Contents


The Art of Elsewhere

Gorey’s Worlds an exhibition at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, Connecticut, February 10–May 6, 2018; and the Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, Washington, June 23–September 30, 2018

Polymorphous Eden

Grant Wood: American Gothic and Other Fables an exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, March 2–June 10, 2018

Taxing the Poor

The Crisis of the Middle-Class Constitution: Why Economic Inequality Threatens Our Republic by Ganesh Sitaraman

White Working Class: Overcoming Class Cluelessness in America by Joan C. Williams

The Loved One

Billy Budd, Sailor and Other Uncompleted Writings by Herman Melville, edited by Harrison Hayford, Alma A. MacDougall, Robert A. Sandberg, and G. Thomas Tanselle, with a historical note by Hershel Parker

Not So Funny

Siamo in Guerra: Per una nuova politica [We Are at War: For a New Politics] by Gianroberto Casaleggio and Beppe Grillo

Comico e Politico: Beppe Grillo e la crisi della democrazia [The Comic and the Politician: Beppe Grillo and the Crisis of Democracy] by Oliviero Ponte di Pino

Politica a 5 stelle: Idee, Storia e Strategie del Movimento di Grillo [Five-Star Politics: Ideas, History and Strategies of the Grillo Movement] by Roberto Biorcio and Paolo Natale

Supernova: Com’è stato ucciso il MoVimento 5 Stelle [Supernova: How the Five Star Movement Was Killed] by Marco Canestrari and Nicola Biondo

Pictures of the Jazz Age

Berenice Abbott: A Life in Photography by Julia Van Haaften

Paris Portraits: 1925–1930 by Berenice Abbott, edited by Ron Kurtz and Hank O’Neal

The Unknown Berenice Abbott edited by Ron Kurtz and Hank O’Neal

Bad Boy from Buffalo

Gay Guerrilla: Julius Eastman and His Music edited by Renée Levine Packer and Mary Jane Leach

Unjust Malaise an album by Julius Eastman

The Zürich Concert an album by Julius Eastman

Femenine an album by Julius Eastman

Stuff of Scandal

Klimt and Schiele: Drawn an exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, February 25–May 28, 2018

Klimt and Schiele: Drawings by Katie Hanson

Theater of the Self

Danh Vo: Take My Breath Away an exhibition at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City, February 9–May 9, 2018; and the Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen, August 30–December 2, 2018

The Key to Everything

Scale: The Universal Laws of Growth, Innovation, Sustainability, and the Pace of Life in Organisms, Cities, Economies, and Companies by Geoffrey West

Contributors

Gini Alhadeff’s books include The Sun at Midday and Diary of a Djinn. (June 2018)

Christopher Benfey is Mellon Professor of English at Mount Holyoke. He is the author of Red Brick, Black Mountain, White Clay: Reflections on Art, Family, and Survival. (May 2018)

Daniel Cohn-Bendit was one of the leaders of the student protests of 1968 in France, and later in Germany. Between 2002 and 2014, he was copresident of the Green Group in the European Parliament. (May 2018)

David Cole is the National Legal Director of the ACLU and the Honorable George J. Mitchell Professor in Law and Public Policy at the Georgetown University Law Center. His most recent book is ­Engines of Liberty: How Citizen Movements Succeed.
 
(May 2018)

Freeman Dyson is Professor of Physics Emeritus at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.

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, will be published in September. (May 2018)

Stephen Greenblatt is Cogan University Professor of the Humanities at Harvard. His most recent book is The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve. (May 2018)

Max Hastings is the author of many books on military history, including Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War and Inferno: The World at War, 1939–45. His new book, Vietnam: An Epic Tragedy, 1945–75, will be published in October. (May 2018)

Lynn Hunt is Distinguished Research Professor in History at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her books include Inventing Human Rights, Writing History in the Global Era, and, most recently, History: Why It Matters, which will be published in May. (May 2018)

Adam Kirsch is a poet and critic. His most recent book is The Global Novel: Writing the World in the Twenty-first Century.
 (May 2018)

Nick Laird’s fourth collection of poetry, Feel Free, will be published this summer. His latest book is a novel, Modern Gods. (May 2018)


Claus Leggewie is a political scientist and codirector of the Centre for Global Cooperation Research in Duisburg. He was, until last year, director of the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities in Essen. His most recent book, published in Germany, is Europe First! A Declaration of Independence.
 (May 2018)

Regina Marler is the author of Bloomsbury Pie: The Making of the Bloomsbury Boom. She edited Queer Beats: How the Beats Turned America on to Sex and Selected Letters of Vanessa Bell. (May 2018)

Jessica T. Mathews was President of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace from 1997 until 2015 and is now a Distinguished ­Fellow there. She has served in the State Department and on the National Security Council staff in the White House. (May 2018)

Andrew J. Nathan is the Class of 1919 Professor of ­Political Science at Columbia. His books include China’s Search for ­Security, co­written with Andrew Scobell. (May 2018)

Geoffrey O’Brien is Editor in Chief of the Library of America. His books include Stolen Glimpses, Captive Shadows: Writing on Film, 2002–2012 and the poetry collection The Blue Hill. (May 2018)

Jed Perl’s latest book is the first volume of his biography of ­Alexander Calder, The Conquest of Time. (May 2018)

Darryl Pinckney’s most recent book is a novel, Black Deutschland. (June 2018)

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

Madeleine Schwartz, a former member of the New York Review editorial staff, lives in Berlin, where she is a Robert Bosch Foundation Fellow. (May 2018)

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

Alexander Stille is San Paolo Professor of International Journalism at Columbia. His most recent book is a memoir, The Force of Things: A Marriage in War and Peace. (May 2018)

Michael Wood is Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature at Princeton. His most recent book is On Empson.