The New Golden Land: European Images of America from the Discoveries to the Present Time by Hugh Honour

The European Vision of America by Hugh Honour

The European Vision of America 1976 The National Gallery, Washington, DC, December 7, 1975-February 14,

The Good War

The Second World War: An Illustrated History by A.J.P. Taylor

WW II: A Chronicle of Soldiering by James Jones and Art Weithas

In Chekhov’s Spell

The Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov. The Acting Company, directed by Boris Tumarin

Travesties by Tom Stoppard, directed by Peter Wood

Treemonisha by Scott Joplin, directed by Frank Corsara

The Fatal Charm of the Millennium

Michael Bakunin by E.H. Carr

Bakunin: The Father of Anarchism by Anthony Masters

Michael Bakunin: Selected Writings edited by Arthur Lehning, translated by Stephen Cox and Olive Stevens


Peter France is Professor Emeritus of French at the University of Edinburgh and the editor of The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French. The poem in the May 8, 2014 issue is included in Poems of Osip Mandelstam, translated and with a foreword by Peter France, to be published by New Directions in June 2014. 
(May 2014)

Aileen Kelly is a Fellow of King’s College, Cambridge. Her books include Toward Another Shore: Russian Thinkers Between Necessity and Chance.

Robert Mazzocco is an American poet and critic.

Mary McCarthy (1912-1989) was a novelist, essayist, and critic. Her political and social commentary, literary essays, and drama criticism appeared in magazines such as Partisan Review, The New Yorker, Harper’s, and The New York Review of Books, and were collected in On the Contrary (1961), Mary McCarthy’s Theatre Chronicles 1937-1962 (1963), The Writing on the Wall (1970), Ideas and the Novel (1980), and Occasional Prose (1985). Her novels include The Company She Keeps (1942), The Oasis (1949), The Groves of Academe (1952), A Charmed Life (1955), The Group (1963), Birds of America (1971), and Cannibals and Missionaries (1979). She was the author of three works of autobiography, Memories of a Catholic Girlhood (1957), How I Grew (1987), and the unfinished Intellectual Memoirs (1992), and two travel books about Italy, Venice Observed (1956) and The Stones of Florence (1959). Her essays on the Vietnam War were collected in The Seventeenth Degree (1974); her essays on Watergate were collected in The Mask of State (1974).

Jean Starobinski is Professor Emeritus of French literature at the University of Geneva. Blessings in Disguise and Largesse are among his works in English. A translation of his recent Action et réaction is to appear later this year. (May 2003)

Garry Wills is Professor of History Emeritus at Northwestern. He is the author, most recently, of The Future of the Catholic Church with 
Pope Francis.