Contents


Between the Acts

Bloomsbury Recalled by Quentin Bell

Lutyens and the Edwardians: An English Architect and his Clients by Jane Brown

Edwardians: London Life and Letters, 1900-1914 by John Paterson

On or About December 1910: Early Bloomsbury and its Intimate World by Peter Stansky

Contributors

Noel Annan (1916–2000) was a British military intelligence officer and scholar of European history. His works include Leslie Stephen and Our Age, Changing Enemies: The Defeat and Regeneration of Germany, and The Curious Strength of Positivism in English Political Thought.

Kwame Anthony Appiah teaches philosophy at Princeton. His latest book is The Honor Code: How Moral Revolutions Happen.

 (November 2012)

Mikkel Borch-Jacobsen is a Professor of French and Comparative Literature at the University of Washington. His most recent book is Remembering Anna O.: A Century of Mystification. (April 1997)

Jason Epstein, former Editorial Director at Random House, was a founder of The New York Review and of the Library of America. He is the author of Eating: A Memoir. (Dectember 2013)

James Fenton is a British poet and literary critic. From 1994 until 1999, Fenton was Oxford Professor of Poetry; in 2007 he was awarded the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry.

Robin Lane Fox is an Emeritus Fellow of New College, ­Oxford. He has been the weekly gardening columnist of the Financial Times since 1970. His Augustine: Conversions and Confessions will be published in 2015.
 (September 2014)

Timothy Garton Ash is Professor of European Studies and Isaiah Berlin Professorial Fellow at St. Antony’s College, Oxford, and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford. He has just published, with Edward Mortimer and Kerem Öktem, Freedom in Diversity: Ten Lessons for Public Policy from Britain, Canada, France, Germany and the United States.


Josef Joffe is editorial page editor and a columnist at the Süddeutsche Zeitung in Munich and an associate of Harvard’s Olin Institute for Strategic Studies. (December 1997)

Joseph Kerman is emeritus professor of music at the University of California, Berkeley. He began writing music criticism for The Hudson Review in the 1950s, and is a longtime contributor to The New York Review of Books and many other journals. His books include Opera as Drama (1956; new and revised edition 1988), The Beethoven Quartets (1967), Contemplating Music (1986), Concerto Conversations (1999), and The Art of Fugue (2005).

Eric L. McKitrick (1920–2002) was a historian of the United States. Educated at Columbia, McKitrick taught at the University of Chicago and Rutgers before returning to Columbia in 1960. He is perhaps best known for Andrew Johnson and Reconstruction; his other works treated slavery and the American South, as well as the history of the American party system.

Jonathan Mirsky is a historian of China and was formerly the East Asia Editor of The Times of London.
 (July 2014)

William F. Schulz is Executive Director of Amnesty International, USA, and the author of In Our Own Best Interests: How Defending Human Rights Benefits Us All. (April 2002)

Dr. Herbert Spiegel, previously Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University, is now in private practice in New York City. He is the co-author of War Stress and Neurotic Illness (with A. Kardiner) and Trance and Treatment: The Clinical Uses of Hypnosis (with David Spiegel). The interview in this issue will be published later this year in Freud Under Analysis: History, Theory, Practice, a Festschrift volume for Paul Roazen, edited by Todd Dufresne. (April 1997)

Tatyana Tolstaya was born in Leningrad in 1951 to an aristocratic family that includes the writers Leo and Alexei Tolstoy. After completing a degree in classics at Leningrad State University, Tolstaya worked for several years at a Moscow publishing house. In the mid-1980s, she began publishing short stories in literary magazines and her first story collection established her as one of the foremost writers of the Gorbachev era. She spent much of the late Eighties and Nineties living in the United States and teaching at several universities. Known for her acerbic essays on contemporary Russian life, Tolstaya has also been the co-host of the Russian cultural interview television program School for Scandal. Both her novel, The Slynx and her collection of stories, White Walls, are published by NYRB Classics.