Contents


The Bishops at Bay

Betrayal: The Crisis in the Catholic Church by the Investigative Staff of the Boston Globe

Conclave: The Politics, Personalities, and Process of the Next Papal Election by John L. Allen Jr.

Gardening with Attitude

We Made a Garden by Margery Fish,with a foreword by Graham Stuart Thomas

Green Thoughts: A Writer in the Garden by Eleanor Perényi, with an introduction by Allen Lacey

The Gardener’s Year by Karel Capek, with an introduction by Verlyn Klinkenborg

My Summer in a Garden by Charles Dudley Warner, with an introduction by Allan Gurganus

The Botany of Desire: A Plant’s-Eye View of the World by Michael Pollan

An Island Garden by Celia Thaxter, illustrated by Childe Hassam, with an introduction by Tasha Tudor

Murder in India

‘We Have No Orders to Save You’: State Participation and Complicity in Communal Violence in Gujarat a report by Human Rights Watch

He Took Manhattan

Somewhere for Me: A Biography of Richard Rodgers by Meryle Secrest

Lorenz Hart: A Poet on Broadway by Frederick Nolan

Making a Fetish of Mystery

Essay on Exoticism: An Aesthetics of Diversity by Victor Segalen, translated and edited by Yaël Rachel Schlick, with a foreword by Harry Harootunian

Contributors

Ian Buruma is the editor of The New York Review. His memoir, A Tokyo Romance, was published this year. (September 2018)

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. (July 2018)

Benjamin M. Friedman is the William Joseph Maier Professor of Political Economy at Harvard and the author of The Moral Consequences of Economic Growth.

 He is currently finishing a book on the historical influence of religious thinking on economic thinking.(October 2017)

David Hajdu, author of Lush Life and Positively 4th Street, teaches at Syracuse University and is music critic for The New Republic. (June 2005)

Tony Judt (1948–2010) was the founder and director of the Remarque Institute at NYU and the author of Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945, Ill Fares the Land, and The Burden of Responsibility: Blum, Camus, Aron, and the French Twentieth Century, among other books.

Kenneth Koch (1925–2002) was Professor of English at Columbia. During his lifetime, Koch published at least thirty volumes of poetry and plays. He was also the author of a novel, The Red Robins; two books on teaching poetry writing to children, Wishes, Lies, and Dreams and Rose, Where Did You Get That Red?; and I Never Told Anybody: Teaching Poetry Writing in a Nursing Home.

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)

Joyce Carol Oates is the author most recently of the story collection Night-Gaunts. She is currently Distinguished Writer-in-Residence in the Graduate Writing Program at NYU.
 (October 2018)

Darryl Pinckney’s most recent book is a novel, Black Deutschland. (August 2018)

Sanford Schwartz is the author of Christen Købke and William Nicholson. (June 2018)

Saul Steinberg died in 1999. Collections of his drawings include All in Line, The Passport, The Labyrinth, The Inspector, and The Discovery of America. The article in this issue is drawn from Reflections and Shadows, a book of interviews with the writer Aldo Buzzi, just published by Random House. (August 2002)

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, whose most recent book is What the Qur’an Meant: And Why It Matters, is the 2018 commencement speaker at Zaytuna College, the first accredited Muslim campus in America. (June 2018)