Contents


J.G. Ballard: The Glow of the Prophet

Miracles of Life: Shanghai to Shepperton, An Autobiography by J.G. Ballard

The Atrocity Exhibition by J.G. Ballard

Crash by J.G. Ballard

Concrete Island by J.G. Ballard

Empire of the Sun by J.G. Ballard

The Day of Creation by J.G. Ballard

Running Wild by J.G. Ballard

The Kindness of Women by J.G. Ballard

Cocaine Nights by J.G. Ballard

Super-Cannes by J.G. Ballard

Kingdom Come by J.G. Ballard

Fabrication & Bucky Fuller

Home Delivery: Fabricating theModern Dwelling an exhibition at theMuseum of Modern Art, New York City, July 20–October 20, 2008.

Buckminster Fuller: Starting with the Universe an exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, June 26–September 21, 2008.

Topologies: The Urban Utopia in France, 1960–1970 by Larry Busbea

A Rescue of Religion

Why Is There Something Rather Than Nothing?: 23 Questions from Great Philosophers by Leszek Kolakowski, translated from the Polish by Agnieszka Kolakowska

Contributors

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

Michael Chabon is the author of several books, including The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, Wonder Boys, The Amazing Adventures of Cavalier and Klay, The Yiddish Policeman’s Union, Manhood for Amateurs: The Pleasures and Regrets of a Husband, Father, and Son and most recently, Telegraph Avenue.

Henri Cole’s next book, Orphic Paris, will be published in April. (March 2018)

Everett Ehrlich is President of ESC Company, a Washington D.C.–based consulting firm, and was Undersecretary of Commerce during the Clinton administration. (October 2008)

Martin Filler’s Makers of Modern Architecture, Volume III: 
From Antoni Gaudí to Maya Lin, a collection of his writing on ­architecture in these pages, is out in September.
 (October 2018)

Jonathan Freedland is an editorial-page columnist for The Guardian. His latest novel is To Kill the President, published under the pseudonym Sam Bourne.
 (August 2018)

Robert Gottlieb has been Editor in Chief of Simon and ­Schuster, Knopf, and The New Yorker. His essay collection Near-Death ­Experiences…and Others will be published in June. (April 2018)

John Gray is Emeritus Professor of European Thought at the London School of Economics. His next book, Seven Types of Atheism, will be published in September. (March 2018)

Diane Johnson is a novelist and critic. She is the author of Lulu in Marrakech and Le Divorce, among other novels, and a memoir, Flyover Lives.
 (October 2017)

Frank Kermode (1919–2010) was a British critic and literary theorist. Born on the Isle of Man, he taught at University College London, Cambridge, Columbia and Harvard. Adapted from a series of lectures given at Bryn Mawr College, Kermode’s Sense of An Ending: Studies in the Theory of Fiction remains one of the most influential works of twentieth-century literary criticism.

Daniel J. Kevles is Stanley Woodward Professor of History at Yale. His recent works include The Baltimore Case and he is currently completing a history of intellectual property in plants, animals, and people.


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

Daniel Mendelsohn, a longtime contributor to The New York Review, teaches at Bard. His new memoir, An Odyssey: A ­Father, a Son, and an Epic, will be published in September.
 (April 2017)

Marie Morgan, author of Chariot of Fire, is a historian of nineteenth-century America who frequently collaborates with Edmund Morgan in writing history. (June 2011)

Edmund S. Morgan is Sterling Professor of History Emeritus at Yale. His most recent book is The Genuine Article: A Historian Looks at Early America. (June 2011)

Felix Rohatyn is an investment banker and has been a governor of the New York Stock Exchange, Chairman of the New York Municipal Assistance Corporation, and US Ambassador to France. (October 2008)

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)

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 2018)