More Light on Delft

Pieter de Hooch, 1629-1684 1998-February 27, 1999. an exhibition at the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, December 17,, Catalog of the exhibition by Peter C. Sutton


Blindness by José Saramago, Translated from the Portuguese by Giovanni Pontiero

Mysterious Masterpieces

Lorenzo Lotto: Master Painter of the Renaissance 1997-March 1, 1998; the Accademia di Belle Arti, Bergamo, April 2-June 28, 1998; the Grand Palais, Paris, October 12, 1998-January 11, 1999. an exhibition at the National Gallery, Washington, D.C., November 2,, Catalog of the exhibition by David Alan Brown and Peter Humfrey and Mauro Lucco

Dosso Dossi: Court Painter in Renaissance Ferrara Ferrara, September 26-December 14, 1998; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, January 14-March 28, 1999; and the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, April 27-July 11, 1999. an exhibition at the Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea,, Catalog of the exhibition by Peter Humfrey and Mauro Lucco, edited by Andrea Bayer

Dosso’s Fate: Painting and Court Culture in Renaissance Italy edited by Luisa Ciammitti and Steven F. Ostrow and Salvatore Settis

Who’s Sticking to the Union?

From the Ashes of the Old: American Labor and America’s Future by Stanley Aronowitz

Combating the Resurgence of Organized Labor: A Modern Guide to Union Prevention by Alfred T. DeMaria

The Unions and the Democrats: An Enduring Alliance by Taylor E. Dark

Graduate Student Unionization Controversy at Yale University by the Yale University Office of Public Affairs.


Yehuda Amichai (1924-2000) was one of Israel’s leading writers. His books of poetry include Now and in Other Days, Songs of Jerusalem and Myself, Love Poems, Amen and Open, Closed, Open.

Russell Baker is a former columnist and correspondent for The New York Times and The Baltimore Sun. His books include The Good Times, Growing Up, and Looking Back.
 (November 2016)

John Bayley is a critic and novelist. His books include Elegy for Iris and The Power of Delight: A Lifetime in Literature.

Chana Bloch’s latest book of poems is Mrs. Dumpty. (April 1999)

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.

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

Francis Haskell (1928-2000) was an English art historian. His works include Patrons and Painters: Art and Society in Baroque Italyand History and its Images: Art and the Interpretation of the Past. Haskell taught at Oxford.

Chana Kronfeld is the author of On the Margins of Modernism. (April 1999)

V. S. Naipaul was born in Trinidad in 1932 and emigrated to England in 1950, when he won a scholarship to University College, Oxford. He is the author of many novels, including A House for Mr. Biswas, A Bend in the River, and In a Free State, which won the Booker Prize. He has also written several nonfiction works based on his travels, including India: A Million Mutinies Now and Beyond Belief: Islamic Excursions Among the Converted Peoples. He was knighted in 1990 and in 1993 was the first recipient of the David Cohen British Literature Prize.

Geoffrey O’Brien’s books include The Phantom Empire and Sonata for Jukebox. His Where Did Poetry Come From? will be ­published in the spring.
(February 2020)

Tim Parks is the author of many novels, translations, and works of nonfiction, most recently Out of My Head: On the Trail of Consciousness and the novel In Extremis.
 (March 2020)

Robert Pinsky’s recent works include the poetry collection At the Foundling Hospital and the CD PoemJazz II: House Hour, with the pianist Lawrence Hobgood.
 (May 2019)

William R. Polk was Professor of History and Director of the Middle Eastern Studies Center of the University of Chicago and President of the Adlai Stevenson Institute of International Affairs. From 1961 to 1964 he was a member of the Policy Planning Council of the US Department of State. He is the author of Neighbors and Strangers: The Fundamentals of Foreign Affairs. (February 1999)

John Terborgh, who has worked in the Peruvian Amazon since 1973, is Research Professor in the Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences at Duke and Director of its Center for Tropical Conservation. His latest book, co-edited with James A. Estes, is Trophic Cascades: Predators, Prey, and the Changing Dynamics of Nature.
 (April 2012)

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.

Steven Weinberg teaches at the University of Texas, Austin. He has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics and the National Medal of Science. His latest book is To Explain the World: The Discovery of Modern Science. His essay in this issue is based on the fourth annual Patrusky Lecture of the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing, delivered in San Antonio in October 2016. (January 2017)

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