Culture of Complaint: The Fraying of America by Robert Hughes
Heisenberg’s War: The Secret History of the German Bomb by Thomas Powers
The New Grove Dictionary of Opera edited by Stanley Sadie
The Queen’s Throat: Opera, Homosexuality, and the Mystery of Desire by Wayne Koestenbaum
One of the Lives (poem)
Remembering Denny by Calvin Trillin
The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony by Roberto Calasso, translated by Tim Parks
Manet: The Execution of Maximilian, Paintings, Politics and Censorship by Juliet Wilson-Bareau, with essays by John House, by Douglas Johnson
Rameau’s Niece by Cathleen Schine
Promise and Power: The Life and Times of Robert McNamara by Deborah Shapley
Operation Shylock: A Confession by Philip Roth
The Secret Ring: Freud’s Inner Circle and the Politics of Psychoanalysis by Phyllis Grosskurth
The Diary of Sigmund Freud: 19291939, A Record of the Final Decade translated, annotated, and with an introduction by Michael Molnar
Ilya Repin and the World of Russian Art by Elizabeth Kridl Valkenier
Aleksandr M. Rodchenko/ Varvara F. Stepanova: The Future Is Our Only Goal catalog of an exhibition at the Austrian Museum for Decorative Arts, edited by Peter Noever, essays by Aleksandr N. Lavrent'yev, by Angela Völker
Popova by Dmitri V. Sarabianov, by Natalia L. Adaskina, translated by Marian Schwartz
The Great Utopia: The Russian and Soviet Avant-Garde, 19151932 catalog of an exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum, New York.
Street Art of the Revolution: Festivals and Celebrations in Russia 191833 edited by Vladimir Tolstoy, edited by Irina Bibikova, edited by Catherine Cooke
The Unauthorized Version: Truth and Fiction in the Bible by Robin Lane Fox
Bram Stoker’s Dracula directed by Francis Ford Coppola
Nosferatu directed by F.W. Murnau
Dracula directed by George Melford
Vampyr directed by Carl Dreyer
Freaks directed by Tod Browning
The Black Cat directed by Edgar Ulmer
I Walked with a Zombie directed by Jacques Tourneur
Curse of the Demon directed by Jacques Tourneur
Horror of Dracula by Terence Fisher
Black Sunday directed by Mario Bava
The Haunted Palace directed by Roger Corman
The Fearless Vampire Killers directed by Roman Polanski
The Conqueror Worm directed by Michael Reeves
Daughters of Darkness directed by Harry Kümel
Ganja and Hess directed by Bill Gunn
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre directed by Tobe Hooper
Suspiria directed by Dario Argento
The Brood directed by David Cronenberg
Fear No Evil directed by Frank Laloggia
Dead Ringers directed by David Cronenberg
Harold Bloom’s most recent books are The Anatomy of Influence: Literature as a Way of Life and The Shadow of a Great Rock: A Literary Appreciation of the King James Bible. He teaches at Yale and is at work on a play, To You Whoever You are: A Pageant Celebrating Walt Whitman. (February 2012)
Antonina W. Bouis translates works of fiction and nonfiction from the Russian, among her most recent translations are Edvard Radzinsky’s Alexander II: The Last Great Tsar and Marina Goldovskaya’s Woman with a Movie Camera.
Jamey Gambrell is a writer on Russian art and culture. Her translations include Marina Tsvetaeva’s Earthly Signs: Moscow Diaries, 1917–1922, a volume of Aleksandr Rodchenko’s writings, Experiments for the Future; and Tatyana Tolstaya’s novel, The Slynx. Her translation of Vladimir Sorokin’s Day of the Oprichnik will be published in 2011.
Alfred Kazin (1915–1998) was a writer and teacher. Among his books are On Native Grounds, a study of American literature from Howells to Faulkner, and the memoirs A Walker in the Cityand New York Jew. In 1996, he received the first Lifetime Award in Literary Criticism from the Truman Capote Literary Trust.
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.
Judith Butler is a prominent post-structuralist philosopher and has contributed to feminism, queer theory, political philosophy and ethics. She is Maxine Elliot professor in the Departments of Rhetoric and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Berkeley.
Geoffrey O’Brien is Editor in Chief of the Library of America. His recent works include Early Autumn and The Fall of the House of Walworth. His new book Stolen Glimpses, Captive Shadows: Writing on Film 2002–2012 will be published in 2013.
W.S. Merwin was born in New York City in 1927 and grew up in Union City, New Jersey, and in Scranton, Pennsylvania. From 1949 to 1951 he worked as a tutor in France, Portugal, and Majorca. He has since lived in many parts of the world, most recently on Maui in the Hawaiian Islands. He is the author of many books of poems, prose, and translations and has received both the Pulitzer and the Bollingen Prizes for poetry, among numerous other awards.