Contents


Luxe et Veritas

The Sculptures of Houdon by H. H. Arnason

Early Neo-Classicism in France: The Creation of the Louis Seize Style in Architectural Decoration, Furniture and Ormolu, Gold and Silver, and Sèvres Porcelain in the Mid-Eighteenth Century by Svend Eriksen, edited and translated by Peter Thornton

French Painting 1774-1830: The Age of Revolution Arts, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. exhibition catalogue, Grand Palais, Paris, The Detroit Institute of

1789: Les emblèmes de la raison by Jean Starobinski

The Roman Stamp: Frame and Façade in Some Forms of Neo-Classicism by Robert M. Adams

Pound and Fascism

Charles Olson & Ezra Pound: An Encounter at St. Elizabeths by Charles Olson, edited by Catherine Seelye

Ezra Pound: The Last Rower, A Political Profile by C. David Heymann

The Short View

Kinflicks by Lisa Alther

Dream Children by Gail Godwin

Will You Please Be Quiet, Please? by Raymond Carver

Bloodshed and Three Novellas by Cynthia Ozick

Contributors

Janet Adam Smith (1905–1999) was a Scottish writer and critic. Educated at Oxford, she worked as an editor at a number of literary publications, including The Listener, The Criterion and New Statesman. She also edited the Faber Book of Modern Verse and its companion volume, the Faber Book of Children’s Verse. An accomplished mountaineer, Smith wrote about her adventures in Mountain Holidays; her other books include Life Among the Scots and John Buchnan and His World.

Thomas R. Edwards (1928–2005) was Professor of English at Rutgers and editor of Raritan. His last book was Over Here: Criticizing America.

Hugh Honour is the author, with John Fleming, of The Visual Arts: A History, which has recently been published in its sixth expanded edition. (November 2002)

V.S. Pritchett (1900–1997) was a British essayist, novelist and short story writer. He worked as a foreign correspondent for the The Christian Science Monitorand as a literary critic forNew Statesman. In 1968 Pritchett was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire; he was knighted in 1975. His body of work includes many collections of short stories, in addition to travelogues, reviews, literary biographies and novels.

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.

Gore Vidal (1925–2012) was an American novelist, essayist, and playwright. His many works include the memoirs Point to Point Navigation and Palimpsest, the novels The City and the Pillar, Myra Breckinridge, and Lincoln, and the collection United States: Essays 1952–1992.

Michael Wood is Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature at Princeton. He is the author of Hitchcock: The Man Who Knew Too Much and America in the Movies, among other books.
 (May 2017)