Contents


The Desk and the Daring

Unfinished Business: Notes of a Chronic Re-Reader by Vivian Gornick

The Romance of American Communism by Vivian Gornick

Approaching Eye Level by Vivian Gornick

The End of the Novel of Love by Vivian Gornick

Deportation Nation

The Deportation Machine: America’s Long History of Expelling Immigrants by Adam Goodman

The Battle to Stay in America: Immigration’s Hidden Front Line by Michael Kagan

Syria’s Lost Chance

How the West Stole Democracy from the Arabs: The Syrian Arab Congress of 1920 and the Destruction of Its Historic Liberal-Islamic Alliance by Elizabeth F. Thompson

Poems Without an ‘I’

The Banished Immortal: A Life of Li Bai (Li Po) by Ha Jin

The Selected Poems of Tu Fu: Expanded and Newly Translated by David Hinton

Awakened Cosmos: The Mind of Classical Chinese Poetry by David Hinton

Contributors

Julian Bell is a painter based in Lewes, England. He is the author of What Is Painting?
 (October 2020)

Dan Chiasson’s fifth book of poetry, The Math Campers, was just published. He teaches at Wellesley.
 (October 2020)

Sarah Churchwell is a Professor of American Literature and Chair of Public Understanding of the Humanities at the School of Advanced Study, University of London. Her book Behold America: The Entangled History of “America First” and “The American Dream” was published last year. (October 2020)

James Gleick is the author of The Information and, most recently, Time Travel: A History.
 (October 2020)

Vona Groarke’s seventh poetry collection, Double Negative, was published in 2019.
 (October 2020)

Joshua Hammer is a former Newsweek Bureau Chief and Correspondent-at-Large in Africa and the Middle East. His latest book, The Falcon Thief: A True Tale of Adventure, Treachery, and the Hunt for the Perfect Bird, was published in February.
 (October 2020)

Pamela Karlan is the Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Professor of Public Interest Law at Stanford Law School and Codirector of the Stanford Supreme Court Litigation Clinic. She is a coauthor of The Law of Democracy: Legal Structure of the Political Process and Keeping Faith with the Constitution. (October 2020)

Verlyn Klinkenborg’s books include Making Hay and The Rural Life. 
(October 2020)

Fintan O’Toole is a columnist for The Irish Times and Leonard L. Milberg Lecturer in Irish Letters at Princeton. His most recent book is The Politics of Pain: Postwar England and the Rise of Nationalism. (October 2020)

Jed Perl’s Calder: The Conquest of Space, the second and concluding volume of his biography of the American sculptor, was published in April. (October 2020)

Julia Preston is a contributing writer at the Marshall Project. From 2006 until 2016 she was the National Immigration Correspondent for The New York Times. In the spring of 2020 she was a visiting research scholar at Princeton. (October 2020)

Madeleine Thien’s most recent novel is Do Not Say We Have Nothing. She is a Professor of English at Brooklyn College. (October 2020)

Dayna Tortorici is a freelance writer and Coeditor of n+1. (October 2020)

Robert F. Worth is a contributing writer at The New York Times Magazine. His latest book is A Rage for Order: The Middle East in Turmoil, from Tahrir Square to ISIS. (October 2020)

Justine van der Leun is an independent journalist. (October 2020)