The New York Review of Books (June 19, 2014)

Andrew Butterfield
Prodigious Veronese

Veronese: beauty in Renaissance Venice an exhibition on the nationwide Gallery, London, March 19–June 15, 2014
Tim Judah
Looking for Ukraine
Michelangelo
To Giovanni da Pistoia (poem)
Ingrid D. Rowland
Irresistible El Greco

El Griego de Toledo [The Greek of Toledo] an exhibition on the Museo de Santa Cruz and different venues, Toledo, Spain, March 14–June 14, 2014

El Greco: lifestyles and Work—A New background through Fernando Marías, translated from the Spanish via Paul Edson and Sander Berg
David Cole
Can the NSA Be Controlled?

The united states Freedom Act a invoice glided by the home of Representatives, may perhaps 22, 2014
Jonathan Galassi
Speed in existence and Death

Italian Futurism, 1909–1944: Reconstructing the Universe an exhibition on the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, big apple urban, February 21–September 1, 2014
Michael Tomasky
The Billionaire Brothers tackle the US

Sons of Wichita: How the Koch Brothers grew to become America’s strongest and personal Dynasty by means of Daniel Schulman
Michael Kimmelman
The paintings Hitler Hated

Degenerate paintings: The assault on glossy paintings in Nazi Germany, 1937 an exhibition on the Neue Galerie, long island urban, March 13–September 1, 2014
David Rieff
An American ardour for Tyrants

The Tyranny of specialists: Economists, Dictators, and the Forgotten Rights of the negative by way of William Easterly
Christopher Benfey
Wyeth and the ‘Pursuit of Strangeness’

Andrew Wyeth: looking, taking a look In an exhibition on the nationwide Gallery of paintings, Washington, D.C., may well 4–November 30, 2014

Rethinking Andrew Wyeth edited by way of David Cateforis

Andrew Wyeth: A Spoken Self-Portrait through Richard Meryman, chosen and organized from recorded conversations with the artist, 1964–2007
Margaret MacMillan
Wilson at His Worst and Best

Wilson via A. Scott Berg
Jeremy Denk
Ives Wins!

Mad tune: Charles Ives, the Nostalgic insurgent through Stephen Budiansky
Sanford Schwartz
Wildly creative Sigmar Polke

Alibis: Sigmar Polke, 1963–2010 an exhibition on the Museum of recent artwork, long island urban, April 19–August three, 2014; Tate smooth, London, October 1, 2014–February eight, 2015; and Museum Ludwig, Cologne, March 14–July five, 2015
Jed S. Rakoff
The courtroom of Courts

The mom court docket: stories of circumstances That Mattered in America’s maximum Trial court docket through James D. Zirin, with a foreword by means of Robert M. Morgenthau
Martin Filler
The street to the Zombie Office

Cubed: A mystery background of the office by means of Nikil Saval
Helen Vendler
Intriguing, humorous, Prophetic Ford

Selected Poems through Mark Ford
Bill McKibben
What might Thoreau Do?

Walden Warming: weather swap involves Thoreau’s Woods by means of Richard B. Primack
Julian Bell
The secret of the good Piero

Piero della Francesca: Artist and guy through James R. Banker

Piero’s gentle: looking for Piero della Francesca: A Renaissance Painter and the Revolution in artwork, technological know-how, and faith by means of Larry Witham
Neal Ascherson
The Resurging Dubliners

The Guts through Roddy Doyle
Eamon Duffy
The severe Afterlife of the Saints

Why Can the useless Do Such good things? Saints and Worshippers from the Martyrs to the Reformation by way of Robert Bartlett

In seek of Sacred Time: Jacobus de Voragine and the Golden Legend by way of Jacques Le Goff, translated from the French by means of Lydia G. Cochrane
Daniel Mendelsohn
The encouraged Voyage of Patrick Leigh Fermor

The damaged highway: From the Iron Gates to Mount Athos through Patrick Leigh Fermor, edited through Colin Thubron and Artemis Cooper
Patricia Churchland,
Colin McGinn
Of Brains & Minds: An Exchange
Contributors

Neal Ascherson is the writer of The Struggles for Poland, The Black Sea, and Stone Voices: the hunt for Scotland. he's an Honorary Professor on the Institute of Archaeology, collage university London.


Julian Bell is a painter and author residing in Lewes, England. His Van Gogh: an influence Seething might be released early subsequent year.
 (June 2014)

Christopher Benfey is Mellon Professor of English at Mount Holyoke. he's the writer, such a lot lately, of purple Brick, Black Mountain, White Clay.
 
(June 2014)

Andrew Butterfield is President of Andrew Butterfield high-quality Arts and the writer of The Sculptures of Andrea del Verrocchio.
 (June 2014)

David Cole is the Honorable George J. Mitchell Professor in legislation and Public coverage at Georgetown collage legislation heart. he's the award-winning writer of a number of books, together with The Torture Memos: Rationalizing the Unthinkable (2009), much less secure, much less loose: Why the USA Is wasting the conflict on Terror (with Jules Lobel, 2007) and Enemy extraterrestrial beings: Double criteria and Constitutional Freedoms within the conflict on Terrorism (2003) He has been presented an Open Society origin Fellowship for 2012–2013 to put in writing his subsequent e-book, at the function of civil society in imposing constitutional rights.


Jeremy Denk is a live performance pianist and MacArthur fellow.
 (June 2014)

Eamon Duffy is Professor of the heritage of Christianity on the college of Cambridge. His most recent e-book is Saints, Sacrilege and Sedition: faith and clash within the Tudor Reformations.
 (June 2014)

Martin Filler’s newest e-book, Makers of contemporary structure, quantity II, has been long-listed for the 2014 PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the artwork of the Essay. Filler used to be born in 1948 and obtained levels in paintings heritage from Columbia college. He has been a contributor to the recent York evaluate of Books due to the fact 1985 and his writing on sleek structure has been released in additional than thirty journals, magazines, and newspapers within the US, Europe, and Japan. His first number of manhattan evaluation essays, Makers of recent structure, used to be released in 2007. Filler is a fellow of the yank Academy of Arts and Sciences. He and his spouse, the architectural historian Rosemarie Haag Bletter, stay in manhattan and Southampton.

Jonathan Galassi is a translator of Eugenio Montale and Giacomo Leopardi. His most up-to-date selection of poems is Left-Handed, and his novel, Muse, may be released subsequent spring.
 (June 2014)

Tim Judah is a correspondent for The Economist. For the hot York evaluate he has stated from, between different locations, Afghanistan, Serbia, Uganda, and Armenia.

Michael Kimmelman is leader structure Critic of the hot York Times.
 (June 2014)

Margaret MacMillan is Warden of St. Antony’s collage, Oxford, and writer of The struggle That Ended Peace: the line to 1914.
 (June 2014)

Colin McGinn is a thinker whose books contain The ­Character of brain, the matter of realization, realization and Its gadgets, and The that means of Disgust.

 (April 2014)

Bill McKibben is Schumann uncommon student at Middlebury university, and the writer of the tip of Nature, Deep economic system: The Wealth of groups and the sturdy destiny, Eaarth: creating a existence on a tricky New Planet and of the impending Oil and Honey: The schooling of an not going Activist.. he's additionally the founding father of 350.org, the worldwide weather crusade that has been actively considering the struggle opposed to ordinary fuel fracking.

Daniel Mendelsohn an established contributor to the recent York assessment, is the writer, so much lately, of looking forward to the Barbarians: Essays from the Classics to popular culture. He teaches at Bard.


Jed S. Rakoff is a usa District pass judgement on for the Southern District of latest York. (June 2014)

David Rieff is the writer of A mattress for the evening: Humanitarianism in obstacle and on the aspect of a Gun: Democratic desires and Armed Intervention.
 (June 2014)

Ingrid D. Rowland is a professor, dependent in Rome, on the college of Notre Dame tuition of structure. A widespread contributor to the recent York evaluation of Books, she is the writer of The tradition of the excessive Renaissance: Ancients and Moderns in Sixteenth-Century Rome and The Scarith of Scornello: A story of Renaissance Forgery. She has additionally released a translation of Vitruvius’ Ten Books of structure and a historical past of Villa Taverna, the U.S. ambassador’s place of dwelling in Rome. Her new booklet is From Pompeii: The Afterlife of a Roman Town.


Sanford Schwartz’s reports were amassed within the paintings Presence and Artists and Writers. (June 2014)

Michael Tomasky is a different Correspondent for The day-by-day Beast, Editor of Democracy: A magazine of rules, and writer of the ebook Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!: The Beatles and the United States, Then and Now.
 (June 2014)

Helen Vendler is the Arthur Kingsley Porter college Professor within the division of English at Harvard. Her latest publication is Dickinson: chosen Poems and Commentaries.
 (June 2014)

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The Biblical Dante by V. Stanley Benfell

By V. Stanley Benfell

Dante Alighieri brought up the Bible largely in his Commedia, but in addition used his epic poem to meditate at the which means of the Scriptures as a 'true' textual content. The Biblical Dante offers shut readings of passages from the Commedia to discover how Dante's idea of Biblical fact differs sharply from glossy notions.

V. Stanley Benfell examines Dante's argument that the reality of the sacred textual content may well in simple terms be printed while engaged with in a transformative demeanour - and loss of such encounters in his time had ended in an increase in greed and corruption, particularly in the Church. He additionally illustrates how the poet positioned forth a imaginative and prescient for the recovery of a simply society utilizing Biblical language and imagery, revealing rules of either earthly and everlasting happiness. The Biblical Dante presents an insightful research of attitudes in the direction of either the Bible and the way it was once learn within the Medieval interval.

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Morphine by Mikhail Bulgakov

By Mikhail Bulgakov

From the writer of The grasp and Margarita comes this brief and tragic masterpiece approximately drug addiction
Young Dr. Bromgard has come to a small state city to imagine a brand new perform. No has he arrived than he gets be aware colleague, Dr. Polyakov, has fallen gravely sick. earlier than Bromgard can visit his friend’s reduction, Polyakov is dropped at his perform in the midst of the evening with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, and, slightly unsleeping, offers Bromgard his magazine prior to death. What Bromgard uncovers within the entries is Polyakov’s uncontrollable and cruel descent into morphine habit — his first injection to ease his again soreness, the joys of the drug because it overtakes him, the looming indicators of habit, and the feverish ultimate entries sooner than his dying.

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The Pyramid by Ismail Kadare

By Ismail Kadare

From the Albanian author who has been short-listed for the Nobel Prize comes a hypnotic narrative of historic Egypt, a piece that's immediately a historic novel and an exploration of the horror of untrammeled country energy. it really is 2600 BC. The Pharaoh Cheops is vulnerable to forgo the development of a pyramid in his honor, yet his courtroom sages hasten to cajole him differently. The pyramid, they inform him, isn't a tomb yet a paradox: it retains the Egyptian humans content material by way of oppressing them completely. The pyramid is the pillar that holds energy aloft. If it wavers, every thing collapses.And so the best pyramid ever starts to upward push. it's a monument that crushes dozens of guys with the putting of every of its tens of millions of stones. it's the topic of genuine and imaginary conspiracies that necessitate ruthless purges and exceptional tortures. it's a monster that might devour all Egypt sooner than it swallows the physique of Cheops himself. As advised by way of Ismail Kadare, The Pyramid is a journey de strength of Kafkaesque paranoia and Orwellian political prophecy. "A haunting meditation at the matter-of-fact brutality of political despotism." - the recent York occasions e-book Review"Kadare's prose glimmers with the magic realism of Gabriel Garcia Marquez." - la instances e-book Review"One of the main compelling novelists now writing in any language." - Wall road magazine

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