Double Life

The Life of Jane Austen by John Halperin

A Goodly Heritage: A History of Jane Austen’s Family by George Holbert Tucker

Heading for the Last Roundup

Paris, Texas a film directed by Wim Wenders, written by Sam Shepard

Motel Chronicles by Sam Shepard

Plays by Sam Shepard, Angei City (1976), Operation Sidewinder (1970), Suicide in Bb (1976), True West (1980), Mad Dog Blues (1971), Action (1975), 4-H Club (1965), The Unseen Hand (1969), by Sam Shepard

American Communism Revisited

Which Side Were You On? The American Communist Party During the Second World War by Maurice Isserman

The Heyday of American Communism: The Depression Decade by Harvey Klehr

Steve Nelson: American Radical by Steve Nelson, by James R. Barrett, by Rob Ruck

A Long Journey by George Charney

A Long View from the Left by Al Richmond

The Narrative of Hosea Hudson by Nell Irvin Painter

Black Bolshevik: Autobiography of an Afro-American Communist by Harry Haywood


Stuart Hampshire (1914–2004) was an English philosopher. He taught at University College London, Princeton, Stanford and Oxford, where he was named Warden of Wadham College. His books include Thought and Action, Spinoza and Justice Is Conflict.

Christopher Jencks is the Malcolm Wiener Professor of Social Policy at Harvard. He is the author of Rethinking ­Social Policy, among several other books. (April 2015)

Janet Malcolm was born in Prague. She was educated at the High School of Music and Art, in New York, and at the University of Michigan. Along with In the Freud Archives, her books include Diana and Nikon: Essays on Photography, Psychoanalysis: The Impossible Profession, The Journalist and the Murderer, The Purloined Clinic: Selected Writings, The Silent Woman: Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes, The Crime of Sheila McGough, and Reading Chekhov: A Critical Journey. She wrote about the trial of Mazoltuv Borukhova, the mother of Michelle, in her book Iphigenia in Forest Hills, just out in paperback. Her most recent book is Forty-one False Starts: Essays on Artists and Writers. She lives in New York.

Robert Mazzocco is an American poet and critic.

Jean Strouse is the author of Morgan: American Financier as well as Alice James, which won the Bancroft Prize. Her essays and reviews have appeared in The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker, The New York Times, Newsweek, Architectural Digest, and Slate. She is currently the Sue Ann and John Weinberg Director of the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library.