Contents


Deuce!

Open: An Autobiography by Andre Agassi

A Terrible Splendor: Three Extraordinary Men, a World Poised for War, and the Greatest Tennis Match Ever Played by Marshall Jon Fisher

The Real Critter’

On Whitman by C.K. Williams

Three American Poets: Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, and Herman Melville by William C. Spengemann

Song of Myself and Other Poems by Walt Whitman, selected and introduced by Robert Hass

The Powerhouse of the New

Bauhaus 1919–1933: Workshops for Modernity an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York City, November 8, 2009–January 25, 2010

Bauhaus: A Conceptual Model an exhibition at the Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, July 22–October 4, 2009

Art to Hear: Bauhaus: A Conceptual Model audio CD guide to the exhibition and booklet produced by tonwelt professional media GmbH and directed by Klaus Kowatsch

Gunta Stölzl: Bauhaus Master foreword by Monika Stadler, text by Gunta Stölzl

Bauhaus Women: Art, Handicraft, Design by Ulrike Müller

The Bauhaus Group: Six Masters of Modernism by Nicholas Fox Weber

Bauhaus Conflicts, 1919–2009: Controversies and Counterparts edited by Philipp Oswalt

Kandinsky an exhibition at the Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus and Kunstbau, Munich, October 25, 2008–March 8, 2009; the Georges Pompidou Center, Paris, April 8–August 10, 2009; and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City, September 18, 2009–

László Moholy-Nagy: Retrospective an exhibition at the Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, October 8, 2009–February 7, 2010

Moholy: An Education of the Senses an exhibition at the Loyola University Museum of Art, Chicago, February 11–May 9, 2010

Moholy-Nagy: The Photograms edited by Renate Heyne and Floris M. Neusüss, with Hattula Moholy-Nagy

The Mission of Father Maciel

La Iglesia del silencio by Fernando M. González

Vows of Silence: The Abuse of Power in the Papacy of John Paul II by Jason Berry and Gerald Renner

Money Paved the Way for Maciel’s Influence by Jason Berry

Maciel despojó a 900 mujeres by Eugenia Jiménez

The Other Side of Science

Never Pure: Historical Studies of Science as if It Was Produced by People with Bodies, Situated in Time, Space, Culture, and Society, and Struggling for Credibility and Authority by Steven Shapin

A Jewel of a Thousand Facets’

The Book That Changed Europe: Picart and Bernard’s Religious Ceremonies of the World by Lynn Hunt, Margaret C. Jacob, and Wijnand Mijnhardt

Bernard Picart and the First Global Vision of Religion edited by Lynn Hunt, Margaret Jacob, and Wijnand Mijnhardt

Strange Love in the North

Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson, translated from the Norwegian by Anne Born

To Siberia by Per Petterson, translated from the Norwegian by Anne Born

Wonder by Hugo Claus, translated from the Dutch by Michael Henry Heim

The Twin by Gerbrand Bakker, translated from the Dutch by David Colmer

Contributors

Robert Bartlett is Wardlaw Professor of Mediaeval History at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. He is the author of The Making of Europe, The Hanged Man, and The Natural and the Supernatural in the Middle Ages. (June 2010)

Peter Beinart is the author of The Crisis of Zionism. He is an Associate Professor at the City University of New York, Editor of OpenZion.Com at The Daily Beast, and a fellow at the New America Foundation. (September 2013)

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)

John Cassidy is a staff writer at The New Yorker and the author, most recently, of How Markets Fail: The Logic of Economic Calamities.
 (May 2014)

R. J. W. Evans is a Fellow of Oriel College and Regius Professor of History Emeritus at Oxford. His books include Austria, Hungary, and the Habsburgs: Central Europe, c. 1683–1867. (February 2014)

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.

Anthony Grafton is Henry Putnam University Professor of History and the Humanities at Princeton University. His most recent book is The Culture of Correction in Renaissance Europe.


Alma Guillermoprieto often writes on Latin America in these pages. She lives in Mexico City. (November 2012)

Michael Kimmelman is Chief Architecture Critic of The New York Times.
 (June 2014)

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

Tim Parks is Associate Professor of Literature and Translation at IULM University in Milan and the author of the travelogue Italian Ways. His latest novel is Sex Is Forbidden.


Charles Rosen is a pianist and music critic. In 2011 he was awarded a National Humanities Medal.

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. His article in this issue, August 14, 2014, was delivered as a talk at the Manggha Museum of ­Japanese Art and Technology in Kraków earlier this year, when he was presented with the Zbigniew Herbert International Literary Award.


Timothy Snyder is Housum Professor of History at Yale and the author of Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin. This month, he is to deliver a Philippe Roman Lecture on the origins of the Holocaust at the London School of Economics. (March 2014)

Nicholas Stern is Chair of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and I.G.Patel Professor of Economics and Government at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is the author, most recently, of The Global Deal.
 (June 2010)

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

Paul Volcker was the Chairman of the Federal Reserve under Presidents Carter and Reagan from 1979 to 1987, and the Chairman of the Economic Recovery Advisory Board under President Obama during 2009 and 2010. (August 2013)

Edmund White has written biographies of Jean Genet, Marcel Proust, and Arthur Rimbaud. He has also written several novels; the most recent is Jack Holmes and His Friend: A Novel. He teaches creative writing at Princeton. His book States of Desire Revisited: Travels in Gay America will be published in September 2014.