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
Before the Dawn: Recovering the Lost History of Our Ancestors by Nicholas Wade
Mao’s Last Revolution by Roderick MacFarquhar and Michael Schoenhals
Jenufa by Leos Janácek, directed by Jonathan Miller
Temptations of the West: How to Be Modern in India, Pakistan, Tibet, and Beyond by Pankaj Mishra
Twighlight of the Superheroes: Stories by Deborah Eisenberg
United 93 a film directed by Paul Greengrass
World Trade Center a film directed by Oliver Stone
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
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
Revolutionary Characters: What Made the Founders Different by Gordon S. Wood
The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood
The Conquest of Texas: Ethnic Cleansing in the Promised Land, 1820–1875 by Gary Clayton Anderson
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
The Making of the “Rape of Nanking”: History and Memory in Japan, China, and the United States by Takashi Yoshida
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
Geoffrey O’Brien is Editor in Chief of the Library of America. His recent works include Early Autumn, The Fall of the House of Walworth and Stolen Glimpses, Captive Shadows: Writing on Film 2002–2012 .
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 and runner-up for the 2013 PEN Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay. 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.
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. His article in this issue draws on his essay in Tyringham Topics. (February 2013)
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).
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.
Lorrie Moore is the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of English at Vanderbilt University and the author of the story collections Birds of America, Like Life, and Self-Help and the novels Who Will Run the Frog Hospital? and Anagrams. Her new collection of stories, Bark, will be published at the end of February 2014.
Ian Buruma is the Paul W. Williams Professor of Human Rights and Journalism at Bard. His books include Murderer in Amsterdam: The Death of Theo Van Gogh and the Limits of Tolerance, Taming the Gods: Religion and Democracy on Three Continents, and the novel The China Lover. His latest book, Year Zero: A History of 1945 was published in September 2013.
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 Skidelsky is Emeritus Professor of Political Economy at Warwick University, England. His latest book is Keynes: The Return of the Master. Felix Martin, an economist at Thames River Capital LLP, worked at the World Bank for two stretches between 1998 and 2008. He was formerly an executive board member and analyst at the European Stability Initiative. www.skidelskyr.com. (April 2011)
Robert Craft is a conductor and writer. Craft’s close working friendship with Igor Stravinsky is the subject of his memoir, An Improbable Life. In 2002 he was awarded the International Prix du Disque at the Cannes Music Festival.
Garry Wills is Professor of History Emeritus at Northwestern. His study of Abraham Lincoln, Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words That Remade America, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1993. His latest book, Why Priests? A Failed Tradition, was published in February 2013.
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.”
Cathleen Schine is the author of several novels, including Rameau’s Niece, The Love Letter, She is Me, The New Yorkers, and The Three Weissmanns of Westport. Her latest novel, Fin & Lady, was published in July 2013. She is a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books.