Contents


Culture War

The Apotheosis of Captain Cook: European Mythmaking in the Pacific by Gananath Obeyesekere

How ‘Natives’ Think, About Captain Cook, for Example by Marshall Sahlins

Italy’s Dirty Linen

Getting the Boot: Italy’s Unfinished Revolution by Matt Frei

The Crisis of the Italian State: From the Origins of the Cold War to the Fall of Berlusconi by Patrick McCarthy

The Myth of Barry Goldwater

Barry Goldwater by Robert Alan Goldberg

Goldwater: The Man Who Made A Revolution by Lee Edwards

Turning Right in the Sixties: The Conservative Capture of the GOP by Mary C. Brennan

The Perfectionist

William Morris: A Life for Our Time by Fiona MacCarthy

The Collected Letters of William Morris edited by Norman Kelvin

Vol. I, 1848–1880

Vol. II, Part A, 1881–1884

Vol. II, Part B, 1885–1888

Vols. III and IV forthcoming

Contributors

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.

Richard Dorment was the art critic for the Daily Telegraph between 1986 and 2015.

Clifford Geertz (1926–2006) was an anthropologist. Widely recognized as the most influential American anthropologist of the twentieth century, Geertz championed the role of symbols in the creation and interpretation of social meaning. His many books include Peddlers and Princes: Social Development and Economic Change in Two Indonesian Towns and Available Light: Anthropological Reflections on Philosophical Topics.

Richard Holmes is the author of Shelley, Footsteps, Coleridge, The Age of Wonder, Falling Upwards, and, most recently, This Long Pursuit.
 (June 2019)

Richard Jenkyns, a Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall, is Professor of the Classical Tradition at Oxford. His most recent book is Virgil’s Experience.(November 2001)

Murray Kempton (1917-1997) was a columnist for Newsday, as well as a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books. His books include Rebellions, Perversities, and Main Events and The Briar Patch, as well as Part of Our Time. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1985.

Elizabeth Marshall Thomas’s most recent books are The Hidden Life of Dogs, Certain Poor Shepherds, and The Tribe of Tiger: Cats and Their Culture.

John Maynard Smith, Professor of Biology at the University of Sussex, is the author of On Evolution, The Evolution of Sex, Evolution and the Theory of Games, and, with Eörs Szathmáry, The Major Transitions in Evolution. (December 2000)

Robert Mazzocco (1932–2017) was an American poet and critic.

William Shawcross is the author of several books on Cambodia. (December 1996)

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.

John Weightman (1915–2004) was a critic and literary scholar. After working as a translator and announcer for the BBC French service, Weightman turned to the study of French literature. He taught at King’s College London and the University of London. His books include The Concept of the Avant-Gardeand The Cat Sat on the Mat: Language and the Absurd.