Contents


Catching Hold of the Devious City

The New York School: Photographs, 1936–1963 by Jane Livingston

Saul Leiter: Early Black and White with essays by Max Kozloff and Jane Livingston

In No Great Hurry: 13 Lessons in Life with Saul Leiter a documentary film by Tomas Leach

Saul Leiter: Early Color with an introduction by Martin Harrison

Saul Leiter: Retrospektive edited by Ingo Taubhorn and Brigitte Woischnik, with essays by Adam Harrison Levy, Vince Aletti, Margit Erb, and others

The Frenzy About High-Tech Talent

Falling Behind?: Boom, Bust, and the Global Race for Scientific Talent by Michael S. Teitelbaum

Occupational Outlook Handbook: 2014–2015 by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics

A National Talent Strategy a report by the Microsoft Corporation

How to Secure Your H-1B Visa: A Practical Guide for International Professionals and Their US Employers by James A. Bach and Robert G. Werner

The Smartest Kids in the World and How They Got That Way by Amanda Ripley

Introduction to Technocracy by Howard Scott and others

Our Universities: The Outrageous Reality

Degrees of Inequality: How the Politics of Higher Education Sabotaged the American Dream by Suzanne Mettler

The Student Loan Mess: How Good Intentions Created a Trillion-Dollar Problem by Joel Best and Eric Best

Financing American Higher Education in the Era of Globalization by William Zumeta, David W. Breneman, Patrick M. Callan, and Joni E. Finney

Locus of Authority: The Evolution of Faculty Roles in the Governance of Higher Education by William G. Bowen and Eugene M. Tobin

Paying for the Party: How College Maintains Inequality by Elizabeth A. Armstrong and Laura T. Hamilton

Aspiring Adults Adrift: Tentative Transitions of College Graduates by Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa

The Hard-Won Truth of the North

German Autumn by Stig Dagerman, translated from the Swedish by Robin Fulton Macpherson, with a foreword by Mark Kurlansky

Island of the Doomed by Stig Dagerman, translated from the Swedish by Laurie Thompson, with a foreword by J.M.G. Le Clézio

A Burnt Child by Stig Dagerman, translated from the Swedish by Benjamin Mier-Cruz, with an introduction by Per Olov Enquist

Sleet: Selected Stories by Stig Dagerman, translated from the Swedish by Steven Hartman, with a preface by Alice McDermott

Two Cheers for the Middle Ages!

The Middle Ages by Johannes Fried, translated from the German by Peter Lewis

1381: The Year of the Peasants’ Revolt by Juliet Barker

Dark Mirror: The Medieval Origins of Anti-Jewish Iconography by Sara Lipton

The Anatomy of Hell

KL: A History of the Nazi Concentration Camps by Nikolaus Wachsmann

Before Auschwitz: Jewish Prisoners in the Prewar Concentration Camps by Kim Wünschmann

Ravensbrück: Life and Death in Hitler’s Concentration Camp for Women by Sarah Helm

Female SS Guards and Workaday Violence: The Majdanek Concentration Camp, 1942–1944 by Elissa Mailänder, translated from the German by Patricia Szobar

The Liberation of the Camps: The End of the Holocaust and Its Aftermath by Dan Stone

Forgotten Trials of the Holocaust by Michael J. Bazyler and Frank M. Tuerkheimer

Le Jazz Hot

After Django: Making Jazz in Postwar France by Tom Perchard

Jazz/Black Power by Philippe Carles and Jean-Louis Comolli, translated from the French by Grégory Pierrot

Rescuing Wonderful Shivery Tales

The Complete First Edition: The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, translated from the German and edited by Jack Zipes, and illustrated by Andrea Dezsö

Grimm Legacies: The Magic Spell of the Grimms’ Folk and Fairy Tales by Jack Zipes

Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm by Philip Pullman

Selected Tales of the Brothers Grimm translated from the German, selected, and with an afterword by Peter Wortsman

The Turnip Princess and Other Newly Discovered Fairy Tales by Franz Xaver von Schönwerth, compiled, edited, and with a foreword by Erika Eichenseer, and translated from the German with an introduction and commentary by Maria Tatar

Contributors

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


David Bromwich is Sterling Professor of English at Yale. His biography, The Intellectual Life of Edmund Burke: From the Sublime and Beautiful to American Independence, and a collection of his essays, Moral Imagination, were published last year. (July 2015)

Dan Chiasson’s fourth collection of poetry is Bicentennial.
 (July 2015)

Eric Christiansen is a Fellow Emeritus of New College, ­Oxford, and the author of The Northern Crusades. (July 2015)

Andrew Delbanco is Levi Professor in the Humanities at Columbia. His most recent book is College: What It Was, Is, and Should Be. (July 2015)

J. H. Elliott is Regius Professor Emeritus of Modern History at Oxford. His most recent book is History in the Making.

Richard J. Evans is Regius Professor Emeritus of ­History at the University of Cambridge and President of Wolfson College, Cambridge. He is the author of The Third Reich at War and, most 
recently, ­Altered Pasts.

Tim Flannery’s most recent book is Among the Islands: Adventures in the Pacific. (July 2015)

Michael Greenberg is the author of Hurry Down Sunshine and Beg, Borrow, Steal: A Writer’s Life.
(July 2015)

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)

Joshua Hammer is a former Newsweek bureau chief and ­correspondent-at-large in Africa and the Middle East. His forthcoming book is The Badass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World’s Most Precious Manuscripts. (July 2015)

Karl Kirchwey directs the Creative Writing Program at Boston University. His poem in this issue is from his new collection, Stumbling Blocks: Roman Poems. (July 2015)

Ann Kjellberg is Contributing Editor at The New York ­Review and Editor of the literary magazine Little Star. She is the literary executor of the estate of Joseph Brodsky. (July 2015)

Phillip Lopate’s most recent book is a collection of essays, To Show and to Tell. He is a professor in the Writing Program at Columbia.


Fiona Maccarthy is the author most recently of The Last Pre-Raphaelite: Edward Burne-Jones and the Victorian Imagination. (July 2015)

Peter N. Miller is a professor at Bard Graduate Center, where he is also the Dean. His latest book, Peiresc’s Mediterranean World, was published in May. (July 2015)

Evan Osnos is a New Yorker staff writer and the author most recently of Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China. (July 2015)

Rachel Polonsky is a Fellow of Murray Edwards College at the University of Cambridge and an Affiliated Lecturer in Slavonic Studies there. Her most recent book is Molotov’s Magic Lantern: A Journey in Russian History. (July 2015)

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.

Adam Shatz is a Contributing Editor at the London Review of Books. (July 2015)

George Soros is Chairman of Soros Fund Management LLC and the Open Society Foundations. (July 2015)

Colm Tóibín is Irene and Sidney B. Silverman Professor of the 
Humanities at Columbia. His most recent book is On Elizabeth Bishop.

Marina Warner’s studies of religion, mythology, and fairy tales include Alone of All Her Sex: The Myth and the Cult of the Virgin Mary, From the Beast to the Blonde, and No Go the Bogeyman. In 2013 she co-edited Scheherazade’s Children: Global Encounters with the Arabian Nights. A Fellow of the British Academy, she is also a professor in the Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies at the University of Essex. Her most recent book is Once Upon a Time: A Short History of Fairy Tale. She was awarded the Holberg Prize by the government of Norway in 2015.


Gordon Wood is the Alva O. Way University Professor and Professor of History Emeritus at Brown. In honor of the 250th ­anniversary of the Stamp Act, his two edited volumes of The American Revolution: Writings from the Pamphlet Debate, 1764–1776 will be published this summer, 2015.