Contents


‘Deft, Ingenious, Creepy’

George Condo: Mental States an exhibition at the New Museum, New York City, January 26–May 8, 2011; the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, June 25–September 25, 2011; the Hayward Gallery, London, October 18, 2011–January 15, 2012;

The Imaginary Portraits of George Condo with an essay by Ralph Rugoff

The Quiet Genius

L’Armoire secrète: Eine Leserin im Kontext (The Secret Cabinet: A Reader in Context) an exhibition at the Oskar Reinhart Collection, Winterthur, Switzerland, February 4–May 15, 2011.

Circles of Hell

Voices from the Gulag edited by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn and translated from the Russian by Kenneth Lantz

Gulag Voices: An Anthology edited by Anne Applebaum

The Victims Return: Survivors of the Gulag After Stalin by Stephen F. Cohen

Gulag Boss: A Soviet Memoir by Fyodor Vasilevich Mochulsky, translated from the Russian and edited by Deborah Kaple

Showing Off

My Thoughts Be Bloody: The Bitter Rivalry Between Edwin and John Wilkes Booth That Led to an American Tragedy by Nora Titone, with a foreword by Doris Kearns Goodwin

Recharging Chinese Art

The Emperor’s Private Paradise: Treasures from the Forbidden City an exhibition at the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts, September 14, 2010–January 9, 2011; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, February 3–May 1, 2011; and the Milwaukee Art Museum, June 11–September 12, 2011.

Fresh Ink: Ten Takes on Chinese Tradition an exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, November 20, 2010–February 13, 2011.

Contemporary Chinese Art: Primary Documents edited by Wu Hung, with Peggy Wang

The Wall Street Leviathan

The Financial Crisis Inquiry Report: Final Report of the National Commission on the Causes of the Financial and Economic Crisis in the United States

Inside Job a film directed by Charles Ferguson

Regulating Wall Street: The Dodd-Frank Act and the New Architecture of Global Finance edited by Viral V. Acharya, Thomas F. Cooley, Matthew P. Richardson, and Ingo Walter

Reforming US Financial Markets: Reflections Before and Beyond Dodd-Frank by Randall S. Kroszner and Robert J. Shiller, edited and with an introduction by Benjamin M. Friedman

Contributors

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)

Anita Desai is the author, most recently, of The Artist of Disappearance, a collection of three novellas. (October 2015)

István Deák is Seth Low Professor Emeritus at Columbia. He is the author, with Jan Gross and Tony Judt, of The Politics of Retribution in Europe: World War II and Its Aftermath.

Yasmine El Rashidi is the author of The Battle for Egypt: Dispatches from the Revolution and Chronicle of a Last Summer: A Novel of Egypt. (June 2019)

Jonathan Freedland is an editorial-page columnist for The Guardian. His latest novel is To Kill the Truth, published under the pseudonym Sam Bourne.
 (September 2019)

Robert Gottlieb has been the Editor in Chief of ­Simon and Schuster and of Knopf, and the Editor of The New Yorker. His most recent book is a collection of essays, Near-Death Experiences…and Others. (July 2019)

A.C. Grayling is Professor of Philosophy at Birkbeck College, University of London, and a Supernumerary Fellow of St. Anne’s College, Oxford. He is the author most recently of The Good Book: A Humanist Bible. (April 2011)

Peter Green is Dougherty Centennial Professor Emeritus of Classics at the University of Texas at Austin and Adjunct Professor at the University of Iowa. His books include The Hellenistic Age: A Short History and a translation of the Iliad. His translation of the Odyssey is forthcoming. (October 2017)

Alma Guillermoprieto, who writes regularly for The New York Review about Latin America, is the author of Dancing with Cuba: A Memoir of the Revolution, among other books. (June 2019)

Sue Halpern is a regular contributor to The New York Review and a Scholar-in-Residence at Middlebury. Her latest book is a novel, ­Summer Hours at the Robbers Library. (April 2019)

Maya Jasanoff is the Coolidge Professor of History at Harvard. Her latest book is The Dawn Watch: Joseph Conrad in a Global World.
 (May 2019)

Jeff Madrick is the Director of the Bernard L. Schwartz Rediscovering Government Initiative at the Century Foundation and the Editor of Challenge. His most recent book is Seven Bad Ideas: How Mainstream Economists Damaged America and the World. (June 2018)

Ivan Maisky was Soviet Ambassador to London from 1932 to 1943. Gabriel Gorodetsky is a Quondam Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, and a member of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton. His three-volume edition of the diary of Ivan Maisky is forthcoming from Yale University Press.
 (April 2011)

Felix Martin, an economist at Thames River Capital LLP, worked at the World Bank for two stretches between 1998 and 2008. He was formerly an executive board member and analyst at the European Stability Initiative. (April 2011)

Edward Mendelson is Lionel Trilling Professor in the Humanities at Columbia. His latest book is Early Auden, Later Auden: A Critical Biography.
 (March 2019)

Claire Messud’s latest novel is The Burning Girl. (March 2019)

Joyce Carol Oates’s most recent book is Hazards of Time Travel. She is currently a Visiting Professor in the English Department at the University of California at Berkeley. (May 2019)

Geoffrey O’Brien’s books include The Phantom Empire, Stolen Glimpses, Captive Shadows: Writing on Film, 2002–2012, and, most recently, the poetry collection The Blue Hill. 
(November 2019)

Willibald Sauerländer is a former Director of the Central Institute for Art History in Munich. His latest book is Manet Paints Monet: A Summer in Argenteuil. (May 2016)

Michael Scammell is the author of biographies of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn and Arthur Koestler, and has translated many books from Russian. He is now working on a memoir. (April 2016)

Sanford Schwartz is the author of Christen Købke and ­William Nicholson. (December 2019)

Robert Skidelsky is Emeritus Professor of Political Economy at Warwick University, England. His latest book is How Much Is Enough?: Money and the Good Life with Edward Skidelsky. He is the author of a three-volume biography of John Maynard Keynes.
 (April 2014)

Zadie Smith’s new story collection, Grand Union, was published in October. (November 2019)

Jonathan Spence is Professor of History Emeritus at Yale. Among his books are The Death of Woman Wang, Treason by the Book, The Question of Hu, and The Search for Modern China.