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Enchanted & Ominous

Peter Doig an exhibition at Tate Britain, London, February 5–April 27, 2008; the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, May 21–September 14, 2008; and the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, October 9, 2008–January 11, 2009.

Falling Hawks

Christopher Hitchens and His Critics: Terror, Iraq, and the Left edited by Simon Cottee and Thomas Cushman, with an afterword by Christopher Hitchens

The Second Plane: September 11: Terror and Boredom by Martin Amis

Isn’t It Funny?

Stop Me If You’ve Heard This: A History and Philosophy of Jokes by Jim Holt

Looking at Laughter: Humor, Power, and Transgression in Roman Visual Culture, 100 BC–AD 250 by John R. Clarke

A Hidden Haitian World

Massacre River by René Philoctète, translated from the French by Linda Coverdale, with a preface by Edwidge Danticat and an introduction by Lyonel Trouillot

The Farming of Bones by Edwidge Danticat

Street of Lost Footsteps by Lyonel Trouillot, translated from the French and with an introduction by Linda Coverdale

Children of Heroes by Lyonel Trouillot, translated from the French by Linda Coverdale

Anthologie secrète by Carl Brouard

The Kingdom of This World by Alejo Carpentier, translated from the French by Harriet de Onìs

Krik? Krak! by Edwidge Danticat

The Dew Breaker by Edwidge Danticat

Brother, I’m Dying by Edwidge Danticat

Bicentenaire by Lyonel Trouillot

Thérèse en mille morceaux by Lyonel Trouillot

Contributors

Russell Baker is a former columnist and correspondent for The New York Times and The Baltimore Sun. His books include The Good Times, Growing Up, and Looking Back.
 (November 2016)

Mary Beard is Professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge. Her most recent book is SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome.
 (July 2017)

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)

Linda Colley is Shelby M.C. Davis 1958 Professor of History at Princeton. Her latest book is Acts of Union and Disunion: What Has Held the UK Together—and What Is Dividing It? 
. (June 2017)

Deborah Eisenberg is the author of four collections of short stories and a play, Pastorale. (April 2016)

Jonathan Freedland is an editorial-page columnist for The Guardian. His next novel is To Kill the President, published under the pseudonym Sam Bourne. (July 2017)

Stephen Greenblatt is Cogan University Professor of the Humanities at Harvard. His new book, The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve, will be published in September. (April 2017)

Janos Kis, who teaches philosophy at Central European University in Budapest, was a leading member of the Hungarian democratic opposition to the Communist regime and co-founder and first chairman of Hungary’s liberal party. His latest book is Politics as a Moral Problem, which will be published in November. (July 2008)

Perry Link is Chancellorial Chair at the University of California at Riverside. His recent books include An Anatomy of Chinese: Rhythm, Metaphor, Politics and a translation of the memoirs of the Chinese astrophysicist Fang Lizhi, entitled The Most Wanted Man in China: My Journey from Scientist to Enemy of the State. (November 2016)

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)

Claire Messud’s most recent novel is The Woman Upstairs. (March 2017)

Adam Michnik is Editor in Chief of the Warsaw daily newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza. His newest book is The Trouble With History: Morality, Revolution, and Counterrevolution.

Jonathan Mirsky is a historian of China. He was formerly the East Asia Editor of The Times of London and China Correspondent for The Observer.
 (December 2016)

Per Petterson is the author of five novels, including Out Stealing Horses. The excerpt in this issue is drawn from To Siberia, which will be published by Graywolf Press in October. (July 2008)

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

Thomas Powers’s books include The Confirmation, a novel, and The Killing of Crazy Horse. (April 2017)

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

Zadie Smith’s new novel, Swing Time, was published in November. (December 2016)

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)