The Suspended Moment

Martin Johnson Heade an exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, September 29, 1999- January 16, 2000; the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., February 13-May 7, 2000; and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, May 28-August 17, 2000. Catalog of the exhibition by Theodore E. Stebbins Jr., with contributions by Janet L. Comey and Karen E. Quinn and Jim Wright

Martin Johnson Heade: A Survey, 1840-1900 by Barbara Novak and Timothy A. Eaton

The Kingdoms of Edward Hicks an exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, October 10, 1999-January 2, 2000; the Denver Art Museum, February 12-April 30, 2000; and the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, September 24, 2000-February 7, 2001; originally at the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Center, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, February 7–September 6, 1999. Catalog of the exhibition by Carolyn J. Weekley, with the assistance of Laura Pass Barry

La Vagabonde

Secrets of the Flesh: A Life of Colette by Judith Thurman

Creating Colette Volume I: From Ingenue to Libertine, 1873-1913 by Claude Francis and Fernande Gontier

Creating Colette Volume II: From Baroness to Woman of Letters, 1912-1954 by Claude Francis and Fernande Gontier

The Panic of Influence

Brief Interviews with Hideous Men by David Foster Wallace

The Broom of the System by David Foster Wallace

Girl with Curious Hair by David Foster Wallace

A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again by David Foster Wallace

Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace


Henry Allen is a cultural critic at The Washington Post. His new book, What It Felt Like, will be published in the fall. (March 2000)

Julian Barnes’s most recent books are Keeping an Eye Open: Essays on Art and The Noise of Time, a novel.
 (April 2017)

Patrick Camiller translated Norman Manea’s novel The Black Envelope. (February 2000)

Robert Darnton’s latest book is A Literary Tour de France: The World of Books on the Eve of the French Revolution. He is the Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and University Librarian Emeritus at Harvard.
 (December 2019)

David Brion Davis was Sterling Professor of History Emeritus at Yale and Director Emeritus of Yale’s Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition. He is the author of Inhuman Bondage: The Rise and Fall of Slavery in the New World.

Timothy Garton Ash is Professor of European Studies and Isaiah Berlin Professorial Fellow at St. Antony’s College, Oxford, and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford. A new edition of his book The Magic Lantern: The Revolution of ’89 Witnessed in Warsaw, Budapest, Berlin, and Prague will be published this fall.
 (October 2019)

Peter Gay is Director of the Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library. He wrote Schnitzler’s Century: The Making of Middle-Class Culture, 1815–1914.

Sergei Kovalev, a biologist and former political prisoner, is a leading candidate on the Yabloko Party list for the December election to the Russian State Duma. He is President of the Institute for Human Rights and Chairman of the Andrei Sakharov Foundation in Moscow. (November 2007)

Brad Leithauser is a novelist, poet, and essayist. He lives in Massachusetts.

Norman Manea is Francis Flournoy Professor of European Culture and writer in residence at Bard College. The most recent of his novels translated into English is The Black Envelope. His forthcoming book, A Hooligan’s Return, will be published later this year. (February 2000)

Allan Massie’s most recent novel is Nero’s Heirs. (February 2000)

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.

William H. McNeill is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Chicago. His most recent books are The Pursuit of Truth: A Historian’s Memoir and Summers Long Ago: On Grandfather’s Farm and in Grandmother’s Kitchen, published by the Berkshire Publishing Group. His most recent publication, as editor, is the second edition of the Encyclopedia of World History.

Sanford Schwartz is the author of Christen Købke and William Nicholson, and some of his reviews have been collected in The Art Presence and Artists & Writers. (May 2020)

A. O. Scott is a film critic at The New York Times and the former Sunday book critic for Newsday. His writing has appeared in The New York Review of Books, Slate, and many other publications.

Garry Wills, a journalist and historian, is the author of numerous books, including Nixon Agonistes (1970), Inventing America (1978), Explaining America: The Federalist (1981), and Lincoln at Gettysburg (1993), which won a Pulitzer Prize that year. His most recent book is What the Qur’an Meant: And Why It Matters (2017). (November 2019)