Contents


Nocturnes

Georges Seurat: The Drawings Catalog of the exhibition by Jodi Hauptman, with essays by Karl Buchberg, Hubert Damisch, Bridget Riley, Richard Shiff, and Richard Thomson

A Prince of the Road

A Time to Keep Silence by Patrick Leigh Fermor, with an introduction by Karen Armstrong

Mani: Travels in the Southern Peloponnese by Patrick Leigh Fermor, with an introduction by Michael Gorra

Roumeli: Travels in Northern Greece by Patrick Leigh Fermor, with an introduction by Patricia Storace

A Time of Gifts by Patrick Leigh Fermor, with an introduction by Jan Morris

Between the Woods and the Water by Patrick Leigh Fermor, with an introduction by Jan Morris

The Muses’ Darling

Tamburlaine a play by Christopher Marlowe, adapted and directed by Michael Kahn, produced by the Shakespeare Theatre Company

Edward II a play by Christopher Marlowe, directed by Gale Edwards, produced by the Shakespeare Theatre Company

A Master of Noir

Voyage Along the Horizon by Javier Marìas, translated from the Spanish by Kristina Cordero

The Man of Feeling by Javier Marìas, translated from the Spanish by Margaret Jull Costa

All Souls by Javier Marìas, translated from the Spanish by Margaret Jull Costa

A Heart So White by Javier Marìas, translated from the Spanish by Margaret Jull Costa

Tomorrow in the Battle Think on Me by Javier Marìas, translated from the Spanish by Margaret Jull Costa

Dark Back of Time by Javier Marìas, translated from the Spanish by Esther Allen

Your Face Tomorrow, Volume 1: Fever and Spear by Javier Marìas, translated from the Spanish by Margaret Jull Costa

Your Face Tomorrow, Volume 2: Dance and Dream by Javier Marìas, translated from the Spanish by Margaret Jull Costa

Taking the Gospels Seriously

The Scandalous Gospel of Jesus: What’s So Good About the Good News? by Peter J. Gomes

unChristian: What a New Generation Really Thinks about Christianity…and Why It Matters by David Kinnaman and Gabe Lyons

The Genius of Berlin

Berlin Alexanderplatz directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Fassbinder: Berlin Alexanderplatz Catalog of the exhibition edited by Klaus Biesenbach

Family Secrets

ABC: A Novel by David Plante

The Francoeur Family: The Family, The Woods, The Country by David Plante

Difficult Women: A Memoir of Three by David Plante

Annunciation by David Plante

Contributors

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.

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)

Martin Filler is the 2017 recipient of the Stephen A. Kliment ­Oculus Award, given by the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, for his architecture criticism, which has appeared in these pages since 1985.
 (August 2017)

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

Anthony Grafton is Henry Putnam University Professor of History and the Humanities at Princeton University. His most recent book is The Culture of Correction in Renaissance Europe.


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.

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

Michael Massing, a former Executive Editor of The Columbia Journalism Review, frequently writes about the press.
 (January 2016)

Bill McKibben is the founder of 350.org, the Schumann Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury, and the author, most recently, of Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist. (February 2017)

Daniel Mendelsohn, a longtime contributor to The New York Review, teaches at Bard. His new memoir, An Odyssey: A ­Father, a Son, and an Epic, will be published in September.
 (April 2017)

Pankaj Mishra lives in London and India. He is the author of The Romantics, winner of the Los Angeles Times’s Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction, and An End to Suffering: The Buddha in the World. He is a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books and The Guardian. Mishra’s recent books include Temptations of the West: How to Be Modern in India, Pakistan, Tibet, and Beyond and From the Ruins of Empire: The Intellectuals Who Remade Asia.

Tim Parks is the author of many novels, translations, and works of nonfiction, most recently Life and Work: Writers, Readers, and the Conversations Between Them and the novel In Extremis. (November 2017)

Max Rodenbeck is the Middle East Bureau Chief of The Economist. (December 2015)

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

Colin Thubron is a President Emeritus of the Royal Society of Literature and the author of The Lost Heart of Asia, Shadow of the Silk Road, and, most recently, Night of Fire, a novel. (October 2017)

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

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, two of which, Rabbit is Rich and 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 the subject of a Festchrift published by Northwestern’s Garret-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Nation and World, Church and God: The Legacy of Garry Wills. (April 2017)