Frida Kahlo an exhibition at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, October 27, 2007–January 20, 2008; the Philadelphia Museum of Art, February 20–May 18, 2008; and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, June 16–September 28, 2008.
Putin. Itogi. Nezavisimyi Ekspertnyi Doklad (Putin: The Results: An Independent Expert Report) by Boris Nemtsov and Vladimir Milov
Shadow Country: A New Rendering of the Watson Legend by Peter Matthiessen
Dreams and Shadows: The Future of the Middle East by Robin Wright
Due Considerations: Essays and Criticism by John Updike
Liberty of Conscience: In Defense of America’s Tradition of Religious Equality by Martha C. Nussbaum
The Hulls of White Yachts (poem)
Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri
Artists in Exile: How Refugees from Twentieth-Century War and Revolution Transformed the American Performing Arts by Joseph Horowitz.
Among the Exiles (poem)
The Lovers (poem)
The Landmark Herodotus: The Histories edited by Robert B. Strassler, translated from the Greek by Andrea L. Purvis, with an introduction by Rosalind Thomas
A Commentary on Herodotus Books I–IV by David Asheri, Alan Lloyd, and Aldo Corcella, edited by Oswyn Murray and Alfonso Moreno, with a contribution by Maria Brosius
Jane Goodall: The Woman Who Redefined Man by Dale Peterson
Harvest of Hope: A Guide to Mindful Eating by Jane Goodall with Gary McAvoy and Gail Hudson
Baboon Metaphysics: The Evolution of a Social Mind by Dorothy L. Cheney and Robert M. Seyfarth
Time and Materials: Poems 1997–2005 by Robert Hass
A Concise History of Western Music by Paul Griffiths
To the End of Hell: One Woman’s Struggle to Survive Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge by Denise Affonço, translated from the French by Margaret Burn and Katie Hogben, with introductions by David Chandler and Jon Swain
The Capture of Speech and Other Political Writings translated from the French and with an afterword by Tom Conley, edited and with an introduction by Luce Giard
The Certeau Reader edited by Graham Ward
Culture in the Plural translated from the French and with an afterword by Tom Conley, edited and with an introduction by Luce Giard
Heterologies: Discourse on the Other translated from the French by Brian Massumi, foreword by Wlad Godzich
The Mystic Fable, Volume One: The Sixteenthand Seventeenth Centuries translated from the French by Michael B. Smith
The Possession at Loudun translated from the French by Michael B. Smith, with a foreword by Stephen Greenblatt
The Practice of Everyday Life translated from the French by Steven F. Rendall
The Writing of History translated from the French by Tom Conley
Michel de Certeau: Interpretation and Its Other by Jeremy Ahearne
Amy Knight’s books include Spies Without Cloaks: The KGB’s Successors, Who Killed Kirov: The Kremlin’s Greatest Mystery, and How the Cold War Began: The Igor Gouzenko Affair and the Hunt for Soviet Spies.
Michael Dirda, a weekly book columnist for The Washington Post, received the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for criticism. He is the author of the memoir An Open Book and of four collections of essays: Readings, Bound to Please, Book by Book, and Classics for Pleasure. His most recent book, On Conan Doyle, received a 2012 Edgar Award for best critical/biographical work of the year. Dirda graduated with Highest Honors in English from Oberlin College and earned a Ph.D. in comparative literature (medieval studies and European romanticism) from Cornell University. He is a contributor to The New York Review of Books, The Times Literary Supplement, the online Barnes & Noble Review, and several other periodicals, as well as a frequent lecturer and an occasional college teacher.
John Gross (1935–2011) was an English editor and critic. From 1974 to 1981, he was editor of The Times Literary Supplement; he also served as senior book editor and critic at The New York Times. His memoir, A Double Thread, was published in 2001.
Derek Walcott is a poet, playwright, essayist, and visual artist. Born in Castries, St. Lucia, he won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1992. His epic poem Omerosis a reworking of the Homeric story and tradition into a journey around the Caribbean and beyond to the American West and London.
Charles Simic is a poet, essayist, and translator. He has published some twenty collections of poetry, six books of essays, a memoir, and numerous translations. He is the recipient of many awards, including the Pulitzer Prize, the Griffin Prize, and a MacArthur Fellowship. Simic’s recent works include Voice at 3 a.m., a selection of later and new poems; Master of Disguises, new poems; and Confessions of a Poet Laureate, a collection of short essays that was published by New York Review Books as an e-book original. In 2007 Simic was appointed the fifteenth Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress. His New and Selected Poems: 1962–2012 was published in March 2013.
Peter Green is Dougherty Centennial Professor Emeritus of Classics at the University of Texas at Austin and Adjunct Professor at the University of Iowa. His most recent book is Diodorus Siculus: The Persian Wars to the Fall of Athens, Books 11–14.34 (480–401 BCE). (November 2012)
A.C. Grayling is Professor of Philosophy at Birkbeck College, University of London, and a Supernumerary Fellow of St. Anne’s College, Oxford. He is the author most recently of The Good Book: A Humanist Bible. (April 2011)
Joseph Kerman is emeritus professor of music at the University of California, Berkeley. He began writing music criticism for The Hudson Review in the 1950s, and is a longtime contributor to The New York Review of Books and many other journals. His books include Opera as Drama (1956; new and revised edition 1988), The Beethoven Quartets (1967), Contemplating Music (1986), Concerto Conversations (1999), and The Art of Fugue (2005).
Natalie Zemon Davis is the Henry Charles Lea Professor of History Emeritus at Princeton and Professor of Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto. She is the author most recently of Trickster Travels: A Sixteenth-Century Muslim Between Worlds. (May 2008)
Jason Epstein launched the trade paperback format in the US in 1952 as a young editor at Doubleday. In 1963 he was a founder of The New York Review and in 1979 cofounder with the late Edmund Wilson of the Library of America. In 2007 he cofounded On Demand Books. Among his many awards are the National Book Award Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, the Lifetime Achievement Award of the National Book Critics Circle, and the Curtis Benjamin Award given by the American Association of Publishers for enriching the world of books. (February 2011)
Wang Lixiong, one of the signers of the “Twelve Suggestions for Dealing with the Tibetan Situation” in this issue, is the author of many books on Tibet. His China Tidal Wave: A Novel was published in English last month. (May 2008)