Contents


The American Hero

American Sniper a film directed by Clint Eastwood

American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in US Military History by Chris Kyle with Jim DeFelice and Scott McEwen

The Godfather of Modernism

“Literchoor Is My Beat”: A Life of James Laughlin, Publisher of New Directions by Ian S. MacNiven

The Collected Poems of James Laughlin edited with an introduction and notes by Peter Glassgold

The Fierce Pressures Facing Pakistan

The Struggle for Pakistan: A Muslim Homeland and Global Politics by Ayesha Jalal

The Army and Democracy: Military Politics in Pakistan by Aqil Shah

Discontent and Its Civilizations: Dispatches from Lahore, New York, and London by Mohsin Hamid

Midnight’s Furies: The Deadly Legacy of India’s Partition by Nisid Hajari

Cuba: The New Opening

Visions of Power in Cuba: Revolution, Redemption, and Resistance, 1959–1971 by Lillian Guerra

Back Channel to Cuba: The Hidden History of Negotiations Between Washington and Havana by William M. LeoGrande and Peter Kornbluh

Beckett in Love

The Letters of Samuel Beckett, Volume III: 1957–1965 edited and translated from the French by George Craig, and edited by Martha Dow Fehsenfeld, Dan Gunn, and Lois More Overbeck

Adam Michnik: A Hero of Our Time

An Uncanny Era: Conversations Between Václav Havel and Adam Michnik edited and translated from the Polish and with an introduction by Elzbieta Matynia

The Trouble with History: Morality, Revolution, and Counterrevolution by Adam Michnik, edited by Irena Grudzinska Gross, and translated from the Polish by Elzbieta Matynia, Agnieszka Marczyk, and Roman Czarny

Malamud’s Secrets

Novels and Stories of the 1940s & 50s by Bernard Malamud, edited by Philip Davis

Novels and Stories of the 1960s by Bernard Malamud, edited by Philip Davis

Contributors

Ian Bostridge is an opera singer and a song recitalist. He is the author of Schubert’s Winter Journey: Anatomy of an Obsession.
 (April 2015)

Ian Buruma’s latest book is Their Promised Land: My Grandparents in Love and War. (August 2017)

Steve Coll is Dean of the Columbia University Graduate School of ­Journalism. He is a staff writer at The New Yorker and the author of Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001.


 (June 2016)

Umberto Eco is President of the Scuola Superiore di Studi Umanistici at the University of Bologna and author of many books, most recently 
How to Write a Thesis.

Deborah Eisenberg is the author of four collections of short stories and a play, Pastorale. (April 2016)

Martin Filler is the 2017 recipient of the Stephen A. Kliment ­Oculus Award, given by the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, for his architecture criticism, which has appeared in these pages since 1985.
 (August 2017)

Stephen Greenblatt is Cogan University Professor of the Humanities at Harvard. His new book, The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve, will be published in September. (April 2017)

Sue Halpern is a regular contributor to The New York Review and a Scholar-in-Residence at Middlebury. Her latest book is A Dog Walks into a Nursing Home. (July 2017)

Christopher Jencks is the Malcolm Wiener Professor of Social Policy at Harvard. He is the author of Rethinking Social Policy and The Homeless, among other books. (June 2016)

Enrique Krauze is the author of Redeemers: Ideas and Power in Latin America and Editor-in-Chief of the magazine Letras Libres, published in Mexico City. Hank Heifetz is a poet, novelist, and translator from Spanish, Sanskrit, and Tamil. (June 2017)

Mark Lilla is Professor of Humanities at Columbia. His books include G.B. Vico: The Making of an Anti-Modern (1994), The Reckless Mind: Intellectuals in Politics (2003), The Stillborn God: Religion, Politics, and the Modern West (2007), and, most recently, The Shipwrecked Mind: On Political Reaction (2016).

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)

Edward Mendelson is Lionel Trilling Professor in the Humanities at Columbia. His latest book is Moral Agents: Eight Twentieth-Century American Writers. (December 2016)

Ligaya Mishan has written for The New Yorker and The New York Times. (November 2016)

Fintan O’Toole is a columnist with The Irish Times and Leonard L. Milberg Visiting Lecturer in Irish Letters at Princeton. His book on George Bernard Shaw, Judging Shaw, will be published in the fall.
 (June 2017)

Joyce Carol Oates is the author, most recently, of A Book of American Martyrs. She is Professor Emerita of Humanities at Princeton and currently a Visiting Professor in the English Department at the University of California, Berkeley. (April 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, the latest being Life and Work: Writers, Readers, and the Conversations Between Them and the novel In Extremis. (June 2017)

Elise Partridge is the author of The Exiles’ Gallery, a collection of poetry, which is published this month. Her collected poems will be published in 2016 by NYRB Poets. She died in early 2015. (April 2015)

Thomas Powers’s books include The Confirmation, a novel, and The Killing of Crazy Horse. (April 2017)

Ahmed Rashid is the author of Pakistan on the Brink: The Future of America, Pakistan, and Afghanistan and several books on Afghanistan and Central Asia. He lives in Lahore. (November 2016)

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

Michael Shae is on the editorial staff of The New York Review. (June 2016)

Charles Simic has been Poet Laureate of the United States. His new book, Scribbled in the Dark, a volume of poetry, will be published in June.
 (June 2017)

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)