Contents


Ingres vs. Ingres

Ingres: 1780–1867 Catalog of the exhibition by Vincent Pomarède, Stéphane Guégan, Louis-Antoine Prat, and Éric Bertin

Ingres and His Critics by Andrew Carrington Shelton

The Threat to the Planet

The Weather Makers: How Man Is Changing the Climate and What It Means for Life on Earth by Tim Flannery

Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change by Elizabeth Kolbert

An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It by Al Gore

An Inconvenient Truth a film directed by Davis Guggenheim

The Case for Decency

Political Ideas in the Romantic Age: Their Rise and Influence on Modern Thought by Isaiah Berlin, edited by Henry Hardy, with an introduction by Joshua L. Cherniss

Unfinished Dialogue by Isaiah Berlin and Beata Polanowska-Sygulska, with a foreword by Henry Hardy

Russia, Poland and Marxism: Isaiah Berlin to Andrzej Walicki, 1962–1996

Beckett: Still Stirring

Samuel Beckett: The Grove Centenary Edition edited by Paul Auster, with introductions by Colm Tóibìn, Salman Rushdie, Edward Albee, and J.M. Coetzee

How It Was: A Memoir of Samuel Beckett by Anne Atik

Beckett Remembering, Remembering Beckett: A Centenary Celebration edited by James and Elizabeth Knowlson

Beckett After Beckett edited by S.E. Gontarski and Anthony Uhlmann

The Light of Antonello

Antonello da Messina Catalog of the exhibition by Mauro Lucco, with essays by Dominique Thiébaut, Till-Holger Borchert, and others

Antonello da Messina e la pittura del ‘400 in Sicilia by Giorgio Vigni and Giovanni Carandente

Antonello da Messina by Alessandro Marabottini and Fiorella Sricchia Santoro

Antonello da Messina, Sicily’s Renaissance Master by Gioacchino Barbera, with contributions by Keith Christiansen and Andrea Bayer

Contributors

Joan Acocella is a staff writer for The New Yorker. She is the author of Mark Morris, Creating Hysteria: Women and Multiple Personality Disorder, and Willa Cather and the Politics of Criticism. She also edited the recent, unexpurgated Diary of Vaslav Nijinsky. Her article in the May 23, 2013 issue is adapted from her introduction to a new edition of Isadora Duncan’s My Life, published in May 2013 by Liveright.


Gabriele Annan is a book and film critic living in London. (March 2006)

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.

Christian Caryl is a Senior Fellow at the Legatum Institute and the editor of Foreign Policy’s Democracy Lab website. His latest book is Strange Rebels: 1979 and the Birth of the 21st Century.

David Cole is the Honorable George J. Mitchell Professor in Law and Public Policy at Georgetown University Law Center. He is the author of several books, including The Torture Memos: Rationalizing the Unthinkable (2009), Less Safe, Less Free: Why America Is Losing the War on Terror (with Jules Lobel, 2007) and Enemy Aliens: Double Standards and Constitutional Freedoms in the War on Terrorism (2003).

Hugh Eakin has reported for The New York Review from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Iraq, and Lebanon. His article on Oman was supported by a grant from the Nation Institute’s Investigative Fund.
 (August 2014)

J. H. Elliott is Regius Professor Emeritus of Modern History at the University of Oxford. He is the author of History in the Making.

John Gray is Emeritus Professor of European Thought at the London School of Economics. Among his recent books are Straw Dogs: Thoughts on Humans and Other Animals, False Dawn: The Delusions of Global Capitalism, Heresies: Against Progress and Other Illusions, and The Immortalization Commission: Science and the Strange Quest to Cheat Death. His latest book, The Silence of Animals: On Progress and Other Modern Myths, will be published in June 2013.

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)

Tim Parks, a novelist, essayist, and translator, is Associate Professor of Literature and Translation at IULM University in Milan. He has recently published the novel Sex Is Forbidden and the travel book Italian Ways: On and Off the Rails from Milan to Palermo.


Darryl Pinckney, a longtime contributor to The New York Review of Books, is the author of a novel, High Cotton, and Out There: Mavericks of Black Literature. He has worked for Robert Wilson on various theatrical projects, most recently an adaptation of Daniil Kharms’s The Old Woman.

Jonathan Raban’s books include Surveillance, My Holy War, Arabia, Old Glory, Hunting Mister Heartbreak, Bad Land, Passage to Juneau, and Waxwings. His most recent book is Driving Home: An American Journey, published in 2011. He is the recipient of the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Heinemann Award of the Royal Society of Literature, the PEN/West Creative Nonfiction Award, the Pacific Northwest Booksellers’ Award, and the Governor’s Award of the State of Washington. He is a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books, The Guardian, and The Independent. He lives in Seattle.

Ingrid D. Rowland is a professor, based in Rome, at the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture. A frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books, she is the author of The Culture of the High Renaissance: Ancients and Moderns in Sixteenth-Century Rome and The Scarith of Scornello: A Tale of Renaissance Forgery. She has also published a translation of Vitruvius’ Ten Books of Architecture and a history of Villa Taverna, the US ambassador’s residence in Rome. Her new book is From Pompeii: The Afterlife of a Roman Town.


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

Robert Skidelsky is Emeritus Professor of Political Economy at Warwick University, England. His latest book is How Much Is Enough?: Money and the Good Life with Edward Skidelsky. He is the author of a three-volume biography of John Maynard Keynes.
 (April 2014)