Contents


The Horror, the Horror

The Essential Fictions by Isaac Babel, edited and translated from the Russian by Val Vinokur

Red Cavalry by Isaac Babel, translated from the Russian by Boris Dralyuk

Odessa Stories by Isaac Babel, translated from the Russian by Boris Dralyuk

Art in Free Fall

Laura Owens an exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, November 10, 2017–February 4, 2018; the Dallas Museum of Art, March 25–July 29, 2018; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, November 4, 2018–March 25, 2019

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. (May 2018)

Simon Callow is an English actor and director who has written books about Orson Welles, Charles Dickens, Charles Laughton, and Oscar Wilde. His latest book, Being Wagner: The Story of the Most Provocative Composer Who Ever Lived, is out in paperback. (April 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)

Masha Gessen is the author of The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia, which won the National Book Award for Nonfiction in 2017. She is a staff writer at The New Yorker. (February 2018)

Annette Gordon-Reed is the Charles Warren Professor of American Legal History at Harvard Law School and Professor of History in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard. She is the author of The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family, which won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for History, and Most Blessed of the Patriarchs: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination, with Peter S. Onuf. (February 2018)

Gary Saul Morson is the Lawrence B. Dumas Professor of the Arts and Humanities and a Professor in the Slavic Languages and Literatures Department at Northwestern. Cents and Sensibility: What Economics Can Learn from the Humanities, cowritten with Morton Scha­piro, was published last year. (February 2018)

Stanley Moss published his Almost Complete Poems in 2016. A new book, Abandoned Poems, will be published next fall.
 (February 2018)

Andrew Motion is Homewood Professor in the Arts at Johns Hopkins. Between 1999 and 2009 he was Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom. His latest book is Coming in to Land: Selected Poems, 1975–2015. (February 2018)

David Salle is a painter and essayist. (August 2018)

Charlie Savage is a Washington Correspondent for 
The New York Times. His latest book is Power Wars: The Relentless Rise of Presidential Authority and Secrecy.

 (February 2018)

Adam Shatz is a Contributing Editor at the London ­Review of Books. (June 2018)

Sean Wilentz is the George Henry Davis 1886 Professor of American History at Princeton and the author of The Politicians and the Egalitarians: The Hidden History of American Politics. 
(February 2018)

Garry Wills, whose most recent book is What the Qur’an Meant: And Why It Matters, is the 2018 commencement speaker at Zaytuna College, the first accredited Muslim campus in America. (June 2018)

Janine di Giovanni is the Edward R. Murrow Press Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and the author of The Morning They Came for Us: Dispatches from Syria. She will be teaching a course on war reporting and human rights at Columbia this spring.
 (February 2018)