Contents


For the Lulz

It Came from Something Awful: How a Toxic Troll Army Accidentally Memed Donald Trump Into Office by Dale Beran

What the Little Woman Was Up To

Five Hundred Years of Women’s Work: The Lisa Unger Baskin Collection an exhibition at the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, February 28–June 15, 2019; and the Grolier Club, New York City, December 11, 2019–February 8, 2020

Left Behind

Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism by Anne Case and Angus Deaton

We’re Still Here: Pain and Politics in the Heart of America by Jennifer M. Silva

Spirits of San Francisco

The Householders: Robert Duncan and Jess by Tara McDowell

Robert Duncan: The Ambassador from Venus by Lisa Jarnot, with a foreword by Michael Davidson

Collected Essays and Other Prose by Robert Duncan, edited and with an introduction by James Maynard

The Collected Early Poems and Plays by Robert Duncan, edited and with an introduction by Peter Quartermain

The Collected Later Poems and Plays by Robert Duncan, edited and with an introduction by Peter Quartermain

The H.D. Book by Robert Duncan, edited and with an introduction by Michael Boughn and Victor Coleman

An Opening of the Field: Jess, Robert Duncan, and Their Circle by Michael Duncan and Christopher Wagstaff

Buddhist Baedekers

Creating the Universe: Depictions of the Cosmos in Himalayan Buddhism by Eric Huntington

Awaken: A Tibetan Buddhist Journey Toward Enlightenment an exhibition at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, April 27–August 18, 2019; and the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, January 17–April 19, 2020

Musil’s Infinities

Intimate Ties: Two Novellas by Robert Musil, translated from the German and with an afterword by Peter Wortsman

Agathe, or, The Forgotten Sister by Robert Musil, translated from the German and with an introduction by Joel Agee

The Flowers Blooming in the Dark

Voices from the Chinese Century: Public Intellectual Debate from Contemporary China edited by Timothy Cheek, David Ownby, and Joshua A. Fogel

Rethinking China’s Rise: A Liberal Critique by Xu Jilin, translated from the Chinese and edited by David Ownby

Minjian: The Rise of China’s Grassroots Intellectuals by Sebastian Veg

Beethoven’s Empire of the Mind

Beethoven’s Conversation Books, Volume 1: Nos. 1 to 8 (February 1818 to March 1820) translated from the German and edited by Theodore Albrecht

Beethoven’s Conversation Books, Volume 2: Nos. 9 to 16 (March 1820 to September 1820) translated from the German and edited by Theodore Albrecht

Whose Nationalism?

Nationalism: A Short History by Liah Greenfeld

Reclaiming Patriotism by Amitai Etzioni

Why Nationalism by Yael Tamir

Contributors

Anne Applebaum is a staff writer for The Atlantic. Her new book, Twilight of Democracy: The Seductive Lure of Authoritarianism, will be published in July. (March 2020)

Fara Dabhoiwala, the author of The Origins of Sex, teaches at Princeton and is writing a global history of free speech.
 (March 2020)

Merve Emre is Associate Professor of English Literature at ­Oxford and a Fellow of Worcester College. Her latest book is The Ferrante ­Letters: An Exercise in Collective Criticism. (March 2020)

Helen Epstein is Visiting Professor of Human Rights and Global Public Health at Bard. She is the author of Another Fine Mess: America, Uganda, and the War on Terror and The Invisible Cure: Why We Are Losing the Fight Against AIDS in Africa. (March 2020)

Elisa Gabbert is the author of The Word Pretty and The Unreality of Memory, which will be published in August.
 (May 2020)

Michael Hofmann is a poet and translator from the ­German. His latest translation is of Heinrich von Kleist’s novella Michael Kohlhaas, and his latest book of poems, One Lark, One Horse, will be published in paperback in the US in July. He teaches at the University of Florida.
 (March 2020)

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 2020)

Ian Johnson is a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist who lives in ­Beijing, his home for more than twenty years. His most recent book is The Souls of China: The Return of Religion After Mao.
 (March 2020)

Hari Kunzru’s next novel, Red Pill, will be published in September. (March 2020)

Lewis Lockwood is an Emeritus Professor of Music at ­Harvard and Co-Director of the Boston University Center for Beethoven Research. His new book, Beethoven’s Lives, will be published in September.
 (March 2020)

Ange Mlinko is a Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Florida. Her fifth book of poems is Distant Mandate. (March 2020)

David Motadel is Associate Professor of History at the London School of Economics and Political Science and currently a Fellow at the Berlin Institute for Advanced Study. He is the author of Islam and Nazi Germany’s War, which was awarded the Fraenkel Prize.
 (March 2020)

Jed Perl’s Calder: The Conquest of Space, the second and concluding 
volume of his biography of the American sculptor, has just been published. (May 2020)

Darryl Pinckney’s most recent book is Busted in New York and Other Essays. (March 2020)

Alan Ryan was Warden of New College, Oxford, and Professor of Political Thought. He is the author of On Politics, which will be published in paperback in the fall.
 
(March 2020)

Damion Searls’s translation of Jon Fosse’s The Other Name will be published in the US in April; his translation of Rilke’s Letters to a Young Poet will be published in November. He is currently the Translator in Residence at Princeton.
 (March 2020)

David Shulman’s Freedom and Despair: Notes from the South Hebron Hills was published in 2018. He is Professor Emeritus at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and was awarded the Israel Prize for Religious Studies in 2016.
 (March 2020

Susan Tallman is an art historian living in Chicago and Berlin. She is currently working on a book about the prints of Kerry James Marshall. (May 2020)

Michael Tomasky is a Special Correspondent for The Daily Beast, the Editor of Democracy: A Journal of Ideas, and a con­tributing opinion writer for The New York Times. His book If We Can Keep It: How the Republic Collapsed, and How It Might Be Saved will be published in paperback in June. (March 2020)

Stephen Yenser’s most recent book of poems is Stone Fruit. He is coeditor of the forthcoming volume A Whole World: Letters from James ­Merrill and Distinguished Research Professor in English at the University of California at Los Angeles. (March 2020)