Contents


The Ridiculous & Sublime

The New Grove Dictionary of Opera edited by Stanley Sadie

The Queen’s Throat: Opera, Homosexuality, and the Mystery of Desire by Wayne Koestenbaum

Lost Illusions

The Secret Ring: Freud’s Inner Circle and the Politics of Psychoanalysis by Phyllis Grosskurth

The Diary of Sigmund Freud: 1929–1939, A Record of the Final Decade translated, annotated, and with an introduction by Michael Molnar

Art and the Great Utopia

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, 1915–1932 catalog of an exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum, New York.

Street Art of the Revolution: Festivals and Celebrations in Russia 1918–33 edited by Vladimir Tolstoy, edited by Irina Bibikova, edited by Catherine Cooke

Horror for Pleasure

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

Contributors

Jamey Gambrell is a writer on Russian art and culture. She has translated Vladimir Sorokin’s ­three-volume Ice Trilogy and his novel Day of the Oprichnik into English. Among her other translations are works by Marina ­Tsvetaeva and Tatyana Tolstaya.

Jasper Griffin is Emeritus Professor of Classical Literature and a Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford. His books include Homer on Life and Death.

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.

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. His new poetry collection is The Moon Before Morning.

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


Charles Rosen is a pianist and music critic. In 2011 he was awarded a National Humanities Medal.

Thomas Sheehan is Professor of Religious Studies at Stanford University. (December 2001)