The Intimate Interiors of Edouard Vuillard an exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum May 18 to July 30, 1990
The Intimate Interiors of Edouard Vuillard catalog of the exhibition by Elizabeth Wynne Easton
Tokyo Rising: The City Since the Great Earthquake by Edward Seidensticker
In Transit: The Transport Workers Union in New York City, 1933-1966 by Joshua B. Freeman
Working-Class Americanism: The Politics of Labor in a Textile City, 1914-1960 by Gary Gerstle
Workers on the Waterfront: Seamen, Longshoremen, and Unionism in the 1930s by Bruce Nelson
Never Come Morning by Nelson Algren, Introduction by Kurt Vonnegut Jr., interview with the author by H.E.F. Donohue
The Neon Wilderness by Nelson Algren, Introduction by Tom Corson, Afterword by Studs Terkel
The Man with the Golden Arm by Nelson Algren, introduction by James R. Giles
A Walk on the Wild Side by Nelson Algren, foreword by Russell Banks
Nelson Algren: A Life on the Wild Side by Bettina Drew
Confronting the Horror: The Novels of Nelson Algren by James R. Giles
Nelson Algren’s Chicago photographs by Art Shay
German History, 1770-1866 (The Oxford History of Modern Europe) and James J. Sheehan
Bismarck, The White Revolutionary, Vol. I, 1815-1871, Vol. II, 1871-1898 by Lothar Gall, translated by J.A. Underwood
Bürgertum in Deutschland by Lothar Gall
Die Deutschen in ihrem Jahrhundert 1890-1990 by Christian Graf von Krockow
Letters to Freya, 1939-1945 by Helmuth James von Moltke, edited and translated by Beate Ruhm von Oppen
The Myth of America’s Decline: Leading the World Economy into the 1990s by Henry R. Nau
America’s Economic Resurgence: A Bold New Strategy by Richard Rosecrance
Peril and Promise: A Commentary on America by John Chancellor
Bound to Lead: The Changing Nature of American Power by Joseph S. Nye Jr.
The Diary of H.L. Mencken edited by Charles A. Fecher
Schrödinger: Life and Thought by Walter Moore
Ian Buruma has been a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books since 1985 and the magazine’s editor since September 2017. From 2003 to 2017 he was professor of human rights, democracy and journalism at Bard College. Buruma was born in 1951 in The Hague, Holland. He was educated at Leyden University, where he studied Chinese literature and history, and at Nihon University College of Arts, in Tokyo, where he studied cinema. Living in Japan from 1975 to 1981, Buruma worked as a film reviewer, photographer, and documentary filmmaker. In the 1980s, Buruma was based in Hong Kong, where he edited the cultural section of the Far Eastern Economic Review, and from where he later travelled all over Asia as a freelance writer. Buruma was a fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin in 1991, and a fellow of the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington DC in 1999. He is a fellow of the European Council of Foreign Relations and a board member of Human Rights in China. In 2008, Buruma won the Erasmus Prize for “exceptional contributions to culture society, or social sciences in Europe.” Buruma has written over seventeen books, including The Wages of Guilt (1995), Murder in Amsterdam (2006), Year Zero (2013), and Theater of Cruelty (2014). He has won several prizes for his books, including the LA Times Book Prize for Murder in Amsterdam, and PEN-Diamonstein Spielvogel award for the art of the essay for Theater of Cruelty. His memoir, A Tokyo Romance, has just been published. (April 2018)
John Kenneth Galbraith (1908–2006) was a Canadian economist and politician. He taught at Princeton and Harvard. His works include The Affluent Society, The Age of Uncertainty and Economics and the Public Purpose. Galbraith’s many honors include the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Lomonosov Gold Medal, the Order of Canada, and the Padma Vibhushan, India’s second highest civilian award.
Paul Kennedy, the J. Richardson Dilworth Professor of History and Director of International Security Studies at Yale, is the author and editor of fifteen books, including The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers. His latest book is The Parliament of Man: The Past, Present, and Future of the United Nations. (November 2006)
Stephen Toulmin (1922–2009) was a British philosopher. First outlined in The Uses of Argument, his model for analyzing arguments has had a lasting influence on fields as diverse as law, computer science and communications theory. Toulmin’s other works include The Abuse of Casuistry: A History of Moral Reasoning and Return to Reason.
John Updike (1932–2009) was born in Shillington, Pennsylvania. In 1954 he began to publish in The New Yorker, where he continued to contribute short stories, poems, and criticism until his death. His major work was the set of four novels chronicling the life of Harry “Rabbit” Angstrom, two of which, Rabbit is Rich and Rabbit at Rest, won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. His last books were the novel The Widows of Eastwick and Due Considerations, a collection of his essays and criticism.