Contents


The Genius of Creative Destruction

Jonathan Swift: His Life and His World by Leo Damrosch

The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Jonathan Swift: Parodies, Hoaxes, Mock Treatises: Polite Conversation, Directions to Servants and Other Works edited by Valerie Rumbold

Here Be Monsters

Sea Monsters on Medieval and Renaissance Maps by Chet Van Duzer

Sea Monsters: A Voyage Around the World’s Most Beguiling Map by Joseph Nigg

Witches and Wicked Bodies an exhibition at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, July 27–November 3, 2013; and the British Museum, London, September 2014–January 2015

Mesmerized by Germany

Roads to Berlin: Detours and Riddles in the Lands and History of Germany by Cees Nooteboom, translated from the Dutch by Laura Watkinson, with photographs by Simone Sassen

Discovering Orson Welles

Too Much Johnson a film directed by Orson Welles in 1938

My Lunches with Orson: Conversations between Henry Jaglom and Orson Welles edited and with an introduction by Peter Biskind

Orson Welles in Italy by Alberto Anile, translated from the Italian by Marcus Perryman

The Great & Singular Vallotton

Félix Vallotton: Le Feu sous la glace [Félix Vallotton: The Fire Under the Ice] an exhibition at the Grand Palais, Paris, October 2, 2013–January 20, 2014; the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, February 14–June 1, 2014; and the Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, Tokyo, June 14–September 23, 2014

Contributors

John Banville’s Time Pieces: A Dublin Memoir is published in February. (February 2018)

Julian Bell is a painter based in Lewes, England. A new, rewritten edition of his book What Is Painting? was published in October. (December 2017)

Christopher Benfey is Mellon Professor of English at Mount Holyoke. He is the author of Red Brick, Black Mountain, White Clay: Reflections on Art, Family, and Survival. (May 2018)

Peter Brown is the Philip and Beulah Rollins Professor of History Emeritus at Princeton. His books include Augustine of Hippo: A Biography and, most recently, Treasure in Heaven: The Holy Poor in Early Christianity. (October 2017)

Mark Danner 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 most recent book is Spiral: Trapped in the Forever War. His work can be found at www
.markdanner.com.
 (March 2017)

Jason Epstein, former Editorial Director at Random House, was a founder of The New York Review and of the Library of America. He is the author of Eating: A Memoir. (Dectember 2013)

Robert Gottlieb has been Editor in Chief of Simon and ­Schuster, Knopf, and The New Yorker. His essay collection Near-Death ­Experiences…and Others will be published in June. (April 2018)

Sue Halpern is a regular contributor to The New York Review and a Scholar-in-Residence at Middlebury. Her latest book, the novel Summer Hours at the Robbers Library, will be published in February.
 (January 2018)

Adam Hochschild’s books include King Leopold’s Ghost, To End All Wars, and, most recently, Spain in Our Hearts: Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936–1939. He teaches at the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California at Berkeley. (April 2018)

Nicholas Kenyon is Managing Director of London’s Barbican Centre. His most recent books include the Faber Pocket Guides to ­Mozart and Bach and The City of London: A Companion Guide.
 (September 2015)

Adam Kirsch is a poet and critic. His most recent book is The Global Novel: Writing the World in the Twenty-first Century.
 (May 2018)

Nick Laird’s fourth collection of poetry, Feel Free, will be published this summer. His latest book is a novel, Modern Gods. (May 2018)


Radmila Lazic is the author of seven books of poetry and numerous literary essays. A Wake for the Living, her first collection of poetry in English translation, was published in 2003. (December 2013)

Gideon Lewis-Kraus is the author of A Sense of 
Direction: Pilgrimage for the Restless and the Hopeful. He was the coeditor, with Arnold Eisen, of Philip Rieff’s Sacred Order/Social Order III. (January 2015)

Edward Mendelson is Lionel Trilling Professor in the Humanities at Columbia. His latest book is Early Auden, Later Auden: A Critical Biography.
 (September 2017)

Lorrie Moore is the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of English at Vanderbilt and the author of four story collections and three novels. Her most recent novel is A Gate at the Stairs and her most recent collection of stories is Bark. (August 2017)

Fintan O’Toole is a columnist with The Irish Times and Leonard L. Milberg Visiting Lecturer in Irish Letters at Prince­ton. His writings on Brexit have won both the European Press Prize and the Orwell Prize for journalism. (February 2018)

Joyce Carol Oates’s Beautiful Days, a collection of stories, will be published in February. She is currently Distinguished Writer in Residence in the Graduate Program at NYU. (December 2017)

Geoffrey O’Brien is Editor in Chief of the Library of America. His books include Stolen Glimpses, Captive Shadows: Writing on Film, 2002–2012 and the poetry collection The Blue Hill. (May 2018)

Cathleen Schine’s latest novel is They May Not Mean to but They Do. (February 2018)

Amartya Sen teaches economics and philosophy at Harvard. He was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics in 1998. (June 2017)

Charles Simic has been Poet Laureate of the United States. His latest book is Scribbled in the Dark, a volume of poetry. (November 2017)

Colin Thubron is a President Emeritus of the Royal Society of Literature and the author of The Lost Heart of Asia, Shadow of the Silk Road, and, most recently, Night of Fire, a novel. (October 2017)

Marina Warner is President of the Royal Society of Literature and Professor of English and Creative Writing at Birkbeck College, University of London. Her books include Alone of All Her Sex: The Myth and the Cult of the Virgin Mary and Once Upon a Time: A Short History of Fairy Tale.
 (September 2017)

Michael Wood is Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature at Princeton. His most recent book is On Empson.

Christopher de Bellaigue’s most recent book is The Islamic Enlightenment: The Struggle Between Faith and Reason, 1798 to Modern Times. (February 2018)