Contents


The Hard Case of Yeats

Yeats by Frank Tuohy

Maud Gonne by Samuel Levenson

W.B. Yeats and the Idea of a Theatre by James W. Flannery

The Cuchulain Plays of W.B. Yeats by Reg Skene

The Schicklgruber Story

Hitler’s War by David Irving

Adolf Hitler by John Toland

Hitler Among the Germans by Rudolph Binion

The Psychopathic God, Adolf Hitler by Robert G.L. Waite

Hostages

Earthly Possessions by Anne Tyler

Who Is Teddy Villanova? by Thomas Berger

Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko

Contributors

J. H. Elliott is Regius Professor Emeritus of Modern History at the University of Oxford. He is the author of History in the Making.

Simon Leys (1935 - 2014) is the pen name of Pierre Ryckmans, who was born in Belgium and settled in Australia in 1970. He taught Chinese literature at the Australian National University and was Professor of Chinese Studies at the University of Sydney from 1987 to 1993. Leys’s writing has appeared in The New York Review of Books, Le Monde, Le Figaro Littéraire, and other periodicals. Among his books are Chinese Shadows, The Death of Napoleon (forthcoming from NYRB Classics), Other People’s Thoughts, and The Wreck of the Batavia & Prosper. In 1996 he delivered the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s Boyer lectures. He won many awards, including the Prix Renaudot, the Prix Femina, the Prix Guizot, and the Christina Stead Prize for Fiction.

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.

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.