Contents


How to Leave a House of Slavery’

Solidarity, Solitude by Adam Zagajewski, translated by Lillian Vallee

Between East and West: Writings from ‘Kultura’ edited by Robert Kostrzewa

The Soccer War by Ryszard Kapuscinski, translated by William Brand

The Return of Film Noir!

The Seventh Victim directed by Mark Robson

The Dark Mirror directed by Robert Siodmak

Desperate directed by Anthony Mann

The Street With No Name directed by William Keighley

Road House directed by Jean Negulesco

Follow Me Quietly directed by Richard Fleischer

Caught directed by Max Ophuls

Gun Crazy directed by Joseph H. Lewis

Panic in the Streets directed by Elia Kazan

The Underworld Story directed by Cyril Endfield

Try and Get Me directed by Cyril Endfield

The Narrow Margin directed by Richard Fleischer

On Dangerous Ground directed by Nicholas Ray

Pickup on South Street directed by Samuel Fuller

Human Desire directed by Fritz Lang

Kiss Me Deadly directed by Robert Aldrich

Critics at the Top

Selected Writings 1950-1990 by Irving Howe

Minor Prophecies: The Literary Essay in the Culture Wars by Geoffrey H. Hartman

The Uses of Error by Frank Kermode

Versions of Pygmalion by J. Hillis Miller

A Little Mozart Tour

Mozart: ‘Prodigy of Nature’ an exhibition at The Pierpont Morgan Library May 8–August 4, 1991

Zaubertöne, Mozart in Wien 1781–1791 1990–September 15, 1991 an exhibition at the Künstlerhaus, Vienna December 6,

Contributors

Neal Ascherson is the author of The Struggles for Poland, The Black Sea, and Stone Voices: The Search for Scotland. He is an Honorary Professor at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London.


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

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.

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.

Ronald Dworkin (1931–2013) was Professor of Philosophy and Frank Henry Sommer Professor of Law at NYU. His books include Is Democracy Possible Here?, Justice in Robes, Freedom’s Law, and Justice for Hedgehogs. He was the 2007 winner of the Ludvig Holberg International Memorial Prize for “his pioneering scholarly work” of “worldwide impact” and he was recently awarded the Balzan Prize for his “fundamental contributions to Jurisprudence.”


Thomas R. Edwards (1928–2005) was Professor of English at Rutgers and editor of Raritan. His last book was Over Here: Criticizing America.

Václav Havel (1936–2011) was the last president of Czechoslovakia and the first president of the Czech Republic. Havel was one of the six signers of the statement “Tibet: The Peace of the Graveyard.”

Patrice Higonnet teaches French history at Harvard. His latest book is Goodness Beyond Virtue: Jacobins During the French Revolution. (July 2001)

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.

Michael Massing, a contributing editor of the Columbia Journalism Review, writes frequently on the press and foreign affairs.

Conor Cruise O’Brien (1917–2009) was an Irish historian and politician. He was elected to the Irish parliament in 1969 and served as a Minister from 1973 until 1977. His works include States of Ireland, The Great Melody and Memoir: My Life and Themes.

Geoffrey O’Brien is Editor in Chief of the Library of America. His latest book is Stolen Glimpses, Captive Shadows: Writing on Film, 2002–2012.


Peter Singer is the Ira W. Decamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University, and Laureate Professor at the University of Melbourne. He is the author of *Animal Liberation*, the editor of *In Defense of Animals: The Second Wav*, and, with Paola Cavalieri, co-editor of *The Great Ape Project*.

Patricia Storace is the author of Heredity, a book of poems, Dinner with Persephone, a travel memoir about Greece, and Sugar Cane, a children’s book. Her new novel, A Book of Heaven, was published in February 2014. She lives in New York.

Gore Vidal (1925–2012) was an American novelist, essayist, and playwright. His many works include the memoirs Point to Point Navigation and Palimpsest, the novels The City and the Pillar, Myra Breckinridge, and Lincoln, and the collection United States: Essays 1952–1992.

Paul Wilson is a writer based in Toronto. He has translated major works by Josef Škvorecký, Ivan Klíma, Bohumil Hrabal, and Václav Havel into English.
 (April 2014)