Contents


Quicksilver Frans Hals

Frans Hals in the Metropolitan Museum an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, July 26–October 10, 2011

Frans Hals: Style and Substance by Walter Liedtke

Anarchists & Capitalists

Emma Goldman: Revolution as a Way of Life by Vivian Gornick

The President and the Assassin: McKinley, Terror, and Empire at the Dawn of the American Century by Scott Miller

Bolaño: On the Edge of the Precipice

Antwerp by Roberto Bolaño, translated from the Spanish by Natasha Wimmer

The Return by Roberto Bolaño, translated from the Spanish by Chris Andrews

The Insufferable Gaucho by Roberto Bolaño, translated from the Spanish by Chris Andrews

Between Parentheses: Essays, Articles, and Speeches, 1998–2003 by Roberto Bolaño, edited by Ignacio Echevarría, translated from the Spanish by Natasha Wimmer

Tres by Roberto Bolaño, translated from the Spanish by Laura Healy

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.

Ian Buruma is the author of many books, including *The Wages of Guilt: Memories of War in Germany and Japan* (1995), *The Missionary and the Libertine: Love and War in East and West* (1996), *Murder in Amsterdam: The Death of Theo Van Gogh and the Limits of Tolerance* (2006), and *Year Zero: A History of 1945* (2013). He is the Paul W. Williams Professor of Human Rights and Journalism at Bard and a regular contributor to *The New York Review of Books*, *The New Yorker*, and *The New York Times*, among other publications.

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.

Mark Danner is the author, most recently, of Stripping Bare the Body: Politics Violence War. He is Chancellor’s Professor of English and Journalism at the University of California at Berkeley and James Clarke Chace Professor of Foreign Affairs and the ­Humanities at Bard. His writing and other work can be found at markdanner.com.

Mark Ford’s Selected Poems will be published in April. He teaches in the English Department at University College London. (February 2014)

Robert Pogue Harrison is Rosina Pierotti Professor in Italian Literature at Stanford. His new book, Juvenescence: A Cultural History of Our Age, will be published this fall by the University of Chicago Press. (July 2014)

Robert Johnson is Executive Director of the Institute for New Economic Thinking and a Senior Fellow and Director of the Global Finance Project for the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute.
 (October 2011)

Richard C. Lewontin is Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology and Professor of Biology at Harvard University. He is the author of The Genetic Basis of Evolutionary Change and Biology as Ideology, and the co-author of The Dialectical Biologist (with Richard Levins) and Not in Our Genes (with Steven Rose and Leon Kamin).

W.S. Merwin was born in New York City in 1927 and grew up in Union City, New Jersey, and in Scranton, Pennsylvania. From 1949 to 1951 he worked as a tutor in France, Portugal, and Majorca. He has since lived in many parts of the world, most recently on Maui in the Hawaiian Islands. He is the author of many books of poems, prose, and translations and has received both the Pulitzer and the Bollingen Prizes for poetry, among numerous other awards. His new poetry collection is The Moon Before Morning.

Pankaj Mishra lives in London and India. He is the author of The Romantics, winner of the Los Angeles Times’s Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction, and An End to Suffering: The Buddha in the World. He is a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books and The Guardian. Mishra’s recent books include Temptations of the West: How to Be Modern in India, Pakistan, Tibet, and Beyond and From the Ruins of Empire: The Intellectuals Who Remade Asia.

Thomas Powers is the author of The Man Who Kept the Secrets: Richard Helms and the CIA (1979), Heisenberg’s War: The Secret History of the German Bomb (1993), Intelligence Wars: American Secret History from Hitler to al-Qaeda (2002; revised and expanded edition, 2004), and The Confirmation (2000), a novel. He won a Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting in 1971 and has contributed to The New York Review of Books, The New York Times Book Review, Harper’s, The Nation, The Atlantic, and Rolling Stone. His latest book, The Killing of Crazy Horse, won the 2011 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for History. He is currently writing a memoir of his father, who once told him that the last time he met Clare Boothe Luce was in the office of Allen Dulles.


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

James Salter is a novelist and short-story writer whose books include A Sport and a Pastime, Light Years, and Dusk and Other Stories. His novel All That Is will be published in April.
 (January 2013)

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

Peter Singer is the Ira W. Decamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University, and Laureate Professor at the University of Melbourne. He is the author of *Animal Liberation*, the editor of *In Defense of Animals: The Second Wav*, and, with Paola Cavalieri, co-editor of *The Great Ape Project*.

George Soros is Chairman of Soros Fund Management LLC and the Open Society Foundations. (April 2014)

Patricia Storace is the author of Heredity, a book of poems, Dinner with Persephone, a travel memoir about Greece, and Sugar Cane, a children’s book. Her new novel is new novel is A Book of Heaven. She lives in New York.

John Terborgh, who has worked in the Peruvian Amazon since 1973, is Research Professor in the Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences at Duke and Director of its Center for Tropical Conservation. His latest book, co-edited with James A. Estes, is Trophic Cascades: Predators, Prey, and the Changing Dynamics of Nature.
 (April 2012)