Contents


A Brilliant, Displaced Indian Writer

The Pity of Partition: Manto’s Life, Times, and Work Across the India-Pakistan Divide by Ayesha Jalal

Bombay Stories by Saadat Hasan Manto, translated from the Urdu by Matt Reeck and Aftab Ahmad

Why Work Is More and More Debased

The Fissured Workplace: Why Work Became So Bad For So Many and What Can Be Done to Improve It by David Weil

Private Equity at Work: When Wall Street Manages Main Street by Eileen Appelbaum and Rosemary Batt

Wildly Different Poets

Music at Midnight: The Life and Poetry of George Herbert by John Drury

The English Poems of Richard Crashaw edited and with an introduction by Richard Rambuss

Who Knows the American Mind?

The Next America: Boomers, Millennials, and the Looming Generational Showdown by Paul Taylor

Social Trends in American Life: Findings from the General Social Survey since 1972 edited by Peter V. Marsden

The Problem with Survey Research by George Beam

Sexual Behavior, Sexual Attraction, and Sexual Identity in the United States: Data from the 2006–2008 National Survey of Family Growth National Health Statistics Reports

The Pollsters: Public Opinion, Politics, and Democratic Leadership by Lindsay Rogers

To Heaven and Back!

Heaven Is for Real: A Little Boy’s Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent

Life After Life: The Investigation of a Phenomenon—Survival of Bodily Death by Raymond A. Moody Jr., with a preface by Melvin Morse and a foreword by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

Paranormal: My Life in Pursuit of the Afterlife by Raymond Moody and Paul Perry

On Death and Dying: What the Dying Have to Teach Doctors, Nurses, Clergy, and Their Own Families by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

On Life After Death by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, with a foreword by Caroline Myss

Evidence of the Afterlife: The Science of Near-Death Experiences by Jeffrey Long with Paul Perry

Memories, Dreams, Reflections by Carl Jung, edited by Aniela Jaffé and translated from the German by Richard and Clara Winston

Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife by Eben Alexander

A Vision from Heaven (The Risen Christ) by Mary Stephens Landoll

Revealing Heaven: An Eyewitness Account by Kat Kerr, with a foreword by Scribe Angels and illustrations by Walter Reynolds

90 Minutes in Heaven: A True Story of Death and Life by Don Piper with Cecil Murphey

Waking Up in Heaven: A True Story of Brokenness, Heaven, and Life Again by Crystal McVea and Alex Tresniowski, with a foreword by Laura Schroff

Embraced by the Light by Betty J. Eadie with Curtis Taylor

I Knew Their Hearts by Jeff Olsen

Cold Noses at the Pearly Gates: A Book of Hope for Those Who Have Lost a Pet by Gary Kurz

Wagging Tails in Heaven: The Gift of Our Pets’ Everlasting Love by Gary Kurz

Furry Friends Forevermore: A Heavenly Reunion with Your Pet by Gary Kurz

Contributors

Neal Ascherson is the author of The Struggles for Poland, Black Sea, and Stone Voices: The Search for Scotland. He is an Honorary Professor at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London. (October 2016)

Christopher Benfey is Mellon Professor of English at Mount Holyoke. He is the author of Red Brick, Black Mountain, White Clay.
 (April 2017)

Isaiah Berlin (1909–1997) was a philosopher and historian of ideas who held the Chichele Professorship of Social and Political Theory at Oxford. The final volume of his correspondence, Affirming: Letters 1975–1997, was published in December 2015.

John Carey is Arts Emeritus Merton Professor of English at Oxford University. He has appeared as a host and commentator on numerous television and radio programs in England and is the former chief book reviewer for The Sunday Times. Among his books are The Intellectuals and the Masses, What Good Are the Arts?, Pure Pleasure: A Guide to the Twenieth Century’s Most Enjoyable Books, and a biography of William Golding. He has chaired the Booker Prize committee twice and in 2005 was the chair of the first international Booker Prize committee. His memoir The Unexpected Professor: An Oxford Life in Books was published in March 2014.


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

William Dalrymple’s books include The Last Mughal: The Fall of a Dynasty, Delhi 1857 and Return of a King: The Battle for Afghanistan, 1839–42. He is Codirector of the Jaipur Literature Festival.
 (November 2016)

J. H. Elliott is Regius Professor Emeritus of Modern History at ­Oxford. His books include Spain, Europe and the Wider World, 1500–1800 and ­History in the Making. (June 2016)

Timothy Garton Ash is Professor of European Studies and Isaiah Berlin Professorial Fellow at St. Antony’s College, Oxford, and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford. His most recent book is Free Speech: Ten Principles for a Connected World.
 (January 2017)

Robert Gottlieb has been Editor in Chief of Simon and Schuster, Knopf, and The New Yorker. His most recent book is the memoir Avid Reader: A Life. (June 2017)

Andrew Hacker teaches political science and mathematics at Queens College. His new book, The Math Myth and Other STEM ­Delusions, will appear next March.
 (July 2015)

Ian Jack was the editor of The Independent on Sunday and of Granta. He is the author of The Country Formerly Known as Great Britain and he writes regularly for The Guardian.

Tim Judah is a correspondent for The Economist. He has ­reported for The New York Review from, among other places, ­Afghanistan, Serbia, Uganda, and Armenia.
 (May 2017)

Paul Krugman is a columnist for The New York Times and Distinguished Professor of Economics at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2008.
 (July 2016)

Robert Kuttner is the cofounder and coeditor of The ­American Prospect and a Visiting Professor at Brandeis’s Heller School. His most 
recent book is Debtors’ Prison: The Politics of ­Austerity Versus Possibility.
 (October 2014)

Priyamvada Natarajan is a Professor in the Departments of Astronomy and Physics at Yale and the author of Mapping the Heavens: The Radical Scientific Ideas That Reveal the 
Cosmos.
 (May 2017)

Aryeh Neier is President Emeritus of the Open Society Foundations. He was for twelve years the Executive Director of ­Human Rights Watch.


Joyce Carol Oates is the author, most recently, of the novel A Book of American Martyrs and the story collection Dis mem ber. She is currently Distinguished Writer in Residence in the Graduate Program at NYU. (September 2017)

Geoffrey O’Brien is Editor in Chief of the Library of America. His books include Sonata for Jukebox and Stolen Glimpses, Captive Shadows: Writing on Film, 2002–2012.
 (September 2017)

Tim Parks is Associate Professor of Literature and Translation at IULM University in Milan. He is the author of many novels, translations, and works of nonfiction, most recently Life and Work: Writers, Readers, and the Conversations Between Them and the novel In Extremis. (October 2017)

Kenneth Roth is the Executive Director of Human Rights Watch. (March 2017)

Orville Schell is the former Dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley. He is currently the Arthur Ross Director of the Center on US–China Relations at the Asia Society in New York City, and the coauthor with John Delury of Wealth and Power: China’s Long March to the Twenty-First Century. (April 2016)

Cathleen Schine’s most recent novel is They May Not Mean to But They Do. (August 2017)

Frederick Seidel’s latest book of poems is Widening Income Inequality. (June 2017)

Zadie Smith’s new novel, Swing Time, was published in November. (December 2016)

John Paul Stevens served as a Supreme Court Justice ­between 1975 and 2010. (October 2014)

Tennessee Williams’s poem “Quelques Verbes Français” was found among papers acquired by Columbia University Library in 2013. It is published for the first time in the October 23, 2014 issue.