Reunion in Budapest

Bibliotheca Corviniana: 1490–1990 April 6–October 6, 1990 An Exhibition at The National Széchényi Library, Budapest

Bibliotheca Corviniana: 1490–1990 catalog of the exhibition by Csaba Csapodi and Klára Csapodi-Gárdonyi

The Real Camino

Five O’Clock Angel: Letters of Tennessee Williams to Maria St. Just, 1948–1982

Costly Performances: Tennessee Williams: The Last Stage by Bruce Smith

In God’s Playground

Lucifer Unemployed by Aleksander Wat, translated by Lillian Vallee, foreword by Czeslaw Milosz

Killing the Second Dog by Marek Hlasko, translated by Tomasz Mirkowicz

Missing Pieces by Stanislaw Benski, translated by Walter Arndt

Bohin Manor by Tadeusz Konwicki, translated by Richard Lourie

Rondo by Kazimierz Brandys, translated by Jaroslaw Anders

The Beautiful Mrs. Seidenman by Andrzej Szczypiorski, translated by Klara Glowczewska


John Bayley is a critic and novelist. His books include Elegy for Iris and The Power of Delight: A Lifetime in Literature.

Ian Buruma is the author of The Missionary and the Libertine: Love and War in East and West (1996), Murder in Amsterdam: The Death of Theo Van Gogh and the Limits of Tolerance (2006), Year Zero: A History of 1945 (2013), and Theater of Cruelty: Art, Film, and the Shadows of War (2014), winner of the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay. He is the Paul W. Williams Professor of Human Rights and Journalism at Bard and a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker, and The New York Times, among other publications. His new book, Their ­Promised Land: My Grandparents in Love and War, will be published in January 2016.

Christian Caryl is a Senior Fellow at the ­Legatum Institute, the editor of Foreign Policy’s Democracy Lab website, and a fellow at MIT’s Center for International Studies. His latest book is Strange Rebels: 1979 and the Birth of the 21st Century.

Charles Hope was Director of the Warburg Institute, London, from 2001 to 2010. He is the author of Titian.

Murray Kempton (1917-1997) was a columnist for Newsday, as well as a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books. His books include Rebellions, Perversities, and Main Events and The Briar Patch, as well as Part of Our Time. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1985.

Adam Michnik is Editor in Chief of the Warsaw daily newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza. His newest book is The Trouble With History: Morality, Revolution, and Counterrevolution.