The Ghost at the Feast

William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet film directed by Baz Luhrmann

Hamlet a film directed by Kenneth Branagh

Looking for Richard a film directed by Al Pacino

Twelfth Night a film directed by Trevor Nunn

A Midsummer Night’s Dream Tramway Theater, Glasgow, February 4-7; the Palais Résidence, Brussels, February 12-15; and the Cultural Center Belem, Lisbon, February 19-23 a play directed by Jonathan Miller. At the Almeida Theatre, London, through February 1, 1997; then the

Crooked Bones

Unraveling Piltdown: The Science Fraud of the Century and Its Solution by John Evangelist Walsh

It’s a Wonderful Life

The People vs. Larry Flynt a film by Milos Forman

The People vs. Larry Flynt: The Shooting Script by Scott Alexander, by Larry Karaszewski. with an afterword by Milos Forman

An Unseemly Man: My Life as Pornographer, Pundit, and Social Outcast by Larry Flynt, with Kenneth Ross

In Love with Light

Giambattista Tiepolo, 1696-1770 1996, and the Metropolitan Museum, New York, January 24-April 27, 1997 Exhibition at the Ca' Rezzonico, Venice, September 5-December 9,

Giambattista Tiepolo, 1696-1770 Catalog of the exhibition, edited by Keith Christiansen

Der Himmel auf Erden
Tiepolo in Würzburg February 15-May 19, 1996
Exhibition at the Prince-Bishop's Residenz, Würzburg, Germany.

Heaven on Earth: Tiepolo
Masterpieces of the Würzburg Years
by Peter O. Krückmann

Tiepolo and His Circle: Drawings in American Collections the Pierpont Morgan Library Catalog of the exhibition at the Harvard University Art Museums and, by Bernard Aikema, translated by Andrew McCormick


Frank Kermode (1919–2010) was a British critic and literary theorist. Born on the Isle of Man, he taught at University College London, Cambridge, Columbia and Harvard. Adapted from a series of lectures given at Bryn Mawr College, Kermode’s Sense of An Ending: Studies in the Theory of Fiction remains one of the most influential works of twentieth-century literary criticism.

Fiona Maccarthy is the author of biographies of Eric Gill, William Morris, and Lord Byron. Her most recent book, The Last Pre-Raphaelite: Edward Burne-Jones and the Victorian Imagination, was published last year. (April 2013)

Louis Menand is the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of English at Harvard. His books include The Marketplace of Ideas, American Studies and The Metaphysical Club.

Czeslaw Milosz (1911–2004) was born in Szetejnie, Lithuania. Over the course of his long and prolific career he published works in many genres, including criticism (The Captive Mind), fiction (The Issa Valley), memoir (Native Realm), and poetry (New and Collected Poems, 1931-2001). He was a member of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1980.

Geoffrey O’Brien is Editor in Chief of the Library of America. His seventh collection of poetry, In a Mist, is to be published in the spring of 2015.

Page Stegner is Professor Emeritus of American Literature at the University of California at Santa Cruz. His most recent book is Grand Canyon: The Great Abyss. (February 1997)