Contents


A Different Kafka

Kafka: The Decisive Years by Reiner Stach, translated from the German by Shelley Frisch

Kafka: The Years of Insight by Reiner Stach, translated from the German by Shelley Frisch

Franz Kafka: The Poet of Shame and Guilt by Saul Friedländer

‘Bursting with Meanings and Emotions’

Garry Winogrand an exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, March 9–June 2, 2013; the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., March 2–June 8, 2014; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, June 27–September 21, 2014; the Jeu de Paume, Paris, October

Torch Song in Vienna

The Kraus Project: Essays by Karl Kraus translated from the German and annotated by Jonathan Franzen, with assistance and additional notes from Paul Reitter and Daniel Kehlmann

China: ‘Capitulate or Things Will Get Worse’

For a Song and a Hundred Songs: A Poet’s Journey Through a Chinese Prison by Liao Yiwu, translated from the Chinese by Wenguang Huang

This Generation: Dispatches from China’s Most Popular Literary Star (and Race Car Driver) by Han Han, edited and translated from the Chinese by Allan H. Barr

Ai Weiwei’s Blog: Writings, Interviews, and Digital Rants, 2006–2009 by Ai Weiwei, edited and translated from the Chinese by Lee Ambrozy

The Shame of Our Prisons: New Evidence

Sexual Victimization in Prisons and Jails Reported by Inmates, 2011–12: National Inmate Survey, 2011–12 by Allen J. Beck and others

Sexual Victimization in Juvenile Facilities Reported by Youth, 2012: National Survey of Youth in Custody, 2012 by Allen J. Beck and others

‘In the Cage, Trying to Get Out’

The Short, Strange Life of Herschel Grynszpan: A Boy Avenger, a Nazi Diplomat, and a Murder in Paris by Jonathan Kirsch

On the Eve: The Jews of Europe Before the Second World War by Bernard Wasserstein

Priest, Politician, Collaborator: Jozef Tiso and the Making of Fascist Slovakia by James Mace Ward

À l’intérieur du camp de Drancy by Annette Wieviorka and Michel Laffitte

Contributors

W.H. Auden (1907–1973) was an English poet, playwright, and essayist who lived and worked in the United States for much of the second half of his life. His work, from his early strictly metered verse, and plays written in collaboration with Christopher Isherwood, to his later dense poems and penetrating essays, represents one of the major achievements of twentieth-century literature.

John Banville’s most recent novel is The Blue Guitar. (February 2017)

David Cole is the National Legal Director of the ACLU and the Honorable George J. Mitchell Professor in Law and Public Policy at the Georgetown University Law Center. His most recent book is Engines of Liberty: The Power of Citizen Activists to Make Constitutional Law. (January 2017)

Susan Dunn, the Massachusetts Professor of Humanities at Williams, is the author of Roosevelt’s Purge: How FDR Fought to Change the Democratic Party and 1940: FDR, Willkie, Lindbergh, Hitler—the Election amid the Storm. (December 2016)

Samuel Freeman is the Avalon Professor in the Humanities and Professor of Philosophy and of Law at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of Justice and the Social Contract and Rawls.
 (April 2016)

Peter Galassi was Chief Curator of Photography at the Museum of Modern Art from 1991 to 2011. He is the author of studies of the photographs of Henri Cartier-Bresson, Walker Evans, and Lee Friedlander, among other books.
 (October 2013)

Michael Gorra’s Portrait of a Novel: Henry James and the Making of an American Masterpiece (2012) was a finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award in Biography. His earlier books include After Empire: Scott, Naipaul, and Rushdie (1997) and The Bells in Their Silence: Travels Through Germany (2004). He has taught at Smith College since 1985, where he is now the Mary Augusta Jordan Professor of English. He lives in Northampton, Massachusetts, with his wife and daughter.

Michael Greenberg is the author of Hurry Down Sunshine and Beg, Borrow, Steal: A Writer’s Life. 
(August 2016)

Joshua Hammer is a former Newsweek Bureau Chief and ­Correspondent-at-Large in Africa and the Middle East. His most ­recent book is The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu and Their Race to Save the World’s Most Precious Manuscripts.
 (November 2016)

Robert Pogue Harrison is Rosina Pierotti Professor in Italian ­Literature at Stanford. His most recent book is Juvenescence: A Cultural ­History of Our Age.
 (October 2016)

Michael Hofmann is a poet and translator. He teaches at the ­University of Florida. His latest translation, of Jakob Wassermann’s My Marriage, was reviewed in the last issue.
 (June 2016)

Jennifer Homans is the author of Apollo’s Angels: A History of Ballet. She is the Founder and Director of the Center for Ballet and the Arts at NYU, where she is also a Distinguished Scholar. She is currently working on a biography of George Balanchine.
 
(May 2016)

David Kaiser is President of the Rockefeller Family Fund, a US-based, family-led public charity that works to promote a sustainable and just society. (December 2016)

Verlyn Klinkenborg’s books include Several Short Sentences About Writing and More Scenes from the Rural Life.
 (December 2016)

Perry Link is Chancellorial Chair at the University of California at Riverside. His recent books include An Anatomy of Chinese: Rhythm, Metaphor, Politics and a translation of the memoirs of the Chinese astrophysicist Fang Lizhi, entitled The Most Wanted Man in China: My Journey from Scientist to Enemy of the State. (November 2016)

Arnold Relman (1923–2014) was Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School and a contributor of many articles and essays to The New York Review. Marcia Angell is a Senior Lecturer in Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Arnold Relman was her husband.

Malise Ruthven’s books include Islam in the World and Encounters with Islam: On Religion, Politics and Modernity. (January 2017)

Tamsin Shaw is Associate Professor of European and Mediterranean Studies and Philosophy at NYU and the author of Nietzsche’s Political Skepticism.
 (February 2016)

Timothy Snyder is the Housum Professor of History at Yale. His most recent book is Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning.
 (June 2016)

Lovisa Stannow is the Executive Director of Just Detention International.
 (October 2012)

James Walton is a frequent contributor to many magazines in the UK, including The Spectator.
 (December 2016)