Contents


‘Deft, Ingenious, Creepy’

George Condo: Mental States an exhibition at the New Museum, New York City, January 26–May 8, 2011; the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, June 25–September 25, 2011; the Hayward Gallery, London, October 18, 2011–January 15, 2012;

The Imaginary Portraits of George Condo with an essay by Ralph Rugoff

The Quiet Genius

L’Armoire secrète: Eine Leserin im Kontext (The Secret Cabinet: A Reader in Context) an exhibition at the Oskar Reinhart Collection, Winterthur, Switzerland, February 4–May 15, 2011.

Circles of Hell

Voices from the Gulag edited by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn and translated from the Russian by Kenneth Lantz

Gulag Voices: An Anthology edited by Anne Applebaum

The Victims Return: Survivors of the Gulag After Stalin by Stephen F. Cohen

Gulag Boss: A Soviet Memoir by Fyodor Vasilevich Mochulsky, translated from the Russian and edited by Deborah Kaple

Showing Off

My Thoughts Be Bloody: The Bitter Rivalry Between Edwin and John Wilkes Booth That Led to an American Tragedy by Nora Titone, with a foreword by Doris Kearns Goodwin

Recharging Chinese Art

The Emperor’s Private Paradise: Treasures from the Forbidden City an exhibition at the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts, September 14, 2010–January 9, 2011; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, February 3–May 1, 2011; and the Milwaukee Art Museum, June 11–September 12, 2011.

Fresh Ink: Ten Takes on Chinese Tradition an exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, November 20, 2010–February 13, 2011.

Contemporary Chinese Art: Primary Documents edited by Wu Hung, with Peggy Wang

The Wall Street Leviathan

The Financial Crisis Inquiry Report: Final Report of the National Commission on the Causes of the Financial and Economic Crisis in the United States

Inside Job a film directed by Charles Ferguson

Regulating Wall Street: The Dodd-Frank Act and the New Architecture of Global Finance edited by Viral V. Acharya, Thomas F. Cooley, Matthew P. Richardson, and Ingo Walter

Reforming US Financial Markets: Reflections Before and Beyond Dodd-Frank by Randall S. Kroszner and Robert J. Shiller, edited and with an introduction by Benjamin M. Friedman

Contributors

Robert Darnton, the Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and University Librarian Emeritus at Harvard, is currently a Fellow at the Institut d’études avancées in Paris. (May 2017)

Anita Desai is the author, most recently, of The Artist of Disappearance, a collection of three novellas. (October 2015)

István Deák is Seth Low Professor Emeritus at Columbia. He is the author, with Jan Gross and Tony Judt, of The Politics of Retribution in Europe: World War II and Its Aftermath.

Yasmine El Rashidi is the author of The Battle for Egypt: Dispatches from the Revolution and the novel Chronicle of a Last Summer.
 (April 2017)

Jonathan Freedland is an editorial-page columnist for The Guardian. His next novel is To Kill the President, published under the pseudonym Sam Bourne. (July 2017)

Robert Gottlieb has been Editor in Chief of Simon and Schuster, Knopf, and The New Yorker. His most recent book is the memoir Avid Reader: A Life. (June 2017)

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)

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 The Hellenistic Age: A Short History. His translation of the Iliad is forthcoming.
 (March 2015)

Alma Guillermoprieto is a frequent contributor to The New York Review, often writing on Latin America. She is the author of Dancing with Cuba: A Memoir of the Revolution, among other books.
 (May 2016)

Sue Halpern is a regular contributor to The New York Review and a Scholar-in-Residence at Middlebury. Her latest book is A Dog Walks into a Nursing Home. (July 2017)

Maya Jasanoff is Professor of History at Harvard. She is the author of Liberty’s Exiles: American Loyalists in the Revolutionary World and Edge of Empire: Lives, Culture, and Conquest in the East 1750–1850. (October 2016)

Jeff Madrick is the Director of the Bernard L. Schwartz Rediscovering Government Initiative at the Century Foundation and Editor of Challenge. His most recent book is Seven Bad Ideas: How Mainstream Economists Damaged America and the World.
 (June 2017)

Ivan Maisky was Soviet Ambassador to London from 1932 to 1943. Gabriel Gorodetsky is a Quondam Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, and a member of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton. His three-volume edition of the diary of Ivan Maisky is forthcoming from Yale University Press.
 (April 2011)

Felix Martin, an economist at Thames River Capital LLP, worked at the World Bank for two stretches between 1998 and 2008. He was formerly an executive board member and analyst at the European Stability Initiative. (April 2011)

Edward Mendelson is Lionel Trilling Professor in the Humanities at Columbia. His latest book is Moral Agents: Eight Twentieth-Century American Writers. (December 2016)

Claire Messud’s most recent novel is The Woman Upstairs. (March 2017)

Joyce Carol Oates is the author, most recently, of A Book of American Martyrs. She is Professor Emerita of Humanities at Princeton and currently a Visiting Professor in the English Department at the University of California, Berkeley. (April 2017)

Geoffrey O’Brien is Editor in Chief of the Library of America. He is the author of The Phantom Empire and Stolen Glimpses, Captive Shadows: Writing on Film, 2002–2012, among other books. (April 2017)

Willibald Sauerländer is a former Director of the Central Institute for Art History in Munich. His latest book is Manet Paints Monet: A Summer in Argenteuil. (May 2016)

Michael Scammell is the author of biographies of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn and Arthur Koestler, and has translated many books from Russian. He is now working on a memoir. (April 2016)

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

Robert Skidelsky is Emeritus Professor of Political Economy at Warwick University, England. His latest book is How Much Is Enough?: Money and the Good Life with Edward Skidelsky. He is the author of a three-volume biography of John Maynard Keynes.
 (April 2014)

Zadie Smith’s new novel, Swing Time, was published in November. (December 2016)

Jonathan Spence is Professor of History Emeritus at Yale. Among his books are The Death of Woman Wang, Treason by the Book, The Question of Hu, and The Search for Modern China.