‘Nature Itself’

Chardin 27-September 3, 2000. an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, June, Catalog of the exhibition edited by Pierre Rosenberg, with essays by Rosenberg, Colin B. Bailey, René Démoris, Marie-Laure de Rochebrune and Antoine Schnap

Chardin: An Intimate Art by Hélène Prigent and Pierre Rosenberg

Party Going

Campaign Talk: Why Elections Are Good for Us by Roderick P. Hart

No Way to Pick a President by Jules Witcover

Scenes from the American Dream

Norman Rockwell: Pictures for the American People 17- September 24, 2000. by June an exhibition at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Catalog of the exhibition edited by Maureen Hart Hennessey and Anne Knutson

Inventing the West

A Newer World: Kit Carson, John C. Frémont, and the Claiming of the American West by David Roberts

The Lives and Legends of Buffalo Bill by Don Russell

Buffalo Bill’s Wild West: Celebrity, Memory, and Popular History by Joy S. Kasson

The Business of Being Buffalo Bill: Selected Letters of William F. Cody, 1879-1917 by Sarah J. Blackstone

The Real Wild West: The 101 Ranch and the Creation of the American West by Michael Wallis

The Life and Legacy of Annie Oakley by Glenda Riley

Annie Oakley and Buffalo Bill’s Wild West by Isabelle S. Sayers

Will Rogers by Ben Yagoda

The Greatest!

William Shakespeare: The Man Behind the Genius by Anthony Holden

Shakespeare’s Language by Frank Kermode

All Too Human

Irrational Exuberance by Robert J. Shiller

A Random Walk Down Wall Street by Burton G. Malkiel

Stocks for the Long Run by Jeremy J. Siegel

Dow 36,000 by James K. Glassman and Kevin A. Hassett

Famous First Bubbles by Peter M. Garber

Social Security: The Phony Crisis by Dean Baker and Mark Weisbrot

On Money and Markets: A Wall Street Memoir by Henry Kaufman


The Married Man by Edmund White

Edmund White: The Burning World by Stephen Barber

The Boy with the Thorn in His Side: A Memoir by Keith Fleming

Not Wholly Holy

Oberammergau: The Troubling Story of the World’s Most Famous Passion Play by James Shapiro

The Passion Play 2000: Oberammergau edited by the Community of Oberammergau, with contributions by Otto Huber and Christian Stückl, photographs by Brigitte Maria Mayer

My Way

Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community by Robert D. Putnam

On the Night Train

The Weather of Words: Poetic Invention by Mark Strand

Blizzard of One by Mark Strand

Chicken, Shadow, Moon & more by Mark Strand

The Tale of Two Housmans

The Invention of Love a play by Tom Stoppard, directed by Blanka Ziska. February 9-April 2, 2000, at the Wilma Theater, Philadelphia.

The Invention of Love by Tom Stoppard


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 Banville’s novel Snow will be published in October. (April 2020)

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

Gordon A. Craig (1913–2005) was a Scottish-American historian of Germany. He taught at both Princeton and Stanford, where he was named the J.E. Wallace Sterling Professor of Humanities in 1979.

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.

Richard Horton is a physician. He edits The Lancet, a weekly medical journal based in London and New York. He is also a visiting professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Tim Judah is currently a Fellow at the Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen in Vienna. He has reported for The New York Review from, among other places, ­Afghanistan, Serbia, Uganda, and Armenia.
 (October 2018)

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.

Jeff Madrick is the Director of the Bernard L. Schwartz Rediscovering Government Initiative at the Century Foundation and the Editor of Challenge. His most recent book is Seven Bad Ideas: How Mainstream Economists Damaged America and the World. (June 2018)

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.

Daniel Mendelsohn is Editor-at-Large at The New York ­Review and Professor of Humanities at Bard. His new collection of essays, ­Ecstasy and Terror: From the Greeks to Game of Thrones, will be published in October.
 (April 2019)

Lars-Erik Nelson (1941-2000) was the Washington columnist for the New York Daily News, and a frequent contributor to the Review.

Charles Rosen was a pianist and music critic. In 2011 he was awarded a National Humanities Medal.

Alan Ryan was Warden of New College, Oxford, and Professor of Political Thought. He is the author of On Politics, which will be published in paperback in the fall.
(March 2020)

Charles Simic has been Poet Laureate of the United States. Come Closer and Listen, his latest book of poems, will be out next year. (August 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.

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)

Adam Zagajewski is a Polish poet and the author of twelve volumes of verse, seven of which have been translated into English. His next collection, Asymmetry, will be published in November. Clare Cavanagh is Frances Hooper Professor in the Arts and Humanities and Chair of the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Northwestern. (September 2018)

Henri Zerner, Professor of History of Art and Architecture at Harvard, is the author of Renaissance Art in France: The Invention of Classicism and Écrire l’histoire de l’art: Figures d’une discipline.