Contents


Good Pictures

Diane Arbus Revelations Catalog of the exhibition by Sandra S. Phillips, Elisabeth Sussman, Doon Arbus, Neil Selkirk, and Jeff L. Rosenheim

Diane Arbus: Family Albums Catalog of the exhibition by Anthony W. Lee and John Pultz

The Story of a Bubble

The Fabulous Decade: Macroeconomic Lessons from the 1990s by Alan S. Blinder and Janet L. Yellen

The Roaring Nineties: A New History of the World’s Most Prosperous Decade by Joseph E. Stiglitz

In the River of Consciousness

The Principles of Psychology by William James

Creative Evolution by Henri Bergson

The Organization of Behavior: A Neuropsychological Theory by Donald Hebb

Neural Darwinism: The Theory of Neuronal Group Selection by Gerald M. Edelman

Wider Than the Sky: The Phenomenal Gift of Consciousness by Gerald M. Edelman

The Physiology of Truth: Neuroscience and Human Knowledge by Jean-Pierre Changeux

The Astonishing Hypothesis: The Scientific Search for the Soul by Francis Crick

The Quest for Consciousness: A Neurobiological Approach by Christof Koch, foreword by Francis Crick.

A Natural History of Vision by Nicholas J. Wade

Contributors

Ian Buruma is the author of numerous books, including Murder in Amsterdam: The Death of Theo Van Gogh and the Limits of Tolerance, Year Zero: A History of 1945, and, most recently, A Tokyo Romance.

J.M. Coetzee is Professorial Research Fellow at the University of Adelaide. He is the author of sixteen works of fiction, as well as numerous works of criticism and translation. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2003. His story in this issue is adapted from Moral Tales, a forthcoming collection. (December 2017)

John Gregory Dunne (1932–2003) was a novelist, screenwriter and critic. His final novel is entitled Nothing Lost.

Amos Elon (1926–2009) was an Israeli journalist. His final book was The Pity of It All: A Portrait of Jews In Germany 1743 – 1933.

Orlando Figes is Professor of History at Birkbeck College, University of London. His latest book is Revolutionary Russia, 1891–1991: A History.

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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.
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John Lanchester is the author of four novels and four books of nonfiction including, most recently, How to Speak Money: What the Money People Say—And What It Really Means. (November 2016)

Janet Malcolm’s latest book is Forty-one False Starts: Essays on Artists and Writers. Her next essay collection, Nobody’s Looking at You, will be published next year. (July 2018)

William D. Nordhaus is Sterling Professor of Economics at Yale. He has written extensively on economic growth, including studies of the economic impacts of lighting, computation, and improved health. (August 2016)

Alastair Reid (1926 -2014) was a poet, prose chronicler, translator, and traveler. Born in Scotland, he came to the United States in the early 1950s, began publishing his poems in The New Yorker in 1951, and for the next fifty-odd years was a traveling correspondent for that magazine. Having lived in both Spain and Latin America for long spells, he was a constant translator of poetry from the Spanish language, in particular the work of Jorge Luis Borges and Pablo Neruda. He published more than forty books, among them two word books for children, Ounce Dice Trice, with drawings by Ben Shahn, and Supposing…, with drawings by Bob Gill, both available from The New York Review Children’s Collection.

Robin Robertson is from the northeast coast of Scotland. His fifth collection of poetry will be published next year. (June 2012)

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.