The Fix by Michael Massing
Drug Crazy: How We Got into This Mess and How We Can Get Out by Mike Gray
Les Vampires (1915-1916) a film directed by Louis Feuillade
Irma Vep (1996) a film directed by Olivier Assayas
The Mystery of Irma Vep a revival of the 1984 production by Charles Ludlum, directed by and starring Everett Quinton. at the Westside Theatre, New York
Explaining Hitler: The Search for the Origins of His Evil by Ron Rosenbaum
A Man in Full by Tom Wolfe
Elliott Carter: Collected Essays and Lectures, 1937-1995 edited by Jonathan W. Bernard
The Music of Elliott Carter, second edition by David Schiff, foreword by Elliott Carter
Isaiah Berlin: A Life by Michael Ignatieff
The Proper Study of Mankind: An Anthology of Essays by Isaiah Berlin, edited by Henry Hardy, by Roger Hausheer
Gain by Richard Powers
The Gun Runner’s Daughter by Neil Gordon
No Safe Place by Richard North Patterson
Mackerel By Moonlight by William F. Weld
Victor Hugo: A Biography by Graham Robb
Shadows of a Hand: The Drawings of Victor Hugo by Ann Philbin, by Florian Rodari
A World Transformed by George Bush, by Brent Scowcroft
Africa: A Biography of the Continent by John Reader
The Religion of Technology: The Divinity of Man and the Spirit of Invention by David F. Noble
Genuine Reality: A Life of William James by Linda Simon
William James Remembered edited by Linda Simon
The Thought and Character of William James by Ralph Barton Perry, with an introduction by Charlene Haddock Seigfried
Manhood at Harvard: William James and Others by Kim Townsend
The Correspondence of William James edited by Ignas K. Skrupskelis, by Elizabeth M. Berkeley
Volume 4, 1856-1877
Volume 5, 1878-1884
Volume 6, 1885-1889
On Reflection 16-December 13, 1998. by Jonathan Miller. catalog of an exhibition at the National Gallery, London, September
John Gross (1935–2011) was an English editor and critic. From 1974 to 1981, he was editor of The Times Literary Supplement; he also served as senior book editor and critic at The New York Times. His memoir, A Double Thread, was published in 2001.
Christopher Hitchens (1949–2011) was a British-American journalist and social critic. Known for his confrontational style and contrarian views on a range of social issues, Hitchens was a frequent contributor to The Nation, The Atlantic, The Times Literary Supplement and Vanity Fair. Hitchens recounts his struggle with esophageal cancer in Mortality, which was published in 2012.
Leon Levy is currently the chairman of the board of trustees of the New York—based Oppenheimer Funds. He is president of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, and vice-chairman of the Jerome Levy Institute for Economic Research at Bard College. (December 1998)
Jeff Madrick writes an economics column for Harper’s Magazine, is editor of Challenge Magazine, and is director of the Rediscovering Government Initiative at the Roosevelt Institute. His most recent book is Age of Greed: The Triumph of Finance and the Decline of America.
Simon Leys is the pen name of Pierre Ryckmans, who was born in Belgium and settled in Australia in 1970. He taught Chinese literature at the Australian National University and was Professor of Chinese Studies at the University of Sydney from 1987 to 1993. Leys’s writing has appeared in The New York Review of Books, Le Monde, Le Figaro Littéraire, and other periodicals. Among his books are Chinese Shadows, The Death of Napoleon (forthcoming from NYRB Classics), Other People’s Thoughts, and The Wreck of the Batavia & Prosper. In 1996 he delivered the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s Boyer lectures. His many awards include the Prix Renaudot, the Prix Femina, the Prix Guizot, and the Christina Stead Prize for Fiction.
Norman Mailer (1923-2007) was born in Long Branch, New Jersey, and grew up in Brooklyn, New York. In 1955 he co-founded The Village Voice. He is the author of more than thirty books, including The Naked and the Dead; The Armies of the Night, for which he won a National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize; The Executioner’s Song, for which he won his second Pulitzer Prize; Harlot’s Ghost; Oswald’s Tale; The Gospel According to the Son; and The Castle in the Forest.
Geoffrey O’Brien is Editor in Chief of the Library of America. His recent works include Early Autumn, The Fall of the House of Walworth and Stolen Glimpses, Captive Shadows: Writing on Film 2002–2012 .
James Chace is the Paul W. Williams Professor of Government and Public Law at Bard College. He is the author of Acheson and, most recently, 1912: The Election That Changed the Country. He is now working on a biography of Lafayette. (October 2004)
John Russell (1919–2008) was Chief Art Critic at The New York Times from 1982 until 1990. He was the author of many art-historical studies, including Matisse, Father & Son and The Meanings of Modern Art.