Contents


Beautiful, Aesthetic, Erotic

The Last Pre-Raphaelite: Edward Burne-Jones and the Victorian Imagination by Fiona MacCarthy

The New Painting of the 1860s: Between the Pre-Raphaelites and the Aesthetic Movement by Allen Staley

Edward Burne-Jones: The Hidden Humorist by John Christian

The Cult of Beauty: The Aesthetic Movement in Britain, 1860–1900 an exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, April 2–July 17, 2011; the Musée d'Orsay, Paris, September 12, 2011–January 15, 2012; and the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, February 18–July 17, 2012

The Cult of Beauty: The Victorian Avant-Garde, 1860–1900 edited by Lynn Federle Orr and Stephen Calloway, assisted by Esmé Whittaker

The New World of William Carlos Williams

Something Urgent I Have to Say to You”: The Life and Works of William Carlos Williams by Herbert Leibowitz

The Poetry of William Carlos Williams of Rutherford by Wendell Berry

By Word of Mouth: Poems from the Spanish, 1916–1959 by William Carlos Williams, compiled and edited by Jonathan Cohen, with a foreword by Julio Marzán

Let the DNA Fit the Crime

The Central Park Five: A Chronicle of a City Wilding by Sarah Burns

Genetic Justice: DNA Data Banks, Criminal Investigations, and Civil Liberties by Sheldon Krimsky and Tania Simoncelli

Convicting The Innocent: Where Criminal Prosecutions Go Wrong by Brandon L. Garrett

We’re More Unequal Than You Think

The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett

The Darwin Economy: Liberty, Competition, and the Common Good by Robert H. Frank

The Age of Austerity: How Scarcity Will Remake American Politics by Thomas Byrne Edsall

Why Some Politicians Are More Dangerous Than Others by James Gilligan

Contributors

Julian Barnes has written eleven novels, three books of short stories, and four collections of essays. His latest novel, The Sense of an Ending, won the 2011 Man Booker Prize.

Richard Bernstein was Time’s bureau chief in China and a foreign correspondent for The New York Times. His most recent book is China 1945: Mao’s Revolution and America’s Fateful Choice.

 (November 2014)

Harold Bloom’s most recent books are The Anatomy of Influence: Literature as a Way of Life and The Shadow of a Great Rock: A Literary Appreciation of the King James Bible. He teaches at Yale and is at work on a play, To You Whoever You are: A Pageant Celebrating Walt Whitman.
 (February 2012)

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)

Elizabeth Drew is a regular contributor to The New York Review. Her most recent book, Washington Journal: Reporting Watergate and Richard Nixon’s Downfall, was published in May.

 (September 2014)

R. J. W. Evans is a Fellow of Oriel College and Regius Professor of History Emeritus at Oxford. His books include Austria, Hungary, and the Habsburgs: Central Europe, c. 1683–1867. (February 2014)

Jonathan Freedland is Executive Editor for Opinion at The Guardian, where he also writes a weekly column. In 2014 he was awarded the Orwell Special Prize for journalism.

 (August 2014)

Jonathan Galassi is a translator of Eugenio Montale and Giacomo Leopardi. His most recent collection of poems is Left-Handed, and his novel, Muse, will be published next spring.
 (June 2014)

Andrew Hacker teaches political science and mathematics 
at Queens College. His new book, The Math Myth, will appear in the spring. (October 2014)

Adam Kirsch’s second collection of poems is Invasions. His new book of essays, Rocket and Lightship, will be published this fall. (September 2014)

Klaus Regling, former Director General for Economic and ­Financial Affairs of the European Commission, is Chief Executive Officer of the European Financial Stability Facility. (February 2012)

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).

Mark Lilla is Professor of the Humanities at Columbia 
and author of The Stillborn God: Politics, Religion, and the Modern West.



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

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.


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

Michael Tomasky is a Special Correspondent for The Daily Beast, Editor of Democracy: A Journal of Ideas, and author of the e-book Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!: The Beatles and America, Then and Now.
 (June 2014)

Colm Tóibín is the Irene and Sidney B. Silverman Professor of the Humanities at Columbia. His most recent book is The Testament of Mary.


Charles Wright’s most recent book is Bye-and-Bye: Selected Late Poems. (February 2012)

Sami Zeidan is a Senior Presenter for Al Jazeera English.
 (February 2012)