Contents


The Catty Chronicler

Journey to the Abyss: The Diaries of Count Harry Kessler, 1880–1918 edited and translated from the German by Laird M. Easton

A Hungry Little Boy

Balzac’s Omelette: A Delicious Tour of French Food and Culture with Honoré de Balzac by Anka Muhlstein, translated from the French by Adriana Hunter

The Far-Apart Artists

My Faraway One: Selected Letters of Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz, Volume I, 1915–1933 edited by Sarah Greenough

Stieglitz and His Artists: Matisse to O’Keeffe an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, October 13, 2011–January 2, 2012

Georgia O’Keeffe: Abstraction edited by Barbara Haskell, with essays by Barbara Haskell, Barbara Buhler Lynes, Bruce Robertson, and Elizabeth Hutton Turner, and contributions by Sasha Nicholas

Alfred Stieglitz: A Legacy of Light by Katherine Hoffman

The Shame of America

The Persistence of the Color Line: Racial Politics and the Obama Presidency by Randall Kennedy

Elizabeth and Hazel: Two Women of Little Rock by David Margolick

Contributors

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

Russell Baker is a former columnist and correspondent for The New York Times and The Baltimore Sun. His books include The Good Times, Growing Up, and Looking Back.
 (November 2016)

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

Christopher Benfey is the Mellon Professor of English at Mount Holyoke. He is the author of five books about the American Gilded Age, including Red Brick, Black Mountain, White Clay: Reflections on Art, Family, and Survival (2012) and, most recently, IF: The Untold Story of Kipling’s American Years, published this month by Penguin.
 (July 2019)

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.

Dan Chiasson’s fourth collection of poetry is Bicentennial. He teaches at Wellesley.
 (June 2019)

Eamon Duffy is Emeritus Professor of the History of Christianity at Cambridge. His latest book is Royal Books and Holy Bones: Essays in Medieval Christianity. (April 2019)

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)

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

 (July 2018)

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)

Joshua Hammer is a former Newsweek Bureau Chief and Correspondent-­at-Large in Africa and the Middle East. His new book, The Falcon Thief: A True Tale of Adventure, Treachery, and the Hunt for the Perfect Bird, will be published in February.
 (November 2019)

Alan Hollinghurst’s latest novel is The Sparsholt Affair. (December 2018)

Anthony Lewis, a former columnist for The New York Times, has twice won the Pulitzer Prize. His latest book is Freedom for the Thought That We Hate: A Biography of the First Amendment.

Mark Lilla is Professor of Humanities at Columbia. He is the author of The Shipwrecked Mind: On Political Reaction and, most recently, The Once and Future Liberal: After Identity Politics.
 Visit marklilla.com. (December 2018)

Daniel Mendelsohn is Editor-at-Large at The New York ­Review and Professor of Humanities at Bard. His new collection of essays, ­Ecstasy and Terror: From the Greeks to Game of Thrones, will be published in October.
 (April 2019)

W.S. Merwin was born in New York City in 1927 and grew up in Union City, New Jersey, and in Scranton, Pennsylvania. From 1949 to 1951 he worked as a tutor in France, Portugal, and Majorca. He has since lived in many parts of the world, most recently on Maui in the Hawaiian Islands. He is the author of many books of poems, prose, and translations and has received both the Pulitzer and the Bollingen Prizes for poetry, among numerous other awards. His new poetry collection is The Moon Before Morning.

Lee Siegel is the author of four books, including Against the Machine: How the Web Is Reshaping Culture and Commerce—and Why It Matters and Are You Serious: How to Be True and Get Real in the Age of Silly. He is also the author of the essay “Harvard Is Burning,” just published as an e-book. He has written essays and reviews for many publications, including Harper’s Magazine, The New Republic, The Atlantic Monthly, and The New York Times. In 2002, he received the National Magazine Award for Reviews and Criticism.

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)

Jeremy Waldron is University Professor at the NYU School of Law. His books include The Harm in Hate Speech and, most recently, One Another’s Equals: The Basis of Human Equality.
 (June 2017)

Edmund White has written biographies of Jean Genet, Marcel Proust, and Arthur Rimbaud. His memoir The Unpunished Vice: A Life of Reading will be published in June. (June 2018)