Degas, Sickert and Toulouse-Lautrec: London and Paris, 1870–1910 Catalog of the exhibition by Anna Gruetzner Robins and Richard Thomson
Walter Sickert: A Life by Matthew Sturgis
Flaubert: A Biography by Frederick Brown
Bouvard and Pécuchet by Gustave Flaubert, translated from the French by Mark Polizzotti, with a preface by Raymond Queneau
Class Matters by correspondents of The New York Times, with an introduction by Bill Keller
Inequality Matters: The Growing Economic Divide in America and Its Poisonous Consequences edited by James Lardner and David A. Smith
The Chosen: The Hidden History of Admission and Exclusion at Harvard, Yale, and Princeton by Jerome Karabel
Forbes 400: The Richest People in America 2005 Edition
Individual Income Tax Returns Internal Revenue Service
Mozart by Julian Rushton
Mozart and His Operas by David Cairns
The Faber Pocket Guide to Mozart by Nicholas Kenyon
The Cambridge Mozart Encyclopedia edited by Cliff Eisen and Simon P. Keefe
Lucian Freud (poem)
Sepharad by Antonio Muñoz Molina, translated from the Spanish by Margaret Sayers Peden
Inhuman Bondage: The Rise and Fall of Slavery in the New World by David Brion Davis
The Mind of the Master Class: History and Faith in the Southern Slaveholders’ Worldview by Elizabeth Fox-Genovese and Eugene D. Genovese
The Successor by Ismail Kadare, translated from the French of Tedi Papavrami by David Bellos
Spring Flowers, Spring Frost translated from the French of Jusuf Vrioni by David Bellos
The Pyramid translated from the French of Jusuf Vrioni by David Bellos, in consultation with the author
The Three-Arched Bridge translated from the Albanian by John Hodgson
The Palace of Dreams translated from the French of Jusuf Vrioni by Barbara Bray
The Concert translated from the French of Jusuf Vrioni by Barbara Bray
Elegy for Kosovo translated from the Albanian by Peter Constantine
Spying on the Bomb: American Nuclear Intelligence from Nazi Germany to Iran and North Korea by Jeffrey T. Richelson
Public Philosophy: Essays on Morality in Politics by Michael J. Sandel
The Medici Conspiracy: The Illicit Journey of Looted Antiquities, from Italy’s Tomb Raiders to the World’s Greatest Museums by Peter Watson and Cecilia Todeschini
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.
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.
George M. Fredrickson is Edgar E. Robinson Professor of US History Emeritus at Stanford. His recent books include Racism: A Short History and Not Just Black and White, a collection co-edited with Nancy Foner.
Christian Caryl is a Senior Fellow at the Legatum Institute and the Editor of Foreign Policy’s Democracy Lab website. His book Strange Rebels: 1979 and the Birth of the 21st Century was published in April 2013.
Jason Epstein launched the trade paperback format in the US in 1952 as a young editor at Doubleday. In 1963 he was a founder of The New York Review and in 1979 cofounder with the late Edmund Wilson of the Library of America. In 2007 he cofounded On Demand Books. Among his many awards are the National Book Award Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, the Lifetime Achievement Award of the National Book Critics Circle, and the Curtis Benjamin Award given by the American Association of Publishers for enriching the world of books. (February 2011)