The Evolution of Human Sexuality by Donald Symons
The Evolution of Human Sexuality by Donald Symons
Janet Flanner’s World: Uncollected Writings 1932-1975 edited by Irving Drutman, introduction by William Shawn
The Cubical City by Janet Flanner
An American in Paris by Janet Flanner
Pétain: The Old Man of France by Janet Flanner
Men and Monuments by Janet Flanner
Paris Journal: Vol. I, 1944-1965 by Janet Flanner, edited by William Shawn
Paris Journal: Vol. II, 1965-1971 by Janet Flanner, edited by William Shawn
Paris Was Yesterday, 1925-1939 by Janet Flanner, edited by Irving Drutman
London Was Yesterday, 1934-1939 by Janet Flanner, edited by Irving Drutman
Testimony: The Memoirs of Dmitri Shostakovich as related to and edited by Solomon Volkov, translated by Antonina W. Bouis
Prokofiev by Prokofiev: A Composer’s Memoir edited by David H. Appel, translated by Guy Daniels
O I.F. Stravinskom y ego Blizkikh by Kseniya Iur'evna Stravinskaya
Barbarism with a Human Face by Bernard-Henri Lévy, translated by George Holoch
Le testament de Dieu by Bernard-Henri Lévy
Les idées à l’endroit by Alain de Benoist
Vu de droite by Alain de Benoist
Clover by Otto Friedrich
Faithful Ruslan: The Story of a Guard Dog by Georgi Vladimov, translated by Michael Glenny
In Between the Sheets and Other Stories by Ian McEwan
From the Fifteenth District by Mavis Gallant
The Decline of Bismarck’s European Order: Franco-Russian Relations, 1875-1890 by George F. Kennan
As We Know by John Ashbery
Reappraisals in History: New Views on History and Society in Early Modern Europe by J.H. Hexter
On Historians: Reappraisals of Some of the Masters of Modern History by J.H. Hexter
The Letters of Virginia Woolf Volume V: 1932-1935 edited by Nigel Nicolson, edited by Joanne Trautmann
The Wise Virgins: A Story of Words, Opinions and a few Emotions by Leonard Woolf
The Buenos Aires Affair by Manuel Puig, translated by Suzanne Jill Levine
Kiss of the Spider Woman by Manuel Puig, translated by Thomas Colchie
In Evil Hour by Gabriel García Márquez, translated by Gregory Rabassa
The Cubs and Other Stories by Mario Vargas Llosa, translated by Gregory Kolovakos and Ronald Christ
Captain Pantoja and the Special Service by Mario Vargas Llosa, translated by Gregory Kolovakos and Ronald Christ
Advice to a Young Scientist by P.B. Medawar
Robert Craft is a conductor and writer. Craft’s close working friendship with Igor Stravinsky is the subject of his memoir, An Improbable Life. In 2002 he was awarded the International Prix du Disque at the Cannes Music Festival.
Clifford Geertz (1926–2006) was an anthropologist. Widely recognized as the most influential American anthropologist of the twentieth century, Geertz championed the role of symbols in the creation and interpretation of social meaning. His many books include Peddlers and Princes: Social Development and Economic Change in Two Indonesian Towns and Available Light: Anthropological Reflections on Philosophical Topics.
Frank Kermode (1919–2010) was a British critic and literary theorist. Born on the Isle of Man, he taught at University College London, Cambridge, Columbia and Harvard. Adapted from a series of lectures given at Bryn Mawr College, Kermode’s Sense of An Ending: Studies in the Theory of Fiction remains one of the most influential works of twentieth-century literary criticism.
Leszek Kołakowski was professor of philosophy at the University of Warsaw until March 1968 when he was formally expelled for political reasons. He was later a Senior Research Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford. He was the author of several books, including Main Currents in Marxism. The article in this issue will appear in the collection of essays Is God Happy?, to be published in February by Basic Books. He died in 2009. (December 2012)
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)
Charles Taylor was recently awarded the 2007 Templeton Prize. He is Professor of Law and Philosophy at Northwestern and Professor Emeritus of Political Science and Philosophy at McGill. His books include Hegel and The Ethics of Authenticity. (April 2007)
Stephen Jay Gould (1941–2002) was an American geologist, biologist and historian of science. He taught at Harvard, where he was named Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology, and at NYU. His last book was Punctuated Equilibrium.
Denis Donoghue is University Professor at New York University, where he holds the Henry James Chair of English and American Letters. His works include The Practice of Reading, Words Alone: The Poet T.S. Eliot, and The American Classics.
Robert Hughes (1938–2012) was an art critic and television writer. In the award-winning documentary series, The Shock of The New, Hughes recounted the development of modern art since the Impressionists; in The Fatal Shore, he explored the history of his native Australia. Hughes’s memoir, Things I Didn’t Know, was published in 2006.
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.
Virgil Thomson (1896–1989) was a composer and critic. He collaborated extensively with Gertrude Stein, who wrote the libretti for his operas Four Saints in Three Actsand The Mother of Us All. In 1988 he was awarded the National Medal of Arts.