Contents


You Can’t Catch Picasso

Picasso’s Masterpieces: The Musée Picasso Paris Collection edited by Anne Baldassari

Picasso and Jacqueline: The Evolution of Style an exhibition at the Pace Gallery, New York City an exhibition at the Pace Gallery, New York City, October 31, 2014–January 10, 2015

Picasso and the Camera an exhibition at the Gagosian Gallery, New York City, October 28, 2014–January 3, 2015

Italy’s Great, Mysterious Storyteller

My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante, translated from the Italian by Ann Goldstein

The Story of a New Name by Elena Ferrante, translated from the Italian by Ann Goldstein

Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay by Elena Ferrante, translated from the Italian by Ann Goldstein

The Lost Daughter by Elena Ferrante, translated from the Italian by Ann Goldstein

Troubling Love by Elena Ferrante, translated from the Italian by Ann Goldstein

The Days of Abandonment by Elena Ferrante, translated from the Italian by Ann Goldstein

Fiddle Shtick

Wonder of Wonders: A Cultural History of Fiddler on the Roof by Alisa Solomon

Tradition! The Highly Improbable, Ultimately Triumphant Broadway-to-Hollywood Story of Fiddler on the Roof, the World’s Most Beloved Musical by Barbara Isenberg

The Purple Stone of Emperors

Porphyry: Red Imperial Porphyry: Power and Religion by Dario Del Bufalo, translated from the Italian by David Graham and Lara Cox

Porphyre: La Pierre Pourpre des Ptolémées à Bonaparte [Porphyry: The Purple Stone from the Ptolemies to Bonaparte] by Philippe Malgouyres and Clément Blanc-Riehl

Byzantine Matters by Averil Cameron

Dialoguing in Late Antiquity by Averil Cameron

Contributors

Hilton Als is a staff writer for The New Yorker and the co­author, most recently, of Alice Neel: Uptown. He received the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Criticism.
 (June 2017)

Anne Applebaum is a columnist for The Washington Post and a Professor of Practice at the London School of Economics’ Institute of Global Affairs. Her new book, Red Famine: Stalin’s War on Ukraine, will be published in October. (October 2017)

Charles Baxter is the Edelstein-Keller Professor in Creative Writing at the University of Minnesota. His latest book is There’s Something I Want You to Do: Stories. (April 2017)

Louis Begley’s books include Why the Dreyfus Affair Matters and the novel Wartime Lies. His eleventh novel, Killer Come Hither, will be published in 2015.

Alan S. Blinder is the Gordon S. Rentschler Memorial ­Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton. He was Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve between 1994 and 1996. His most recent book is After the Music Stopped: The Financial Crisis, the Response, and the Work Ahead.
 (December 2014)

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)

Robert Brustein is a playwright, director, critic, teacher, founder of the Yale Repertory and American Repertory Theatres, and currently Distinguished Scholar in Residence at Suffolk University. His latest book is Winter Passages.
 (December 2014)

Michael Dirda is a columnist for The Washington Post Book World. His most recent book is Browsings: A Year of Reading, Collecting, and Living with Books.
 (December 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.

Edwin Frank is the editor of NYRB Classics. His Snake Train: Poems 1984–2013 will be published in early 2015.

James Gleick’s most recent book is Time Travel: A History. (January 2017)

Giles Harvey, a former member of The New York Review’s ­editorial staff, is a Senior Editor at Harper’s. (December 2014)

Richard Holmes books include Shelley, Footsteps, Coleridge, The Age of Wonder, and, most recently, Falling Upwards: How We Took to the Air. His memoir This Long Pursuit will be published next spring.
 (November 2016)

Ian Johnson reports from Beijing and Berlin. His new book, The Souls of China: The Return of Religion After Mao, was published in April. He received the 2016 Shorenstein Journalism Award. (October 2017)

Joseph Lelyveld’s most recent book is His Final Battle: The Last Months of Franklin Roosevelt. (November 2017)

Anka Muhlstein was awarded the Prix Goncourt in 1996 for her biography of Astolphe de Custine, and has twice received the History Prize of the French Academy. Her essay in the January 19, 2017 issue is drawn from her new book, The Pen and the Brush: How Passion for Art Shaped ­Nineteenth-Century French Novels, which will be published by Other Press in January. (January 2017)

Jed Perl’s Calder: The Conquest of Time, the first volume of his biography of the American sculptor, has just been published.
 (October 2017)

Jed S. Rakoff is a United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York. (November 2017)

Patricia Storace is the author of Heredity, a volume of poems, Dinner with Persephone, a travel memoir about Greece, and Sugar Cane, a children’s book. Her most recent book is the novel A Book of Heaven.
 (July 2016)

Michael Tomasky is a Special Correspondent for The Daily Beast and the Editor of Democracy: A Journal of Ideas. (November 2017)

Colm Tóibín is Irene and Sidney B. Silverman Professor of the Humanities at Columbia. His most recent book is the novel House of Names. (July 2017)