Contents


The Nerve and the Will

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly a film directed by Julian Schnabel

Before Night Falls a film directed by Julian Schnabel

Basquiat a film directed by Julian Schnabel

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly: A Memoir of Life in Death by Jean-Dominique Bauby, translated from the French by Jeremy Leggatt

C.V.J.: Nicknames of Maitre D’s & Other Excerpts from Life by Julian Schnabel

The Greatest Threat to Us All

Arsenals of Folly: The Making of the Nuclear Arms Race by Richard Rhodes

The Seventh Decade: The New Shape of Nuclear Danger by Jonathan Schell

Deception: Pakistan, the United States, and the Secret Trade in Nuclear Weapons by Adrian Levy and Catherine Scott-Clark

America and the Islamic Bomb:The Deadly Compromise by David Armstrong and Joseph Trento

The Way to All Flesh

Lucian Freud by William Feaver

Freud at Work: Lucian Freud in Conversation with Sebastian Smee by Bruce Bernard and David Dawson

Lucian Freud: The Painter’s Etchings an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, December 16, 2007–March 10, 2008.

Contributors

Julian Bell is a painter based in Lewes, England. A new ­rewritten edition of his book What Is Painting? will be published in October. (July 2017)

Joseph Cirincione is Senior Fellow and Director for Nuclear Policy at the Center for American Progress. His book Bomb Scare: The History and Future of Nuclear Weapons was published last spring. (March 2008)

J.M. Coetzee is Professorial Research Fellow at the University of Adelaide. He is the author of sixteen works of fiction, as well as many works of criticism and translation. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2003.
 (January 2017)

Richard Horton is a physician. He edits The Lancet, a weekly medical journal based in London and New York. He is also a visiting professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

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)

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.

Robert O. Paxton is Mellon Professor of Social Science at Columbia and the author of Vichy France and The Anatomy of Fascism, among other works. (October 2017)

Darryl Pinckney’s most recent book is a novel, Black Deutschland. (November 2017)

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

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.

Helen Vendler is the Arthur Kingsley Porter University Professor in the Department of English at Harvard. Her latest book is The Ocean, the Bird, and the Scholar, a collection of her most recent essays. (October 2017)

Jeremy Waldron is University Professor at the NYU School of Law. His new book, One Another’s Equals: The Basis of Human Equality, will be published in June.
 (April 2017)

Joshua Weiner is the author of the poetry collections The World’s Room and From the Book of Giants. (March 2008)

Edmund White has written biographies of Jean Genet, Marcel Proust, and Arthur Rimbaud. His latest book is the novel Our Young Man. His memoir The Unpunished Vice: A Life of Reading will be published next spring. (December 2017)