Contents


All Mixed Up

Seven Beauties directed by Lina Wertmüller

Swept Away by an Unusual Destiny in the Blue Sea of August directed by Lina Wertmüller

All Screwed Up directed by Lina Wertmüller

Adamses: The ‘Best’ People I

The Adams Chronicles: Four Generations of Greatness by Jack Shepherd

John Adams: A Biography in His Own Words edited by James Bishop Peabody

The Character of John Adams American History and Culture by Peter Shaw

Adams: An American Dynasty by Francis Russell

The Book of Abigail and John: Selected Letters of the Adams Family 1762-1784 edited by L. H. Butterfield, edited by Marc Friedlaender, edited by Mary-Jo Kline

The Revival of Official Art

Le Musée du Luxembourg en 1874: Peintures November 18, 1974, by Geneviève Lacambre, with Jacqueline de Rohan-Chabot Catalogue of the exhibition at the Grand-Palais, Paris May 31 to

The Absolute Bourgeois: Artists and Politics in France, 1848-1851 by T.J. Clark

Image of the People: Gustave Courbet and the Second French Republic, 1848-1851 by T.J. Clark

Academy and French Painting in the Nineteenth Century by Albert Boime

William-Adolphe Bouguereau December 13, 1974 to February 2, 1975, by Robert Isaacson Catalogue of the exhibition at The New York Cultural Center,

French Painting 1774-1830: The Age of Revolution Delacroix” at the Grand-Palais, Paris, The Detroit Institute of Arts, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1975 Catalogue of the exhibition "French Painting from David to

Contributors

Norman Mailer (1923-2007) was born in Long Branch, New Jersey, and grew up in Brooklyn, New York. In 1955 he co-founded The Village Voice. He is the author of more than thirty books, including The Naked and the Dead; The Armies of the Night, for which he won a National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize; The Executioner’s Song, for which he won his second Pulitzer Prize; Harlot’s Ghost; Oswald’s Tale; The Gospel According to the Son; and The Castle in the Forest.

Charles Rosen is a pianist and music critic. In 2011 he was awarded a National Humanities Medal.

Helen Vendler is the Arthur Kingsley Porter University Professor in the Department of English at Harvard. Stone at Delphi: Seamus Heaney’s Poems with Classical References, Selected and Introduced by Helen Vendler appeared earlier this year in a limited edition.
 (November 2013)

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 the Charles Barnwell Straut Class of 1923 Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Princeton. His books include Literature and the Taste of Knowledge and Yeats and Violence

Henri Zerner, Professor of History of Art and Architecture at Harvard, is the author of Renaissance Art in France: The Invention of Classicism and Écrire l’histoire de l’art: Figures d’une discipline.