Contents


The Neglected Master

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

The Heights of Pleasure

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

Living in an Impasse

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

A Pondered Life

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

Why They Hate Japan

The Making of the “Rape of Nanking”: History and Memory in Japan, China, and the United States by Takashi Yoshida

Goodbye to All That?

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

Contributors

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.

Andrew Butterfield is President of Andrew Butterfield Fine Arts and the author of The Sculptures of Andrea del Verrocchio.
 (June 2014)

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.”


Jasper Griffin is Emeritus Professor of Classical Literature and a Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford. His books include Homer on Life and Death.

Alma Guillermoprieto often writes on Latin America in these pages. She lives in Mexico City. (November 2012)

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)

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 Malley is Middle East and North Africa Program Director at the International Crisis Group. He is writing here in his personal capacity. (November 2012)

Hilary Mantel is an English novelist, short story writer, and critic. Her novel, Wolf Hall, won the Man Booker Prize in 2009.

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, a longtime contributor to The New York Review of Books, is the author, most recently, of Waiting for the Barbarians: Essays from the Classics to Pop Culture. He teaches at Bard.


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.

Geoffrey O’Brien is Editor in Chief of the Library of America. His most recent book is Stolen Glimpses, Captive ­Shadows: Writing on Film, 2002–2012.


H. Allen Orr is University Professor and Shirley Cox Kearns Professor of Biology at the University of Rochester. He is the author, with Jerry A. Coyne, of Speciation.

 (June 2014)

Max Rodenbeck is The Economist’s Mideast Correspondent. He lives in Cairo. (May 2013)

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.

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

Jonathan Spence is Professor of History Emeritus at Yale. Among his books are The Death of Woman Wang, Treason by the Book, The Question of Hu, and The Search for Modern China.

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)