Liszt: The Artist as Romantic Hero by Eleanor Perényi
Liszt by Claude Rostand, translated by John Victor
The Man Liszt: A Study of the Tragi-Comedy of a Soul Divided Against Itself by Ernest Newman
The Real America: A Surprising Examination of the State of the Union by Ben J. Wattenberg
The Continental Op by Dashiell Hammett, selected and with an introduction by Steven Marcus
The Last of the Nuba by Leni Riefenstahl
SS Regalia by Jack Pia
Le Schizo et les langues by Louis Wolfson, with a preface by Gilles Deleuze
Essays on Music in the Western World by Oliver Strunk
The Country and the City by Raymond Williams
Roger Sale is a critic and journalist. Until 1999, he was Professor of English at the University of Washington. His books include Modern Heroism: Essays on D. H. Lawrence, William Empson and J.R.R. Tolkien and On Not Being Good Enough: Writings of a Working Critic.
Susan Sontag (1933–2004) was a novelist, playwright, filmmaker, and one of the most influential critics of her generation. Her books include Against Interpretation, On Photography, Illness as Metaphor, and The Volcano Lover.
Frank Kermode (1919–2010) was a British critic and literary theorist. Born on the Isle of Man, he taught at University College London, Cambridge, Columbia and Harvard. Adapted from a series of lectures given at Bryn Mawr College, Kermode’s Sense of An Ending: Studies in the Theory of Fiction remains one of the most influential works of twentieth-century literary criticism.
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.
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.
Alison Lurie is a former Professor of English at Cornell. She is the author of two collections of essays on children’s literature, Don’t Tell the Grownups and Boys and Girls Forever, and the editor of The Oxford Book of Fairy Tales. Her most recent novel is Truth and Consequences.