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‘A Tremendous Painter’

German Impressionist Landscape Painting: Liebermann—Corinth—Slevogt an exhibition at the Wallraf-Richartz-Museum and Fondation Corboud, Cologne, April 30–August 1, 2010, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, September 12–December 5, 2010

Lovis Corinth: A Feast of Painting edited by Agnes Husslein-Arco and Stephan Koja

Insomnia’s Philosopher

Searching for Cioran by Ilinca Zarifopol-Johnston, edited by Kenneth R. Johnston, with a foreword by Matei Calinescu

On the Heights of Despair by E.M. Cioran, translated from the Romanian and with an introduction by Ilinca Zarifopol-Johnston

Tears and Saints by E.M. Cioran, translated from the Romanian and with an introduction by Ilinca Zarifopol-Johnston

Contributors

Anne Applebaum is a columnist for The Washington Post and Slate, and runs the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute. Her most recent book is Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944–1956. (April 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 most recent novel is The Blue Guitar. (August 2017)

Stanisław Barańczak is a poet, translator, and literary critic. He won the 2007 Nike Award for the best work of Polish literature published in the previous year and the 2009 Silesius Poetry Award for lifetime achievement. He is a professor of Polish language and literature at Harvard University.

Clare Cavanagh is Frances Hooper ­Professor in the Arts and Humanities and Chair of the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Northwestern. (May 2017)

Ian Jack was the editor of The Independent on Sunday and of Granta. He is the author of The Country Formerly Known as Great Britain and he writes regularly for The Guardian.

Anthony Lewis, a former columnist for The New York Times, has twice won the Pulitzer Prize. His latest book is Freedom for the Thought That We Hate: A Biography of the First Amendment.

Colin McGinn is a philosopher. His books include Philosophy of ­Language: The Classics Explained and Prehension: The Hand and the ­Emergence of Humanity. (June 2016)

Bill McKibben is the founder of 350.org, the Schumann Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury, and the author, most recently, of Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist. (February 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)

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)

Diane Ravitch is Research Professor of Education at NYU. Her most recent book is Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America’s Public Schools.
 (December 2016)

Norman Rush’s most recent novel is Subtle Bodies. (April 2017)

Cathleen Schine’s most recent novel is They May Not Mean to But They Do. (August 2017)

Sanford Schwartz is the author of Christen Købke and William Nicholson. (July 2017)

Charles Simic has been Poet Laureate of the United States. His new book, Scribbled in the Dark, a volume of poetry, will be published in June.
 (June 2017)

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

Wisława Szymborska (1923–2012) won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1996.

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