Contents


Men and Boys

The Greeks and Greek Love: A Bold New Exploration of the Ancient World by James Davidson

Images of Ancient Greek Pederasty: Boys Were Their Gods by Andrew Lear and Eva Cantarella

Mysteries of Ensor

James Ensor an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, June 28–September 21, 2009, and at the Musée d'Orsay, Paris, October 20, 2009–February 4, 2010

Between Street and Mirror: The Drawings of James Ensor edited by Catherine de Zegher

The Brazilian Sphinx

Why This World: A Biography of Clarice Lispector by Benjamin Moser

Near to the Wild Heart translated from the Portuguese by Giovanni Pontiero

Selected Crônicas translated from the Portuguese by Giovanni Pontiero

Family Ties translated from the Portuguese by Giovanni Pontiero

The Apple in the Dark translated from the Portuguese and with an introduction by Gregory Rabassa

The Passion According to G.H. translated from the Portuguese by Ronald W. Sousa

The Hour of the Star translated from the Portuguese by Giovanni Pontiero

Closer to the Wild Heart: Essays on Clarice Lispector edited by Cláudia Pazos Alonso and Claire Williams

Reading with Clarice Lispector by Hélène Cixous, edited, translated from the French, and with an introduction by Verena Andermatt Conley

Kagame’s Hidden War in the Congo

Africa’s World War: Congo, the Rwandan Genocide, and the Making of a Continental Catastrophe by Gérard Prunier

The Dynamics of Violence in Central Africa by René Lemarchand

The Congo Wars: Conflict, Myth and Reality by Thomas Turner

Grading the New Acropolis

The New Acropolis Museum edited by Bernard Tschumi Architects, with contributions by Dimitrios Pandermalis, Yannis Aesopos, Bernard Tschumi, and Joel Rutten

Bernard Tschumi by Gilles de Bure, translated from the French by Gammon Sharply, English adaptation by Jasmine Benyamin and Lisa Palmer

Jean Tschumi: Architecture at Full Scale by Jacques Gubler, translated from the French by Jasmine Benyamin

Lincoln Off His Pedestal

A. Lincoln: A Biography by Ronald C. White Jr.

Abraham Lincoln: A Life by Michael Burlingame

Lincoln: The Biography of a Writer by Fred Kaplan

Mrs. Lincoln: A Life by Catherine Clinton

Israel: The Writers’ Writer

Midnight Convoy and Other Stories by S. Yizhar, translated from the Hebrew by Misha Louvish and others, with an introduction by Dan Miron

Preliminaries by S. Yizhar, translated from the Hebrew by Nicholas de Lange, with an introduction by Dan Miron

Khirbet Khizeh by S. Yizhar, translated from the Hebrew by Nicholas de Lange and Yaacob Dweck, with an afterword by David Shulman

Contributors

Harold Bloom’s most recent books are The Anatomy of Influence: Literature as a Way of Life and The Shadow of a Great Rock: A Literary Appreciation of the King James Bible. He teaches at Yale and is at work on a play, To You Whoever You are: A Pageant Celebrating Walt Whitman.
 (February 2012)

G.W. Bowersock is Professor Emeritus of Ancient History at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. (August 2014)

Joel E. Cohen is Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Professor of ­Populations at the Rockefeller University and Columbia University and the author of How Many People Can the Earth Support?
 (April 2014)

Ronald Dworkin (1931–2013) was Professor of Philosophy and Frank Henry Sommer Professor of Law at NYU. His books include Is Democracy Possible Here?, Justice in Robes, Freedom’s Law, and Justice for Hedgehogs. He was the 2007 winner of the Ludvig Holberg International Memorial Prize for “his pioneering scholarly work” of “worldwide impact” and he was recently awarded the Balzan Prize for his “fundamental contributions to Jurisprudence.”


Martin Filler’s latest book, Makers of Modern Architecture, Volume II, has been long-listed for the 2014 PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay. Filler was born in 1948 and received degrees in art history from Columbia University. He has been a contributor to The New York Review of Books since 1985 and his writing on modern architecture has been published in more than thirty journals, magazines, and newspapers in the US, Europe, and Japan. His first collection of New York Review essays, Makers of Modern Architecture, was published in 2007. Filler is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He and his wife, the architectural historian Rosemarie Haag Bletter, live in New York and Southampton.

Howard W. French is an associate professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and was for many years a New York Times correspondent. His most recent book is A Continent for the Taking: The Tragedy and Hope of Africa. (December 2010)

Tony Judt (1948–2010) was the founder and director of the Remarque Institute at NYU and the author of Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945, Ill Fares the Land, and The Burden of Responsibility: Blum, Camus, Aron, and the French Twentieth Century, among other books.

Fiona Maccarthy is the author of biographies of Eric Gill, William Morris, and Lord Byron. Her most recent book, The Last Pre-Raphaelite: Edward Burne-Jones and the Victorian Imagination, was published last year. (April 2013)

Roderick Macfarquhar is Leroy B. Williams Research Professor of History and Political Science at Harvard. His most recent publication as editor and contributor is The Politics of China: Sixty Years of the People’s Republic of China. (March 2014)

Avishai Margalit is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is the winner of the 2012 Philosophical Book Award (Hanover) for his most recent book, On Compromise and Rotten Compromises. He is currently Edwin Heafey Jr. Visiting Professor at Stanford.


Michael Massing, a contributing editor of the Columbia Journalism Review, writes frequently on the press and foreign affairs.

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, War on the Waters: The Union and Confederate Navies, 1861–1865.


Jonathan Mirsky is a historian of China and was formerly the East Asia Editor of The Times of London.
 (July 2014)

Lorrie Moore is the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of English at Vanderbilt University and the author of the story collections Birds of America, Like Life, and Self-Help and the novels Who Will Run the Frog Hospital? and Anagrams. Her new collection of stories, Bark, will be published at the end of February 2014.

Geoffrey O’Brien is Editor in Chief of the Library of America. His most recent book is Stolen Glimpses, Captive ­Shadows: Writing on Film, 2002–2012.


Robin Robertson is from the northeast coast of Scotland. His fifth collection of poetry will be published next year. (June 2012)

Oliver Sacks is a physician and the author of ten books, the most recent of which is Hallucinations. He is a professor of ­neurology at NYU School of Medicine and a visiting professor at the University of Warwick.


Philippe Sands QC is Professor of Law at University College London. His most recent book is Torture Team. (September 2010)

Sanford Schwartz’s reviews have been collected in The Art Presence and Artists and Writers. (August 2014)

John R. Searle is the Slusser Professor of Philosophy at 
the University of California, Berkeley. His most recent book is ­Making the Social World.
 (October 2014)

Mark Strand teaches in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia. His new book of poems, Almost Invisible, will be published in January. (November 2011)

Garry Wills is Professor of History Emeritus at Northwestern. His new book, Making Make-Believe Real: Politics as Theater in Shakespeare’s Time, will be published in the summer 2014.

Michael Wood is the Charles Barnwell Straut Class of 1923 Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Princeton. His books include Literature and the Taste of Knowledge and Yeats and Violence