Contents


The Man Who Questioned Everything

Diderot and the Art of Thinking Freely by Andrew S. Curran

Catherine and Diderot: The Empress, the Philosopher, and the Fate of the Enlightenment by Robert Zaretsky

The Waiting Rooms of History

Transit a film written and directed by Christian Petzold, adapted from the novel by Anna Seghers

Christian Petzold: The State We Are In a film series at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, November 30–December 13, 2018

‘An Enthusiastick Sect’

Sufism: A New History of Islamic Mysticism by Alexander Knysh

Hallaj: Poems of a Sufi Martyr by Husayn ibn Mansur al-Hallaj, translated from the Arabic by Carl W. Ernst

What Made the Old Boys Turn?

Enemies Within: Communists, the Cambridge Spies and the Making of Modern Britain by Richard Davenport-Hines

A Spy Named Orphan: The Enigma of Donald Maclean by Roland Philipps

Contributors

John Banville’s latest novel is Mrs. Osmond. (March 2019)

Sarah Boxer is a contributing writer for The Atlantic and the author of two cartoon novels, In the Floyd Archives: A Psycho-Bestiary and its forthcoming sequel, Mother May I?: A Post-Floydian Folly.
 (March 2019)

Robyn Creswell is Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature at Yale. He is the author of City of Beginnings: Poetic Modernism in Beirut.
 (March 2019)

Tim Flannery’s new book is Europe: A Natural History. 
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J. Hoberman’s Make My Day: Movie Culture in the Age of Reagan will be published in July. (March 2019)

Lynn Hunt is Distinguished Research Professor in History at the University of California at Los Angeles. Her books include Inventing Human Rights, Writing History in the Global Era, and, most recently, History: Why It Matters.
 (March 2019)

E. Tammy Kim is a freelance reporter, former attorney, and contributing opinion writer at The New York Times.
 (March 2019)

Andrew Martin is the author of Early Work, a novel. (March 2019)

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

Fintan O’Toole is a columnist with The Irish Times and the Leonard L. Milberg Visiting Lecturer in Irish Letters at Princeton. The Politics of Pain: Postwar England and the Road to Brexit was published last fall. (March 2019)

Jed Perl’s latest book is the first volume of his biography of Alexander Calder, The Conquest of Time.
 (March 2019)

Roberto Saviano is the author of ZeroZeroZero, about the global cocaine trade, and Gomorrah, a book and TV series about the Neapolitan mafia, because of which he lives under police protection. His novel The Piranhas: The Boy Bosses of Naples was published in English last fall. (March 2019)

Raja Shehadeh is a founder of the human rights group Al-Haq, an affiliate of the International Commission of Jurists. His new book, Going Home, will be published in August. (March 2019)

David Wheatley’s most recent book of poetry is The President of Planet Earth. He teaches at the University of Aberdeen.
 (March 2019)

Sean Wilentz is the George Henry Davis 1886 Professor of American History at Princeton. His latest book is No Property in Man: Slavery and Antislavery at the Nation’s Founding.
 (March 2019)

Jane Yeh’s third collection of poems, Discipline, will be published this March. (March 2019)