Contents


The Loveliest Doors

The Gates of Paradise: Lorenzo Ghiberti’s Renaissance Masterpiece Catalog of the exhibition edited by Gary M. Radke, with essays by Andrew Butterfield and eleven other contributors.

Stroking

In Praise of the Whip: A Cultural History of Arousal by Niklaus Largier, translated from the German by Graham Harman

Diane Keaton on Photography

Still Life edited by Diane Keaton and Marvin Heiferman

Mr. Salesman edited by Diane Keaton and Marvin Heiferman

Local News by Diane Keaton and Marvin Heiferman, edited by Carole Kismaric

Clown Paintings edited and with an introduction by Diane Keaton

What America Started

The Great Upheaval: America and the Birth of the Modern World, 1788–1800 by Jay Winik

American Creation: Triumphs and Tragedies at the Founding of the Republic by Joseph J. Ellis

How to Understand Islam

Arguing the Just War in Islam by John Kelsay

Islam: Past, Present and Future by Hans Küng, translated from the German by John Bowden

Jihad in Islamic History: Doctrines and Practice by Michael Bonner

Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Secularism Confronts Islam by Olivier Roy, translated from the French by George Holoch

Contributors

Neal Ascherson is the author of Black Sea, Stone Voices: The Search for Scotland, and the novel Death of the Fronsac. He is an Honorary Professor at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London.
 (April 2019)

Mary Beard is Professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge. Her most recent book is SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome.
 (July 2017)

Paul Berman is the author of A Tale of Two Utopias: The Political Journey of the Generation of 1968. (October 2001)

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.

Billy Collins is the author of five books of poetry, including Nine Horses, Sailing Alone Around the Room: New and Selected Poems, The Art of Drowning, The Apple That Astonished Paris, and Questions About Angels. He is a regular contributor to The New Yorker, Poetry, The Paris Review, Harper’s, and The Atlantic Monthly, among other publications. He has received fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Guggenheim Foundation, and is the winner of numerous awards. In 1992, he was chosen by the New York Public Library to serve as “Literary Lion,” and is currently serving as the 2001-2003 Poet Laureate of the United States. A Distinguished Professor of English at Lehman College (CUNY), Collins lives with his wife, Diane, in northern Westchester County, New York.

Mark Danner is Chancellor’s Professor of English and Journalism at the University of California at Berkeley and James Clarke Chace Professor of Foreign Affairs and the Humanities at Bard. His most recent book is Spiral: Trapped in the Forever War. His work can be found at www
.markdanner.com.
 (March 2017)

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

 (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.
 (June 2019)

Stephen Greenblatt is Cogan University Professor of the ­Humanities at Harvard. He is the author of The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve: The Story That Created Us and Tyrant: Shakespeare on Politics, which was published this year.
 (December 2018)

Joseph Lelyveld’s most recent book is His Final Battle: The Last Months of Franklin Roosevelt. (November 2017)

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.

Jonathan Mirsky is a historian of China. He was formerly the East Asia Editor of The Times of London and China Correspondent for The Observer.
 (December 2016)

Fintan O’Toole is a columnist with The Irish Times and the Leonard L. Milberg Visiting Lecturer in Irish Letters at Princeton. His new book, The Politics of Pain: Postwar En­gland and the Rise of Nationalism, will be published in the US in November. (August 2019)

Malise Ruthven is the author of Islam in the World and 
Fundamentalism: The Search for Meaning, among other books. He recently edited Carving Up the Globe: An Atlas of Diplomacy.
 (February 2019)

Jennifer Schuessler is an editor at The New York Times Book Review. (March 2011)

Colin Thubron is a President Emeritus of the Royal Society of Literature and the author of The Lost Heart of Asia, Shadow of the Silk Road, and, most recently, Night of Fire, a novel. (July 2019)

Michael Tomasky is a Special Correspondent for The Daily Beast, the Editor of Democracy: A Journal of Ideas, and a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times. His new book is If We Can Keep It: How the Republic ­Collapsed, and How It Might Be Saved. (July 2019)

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

Gordon Wood is the Alva O. Way University Professor Emeritus at Brown. His new book, Friends Divided: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, will be published in the fall.
 (May 2017)