Contents


The Neglected Master

Cotman in the North: Watercolours of Durham and Yorkshire by David Hill

The Life of John Sell Cotman by Sydney D. Kitson

John Sell Cotman, 1782–1842 edited by Miklos Rajnai

Romantic Landscape: The Norwich School of Painters by David Blayney Brown, Andrew Hemingway, and Anne Lyles

The Heights of Pleasure

Giambologna: Gods and Heroes: Genesis and Fortune of a European Style in Sculpture Catalog of the exhibition edited by Beatrice Paolozzi Strozzi and Dimitrios Zikos

Giambologna: Triumph of the Body Catalog of the exhibition edited by Wilfried Seipel

Living in an Impasse

It’s Easier to Reach Heaven Than the End of the Street: A Jerusalem Memoir by Emma Williams

The Great War for Civilisation: The Conquest of the Middle East by Robert Fisk

A Pondered Life

Eudora Welty: A Biography by Suzanne Marrs

Eudora: A Writer’s Life by Ann Waldron

The Eye of the Story by Eudora Welty

Welty: Complete Novels by Eudora Welty, edited by Richard Ford and Michael Kreyling

Welty: Stories, Essays, and Memoir by Eudora Welty, edited by Richard Ford and Michael Kreyling

One Time, One Place: Mississippi in the Depression: A Snapshot Album by Eudora Welty

Why They Hate Japan

The Making of the “Rape of Nanking”: History and Memory in Japan, China, and the United States by Takashi Yoshida

Goodbye to All That?

Main Currents of Marxism: The Founders, the Golden Age, the Breakdown by Leszek Kolakowski, translated from the Polish by P.S. Falla

My Correct Views on Everything by Leszek Kolakowski, edited by Zbigniew Janowski

Karl Marx ou l’esprit du monde by Jacques Attali

Contributors

Fred Anderson is Professor of History at the University of Colorado. He studied under the direction of Bernard Bailyn at Harvard. He is currently Archie K. Davis Fellow at the National Humanities Center in North Carolina.
 (April 2013).

Ian Buruma will be the new editor of The New York Review of Books in September 2017. He has been a frequent contributor to the Review since 1985. From 2003 to 2017 he was professor of human rights, democracy and journalism at Bard College. Buruma was born in 1951 in The Hague, Holland. He was educated at Leyden University, where he studied Chinese literature and history, and at Nihon University College of Arts, in Tokyo, where he studied cinema. Living in Japan from 1975 to 1981, Buruma worked as a film reviewer, photographer, and documentary filmmaker. In the 1980s, Buruma was based in Hong Kong, where he edited the cultural section of the Far Eastern Economic Review, and from where he later travelled all over Asia as a freelance writer. Buruma was a fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin in 1991, and a fellow of the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington DC in 1999. He is a fellow of the European Council of Foreign Relations and a board member of Human Rights in China. In 2008, Buruma won the Erasmus Prize for “exceptional contributions to culture society, or social sciences in Europe.” Buruma has written seventeen books, including The Wages of Guilt (1995), Murder in Amsterdam (2006), Year Zero (2013), and Theater of Cruelty (2014). He has won several prizes for his books, including the LA Times Book Prize for Murder in Amsterdam, and PEN-Diamonstein Spielvogel award for the art of the essay for Theater of Cruelty.

Andrew Butterfield is President of Andrew Butterfield Fine Arts. He is the author of The Sculptures of Andrea del Verrocchio, among other books. (May 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.”


Jasper Griffin is Emeritus Professor of Classical Literature and a Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford. His books include Homer on Life and Death.

Alma Guillermoprieto is a frequent contributor to The New York Review, often writing on Latin America. She is the author of Dancing with Cuba: A Memoir of the Revolution, among other books.
 (May 2016)

Jim Hansen is Director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies and Adjunct Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbia University’s Earth Institute. (July 2006)

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.

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.

Larry McMurtry lives in Archer City, Texas. His novels include The Last Picture Show, Terms of Endearment, Lonesome Dove (winner of the 1986 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction), Folly and Gloryand Rhino Ranch. His nonfiction works include a biography of Crazy Horse, Walter Benjamin at the Dairy Queen, Paradise, Sacagawea’s Nickname: Essays on the American West and, most recently, Custer.

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)

Lorrie Moore is the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of English at Vanderbilt and the author of four story collections and three novels. Her most recent novel is A Gate at the Stairs and her most recent collection of stories is Bark. (August 2017)

H. Allen Orr is University Professor and Shirley Cox Kearns Professor of Biology at the University of Rochester. He is the author, with Jerry A. Coyne, of Speciation.
 (June 2016)

Geoffrey O’Brien is Editor in Chief of the Library of America. His books include Sonata for Jukebox and Stolen Glimpses, Captive Shadows: Writing on Film, 2002–2012.
 (September 2017)

Max Rodenbeck is the Middle East Bureau Chief of The Economist. (December 2015)

Cathleen Schine’s most recent novel is They May Not Mean to But They Do. (August 2017)

Sanford Schwartz is the author of Christen Købke and William Nicholson. (October 2017)

Jonathan Spence is Professor of History Emeritus at Yale. Among his books are The Death of Woman Wang, Treason by the Book, The Question of Hu, and The Search for Modern China.

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.