Rembrandt’s Eyes by Simon Schama
Rembrandt’s Eyes by Simon Schama
Proximity to Death by William S. McFeely
Between Father and Son: Family Letters by V.S. Naipaul
Dead Center: Clinton-Gore Leadership and the Perils of Moderation by James MacGregor Burns and Georgia J. Sorenson
Vote.com by Dick Morris
Clinton’s World: Remaking American Foreign Policy by William G. Hyland
Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee
Milosevic: Portrait of a Tyrant by Dusko Doder and Louise Branson
A Year at North Hill: Four Seasons in a Vermont Garden by Joe Eck and Wayne Winterrowd
Annuals and Biennials by Roger Phillips and Martyn Rix
The Genus Galanthus by Aaron P. Davis, illustrated by Christabel King
My Garden (Book) by Jamaica Kincaid, illustrated by Jill Fox
My Favorite Plant: Writers and Gardeners on the Plants They Love edited by Jamaica Kincaid
The Explorer’s Garden: Rare and Unusual Perennials by Daniel J. Hinckley
Small Books of Great Gardens: Alhambra: A Moorish Paradise Enchantment, each volume, 79 photographs by Claire de Virieu, text by Gabrielle van Zuylen and Gilles de Brissac and Pierre Bergé and Madison Cox and Lauro Marchetti and Esrne Howard
One River: Explorations and Discoveries in the Amazon Rain Forest by Wade Davis
The Amazon River Forest: A Natural History of Plants, Animals, and People by Nigel J.H. Smith
Passage to Juneau: A Sea and Its Meanings by Jonathan Raban
The Theatrical Notebooks of Samuel Beckett: Volume IV: The Shorter Plays edited by S.E. Gontarski
No Author Better Served: The Correspondence of Samuel Beckett and Alan Schneider edited by Maurice Harmon
Mad Travelers: Reflections on the Reality of Transient Mental Illnesses by Ian Hacking
Concerto Conversations by Joseph Kerman
A Clearing in the Distance: Frederick Law Olmsted and America in the Nineteenth Century by Witold Rybczynski
Lovers for a Day: New and Collected Stories by Ivan Klíma, Translated from the Czech by Gerald Turner
L’Art de la conversation edited by Jacqueline Hellegouarc'h, with a preface by Marc Fumaroli
‘De l’air galant’ et autres Conversations (1653-1686): Pour une étude de l’archive galante by Madeleine de Scudéry, edited by Delphine Denis
Correspondence: Models of Letter-Writing from the Middle Ages to the Nineteenth Century by Roger Chartier and Alain Boureau and Cécile Dauphin, translated by Christopher Woodall
Les Caractères by Jean de La Bruyère, edited by Louis Van Delft
Joseph Brodsky (1940–1996) was a Russian poet and essayist. Born in Leningrad, Brodsky moved to the United States when he was exiled from Russia in 1972. His poetry collections include A Part of Speech andTo Urania; his essay collections include Less Than One, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award, and Watermark. In 1987, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. He served as US Poet Laureate from 1991 to 1992.
Benedetta Craveri is a professor of French literature at the University of Tuscia, Viterbo, and the Istituto Universitario Suor Orsola Benincasa, Naples. She regularly contributes to The New York Review of Books and to the cultural pages of the Italian newspaper La Repubblica. Her books include Madame du Deffand and Her World, La Vie privée du Maréchal de Richelieu, and Amanti e regine: Il potere delle donne. She is married to a French diplomat.
Andrew Delbanco is Alexander Hamilton Professor of American Studies at Columbia and President of the Teagle Foundation. His most recent book is The War Before the War: Fugitive Slaves and the Struggle for America’s Soul from the Revolution to the Civil War. (January 2019)
D.J. Enright (1920–2002) was a British poet, novelist and critic. He held teaching positions in Egypt, Japan, Thailand, Singapore and the United Kingdom. In 1981 Enright was awarded the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry.
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 2019)
Ernst Gombrich (1909–2001) was an Austrian art historian. Born in Vienna, Gombrich studied at the Theresianum and then at the University of Vienna under Julius von Schlosser. After graduating, he worked as a Research Assistant and collaborator with the museum curator and Freudian analyst Ernst Kris. He joined the Warburg Institute in London as a Research Assistant in 1936 and was named Director in 1959. His major works include The Story of Art, Art and Illusion: A Study in the Psychology of Pictorial Representation, Aby Warburg: An Intellectual Biography, The Sense of Order: A Study in the Psychology of Decorative Art.
Larry McMurtry lives in Archer City, Texas. His novels include The Last Picture Show, Terms of Endearment, Lonesome Dove (winner of the 1986 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction), Folly and Gloryand Rhino Ranch. His nonfiction works include a biography of Crazy Horse, Walter Benjamin at the Dairy Queen, Paradise, Sacagawea’s Nickname: Essays on the American West and, most recently, Custer.
Fintan O’Toole is a columnist with The Irish Times and the Leonard L. Milberg Visiting Lecturer in Irish Letters at Princeton. His new book, The Politics of Pain: Postwar England and the Rise of Nationalism, was published in the US in November. (January 2020)
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)
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)