Contents


Sarah and Her Tribe

Going Rogue: An American Life by Sarah Palin

Sarah from Alaska: The Sudden Rise and Brutal Education of a New Conservative Superstar by Scott Conroy and Shushannah Walshe

Uncovering Céline

Bagatelles pour un massacre [Trifles for a Massacre] by Louis-Ferdinand Céline

L’École des cadavres [The School of Corpses] by Louis-Ferdinand Céline

Les Beaux Draps [A Fine Mess] by Louis-Ferdinand Céline

Normance by Louis-Ferdinand Céline, translated from the French and with an introduction by Marlon Jones

Corners of the American Scene

American Stories: Paintings of Everyday Life, 1765–1915 an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, October 12, 2009–January 24, 2010, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, February 28–May 23, 2010

The Genius of Thom Gunn

Selected Poems by Thom Gunn, edited by August Kleinzahler

Selected Poems of Fulke Greville edited and with an introduction by Thom Gunn, and an afterword by Bradin Cormack

At the Barriers: On the Poetry of Thom Gunn edited by Joshua Weiner

Contributors

Christopher Benfey is Mellon Professor of English at Mount Holyoke. He is the author, most recently, of Red Brick, Black Mountain, White Clay.

 
(October 2014)

Jeremy Bernstein’s books include Plutonium: A History of the World’s Most Dangerous Element and Nuclear Weapons: What You Need to Know. His latest book is A Palette of Particles.
 (November 2013)

David Cole is the Honorable George J. Mitchell Professor in Law and Public Policy at Georgetown University Law Center. He is the author of several books, including The Torture Memos: Rationalizing the Unthinkable (2009), Less Safe, Less Free: Why America Is Losing the War on Terror (with Jules Lobel, 2007) and Enemy Aliens: Double Standards and Constitutional Freedoms in the War on Terrorism (2003).

Henri Cole’s new collection, Nothing to Declare, from which the poem in this issue is taken, will be published by FSG next year.
 (July 2014)

Robert Darnton is Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and University Librarian at Harvard. 
His forthcoming book is Censors at Work: How States Shaped Literature.

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. His new book, ­Browsings: A Year of Reading, Collecting, and Living with Books, will be out next summer.

Jeffrey Gettleman is East Africa bureau chief for The New York Times. He was awarded a Pulitzer Prize this year for international reporting from Somalia and Sudan. (August 2012)

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.

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.

Jeff Madrick is Director of the Bernard L. Schwartz ­Rediscovery Government Initiative at the Century Foundation, Editor of Challenge Magazine, and teaches at the Cooper Union. His latest book is Seven Bad Ideas: How Mainstream Econ­omists Damaged America and the World.

Wyatt Mason is a contributing editor of Harper’s and a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine. He is Senior Fellow of the Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and the Humanities at Bard. He translated Pierre Michon’s Masters and Servants and The Origin of the World. (February 2014)

Pankaj Mishra lives in London and India. He is the author of The Romantics, winner of the Los Angeles Times’s Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction, and An End to Suffering: The Buddha in the World. He is a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books and The Guardian. Mishra’s recent books include Temptations of the West: How to Be Modern in India, Pakistan, Tibet, and Beyond and From the Ruins of Empire: The Intellectuals Who Remade Asia.

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


H. Allen Orr is University Professor and Shirley Cox Kearns Professor of Biology at the University of Rochester. He is the author, with Jerry A. Coyne, of Speciation.

 (June 2014)

Jonathan Raban’s books include Surveillance, My Holy War, Arabia, Old Glory, Hunting Mister Heartbreak, Bad Land, Passage to Juneau, and Waxwings. His most recent book is Driving Home: An American Journey, published in 2011. He is the recipient of the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Heinemann Award of the Royal Society of Literature, the PEN/West Creative Nonfiction Award, the Pacific Northwest Booksellers’ Award, and the Governor’s Award of the State of Washington. He is a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books, The Guardian, and The Independent. He lives in Seattle.

James Salter is a novelist and short-story writer whose books include A Sport and a Pastime, Light Years, and Dusk and Other Stories. His novel All That Is will be published in April.
 (January 2013)

Willibald Sauerländer is a former Director of the Central Institute for Art History in Munich. His latest book is Manet malt Monet: Ein Sommer in Argenteuil. (June 2013)

Michael Scammell, the author of biographies of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn and Arthur Koestler, is working on a new translation of Crime and Punishment. (July 2014)

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

Tom Segev is a columnist for Ha’aretz and author of three works on the history of Israel: 1949:The First Israelis, The Seventh Million: The Israelis and the Holocaust, and One Palestine, Complete: Jews and Arabs Under the British Mandate. He lives in Jerusalem.
 (January 2010)

Rory Stewart is Chairman of the Defence Committee of the House of Commons and the author of The Places in Between, among other books. He was previously the Ryan Professor of ­Human Rights at the Harvard Kennedy School.


David Thomson is film critic at The New Republic and has been a frequent contributor to Sight & Sound, Film Comment, The Guardian, and The Independent. He is the author of A Biographical Dictionary of Film and, most recently, The Big Screen: The Story of the Movies. He has also written several novels, including Suspects and Silver Light.

Colm Tóibín is the Irene and Sidney B. Silverman Professor of the Humanities at Columbia. His most recent novel is Nora Webster.

Jenny Uglow’s most recent book is The Pinecone: The Story of Sarah Losh.
 (April 2014)