniel Mendelsohn’s reviews and essays on literary and cultural subjects appear frequently in The New York Review of Books and The New Yorker. He is the author, most recently, of the collection Waiting for the Barbarians: Essays from the Classics to Pop Culture, which was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award. His other books include two memoirs, a translation of the complete works of C.P. Cavafy, and a study of Greek tragedy, Gender and the City in Euripides’ Political Plays. He teaches at Bard College.
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.
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)
Jeff Madrick writes an economics column for Harper’s Magazine, is editor of Challenge Magazine, and is director of the Rediscovering Government Initiative at the Roosevelt Institute. His most recent book is Age of Greed: The Triumph of Finance and the Decline of America.
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.
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)
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)
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.
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)
Jerome Groopman, M.D. is the Dina and Raphael Recanati Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Chief of Experimental Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and one of the world’s leading researchers in cancer and AIDS. He is a staff writer for The New Yorker and has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and The New Republic. He is author of several books including Anatomy of Hope (2004), How Doctors Think (2007), and the recently released, Your Medical Mind.
Helen Epstein is an independent consultant and writer specializing in public health in developing countries, and an adjunct assistant professor at the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs. She has advised numerous organizations, including the United States Agency for International Development, the World Bank, Human Rights Watch, and UNICEF. She writes frequently for various publications, including The New York Review of Books, The New York Times Magazine, and Granta, and is the author of The Invisible Cure: Why We Are Losing the Fight Against AIDS in Africa.