Wealth and Poverty by George Gilder
Wealth and Poverty by George Gilder
Letters from Colette selected and translated by Robert Phelps
Walt Whitman: A Life by Justin Kaplan
Maria Callas: The Woman Behind the Legend by Arianna Stassinopoulos
Callas: Les Images d’une Voix by Sergio Segalini
Diva: The Life and Death of Maria Callas by Steven Linakis
Maria Callas: A Tribute by Pierre-Jean Rémy, translated by Catherine Atthill
The Callas Legacy by John Ardoin
Explaining America: The Federalist by Garry Wills
The Persistence of the Old Regime: Europe to the Great War by Arno J. Mayer
First Reactions: Critical Essays 1968-1979 by Clive James
Unreliable Memoirs by Clive James
The Horror of Life by Roger L. Williams
Moore: G.E. Moore and the Cambridge Apostles by Paul Levy
Donatello and Michelozzo: An Artistic Partnership and Its Patrons in the Early Renaissance Philadelphia) by R. W. Lightbown
Henry Adams by R. P. Blackmur
Henry Adams: The Myth of Failure by William Dusinberre
James Chace is the Paul W. Williams Professor of Government and Public Law at Bard College. He is the author of Acheson and, most recently, 1912: The Election That Changed the Country. He is now working on a biography of Lafayette. (October 2004)
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.
Joseph Kerman is emeritus professor of music at the University of California, Berkeley. He began writing music criticism for The Hudson Review in the 1950s, and is a longtime contributor to The New York Review of Books and many other journals. His books include Opera as Drama (1956; new and revised edition 1988), The Beethoven Quartets (1967), Contemplating Music (1986), Concerto Conversations (1999), and The Art of Fugue (2005).
Alexander Pushkin (1799–1837) is considered by many to be Russia’s greatest poet, and through his poems as well as his experimentation with other genres—dramas, short stories, novels—he influenced generations of Russian and international writers. Among his best-known works in English translation are Boris Godunov, The Tales of Belkin, Eugene Onegin, The Queen of Spades, and The Captain’s Daughter.
Dwight Macdonald (1906–1982) was born in New York City and educated at Exeter and Yale. On graduating from college, he enrolled in Macy’s executive training program, but soon left to work for Henry Luce at Time and Fortune, quitting in 1936 because of cuts that had been made to an article he had written criticizing U.S. Steel. From 1937 to 1943, Macdonald was an editor of Partisan Review and in 1944, he started a journal of his own, Politics, whose contributors included Albert Camus, Victor Serge, Simone Weil, Bruno Bettelheim, James Agee, John Berryman, Meyer Schapiro, and Mary McCarthy. In later years, Macdonald reviewed books for The New Yorker, movies for Esquire, and wrote frequently for The New York Review of Books.
John Weightman (1915–2004) was a critic and literary scholar. After working as a translator and announcer for the BBC French service, Weightman turned to the study of French literature. He taught at King’s College London and the University of London. His books include The Concept of the Avant-Gardeand The Cat Sat on the Mat: Language and the Absurd.
Ronald Steel is Professor of International Relations at the University of Southern California, a recent fellow at the American Academy in Berlin, and the author of biographies of Walter Lippmann and Robert Kennedy.