Contents


Resisters

In No Uncertain Terms: A South African Memoir by Helen Suzman, foreword by Nelson Mandela

Return to Paradise by Breyten Breytenbach

On the Eve

Figures in a Red Landscape by Pilar Bonet, translated by Norman Thomas di Giovanni and Susan Ashe

The Rise of Russia and the Fall of the Soviet Empire by John B. Dunlop

The Struggle for Russia: Power and Change in the Democratic Revolution by Ruslan Khasbulatov, edited by Richard Sakwa

The Morphology of Russian Mentality: A Philosophical Inquiry into Conservatism and Pragmatism by Vladimir A. Zviglyanich

Power to the People?

The Debate on the Constitution: Federalist and Antifederalist Speeches, Articles, and Letters During the Struggle over Ratification edited by Bernard Bailyn

The Lost Art

Cartesian Women: Versions and Subversions of Rational Discourse in the Old Regime by Erica Harth

Watteau’s Painted Conversations: Art, Literature, and Talk in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century France by Mary Vidal

The Fall of the Prophet

Aristide: An Autobiography by Jean-Bertrand Aristide, with Christophe Wargny, translated by Linda M. Maloney

In the Parish of the Poor: Writings From Haiti by Jean-Bertrand Aristide, translated and edited by Amy Wilentz

Contributors

John Ashbery’s new book of poems, Commotion of the Birds, will be published in November. (August 2016)

J.M. Coetzee is Professorial Research Fellow at the University of Adelaide. He is the author of sixteen works of fiction, as well as numerous works of criticism and translation. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2003. His story in this issue is adapted from Moral Tales, a forthcoming collection. (December 2017)

Benedetta Craveri is a professor of French literature at the University of Tuscia, Viterbo, and the Istituto Universitario Suor Orsola Benincasa, Naples. She regularly contributes to The New York Review of Books and to the cultural pages of the Italian newspaper La Repubblica. Her books include Madame du Deffand and Her World, La Vie privée du Maréchal de Richelieu, and Amanti e regine: Il potere delle donne. She is married to a French diplomat.

Mark Danner is Chancellor’s Professor of English and Journalism at the University of California at Berkeley and James Clarke Chace Professor of Foreign Affairs and the Humanities at Bard. His most recent book is Spiral: Trapped in the Forever War. His work can be found at www
.markdanner.com.
 (March 2017)

Jack Flam is Distinguished Professor of Art History at Brooklyn College and at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. His new book, Matisse and Picasso: The Story of Their Rivalry and Friendship, has just been published. (March 2003)

Diane Johnson is a novelist and critic. She is the author of Lulu in Marrakech and Le Divorce, among other novels, and a memoir, Flyover Lives.
 (October 2017)

Louis Menand is the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of English at Harvard. His books include The Marketplace of Ideas, American Studies and The Metaphysical Club.

Edmund S. Morgan is Sterling Professor of History Emeritus at Yale. His most recent book is The Genuine Article: A Historian Looks at Early America. (June 2011)

Geoffrey O’Brien’s books include The Phantom Empire, Stolen Glimpses, Captive Shadows: Writing on Film, 2002–2012, and, most recently, the poetry collection The Blue Hill. (April 2019)

Peter B. Reddaway is Professor Emeritus of Professor Emeritus of Political Science and International Affairs at George Washington University.

Alan Ryan is the author of On Tocqueville, On Marx, and the two-volume work On Politics: A History of Political Thought from Herodotus to the Present. 
(January 2018)