Bridges to the Invisible

Max Beckmann in Exile 1997 Barbara Stehlé-Akhtar, Reinhard Spieler, Stephan Lackner, Max Beckmann, and Eric Fischl. exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum SoHo October 9, 1996-January 5,. Catalog of the exhibition with contributions by Matthew Drutt,

Self-Portrait in Words: Collected Writings and Statements, 1903-1950 by Max Beckmann, edited and translated by Barbara C. Buenger

What Do Women Want?

‘Bad Girls’/’Good Girls’: Women, Sex, and Power in the Nineties edited by Nan Bauer Maglin, edited by Donna Perry

‘Feminism is Not the Story of My Life’: How Today’s Feminist Elite Has Lost Touch with the Real Concerns of Women by Elizabeth Fox-Genovese

She Works, He Works: How Two-Income Families are Happier, Healthier, and Better-Off by Rosalind C. Barnett and Caryl Rivers

The Sibling Society by Robert Bly

The Seasons of a Woman’s Life by Daniel J. Levinson

The Cultural Contradictions of Motherhood by Sharon Hays

Easy Rider

The Car that Could: The Inside Story of GM’s Revolutionary Electric Vehicle by Michael Shnayerson

Taking Charge: The Electric Automobile in America by Michael Brian Schiffer

The Sky’s the Limit

S,M,L,XL (Small, Medium, Large, Extra-Large) by Rem Koolhaas and Bruce Mau, edited by Jennifer Sigler, photography by Hans Werlemann

The Supreme Fiction

Soul Says: On Recent Poetry by Helen Vendler

The Breaking of Style: Hopkins, Heaney, Graham by Helen Vendler

The Given and the Made: Strategies of Poetic Redefinition by Helen Vendler


Neal Ascherson is the author of Black Sea, Stone Voices: The Search for Scotland and the novel Death of the Fronsac. He is an Honorary Professor at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London.
 (December 2019)

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.

Raymond Carr was Warden of St. Antony’s College, Oxford, and has written extensively on modern Spanish history.

Denis Donoghue is Emeritus University Professor of English and American Letters at NYU. (April 2016)

Jorie Graham’s most recent book of poetry is Fast; a new collection will be published next year. She teaches at Harvard. (September 2019)

Jasper Griffin is Emeritus Professor of Classical Literature and a Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford. His books include Homer on Life and Death.

Andrew Hacker teaches political science at Queens College. He is currently working on a book about the Republican Party. (September 2018)

Stuart Hampshire (1914–2004) was an English philosopher. He taught at University College London, Princeton, Stanford and Oxford, where he was named Warden of Wadham College. His books include Thought and Action, Spinoza and Justice Is Conflict.

D. Kern Holoman is Professor of Music at the University of California, Davis, where he conducts the UCD Symphony. He is editor of The Nineteenth-Century Symphony, to be published next month. (November 1996)

Josef Joffe is editorial page editor and a columnist at the Süddeutsche Zeitung in Munich and an associate of Harvard’s Olin Institute for Strategic Studies. (December 1997)

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)

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.

Frank Kermode (1919–2010) was a British critic and literary theorist. Born on the Isle of Man, he taught at University College London, Cambridge, Columbia and Harvard. Adapted from a series of lectures given at Bryn Mawr College, Kermode’s Sense of An Ending: Studies in the Theory of Fiction remains one of the most influential works of twentieth-century literary criticism.

Bill McKibben is the founder of and Schumann ­Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury. His new book is Falter: Has the Human Game Played Itself Out?
 (March 2020)

Robert O. Paxton is Mellon Professor Emeritus of Social Science at Columbia and the author of The Anatomy of Fascism, Vichy France, and, with Julie Hessler, Europe in the Twentieth Century, among other works.
 (December 2018)

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.

Michael Wood is Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature at Princeton. His most recent book is On Empson.