Big, Bright & Bendayed

Roy Lichtenstein 8, 1993–January 16, 1994 an exhibition at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York October

Roy Lichtenstein catalog of the exhibition by Diane Waldman

Blame the Foreigner

The Endangered American Dream: How to Stop the United States from Becoming a Third World Country and How to Win the Geo-Economic Struggle for Industrial Supremacy by Edward N. Luttwak

Portraits by Freud

Lucian Freud: Recent Work Metropolitan Museum of Art, December 16, 1993–March 13, 1994; the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, April 6–June 13, 1994 at the Whitechapel Art Gallery, September–November 1993; the

Lucian Freud: Recent Work catalog by Catherine Lampert

Lucian Freud: Early Works Robert Miller Gallery, New York, November 23, 1993–January 8, 1994

‘Sweep on, O River…’

American Poetry: The Nineteenth Century, Volume One: Philip Freneau to Walt Whitman edited by John Hollander

American Poetry: The Nineteenth Century, Volume Two: Herman Melville to Trumbull Stickney, American Indian Poetry, Folk Songs and Spirituals edited by John Hollander

Cootie Power

The People in the Playground by Iona Opie

Gender Play: Girls and Boys in School by Barrie Thorne

What the Butler Saw

The Remains of the Day directed by James Ivory, produced by Mike Nichols and John Calley and Ismail Merchant, screenplay by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

Sophisticated Peasant

Joan Miró 1993–January 11, 1994 an exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, October 17,

Joan Miró catalog of the exhibition by Carolyn Lanchner

Miró by Jacques Dupin

Joan Miró: Campo de Estrellas Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía

A toute épreuve by Paul Eluard, woodcuts by Joan Miró, Introduction by Anne Hyde Greet

Bringing Up Raja

All the Mothers Are One: Hindu India and the Cultural Reshaping of Psychoanalysis by Stanley N. Kurtz, foreword by S.J. Tambiah


Gabriele Annan is a book and film critic living in London. (March 2006)

John Banville’s novel Snow will be published in October. (April 2020)

Caroline Blackwood (1931-1996) was born into a rich Anglo-Irish aristocratic family. She rebelled against her background at an early age and led a hectic and bohemian life, which included marriages to the painter Lucian Freud, the pianist and composer Israel Citkowitz, and the poet Robert Lowell. In the 1970s Blackwood began to write. Among her books are several novels, including Great Granny Webster and Corrigan (both available as NYRB Classics); On the Perimeter, an account of the women’s anti-nuclear protest at Greenham Common; and The Last of the Duchess, about the old age of the Duchess of Windsor.

Ian Buruma is the author of numerous books, including Murder in Amsterdam: The Death of Theo Van Gogh and the Limits of Tolerance, Year Zero: A History of 1945, and, most recently, A Tokyo Romance.

Rosemary Dinnage’s books include The Ruffian on the Stair, One to One: Experiences of Psychotherapy, and Annie Besant.

James Fenton is a British poet and literary critic. From 1994 until 1999, he was Oxford Professor of Poetry; in 2015 he was awarded the PEN Pinter Prize. He is the author of School of Genius: A History of the Royal Academy of Arts and, most recently, Yellow Tulips: Poems, 1968–2011. (May 2020)

Jamey Gambrell is a writer on Russian art and culture. She has translated works by Marina Tsvetaeva and Tatyana Tolstaya, in addition to Vladimir Sorokin’s three-volume Ice Trilogy and his Day of the ­Oprichnik. Her translation of Sorokin’s novel The Blizzard will be published in December 2015.

John Golding (1929–2012) was a British painter and art historian. He taught at the Courtauld Institute and the Royal College of Art. Among his many books was Cubism: A History and an Analysis, which refuted the notion that Cubism represented a break with the realist tradition. Golding also curated exhibitions on both sides of the Atlantic, including Picasso: Painter/Sculpter and Matisse Picasso.

E. J. Hobsbawm (1917–2012) was a British historian. Born in Egypt, he was educated at Cambridge; he taught at Birkbeck College and The New School. His works include The Age of Extremes; Globalisation, Democracy and Terrorism; and On Empire.

Tony Judt (1948–2010) was the founder and director of the Remarque Institute at NYU and the author of Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945, Ill Fares the Land, and The Burden of Responsibility: Blum, Camus, Aron, and the French Twentieth Century, among other books.

Sarah Kerr, a longtime contributor to The New York Review, lives near Washington, D.C. (November 2014)

Brad Leithauser is a novelist, poet, and essayist. He lives in Massachusetts.

Alison Lurie is the Frederic J. Whiton Professor of American Literature Emerita at Cornell. She is the author of ten novels, two collections of essays on children’s literature, and the editor of The Oxford Book of Fairy Tales. Her most recent book is Reading for Fun. (March 2017)

Wilfrid Sheed (1915–2011) was a British-American novelist and critic.

Robert M. Solow, Institute Professor Emeritus of Economics at MIT, won the 1987 Nobel Prize in economics. His most recent book is Work and Welfare. (May 2009)

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.