Contents


Clinton’s Troubles

Leading With My Heart by Virginia Kelley

The Agenda: Inside the Clinton White House by Bob Woodward

All’s Fair by Mary Matalin and James Carville

Highwire: From the Backroads to the Beltway
The Education of Bill Clinton
by John Brummett

As You Like It

Queering the Renaissance edited by Jonathan Goldberg

Sodometries: Renaissance Texts, Modern Sexualities by Jonathan Goldberg

Fabulous Fabulist

The Harafish by Naguib Mahfouz, translated by Catherine Cobham

Midaq Alley translated by Trevor Le Gassick

The Cairo Trilogy: Palace Walk translated by William M. Hutchins, translated by Olive E. Kenny

Palace of Desire translated by William M. Hutchins, translated by Lorne M. Kenny, translated by Olive E. Kenny

Sugar Street translated by William M. Hutchins, translated by Angele B. Samaan

The Beginning and the End translated by Ramses Awad

Children of Gebelawi translated by Philip Stewart

The Thief and the Dogs translated by Trevor Le Gassick, translated by M.M. Badawi

Adrift on the Nile translated by Frances Liardet

The Journey of Ibn Fattouma translated by Denys Johnson-Davies

The Possessed

The Cultures of Collecting edited by John Elsner, edited by Roger Cardinal

Collecting: An Unruly Passion, Psychological Perspectives by Werner Muensterberger

Contributors

Robert M. Adams (1915-1996) was a founding editor of the Norton Anthology of English Literature. He taught at the University of Wisconsin, Rutgers, Cornell and U.C.L.A. His scholarly interested ranged from Milton to Joyce, and his translations of many classic works of French literature continue to be read to this day.

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.

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)

John Gregory Dunne (1932–2003) was a novelist, screenwriter and critic. His final novel is entitled Nothing Lost.

Amos Elon (1926–2009) was an Israeli journalist. His final book was The Pity of It All: A Portrait of Jews In Germany 1743 – 1933.

P. N. Furbank is the author of nine books, including biographies of Samuel Butler, Italo Svevo, and E.M. Forster.

Charles Hope was Director of the Warburg Institute, London, from 2001 to 2010. He is the author of Titian.


Thomas Powers’s books include The Man Who Kept the ­Secrets: Richard Helms and the CIA and Intelligence Wars: American Secret History from Hitler to al-Qaeda. (June 2019)

Alastair Reid (1926 -2014) was a poet, prose chronicler, translator, and traveler. Born in Scotland, he came to the United States in the early 1950s, began publishing his poems in The New Yorker in 1951, and for the next fifty-odd years was a traveling correspondent for that magazine. Having lived in both Spain and Latin America for long spells, he was a constant translator of poetry from the Spanish language, in particular the work of Jorge Luis Borges and Pablo Neruda. He published more than forty books, among them two word books for children, Ounce Dice Trice, with drawings by Ben Shahn, and Supposing…, with drawings by Bob Gill, both available from The New York Review Children’s Collection.

David Remnick is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Lenin’s Tomb, The Devil Problem and Other True Stories, and Resurrection. He is the editor of The New Yorker.

Amartya Sen teaches economics and philosophy at Harvard. He was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics in 1998. (June 2017)

Keith Thomas is an Honorary Fellow of All Souls ­College, Oxford. His latest book is In Pursuit of Civility: Manners and Civilization in Early Modern England. (January 2019)

Garry Wills most recent book is What the Qur’an Meant: And Why It Matters. (April 2019)