Contents


Sleeping Beauty

Memories of My Melancholy Whores by Gabriel García Márquez, translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman

Summoning the Spirits

The Perfect Medium: Photography and the Occult Catalog of the exhibitionby Clément Chéroux, Andreas Fischer, Pierre Apraxine, Denis Canguilhem, and Sophie Schmit

Homage to Philip Larkin

Collected Poems (2003) by Philip Larkin, edited and with an introduction by Anthony Thwaite

First Boredom, Then Fear: The Life of Philip Larkin by Richard Bradford

Collected Poems (1988) by Philip Larkin, edited and with an introduction by Anthony Thwaite

Philip Larkin: A Writer’s Life by Andrew Motion

Required Writing: Miscellaneous Pieces, 1955–1982 by Philip Larkin

Selected Letters of Philip Larkin, 1940–1985 edited by Anthony Thwaite

The Art of the Dead

Italian Memorial Sculpture, 1820–1940: A Legacy of Love by Sandra Berresford, with introductory essays by James Stevens Curl and Fred S. Licht, additional articles by Francesca Bregoli and Franco Sborgi, and photographs by Robert W. Fichter and Robert Freidus

A Shrine to Mussolini

The Body of Il Duce: Mussolini’s Corpse and the Fortunes of Italy by Sergio Luzzatto, translated from the Italian by Frederika Randall

Contributors

John Banville’s new novel, Mrs. Osmond, will be published in November. (November 2017)

Christopher Benfey is Mellon Professor of English at Mount Holyoke. He is the author of Red Brick, Black Mountain, White Clay.
 (April 2017)

J.M. Coetzee is Professorial Research Fellow at the University of Adelaide. He is the author of sixteen works of fiction, as well as many works of criticism and translation. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2003.
 (January 2017)

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.
 (November 2016)

Ronald Dworkin (1931–2013) was Professor of Philosophy and Frank Henry Sommer Professor of Law at NYU. His books include Is Democracy Possible Here?, Justice in Robes, Freedom’s Law, and Justice for Hedgehogs. He was the 2007 winner of the Ludvig Holberg International Memorial Prize for “his pioneering scholarly work” of “worldwide impact” and he was recently awarded the Balzan Prize for his “fundamental contributions to Jurisprudence.”


J. H. Elliott is Regius Professor Emeritus of Modern History at ­Oxford. His books include Spain, Europe and the Wider World, 1500–1800 and ­History in the Making. (June 2016)

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.

James Fenton is a British poet and literary critic. From 1994 until 1999, he was Oxford Professor of Poetry; in 2015 he was awarded the PEN Pinter Prize. He is the author of School of Genius: A History of the Royal Academy of Arts and, most recently, Yellow Tulips: Poems, 1968–2011.
 (October 2017)

Tim Flannery is the author of Chasing Kangaroos: A Continent, a Scientist, and a Search for the World’s Most Extraordinary Creature and, most recently, Atmosphere of Hope: Searching for Solutions to the Climate Crisis. (September 2017)

Daniel Mendelsohn, a longtime contributor to The New York Review, teaches at Bard. His new memoir, An Odyssey: A ­Father, a Son, and an Epic, will be published in September.
 (April 2017)

Thomas Powers’s books include The Confirmation, a novel, and The Killing of Crazy Horse. (April 2017)

Charles Rosen was a pianist and music critic. In 2011 he was awarded a National Humanities Medal.

Luc Sante teaches writing and the history of photography at Bard. His latest book is The Other Paris. (October 2017)

Wisława Szymborska (1923–2012) won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1996.

Gordon Wood is the Alva O. Way University Professor Emeritus at Brown. His new book, Friends Divided: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, will be published in the fall.
 (May 2017)