Near Andersonville: Winslow Homer’s Civil War by Peter H. Wood
If God Is Willing and Da Creek Don’t Rise a film directed by Spike Lee
When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts a film directed by Spike Lee
Race a film directed by Katherine Cecil
Trouble the Water a film directed by Tia Lessin and Carl Deal
Poems by Elizabeth Bishop
Prose by Elizabeth Bishop, edited by Lloyd Schwartz
Elizabeth Bishop and The New Yorker: The Complete Correspondence edited by Joelle Biele
One Art/ Elizabeth Bishop Letters selected and edited by Robert Giroux
Elizabeth Bishop: Poems, Prose & Letters edited by Robert Giroux and Lloyd Schwartz
Edgar Allan Poe & The Juke-Box: Uncollected Poems, Drafts, and Fragments edited by Alice Quinn
Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses by Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa
Higher Education? How Colleges Are Wasting Our Money and Failing Our Kids—And What We Can Do About It by Andrew Hacker and Claudia Dreifus
Crisis on Campus: A Bold Plan for Reforming Our Colleges and Universities by Mark C. Taylor
Not for Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities by Martha C. Nussbaum
How to Live, or, A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer by Sarah Bakewell
The Box: Tales from the Darkroom by Günter Grass, translated from the German by Krishna Winston
Sexual Victimization Reported by Adult Correctional Authorities, 2007–2008 by Allen J. Beck and Paul Guerino
National Standards to Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Prison Rape: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking by the United States Department of Justice
Initial Regulatory Impact Analysis for Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Proposed National Standards to Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Prison Rape Under the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) by the United States Department of Justice
Sexual Victimization in Prisons and Jails Reported by Inmates, 2008–09 by Allen J. Beck, Paige M. Harrison, and others
Parade’s End, Volume 1: Some Do Not… by Ford Madox Ford, edited by Max Saunders
Parade’s End, Volume 2: No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford, edited by Joseph Wiesenfarth
The Tell-Tale Brain: A Neuroscientist’s Quest for What Makes Us Human by V.S. Ramachandran
The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore by Benjamin Hale
Pitch Uncertain: A Mid-Century Middle Daughter Finds Her Voice by Maisie Houghton
A Voice from Old New York: A Memoir of My Youth by Louis Auchincloss
Peter Brooks is Sterling Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature at Yale and Andrew W. Mellon Scholar at Princeton. His books include The Melodramatic Imagination, Reading for the Plot, and, as editor, the recently published The Humanities and Public Life.
David Kaiser is Chair of the Board of Just Detention International, a health and human rights organization that seeks to end sexual abuse in detention centers. Lovisa Stannow is the Executive Director of Just Detention International. (October 2013)
Nicholas Lemann is Dean and Henry R. Luce Professor at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. He is the author of The Big Test: The Secret History of the American Meritocracy and The Promised Land: The Great Black Migration and How It Changed America, among other books.
Perry Link is Chancellorial Chair for Teaching Across Disciplines at the University of California at Riverside. He translated China’s Charter 08 manifesto, published in these pages, and recently co-edited No Enemies, No Hatred, a collection of essays and poems by Liu Xiaobo. His latest book isAn Anatomy of Chinese: Rhythm, Metaphor, Politics and he is finishing a translation of the autobiography of the Chinese dissident astrophysicist Fang Lizhi.
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.
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.