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

Charles Baxter is the Edelstein-Keller Professor in Creative Writing at the University of Minnesota. His latest book, Gryphon: New and Selected Stories, was published in paperback in February. (December 2012)

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 April 2015.

David Bromwich is Sterling Professor of English at Yale. His two new books, The Intellectual Life of Edmund Burke: From the Sublime and Beautiful to American Independence and Moral Imagination, a collection of his essays, were published earlier this year. (August 2014)

Peter Brown is Philip and Beulah Rollins Professor of History Emeritus at Princeton. His most recent book is Through the Eye of a Needle: Wealth, the Fall of Rome, and the Making of Christianity in the West, 350–550 AD. (December 2013)

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 is Professor Emeritus of English at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of Follies of the Wise: Dissenting Essays.

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, Steal: A Writer’s Life. (April 2014)

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 five books including, most recently, I.O.U.: Why Everyone Owes Everyone and No One Can Pay. In 2008 he received the E.M. Forster Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
 (December 2011)

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 has reported on the Arab world for twenty years and currently writes for The Economist. (October 2013)

Nathaniel Rich’s most recent novel is Odds Against Tomorrow. He lives in New Orleans. (July 2014)

Alan Ryan’s On Tocqueville and On Marx were published this summer. He is a Visiting Professor of Philosophy at Stanford this year.

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)

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)