Contents


J.G. Ballard: The Glow of the Prophet

Miracles of Life: Shanghai to Shepperton, An Autobiography by J.G. Ballard

The Atrocity Exhibition by J.G. Ballard

Crash by J.G. Ballard

Concrete Island by J.G. Ballard

Empire of the Sun by J.G. Ballard

The Day of Creation by J.G. Ballard

Running Wild by J.G. Ballard

The Kindness of Women by J.G. Ballard

Cocaine Nights by J.G. Ballard

Super-Cannes by J.G. Ballard

Kingdom Come by J.G. Ballard

Fabrication & Bucky Fuller

Home Delivery: Fabricating theModern Dwelling an exhibition at theMuseum of Modern Art, New York City, July 20–October 20, 2008.

Buckminster Fuller: Starting with the Universe an exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, June 26–September 21, 2008.

Topologies: The Urban Utopia in France, 1960–1970 by Larry Busbea

A Rescue of Religion

Why Is There Something Rather Than Nothing?: 23 Questions from Great Philosophers by Leszek Kolakowski, translated from the Polish by Agnieszka Kolakowska

Contributors

John Ashbery’s new book of poems, Commotion of the Birds, will be published in November. (August 2016)

Michael Chabon is the author of several books, including The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, Wonder Boys, The Amazing Adventures of Cavalier and Klay, The Yiddish Policeman’s Union, Manhood for Amateurs: The Pleasures and Regrets of a Husband, Father, and Son and most recently, Telegraph Avenue.

Henri Cole’s most recent collection of poems, Nothing to Declare, was published earlier this year. (November 2015)

Everett Ehrlich is President of ESC Company, a Washington D.C.–based consulting firm, and was Undersecretary of Commerce during the Clinton administration. (October 2008)

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)

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)

Robert Gottlieb has been Editor in Chief of Simon and Schuster, Knopf, and The New Yorker. His most recent book is the memoir Avid Reader: A Life. (June 2017)

John Gray is Emeritus Professor of European Thought at the London School of Economics. His latest book is The Soul of the Marionette: A Short Inquiry into Human Freedom.
 (October 2017)

Diane Johnson is a novelist and critic. She is the author of Lulu in Marrakech and Le Divorce, among other novels, and a memoir, Flyover Lives.
 (October 2017)

Frank Kermode (1919–2010) was a British critic and literary theorist. Born on the Isle of Man, he taught at University College London, Cambridge, Columbia and Harvard. Adapted from a series of lectures given at Bryn Mawr College, Kermode’s Sense of An Ending: Studies in the Theory of Fiction remains one of the most influential works of twentieth-century literary criticism.

Daniel J. Kevles is Stanley Woodward Professor of History at Yale. His recent works include The Baltimore Case and he is currently completing a history of intellectual property in plants, animals, and people.


Joseph Lelyveld’s most recent book is His Final Battle: The Last Months of Franklin Roosevelt. (November 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)

Marie Morgan, author of Chariot of Fire, is a historian of nineteenth-century America who frequently collaborates with Edmund Morgan in writing history. (June 2011)

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)

Felix Rohatyn is an investment banker and has been a governor of the New York Stock Exchange, Chairman of the New York Municipal Assistance Corporation, and US Ambassador to France. (October 2008)

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)