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
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 is the author of many books, including The Wages of Guilt: Memories of War in Germany and Japan (1995), The Missionary and the Libertine: Love and War in East and West (1996), Murder in Amsterdam: The Death of Theo Van Gogh and the Limits of Tolerance (2006), and Year Zero: A History of 1945 (2013). He is the Paul W. Williams Professor of Human Rights and Journalism at Bard and a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker, and The New York Times, among other publications. His new book is a collection of essays from these pages, Theater of Cruelty: Art, Film, and the Shadows of War. His book Year Zero: A History of 1945 is now out in paperback.
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.”
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.
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 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. His essay in the September 25, 2014 issue will appear as the introduction to a new translation of The Bacchae by Robin Robertson, to be published in September by Ecco.
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.
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 is Fin & Lady. She is a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books.
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)