The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist by Bill McKibben
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
The Thistle and the Drone: How America’s War on Terror Became a Global War on Tribal Islam by Akbar Ahmed
Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin by Jill Lepore
Balanchine and the Lost Muse: Revolution and the Making of a Choreographer by Elizabeth Kendall
TransAtlantic by Colum McCann
Simpler: The Future of Government by Cass R. Sunstein
Inferno by Dan Brown
Inferno by Dante, translated from the Italian by Mary Jo Bang, with illustrations by Henrik Drescher
The Divine Comedy by Dante, translated from the Italian by Clive James
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
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
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 Flame of Eternity: An Interpretation of Nietzsche’s Thought by Krzysztof Michalski, translated from the Polish by Benjamin Paloff
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
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
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 was born in Wexford, Ireland in 1945. He is the author of many novels, including The Book of Evidence, The Untouchable, Eclipse, The Sea (winner of the Man Booker Prize), and Ancient Light. As Benjamin Black he has written six crime novels, including Vengeance.
David Cole is the Honorable George J. Mitchell Professor in Law and Public Policy at Georgetown University Law Center. He is the author of several books, including The Torture Memos: Rationalizing the Unthinkable (2009), Less Safe, Less Free: Why America Is Losing the War on Terror (with Jules Lobel, 2007) and Enemy Aliens: Double Standards and Constitutional Freedoms in the War on Terrorism (2003).
Susan Dunn, the Parish Third Century Professor of Humanities at Williams, is the author of Dominion of Memories: Jefferson, Madison, and the Decline of Virginia. Her most recent book is 1940: FDR, Willkie, Lindbergh, Hitler—the Election Amid the Storm. (June 2014)
Samuel Freeman is the Avalon Professor in the Humanities and Professor of Philosophy and of Law at the University of Pennsylvania. Among his books are Justice and the Social Contract and Rawls. (July 2014)
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.
Joshua Hammer is a former Newsweek bureau chief and correspondent-at-large in Africa and the Middle East. His new book, Taking Timbuktu, will be published next year. His report in this issue was supported by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. (May 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)
Michael Hofmann is a poet and translator. He has translated nine books by Joseph Roth and was awarded the PEN translation prize for String of Pearls. His Selected Poems were published in 2010. He lives in London.
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)
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.
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 is the author of Islam: A Very Short Introduction, Islam in the World: The Divine Supermarket (a study of Christian fundamentalism), A Fury for God: The Islamist Attack on America, A Satanic Affair: Salman Rushdie and the Wrath of Islam, and several other books. His latest book is Encounters with Islam: On Religion, Politics and Modernity.
Timothy Snyder is Housum Professor of History at Yale and the author of Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin. This month, he is to deliver a Philippe Roman Lecture on the origins of the Holocaust at the London School of Economics. (March 2014)