Contents


The Mental Life of Plants and Worms, Among Others

The Formation of Vegetable Mould through the Action of Worms: with Observations on Their Habits by Charles Darwin

Jelly-Fish, Star-Fish, and Sea-Urchins: Being a Research on Primitive Nervous Systems by George John Romanes

Mental Evolution in Animals by George John Romanes

In Search of Memory: The Emergence of a New Science of Mind by Eric R. Kandel

What a Plant Knows: A Field Guide to the Senses by Daniel Chamovitz

The Foundations of Ethology by Konrad Lorenz

Behavior of the Lower Organisms by Herbert Spencer Jennings

Cephalopod Behaviour by Roger T. Hanlon and John B. Messenger

An Introduction to Nervous Systems by Ralph J. Greenspan

The Gift of Piero

Piero della Francesca: Personal Encounters an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, January 14–March 30, 2014

The Reckless Founding Formalist

Shklovsky: Witness to an Era by Serena Vitale, translated from the Italian by Jamie Richards

Theory of Prose by Viktor Shklovsky, translated from the Russian by Benjamin Sher, with an introduction by Gerald L. Bruns

A Sentimental Journey: Memoirs, 1917–1922 by Viktor Shklovsky, translated from the Russian by Richard Sheldon, with introductions by Richard Sheldon and Sidney Monas

Zoo, or Letters Not About Love by Viktor Shklovsky, translated from the Russian and with an introduction by Richard Sheldon

Contributors

John Ashbery’s new book of poems, Commotion of the Birds, will be published in November. (August 2016)

Elaine Blair is a regular contributor to The New York Review. (June 2015)

G.W. Bowersock is Professor Emeritus of Ancient History at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. His new book, 
The Crucible of Islam, is published in April. (April 2017)

Leo Carey is a Senior Editor at The New Yorker. (November 2016)

Joel E. Cohen is Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Professor of ­Populations at the Rockefeller University and Columbia University and the author of How Many People Can the Earth Support?
 (April 2014)

Freeman Dyson is Professor of Physics Emeritus at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. His most recent book is Dreams of Earth and Sky, a collection of his writing in these pages. (October 2016)

Helen Epstein is a writer specializing in public health and an adjunct professor at Bard College. She has advised numerous organizations, including the United States Agency for International Development, the World Bank, Human Rights Watch, and UNICEF. She is the author of The Invisible Cure: Why We Are Losing the Fight Against AIDS in Africa and has contributed articles to many publications, including The New York Review of Books and The New York Times Magazine. Her research for the article in the November 5, 2015 issue was supported by the Open Society Foundations.


Keith Gessen is a founding editor of n+1 and the editor and cotranslator of Kirill Medvedev’s It’s No Good.


Peter Green is Dougherty Centennial Professor Emeritus of Classics at the University of Texas at Austin and Adjunct Professor at the University of Iowa. His most recent book is The Hellenistic Age: A Short History. His translation of the Iliad is forthcoming.
 (March 2015)

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

Jeff Madrick is the Director of the Bernard L. Schwartz Rediscovering Government Initiative at the Century Foundation and Editor of Challenge. His most recent book is Seven Bad Ideas: How Mainstream Economists Damaged America and the World.
 (June 2017)

J.D. McClatchy is an American poet and librettist. He is 
­Editor of The Yale Review. His most recent book is Plundered Hearts: New and Selected Poems.
 (April 2014)

Colin McGinn is a philosopher. His books include Philosophy of ­Language: The Classics Explained and Prehension: The Hand and the ­Emergence of Humanity. (June 2016)

Oliver Sacks (1933–2015) was a physician and the author of over ten books, the most recent of which is On the Move: A Life.

Cathleen Schine’s latest novel, They May Not Mean To, But They Do, will be published in paperback this June. (April 2017)

Gregor Peter Schmitz is the Berlin Bureau Chief for the German ­magazine WirtschaftsWoche and the coauthor with George Soros of The Tragedy of the European Union: ­Disintegration or Revival?
 (February 2016)

Sanford Schwartz is the author of Christen Købke and William Nicholson. (May 2017)

David Shulman is Professor Emeritus at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and an activist in Ta’ayush, Arab–Jewish Partnership. He was awarded the Israel Prize for Religious Studies in February. (June 2017)

George Soros is chairman of Soros Fund Management LLC and the Open Society Foundations. (November 2016)

Cass Sunstein is the Robert Walmsley University Professor at Harvard. His latest book is The Ethics of Influence: Government in the Age of Behavorial Science.
 (November 2016)

Paul Wilson’s translation of Bohumil Hrabal’s early stories, Mr. Kafka and Other Tales from the Time of the Cult, is published this month. (November 2015)

Robert Winter is Distinguished Professor of Music and holds the Presidential Chair in Music and Interactive Arts at UCLA. He is about to release Music in the Air, the first all-digital history of Western music.(April 2016)

Ruth Bernard Yeazell is Chace Family Professor of ­English at Yale. Her books include Art of the Everyday: Dutch Painting and the Realist Novel and Fictions of Modesty: Women and Courtship in the English Novel. (April 2014)

Christopher de Bellaigue’s latest book, Islamic Enlightenment, will be published in April. (March 2017)