Contents


The Co-President at Work

The Dark Side: The Inside Story on How the War on Terror Turned into a War on American Ideals by Jane Mayer

Angler: The Cheney Vice Presidency by Barton Gellman

The Way of the World: A Story of Truth and Hope in an Age of Extremism by Ron Suskind

Takeover: The Return of the Imperial Presidency and the Subversion of American Democracy by Charlie Savage

What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington’s Culture of Deception by Scott McClellan

The Bush Tragedy by Jacob Weisberg

Cheney: The Untold Story of America’s Most Powerful and Controversial Vice President by Stephen F. Hayes

The War Within: A Secret White House History, 2006–2008 by Bob Woodward

Fishing in the Dead Sea

Lion of Jordan: The Life of King Hussein in War and Peace by Avi Shlaim

King Hussein of Jordan: A Political Life by Nigel Ashton

The Arab Center: The Promise of Moderation by Marwan Muasher

Wright in Love

Frank Lloyd Wright in New York: The Plaza Years, 1954–1959 by Jane King Hession and Debra Pickrel, with a foreword by Mike Wallace

Frank Lloyd Wright: Essential Texts edited by Robert Twombly

The Fellowship: The Untold Story of Frank Lloyd Wright and the Taliesin Fellowship by Roger Friedland and Harold Zellman

Frank Lloyd Wright: The Heroic Years, 1920–1932 by Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer

Modern Architecture: Being the Kahn Lectures for 1930 by Frank Lloyd Wright, with a new introduction by Neil Levine

Pedro E. Guerrero: A Photographer’s Journey by Pedro E. Guerrero

Death in a Prairie House: Frank Lloyd Wright and the Taliesin Murders by William R. Drennan

Loving Frank: A Novel by Nancy Horan

Darwin and the Meaning of Flowers

Darwin’s Garden: An Evolutionary Adventure an exhibition at the New York Botanical Garden, April 25–July 20, 2008; and the Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, California, October 4, 2008– January 5, 2009

What is Scotland?

The Invention of Scotland: Myth and History by Hugh Trevor-Roper

Scotland: The Autobiography by Rosemary Goring

The Oxford Companion to Scottish History edited by Michael Lynch

Rainbow Kiss a play by Simon Farquhar, directed by Will Frears

Black Watch a play by Gregory Burke, directed by John Tiffany

What Happened to Wystan Auden?

The Complete Works of W.H. Auden: Prose, Volume III: 1949–1955 edited by Edward Mendelson

Randall Jarrell on W.H. Auden edited by Stephen Burt with Hannah Brooks-Motl

Contributors

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

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)

John Banville’s new novel, Mrs. Osmond, will be published in November. (November 2017)

David Bromwich is Sterling Professor of English at Yale. Moral Imagination, a collection of his essays, was recently published in paperback. (October 2017)

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.

Constantine Cavafy was born in Alexandria in 1863 and died there in 1933. He wrote most of his poems while employed in the Third Circle of Irrigation of the Ministry of Public Works. (June 2005)

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)

Mark Danner is Chancellor’s Professor of English and Journalism at the University of California at Berkeley and James Clarke Chace Professor of Foreign Affairs and the Humanities at Bard. His most recent book is Spiral: Trapped in the Forever War. His work can be found at www
.markdanner.com.
 (March 2017)

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)

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.


Vladislav Hodasevich (1886–1939) was one of the most influential Russian poets of the last century. (November 2008)

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)

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

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)

Vladimir Nabokov was the author of Lolita, Pale Fire, Pnin, Ada, and many other novels. He died in 1977.

Andrew O’Hagan’s new novel, The Illuminations, has just been published. (June 2015)

Martin Rees is President of the Royal Society and Master of Trinity College, Cambridge. The essay in this issue is based on the 2008 Ditchley Foundation Anniversary Lecture. (November 2008)

Charles Rosen was a pianist and music critic. In 2011 he was awarded a National Humanities Medal.

Oliver Sacks (1933–2015) was a physician and the author of over ten books, the most recent of which is On the Move: A Life.

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

Robert M. Solow, Institute Professor Emeritus of Economics at MIT, won the 1987 Nobel Prize in economics. His most recent book is Work and Welfare. (May 2009)

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)

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)

Steven Weinberg teaches at the University of Texas, Austin. He has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics and the National Medal of Science. His latest book is To Explain the World: The Discovery of Modern Science. His essay in this issue is based on the fourth annual Patrusky Lecture of the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing, delivered in San Antonio in October 2016. (January 2017)

Reuel Wilson’s memoir To the Life of the Silver Harbor: Edmund Wilson and Mary McCarthy on Cape Cod, from which the essay in this issue is excerpted, has just been published by UPNE. (November 2008)