Sickert’s Theater

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, C’est Moi

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

The Rich and Everyone Else

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 at 250

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

They’ll Take Their Stand

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

Rumors of a Coup

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

Notes from Underground

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


Daniel Mendelsohn was born in 1960 and studied classics at the University of Virginia and at Princeton, where he received his doctorate. His essays and reviews appear regularly in The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker, and The New York Times Book Review. His books include The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million; a memoir, The Elusive Embrace; and the collection Waiting for the Barbarians: Essays from the Classics to Pop Culture, published by New York Review Books. He teaches at Bard College.

Thomas Nagel is University Professor Emeritus at NYU. His latest book is Mind and Cosmos. (October 2014)

Orhan Pamuk is the author, most recently, of The Museum of Innocence. He was awarded the 2006 Nobel Prize in Literature.

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

Sanford Schwartz is the author of Christen Købke and William Nicholson. (June 2015)

Alexander Stille is San Paolo Professor of International Journalism at Columbia. His most recent book is a memoir, The Force of Things: A Marriage in War in Peace. (April 2015)

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.