Contents


The Moralist

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson, translated from the Swedish by Reg Keeland

The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson, translated from the Swedish by Reg Keeland

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson, translated from the Swedish by Reg Keeland

The Genius of Buster

The Best of Buster twelve feature-length and twelve short films by Buster Keaton,

A Hard Act to Follow a documentary directed by Kevin Brownlow and David Gill (1987)

Buster Keaton: Interviews edited by Kevin W. Sweeney

The Fall of Buster Keaton: His Films for M-G-M, Educational Pictures, and Columbia by James L. Neibaur

Lost Keaton: Sixteen Comedy Shorts, 1934–37 Kino, DVD, $34.95

The General a film directed by Buster Keaton and Clyde Bruckman (1926)

Steamboat Bill, Jr. a film directed by Charles F. Reisner (1928)

Sherlock, Jr./Three Ages films directed by Buster Keaton and Eddie Cline (1924/1923)

Our Hospitality a film directed by Buster Keaton and Jack Blystone (1923)

The Short Films Collection, 1920–1923 nineteen films directed by Buster Keaton and others

The Revelations of Frank Kermode

The Uses of Error by Frank Kermode

Bury Place Papers: Essays from the London Review of Books by Frank Kermode

The Genesis of Secrecy: On the Interpretation of Narrative by Frank Kermode

Shakespeare’s Language by Frank Kermode

Wise Men Against the Grain

Through the History of the Cold War: The Correspondence of George F. Kennan and John Lukacs edited by John Lukacs

George F. Kennan and the Origins of Containment, 1944–1946: The Kennan–Lukacs Correspondence with an introduction by John Lukacs

Contributors

Russell Baker is a former columnist and correspondent for The New York Times and The Baltimore Sun. His books include The Good Times, Growing Up, and Looking Back.

Julian Bell is a painter and writer living in Lewes, England. His Van Gogh: A Power Seething will be published early next year.
 (June 2014)

Michael Chabon is the author of several books, including The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, Wonder Boys, The Amazing Adventures of Cavalier and Klay, The Yiddish Policeman’s Union, Manhood for Amateurs: The Pleasures and Regrets of a Husband, Father, and Son and most recently, Telegraph Avenue.

Dan Chiasson’s fourth collection of poetry is Bicentennial.
 (August 2014)

David Cole is the Honorable George J. Mitchell Professor in Law and Public Policy at Georgetown University Law Center. He is the award-winning 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) He has been awarded an Open Society Foundation Fellowship for 2012–2013 to write his next book, on the role of civil society in enforcing constitutional rights.


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

Richard Dorment is the art critic of the Daily Telegraph. Among the exhibitions he has organized is “James McNeill Whistler,” seen at the Tate Gallery, London, the Musée d’Orsay, Paris, and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. 
(June 2013)

J. H. Elliott is Regius Professor Emeritus of Modern History at the University of Oxford. He is the author of History in the Making.

James Fenton is a British poet and literary critic. From 1994 until 1999, Fenton was Oxford Professor of Poetry; in 2007 he was awarded the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry.

Paula Fox has won numerous prizes, including a PEN award for her memoir Borrowed Finery. Her latest book, News from the World: Stories and Essays, was published in April. (June 2011)

Martin Greenberg has written books on Franz Kafka, S.T. Coleridge, and William Wordsworth, and is a prize-winning translator of Kleist and Goethe. (June 2011)

Max Hastings has been the editor of The Daily Telegraph and The Evening Standard. His most recent book, Inferno: The World at War, 1939–1945, was published in November.
 (February 2012)

Alison Lurie is Frederic J. Whiton Professor of American Literature Emerita at Cornell. She is the author of two collections of essays on children’s literature, Don’t Tell the Grownups and Boys and Girls Forever, and the editor of The Oxford Book of Fairy Tales. Her most recent novel is Truth and Consequences.


Tim Parks, a novelist, essayist, and translator, is Associate Professor of Literature and Translation at IULM University in Milan. He has recently published the novel Sex Is Forbidden and the travel book Italian Ways: On and Off the Rails from Milan to Palermo.


William Pfaff’s latest book is The Irony of Manifest Destiny: The Tragedy of America’s Foreign Policy.
 (June 2013)

Jana Prikryl is on the editorial staff of The New York Review. Her writing has appeared in The Nation and The New Yorker.
 (October 2012)

Ahmed Rashid is the author of Pakistan on the Brink: The Future of America, Pakistan, and Afghanistan and several books on Afghanistan and Central Asia. (June 2014)

Christopher Ricks teaches at Boston University in the Core Curriculum and the Editorial Institute and is a former president of the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers. From 2004 to 2009 he was Professor of Poetry at the University of Oxford. His recent books include True Friendship: Geoffrey Hill, Anthony Hecht, and Robert Lowell Under the Sign of Eliot and Pound and Decisions and Revisions in T.S. Eliot.

Max Rodenbeck is The Economist’s Mideast Correspondent. He lives in Cairo. (May 2013)

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

Malise Ruthven is the author of Islam: A Very Short Introduction, Islam in the World: The Divine Supermarket (a study of Christian fundamentalism), A Fury for God: The Islamist Attack on America, A Satanic Affair: Salman Rushdie and the Wrath of Islam, and several other books. His latest book is Encounters with Islam: On Religion, Politics and Modernity.

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

John R. Searle is Slusser Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley. His most recent book is Making the Social World.
 (January 2013)

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.

Christopher de Bellaigue was born in London in 1971 and has worked as a journalist in the Middle East and South Asia since 1994. His first book, In the Rose Garden of the Martyrs: A Memoir of Iran, was shortlisted for the Royal Society of Literature’s Ondaatje Prize. His latest book is Patriot of Persia: Muhammad Mossadegh and a Tragic Anglo-American Coup. He lives in Tehran with his wife and two children.