Contents


Lit-Flicks

Becoming Jane a film directed by Julian Jarrold

Molière a film directed by Laurent Tirard

Shakespeare in Love a film directed by John Madden

Magic Show

Neo Rauch at the Met: para

Neo Rauch: para catalog of the exhibition by Gary Tinterow and Werner Spies

Pottery

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix a film directed by David Yates, based on the book by J.K. Rowling

What Was Africa to Them?

The Door of No Return: The History of Cape Coast Castle and the Atlantic Slave Trade by William St Clair

Middle Passages: African American Journeys to Africa, 1787–2005 by James T. Campbell

American Africans in Ghana: Black Expatriates and the Civil Rights Era by Kevin K. Gaines

Black Gold of the Sun: Searching for Home in Africa and Beyond by Ekow Eshun, with illustrations by Chris Ofili

Lose Your Mother: A Journey Along the Atlantic Slave Route by Saidiya Hartman

The Dreams of Allen Ginsberg

Collected Poems, 1947–1997 by Allen Ginsberg

I Celebrate Myself: The Somewhat Private Life of Allen Ginsberg by Bill Morgan

The Book of Martyrdom and Artifice: First Journals and Poems, 1937–1952 by Allen Ginsberg,edited by Juanita Lieberman-Plimpton and Bill Morgan

Howl on Trial: The Battle for Free Expression edited by Bill Morgan andNancy J. Peters

The Poem That Changed America: “Howl” Fifty Years Later edited by Jason Shinder

Howl: Original Draft Facsimile edited by Barry Miles

The Yage Letters Redux by William Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg, edited and with an introduction by Oliver Harris

Neal Cassady: The Fast Life of a Beat Hero by David Sandison and Graham Vickers

The Passion of Pasolini

P.P.P.: Pier Paolo Pasolini and Death edited by Bernhart Schwenk and Michael Semff, with the collaboration of Giuseppe Zigaina

Pasolini: A Biography by Enzo Siciliano, translated from the Italian by John Shepley

Pasolini Requiem by Barth David Schwartz

Stories from the City of God: Sketches and Chronicles of Rome, 1950–1956 by Pier Paolo Pasolini, edited by Walter Siti and translated from the Italian by Marina Harss

S & M at the Poles

Scott of the Antarctic: A Life of Courage and Tragedy by David Crane

The Frozen Ship: The Histories and Tales of Polar Exploration by Sarah Moss

The Last Explorer: Hubert Wilkins, Hero of the Great Age of Polar Exploration by Simon Nasht

Contributors

Al Alvarez is the author of Risky Business, a selection of essays, many of which first appeared in The New York Review of Books.

Kwame Anthony Appiah teaches philosophy at Princeton. His latest book is The Honor Code: How Moral Revolutions Happen.

 (November 2012)

Ian Buruma has been a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books since 1985 and the magazine’s editor since September 2017. From 2003 to 2017 he was professor of human rights, democracy and journalism at Bard College. Buruma was born in 1951 in The Hague, Holland. He was educated at Leyden University, where he studied Chinese literature and history, and at Nihon University College of Arts, in Tokyo, where he studied cinema. Living in Japan from 1975 to 1981, Buruma worked as a film reviewer, photographer, and documentary filmmaker. In the 1980s, Buruma was based in Hong Kong, where he edited the cultural section of the Far Eastern Economic Review, and from where he later travelled all over Asia as a freelance writer. Buruma was a fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin in 1991, and a fellow of the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington DC in 1999. He is a fellow of the European Council of Foreign Relations and a board member of Human Rights in China. In 2008, Buruma won the Erasmus Prize for “exceptional contributions to culture society, or social sciences in Europe.” Buruma has written seventeen books, including The Wages of Guilt (1995), Murder in Amsterdam (2006), Year Zero (2013), and Theater of Cruelty (2014). He has won several prizes for his books, including the LA Times Book Prize for Murder in Amsterdam, and PEN-Diamonstein Spielvogel award for the art of the essay for Theater of Cruelty.

Christian Caryl is the Editor of the DemocracyPost blog at The Washington Post and the author of Strange Rebels: 1979 and the Birth of the Twenty-first Century. (November 2017)

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.”


Freeman Dyson is Professor of Physics Emeritus at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. His most recent book is Dreams of Earth and Sky, a collection of his writing in these pages. (October 2016)

R. J. W. Evans is a Fellow of Oriel College and Regius Professor of History Emeritus at Oxford. He is the author of Austria, Hungary, and the Habsburgs: Central Europe, c. 1683–1867, among other books. (March 2017)

Mark Ford’s latest book is Thomas Hardy: Half a Londoner. He teaches in the English Department at University College London. (October 2017)

Robert Gottlieb has been Editor in Chief of Simon and Schuster, Knopf, and The New Yorker. His most recent book is the memoir Avid Reader: A Life. (June 2017)

Robert Hughes (1938–2012) was an art critic and television writer. In the award-winning documentary series, The Shock of The New, Hughes recounted the development of modern art since the Impressionists; in The Fatal Shore, he explored the history of his native Australia. Hughes’s memoir, Things I Didn’t Know, was published in 2006.

Christopher Jencks is the Malcolm Wiener Professor of Social Policy at Harvard. He is the author of Rethinking Social Policy and The Homeless, among other books. (June 2016)

Brad Leithauser is a novelist, poet, and essayist. He lives in Massachusetts.

Suzanne Jill Levine is the author of numerous studies in Latin American literature and the translator of works by Adolfo Bioy Casares, Jorge Luis Borges, Guillermo Cabrera Infante, and Manuel Puig, among other distinguished writers. Levine’s most recent book is Manuel Puig and the Spider Woman: His Life and Fictions. She is a professor in the Spanish Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Alison Lurie is the Frederic J. Whiton Professor of American Literature Emerita at Cornell. She is the author of ten novels, two collections of essays on children’s literature, and the editor of The Oxford Book of Fairy Tales. Her most recent book is Reading for Fun. (March 2017)

Janet Malcolm is the author of Reading Chekhov: A Critical ­Journey, among other books. (June 2016)

Colin McGinn is a philosopher. His books include Philosophy of ­Language: The Classics Explained and Prehension: The Hand and the ­Emergence of Humanity. (June 2016)

William H. McNeill is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Chicago. His most recent books are The Pursuit of Truth: A Historian’s Memoir and Summers Long Ago: On Grandfather’s Farm and in Grandmother’s Kitchen, published by the Berkshire Publishing Group. His most recent publication, as editor, is the second edition of the Encyclopedia of World History.

Lorrie Moore is the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of English at Vanderbilt and the author of four story collections and three novels. Her most recent novel is A Gate at the Stairs and her most recent collection of stories is Bark. (August 2017)

Marie Morgan, author of Chariot of Fire, is a historian of nineteenth-century America who frequently collaborates with Edmund Morgan in writing history. (June 2011)

Edmund S. Morgan is Sterling Professor of History Emeritus at Yale. His most recent book is The Genuine Article: A Historian Looks at Early America. (June 2011)

Nathaniel is the author of Odds Against Tomorrow and The Mayor’s Tongue. His novel King Zeno will be published in January. (October 2017)

Sanford Schwartz is the author of Christen Købke and William Nicholson. (October 2017)

Frederick Seidel’s latest book of poems is Widening Income Inequality. (June 2017)

Charles Simic has been Poet Laureate of the United States. His latest book is Scribbled in the Dark, a volume of poetry. (November 2017)

Michael Tomasky is a Special Correspondent for The Daily Beast and the Editor of Democracy: A Journal of Ideas. (November 2017)

Eliot Weinberger is the editor of the Calligrams series published by the Chinese University of Hong Kong Press and New York Review Books and the literary editor of the Murty Classical Library of India. Among his books of essays are An Elemental Thing and the forthcoming The Ghosts of Birds.
 (February 2016)