Contents


Ghosts

Standard Operating Procedure a film directed by Errol Morris

Standard Operating Procedure by Philip Gourevitch and Errol Morris

Virgil Lives!

The Virgilian Tradition: The First Fifteen Hundred Years edited by Jan M. Ziolkowski and Michael C.J. Putnam

In Love with Duras

Wartime Writings: 1943–1949 by Marguerite Duras, edited by Sophie Bogaert and Olivier Corpet, and translated from the French by Linda Coverdale

The War: A Memoir by Marguerite Duras,translated from the French by Barbara Bray

The North China Lover by Marguerite Duras, translated from the French by Leigh Hafrey

India: The Place of Sex

Chola: Sacred Bronzes of Southern India catalog of the 2007 exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, edited by Vidya Dehejia

The Book of Love: The Story of the Kamasutra by James McConnachie

Kamasutra: A New, Complete English Translation of the Sanskrit Text by Wendy Doniger and Sudhir Kakar

Kiss of the Yogini: “Tantric Sex” in Its South Asian Contexts by David Gordon White

Jefferson & Betrayal

Friends of Liberty: Thomas Jefferson, Tadeusz Kosciuszko, and Agrippa Hull: A Tale of Three Patriots, Two Revolutions, and a Tragic Betrayal of Freedom in the New Nation by Gary B. Nash and Graham Russell Gao Hodges

Freedom’s Prophet: Bishop Richard Allen, the AME Church, and the Black Founding Fathers by Richard S. Newman

How the Mind Works: Revelations

The Physiology of Truth: Neuroscience and Human Knowledge by Jean-Pierre Changeux, translated from the French by M.B. DeBevoise

Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors: From Molecular Biology to Cognition by Jean-Pierre Changeux and Stuart J. Edelstein

Conversations on Mind, Matter, and Mathematics by Jean-Pierre Changeux and Alain Connes, translated from the French by M.B. DeBevoise

What Makes Us Think? A Neuroscientist and a Philosopher Argue about Ethics, Human Nature, and the Brain by Jean-Pierre Changeux and Paul Ricoeur, translated from the French by M.B. DeBevoise

Phantoms in the Brain: Probing the Mysteries of the Human Mind by V.S. Ramachandran and Sandra Blakeslee, with a foreword by Oliver Sacks

Mirrors in the Brain: How Our Minds Share Actions and and Emotions by Giacomo Rizzolatti and Corrado Sinigaglia, translated from the Italian by Frances Anderson

A Universe of Consciousness: How Matter Becomes Imagination by Gerald M. Edelman and Giulio Tononi

Contributors

Christopher Benfey is Mellon Professor of English at Mount Holyoke. He is the author of Red Brick, Black Mountain, White Clay.
 (April 2017)

John Brewer teaches in the Humanities and Social Sciences ­Division at the California Institute of Technology. He is currently working on a book on Vesuvius in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
 (November 2016)

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.

Anne Carson is a poet who was born in Canada and teaches ancient Greek, sometimes at NYU. Float, her new collection of prose and poetry, was published in October.
 (December 2016)

William Dalrymple’s books include The Last Mughal: The Fall of a Dynasty, Delhi 1857 and Return of a King: The Battle for Afghanistan, 1839–42. He is Codirector of the Jaipur Literature Festival.
 (November 2016)

Elizabeth Drew is a regular contributor to The New York Review. She is the author of fourteen books, including Washington Journal: Reporting Watergate and Richard Nixon’s Downfall, which was expanded and reissued in 2014. (June 2017)

Richard J. Evans is Regius Professor Emeritus of ­History at the University of Cambridge and President of Wolfson College, Cambridge. He is the author of The Third Reich at War and, most 
recently, ­Altered Pasts.

David Gilmour’s books include The Last Leopard: A Life of Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa and The Pursuit of Italy: A 
History of a Land, Its Regions, and Their Peoples.
 (March 2014)

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

Joshua Hammer is a former Newsweek Bureau Chief and Correspondent-­at-Large in Africa and the Middle East. His most recent book is The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu and Their Race to Save the World’s Most Precious Manuscripts. (June 2017)

Pico Iyer is a Distinguished Presidential Fellow at Chapman University. His books include The Art of Stillness and The Man Within My Head.
 (June 2017)

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)

Francine Prose is a Distinguished Visiting Writer at Bard. Her most recent book is the novel Mister Monkey. (October 2017)

Israel Rosenfield is the author, with Edward B. Ziff, of DNA: A Graphic Guide to the Molecule That Shook the World. He is preparing an English translation of Plaisir de jouer, plaisir de penser by Charles Rosen and Catherine Temerson. (August 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.

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)

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)

Edward Ziff is the author, with Israel Rosenfield, of DNA: A Graphic Guide to the Molecule That Shook the World. (August 2017)