Contents


Desire in Berlin

Kirchner and the Berlin Street an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York City, August 3–November 10, 2008.

The Message of the Schoolroom

School by Catherine Burke and Ian Grosvenor

Small Wonder: The Little Red Schoolhouse in History and Memory by Jonathan Zimmerman

Teaching Boys and Girls Separately an article by Elizabeth Weil

Spellbound

Man in the Dark by Paul Auster

Travels in the Scriptorium by Paul Auster

The Brooklyn Follies by Paul Auster

Oracle Night by Paul Auster

The Book of Illusions by Paul Auster

The Red Notebook: True Stories by Paul Auster

I Thought My Father Was God and Other True Tales from NPR’s National Story Project by Paul Auster

Hand to Mouth: A Chronicle of Early Failure by Paul Auster

Timbuktu by Paul Auster

Mr. Vertigo by Paul Auster

Leviathan by Paul Auster

The Art of Hunger: Essays, Prefaces, Interviews by Paul Auster

The Music of Chance by Paul Auster

Moon Palace by Paul Auster

In the Country of Last Things by Paul Auster

The New York Trilogy: City of Glass, Ghosts, The Locked Room by Paul Auster with an introduction by Luc Sante

The Invention of Solitude by Paul Auster

Squeeze Play by Paul Auster, published under the pseudonym Paul Benjamin

The Storm Over Robert Frost

The Collected Prose of Robert Frost edited by Mark Richardson

Fall of Frost by Brian Hall

Robert Frost: The Poet as Philosopher by Peter J. Stanlis, with an introduction by Timothy Steele

Italy Against Itself

La deriva: perché l’Italia rischia il naufragio (Adrift: Why Italy Risks a Shipwreck) by Gian Antonio Stella and Sergio Rizzo

La paura e la speranza (Fear and Hope) by Giulio Tremonti

Se li conosci li eviti (If You Know Them, You Avoid Them) by Peter Gomez and Marco Travaglio

Contributors

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

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

Elaine Blair is a regular contributor to The New York Review. (July 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.

David Cole is the National Legal Director of the ACLU and the Honorable George J. Mitchell Professor in Law and Public Policy at the Georgetown University Law Center. The paperback edition of his book Engines of Liberty: How Citizen Movements Succeed has just been published. (December 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)

Michael Dirda is a columnist for The Washington Post Book World. His most recent book is Browsings: A Year of Reading, Collecting, and Living with Books.
 (December 2016)

William Easterly is Professor of Economics at NYU and the author of The Tyranny of Experts: Economists, Dictators, and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor.
 (November 2016)

Tim Flannery is the author of Chasing Kangaroos: A Continent, a Scientist, and a Search for the World’s Most Extraordinary Creature and, most recently, Atmosphere of Hope: Searching for Solutions to the Climate Crisis. (September 2017)

Michael Greenberg is the author of Hurry Down Sunshine and Beg, Borrow, and Steal: A Writer’s Life. 
(August 2017)

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)

Alison Lurie is the Frederic J. Whiton Professor of American Literature Emerita at Cornell. She is the author of ten novels, two collections of essays on children’s literature, and the editor of The Oxford Book of Fairy Tales. Her most recent book is Reading for Fun. (March 2017)

Glyn Maxwell’s books include A Thousand Nights and Counting: Selected ­Poems and On Poetry, which is available in England and will be published in the US in the fall.
 (April 2013)

James McPherson is George Henry Davis ’86 Professor of American History Emeritus at Princeton. His books include Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1989, and, most ­recently, The War That Forged a Nation: Why the Civil War Still Matters.
 (October 2016)

Ehud Olmert, Prime Minister of Israel, resigned in September. Nachum Barnea and Shimon Shiffer are political columnists for the Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth. Avi Steinberg is a writer living in Philadelphia. (December 2008)

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

George Soros is chairman of Soros Fund Management LLC and the Open Society Foundations. (November 2016)

Alexander Stille is San Paolo Professor of International Journalism at Columbia. His most recent book is a memoir, The Force of Things: A Marriage in War and Peace. (November 2017)

Geoffrey Wheatcroft is the author of The Controversy of Zion, The Strange Death of Tory England, and Yo, Blair! (October 2016)