L’idiot de la famille Gustave Flaubert de 1821 à 1857 Books) by Jean-Paul Sartre
The Greatness of Flaubert by Maurice Nadeau, translated by Barbara Bray
Addresses of Lester Garfield Maddox, 1967-1971 by Lester Garfield Maddox
An Orange Full of Dreams by Antoni Gronowicz
How She Died by Helen Yglesias
Betrayed by Rita Hayworth by Manuel Puig, translated by Suzanne Jill Levine
Leaf Storm and Other Stories by Gabriel García Márquez, translated by Gregory Rabassa
A Clockwork Orange directed by Stanley Kubrick
The Post-Industrial Society by Alain Touraine
Critical Theory of Society by Albrecht Wellmer
Toward a Critical Sociology by Norman Birnbaum
Police in Trouble: Our Frightening Crisis in Law Enforcement by James F. Ahern
The Vasectomy Information Manual by Paul Gillette
I Spy Blue: The Police and Crime in the City of London from Elizabeth I to Victoria by Donald Rumbelow
The End of Nowhere by Charles A. Stevenson
Isaiah Berlin (1909–1997) was a political philosopher and historian of ideas. Born in Riga, he moved in 1917 with his family to Petrograd, where he witnessed the Russian Revolution. In 1921 he emigrated to England. He was educated at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, and became a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, where he was later appointed Professor of Social and Political Theory. He served as the first president of Wolfson College, Oxford, and as president of the British Academy.
Robert Craft is a conductor and writer. Craft’s close working friendship with Igor Stravinsky is the subject of his memoir, An Improbable Life. In 2002 he was awarded the International Prix du Disque at the Cannes Music Festival.
Marshall Frady’s books include Wallace, Billy Graham, Southerners, Jesse: The Life and Pilgrimage of Jesse Jackson, and, most recently, Martin Luther King, Jr. He is currently writing a biography of Fidel Castro. (February 2004)
Robert Lowell (1917–1977) was twice awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. Life Studies, For the Union Dead, and The Dolphin are among his many volumes of verse. He was confounder of and contributor to The New York Review of Books.
Christopher Ricks teaches at Boston University in the Core Curriculum and the Editorial Institute and is a former president of the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers. From 2004 to 2009 he was Professor of Poetry at the University of Oxford. His recent books include True Friendship: Geoffrey Hill, Anthony Hecht, and Robert Lowell Under the Sign of Eliot and Pound and Decisions and Revisions in T.S. Eliot.
I.F. Stone (1907–1989) was an American journalist and publisher whose self-published newsletter, I.F. Stone’s Weekly, challenged the conservatism of American journalism in the midcentury. A Noncomformist History of Our Times (1989) is a six-volume anthology of Stone’s writings.
John Weightman (1915–2004) was a critic and literary scholar. After working as a translator and announcer for the BBC French service, Weightman turned to the study of French literature. He taught at King’s College London and the University of London. His books include The Concept of the Avant-Gardeand The Cat Sat on the Mat: Language and the Absurd.