Contents


On the Magic Carpet of the Met

Masterpieces from the Department of Islamic Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art edited by Maryam D. Ekhtiar, Priscilla P. Soucek, Sheila R. Canby, and Navina Najat Haidar

Treasures of Islamic Manuscript Painting from the Morgan an exhibition at the Morgan
 Library and Museum, New York City, October 21, 2011–January 29, 2012

The Mask Behind the Voice

Sex and Death to the Age 14 by Spalding Gray

Swimming to Cambodia by Spalding Gray

Monster in a Box by Spalding Gray

Impossible Vacation by Spalding Gray

Gray’s Anatomy by Spalding Gray

It’s a Slippery Slope by Spalding Gray

Morning, Noon and Night by Spalding Gray

Life Interrupted: The Unfinished Monologue by Spalding Gray

The Journals of Spalding Gray edited by Nell Casey

And Everything Is Going Fine a film directed by Steven Soderbergh

Contributors

Lisa Appignanesi is Chair of the Royal Society of Literature and former Chair of the Trustees of the Freud Museum in London. She is the author of Mad, Bad, and Sad: A History of Women and the Mind Doctors, among other books. (October 2017)

Charles Baxter is the Edelstein-Keller Professor in Creative Writing at the University of Minnesota. His latest book is There’s Something I Want You to Do: Stories. (April 2017)

Louis Begley’s books include Why the Dreyfus Affair Matters and the novel Wartime Lies. His eleventh novel, Killer Come Hither, will be published in 2015.

David Bromwich is Sterling Professor of English at Yale. Moral Imagination, a collection of his essays, was recently published in paperback. (October 2017)

Peter Brown is the Philip and Beulah Rollins Professor of History Emeritus at Princeton. His books include Augustine of Hippo: A Biography and, most recently, Treasure in Heaven: The Holy Poor in Early Christianity. (October 2017)

Frank Costigliola, the editor of the George F. Kennan diaries and a professor of history at the University of Connecticut, is the author of Lost Alliances: How Personal Politics Helped Start the Cold War, which will be published in December. (December 2011)

Frederick C. Crews’s new book, Freud: The Making of an Illusion, will be published in the fall.
 (February 2017)

Robert W. Gordon is Professor of Law at Stanford and the Chancellor Kent Professor Emeritus of Law and Legal History at Yale Law School.
 (December 2011)

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.


Michael Greenberg is the author of Hurry Down Sunshine and Beg, Borrow, and Steal: A Writer’s Life. 
(August 2017)

Melvin Konner is Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Anthropology at Emory. His most recent book, The Evolution of Childhood: Relationships, Emotion, Mind, was published in paperback in November. (December 2011)

John Lanchester is the author of four novels and four books of nonfiction including, most recently, How to Speak Money: What the Money People Say—And What It Really Means. (November 2016)

Sarah Manguso is the author of two books of poetry, a story collection, and, most recently, the memoir The Two Kinds of Decay. Her new book, The Guardians, will be published in February.
 (December 2011)

Nicolas Pelham is The Economist’s Middle East correspondent. His most recent book is Holy Lands: Reviving Pluralism in the Middle East. (October 2016)

Nathaniel is the author of Odds Against Tomorrow and The Mayor’s Tongue. His novel King Zeno will be published in January. (October 2017)

Alan Ryan’s On Tocqueville and On Marx were published last year. He is the author of the two-volume work On Politics: A History of Political Thought: From Herodotus to the Present. He is visiting professor of philosophy at Stanford.


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. (October 2017)

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.

Lorin Stein is Editor of The Paris Review. (December 2011)