Contents


Space Men

Paths to the Absolute: Mondrian, Malevich, Kandinsky, Pollock, Newman, Rothko, and Still John Golding

Founding Father

My Six Years with Gorbachev Anatoly S. Chernyaev, translated from the Russian and edited by Robert D. English and Elizabeth Tucker

A Tale of Two Cardinals

Selected Works of Joseph Cardinal Bernardin edited by Alphonse P. Spilly, C.PP.S.

Cardinal Ratzinger: The Vatican’s Enforcer of the Faith John L. Allen Jr.

The Spirit of the Liturgy Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, translated from the German by John Saward

Liberated Women

George Sand: A Woman’s Life Writ Large Belinda Jack

The Life of Marie d’Agoult, Alias Daniel Stern Phyllis Stock-Morton

Marie d’Agoult: The Rebel Countess Richard Bolster

Borges and His Ghosts

Selected Non-Fictions Jorge Luis Borges, edited by Eliot Weinberger, translated by Esther Allen, Suzanne Jill Levine, and Eliot Weinberger

Contributors

Kwame Anthony Appiah teaches philosophy at NYU. His ­latest book, The Lies That Bind: Rethinking Identity, is based on his 2016 BBC Reith Lectures. (May 2019)

John Ashbery’s new book of poems, Commotion of the Birds, will be published in November. (August 2016)

Robert Cottrell is Editor of The Browser. He has served as Moscow bureau chief for both The Economist and the Financial Times. (December 2017)

David Coward is Research Professor in French at Leeds University, and is completing a history of French literature. His translation of Albert Cohen’s Belle du Seigneur won the Scott-Moncrieff Prize in 1996. (April 2001)

Robert Darnton’s A Literary Tour de France: The World of Books on the Eve of the French Revolution was published in February. He is the Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and University Librarian Emeritus at Harvard. (June 2018)

Jack Flam is Distinguished Professor of Art History at Brooklyn College and at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. His new book, Matisse and Picasso: The Story of Their Rivalry and Friendship, has just been published. (March 2003)

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

Ryszard Kapuscinski lives in Warsaw. The essay in this issue appears in The Shadow of the Sun, which is being published this month by Knopf. (April 2001)

George F. Kennan (1904–2005) was an American diplomat, political scientist and historian. He is best known for his role in shaping US foreign policy during the Cold War and, in particular, for the doctrine of containment. Kennan was Professor Emeritus at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton and served as Ambassador to the USSR in 1952 and as Ambassador to Yugoslavia from 1961 to 1963. His books include At a Century’s Ending and An American Family.

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

Louis Menand is the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of English at Harvard. His books include The Marketplace of Ideas, American Studies and The Metaphysical Club.

Pankaj Mishra lives in London and India. His books include From the Ruins of Empire: The Revolt Against the West and the Remaking of Asia and Age of Anger: A History of the Present.
 (December 2017)

Andrew O’Hagan is the author, most recently, of The Secret Life: Three True Stories of the Digital Age and the novel The Illuminations. (April 2018)

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.
 (May 2019)

Oliver Sacks (1933–2015) was a physician and the author of over ten books, the most recent of which is On the Move: A Life.

Brian Urquhart is a former Undersecretary-General of the United Nations. His books include Hammarskjöld, A Life in Peace and War, and Ralph Bunche: An American Life.

Garry Wills most recent book is What the Qur’an Meant: And Why It Matters. (April 2019)