Contents


Gold & Geld

Gustav Klimt: The Ronald S. Lauder and Serge Sabarsky Collections Catalog of the exhibition edited by Renée Price, with contributions by Ronald S. Lauder and others.

Where Wonders Await Us

The Deep: The Extraordinary Creatures of the Abyss by Claire Nouvian

The Silent Deep: The Discovery, Ecology and Conservation of the Deep Sea by Tony Koslow

The Wand of the Enchanter

The Journal of Joyce Carol Oates, 1973–1982 edited by Greg Johnson

The Gravedigger’s Daughter by Joyce Carol Oates

The Museum of Dr. Moses: Tales of Mystery and Suspense by Joyce Carol Oates

Joyce Carol Oates: Conversations, 1970–2006 edited by Greg Johnson

At Home in Paradise

Boone: A Biography by Robert Morgan

Our Savage Neighbors: How Indian War Transformed Early America by Peter Silver

Daniel Boone: His Own Story by Daniel Boone

The Life of Daniel Boone by Lyman C. Draper, edited by Ted Franklin Belue

My Father, Daniel Boone: The Draper Interviews with Nathan Boone edited by Neal O. Hammon

A Sketch of the Life and Character of Daniel Boone by Peter Houston, edited by Ted Franklin Belue

The Strange Attractor: New and Selected Poems by Robert Morgan

The Mountains Won’t Remember Us and Other Stories by Robert Morgan

The Abstract Wild by Jack Turner

Iraq: The Hidden Human Costs

One Bullet Away: The Making of a Marine Officer by Nathaniel Fick

Generation Kill: Devil Dogs, Iceman, Captain America, and the New Face of American War by Evan Wright

House to House: An Epic Memoir of War by David Bellavia, with John R. Bruning

Chasing Ghosts: Failures and Facades in Iraq: A Soldier’s Perspective by Paul Rieckhoff

Love My Rifle More Than You: Young and Female in the US Army by Kayla Williams, with Michael E. Staub

Cobra II: The Inside Story of the Invasion and Occupation of Iraq by Michael R. Gordon and Bernard E. Trainor

Contributors

Madison Smartt Bell is Professor of English and Director of the Kratz Center for Creative Writing at Goucher College. His new book, DevilA?s Dream: A Novel About Nathan Bedford Forrest, is forthcoming in November. (October 2009)

Elaine Blair is a regular contributor to The New York Review. (April 2014)

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

Christian Caryl is a Senior Fellow at the Legatum Institute and the editor of Foreign Policy’s Democracy Lab website. His latest book is Strange Rebels: 1979 and the Birth of the 21st Century.

Michael Dirda, a weekly book columnist for The Washington Post, received the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for criticism. He is the author of the memoir An Open Book and of four collections of essays: Readings, Bound to Please, Book by Book, and Classics for Pleasure. His most recent book, On Conan Doyle, received a 2012 Edgar Award for best critical/biographical work of the year.
 Dirda graduated with Highest Honors in English from Oberlin College and earned a Ph.D. in comparative literature (medieval studies and European romanticism) from Cornell University. He is a contributor to The New York Review of Books, The Times Literary Supplement, the online Barnes & Noble Review, and several other periodicals, as well as a frequent lecturer and an occasional college teacher.

Richard J. Evans is Regius Professor of History and president of Wolfson College, Cambridge. He is the author of The Third Reich at War.

Tim Flannery is a founding member of the Climate Council and 
former Chief Commissioner of the Australian Climate Commission. His most recent book is Among the Islands: Adventures in the Pacific. (August 2014)

Jorie Graham is the Boylston Professor of Rhetoric and Oratory at Harvard. Her book Sea Change: Poems will be published next spring. (December 2007)

Joshua Hammer is a former Newsweek bureau chief and correspondent-at-large in Africa and the Middle East. His new book, Taking Timbuktu, will be published next year. His report in this issue was supported by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.
 (May 2014)

Colin Jones is a professor of history at Queen Mary, University of London and President of the Royal Historical Society. He is the author of Paris: Biography of a City. (May 2010)

Anthony Lewis, a former columnist for The New York Times, has twice won the Pulitzer Prize. His latest book is Freedom for the Thought That We Hate: A Biography of the First Amendment.

Simon Leys (1935 - 2014) is the pen name of Pierre Ryckmans, who was born in Belgium and settled in Australia in 1970. He taught Chinese literature at the Australian National University and was Professor of Chinese Studies at the University of Sydney from 1987 to 1993. Leys’s writing has appeared in The New York Review of Books, Le Monde, Le Figaro Littéraire, and other periodicals. Among his books are Chinese Shadows, The Death of Napoleon (forthcoming from NYRB Classics), Other People’s Thoughts, and The Wreck of the Batavia & Prosper. In 1996 he delivered the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s Boyer lectures. He won many awards, including the Prix Renaudot, the Prix Femina, the Prix Guizot, and the Christina Stead Prize for Fiction.

Michael Massing, a contributing editor of the Columbia Journalism Review, writes frequently on the press and foreign affairs.

Bill McKibben is Schumann Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury College, and the author of The End of Nature, Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future, Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet and of the forthcoming Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist. He is also the founder of 350.org, the global climate campaign that has been actively involved in the fight against natural gas fracking.

Charles Simic is a poet, essayist, and translator. He has published some twenty collections of poetry, six books of essays, a memoir, and numerous translations. He is the recipient of many awards, including the Pulitzer Prize, the Griffin Prize, and a MacArthur Fellowship. Simic’s recent works include Voice at 3 a.m., a selection of later and new poems; Master of Disguises, new poems; and Confessions of a Poet Laureate, a collection of short essays that was published by New York Review Books as an e-book original. In 2007 Simic was appointed the fifteenth Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress. His New and Selected Poems: 1962–2012 was published in March 2013. His article in this issue, August 14, 2014, was delivered as a talk at the Manggha Museum of ­Japanese Art and Technology in Kraków earlier this year, when he was presented with the Zbigniew Herbert International Literary Award.


John Terborgh, who has worked in the Peruvian Amazon since 1973, is Research Professor in the Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences at Duke and Director of its Center for Tropical Conservation. His latest book, co-edited with James A. Estes, is Trophic Cascades: Predators, Prey, and the Changing Dynamics of Nature.
 (April 2012)

Colm Tóibín is the Irene and Sidney B. Silverman Professor of the Humanities at Columbia. His most recent book is The Testament of Mary.


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.

Garry Wills is Professor of History Emeritus at Northwestern. His new book, Making Make-Believe Real: Politics as Theater in Shakespeare’s Time, will be published in the summer 2014.