Contents


Light and Lively

American Light: The Luminist Movement 1850-1875 edited by John Wilmerding

Nature and Culture: American Landscape and Painting 1825-1875 by Barbara Novak

His Neighbor’s Wife

I Love: The Story of Vladimir Mayakovsky and Lili Brik by Ann Charters and Samuel Charters

Brik and Mayakovsky by Vahan D. Barooshian

Low Marx

Main Currents of Marxism: Its Rise, Growth and Dissolution by Leszek Kolakowski, translated by P.S. Falla

Plebes and Patricians

An Ungovernable People: The English and Their Law in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries edited by John Brewer, edited by John Styles

Contributors

Alexander Cockburn edits the newsletter CounterPunch and writes columns for the Los Angeles Times and The Nation.

Irvin Ehrenpreis (1920–1985) was the Linden Kent Memorial Professor of English Literature at the University of Virginia. In 1984 he received the Christian Gauss Award from Phi Beta Kappa for the final volume of his trilogy, Swift: The Man, His Works, and the Age.

Marshall Frady’s books include Wallace, Billy Graham, Southerners, Jesse: The Life and Pilgrimage of Jesse Jackson, and, most recently, Martin Luther King, Jr. He is currently writing a biography of Fidel Castro. (February 2004)

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.

John Russell (1919–2008) was Chief Art Critic at The New York Times from 1982 until 1990. He was the author of many art-historical studies, including Matisse, Father & Son and The Meanings of Modern Art.

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.

Lawrence Stone (1919–1999) was an English historian. He taught British history at Oxford and Princeton.