James Wolcott

James Wolcott is a columnist for Vanity Fair. (October 2018)

Southern Discomfort

Captain Maximus

by Barry Hannah

Lives of the Saints

by Nancy Lemann

June 27, 1985 issue

Honest Floozies

Honest Floozies

Symphony for the Devil: The Rolling Stones Story

by Philip Norman

Dance with the Devil: The Rolling Stones and Their Times

by Stanley Booth


by Jonathan Cott

November 22, 1984 issue

Straw Dogs

Virginie: Her Two Lives

by John Hawkes

Sabbatical: A Romance

by John Barth

June 10, 1982 issue

On the Beat

First Reactions: Critical Essays 1968-1979

by Clive James

Unreliable Memoirs

by Clive James

April 2, 1981 issue

Tiny Coffins

Music for Chameleons

by Truman Capote

September 25, 1980 issue

Life Among the Ninnies

Life Among the Ninnies

The Diary of Anaïs Nin, Volume Seven (1966-1974)

edited and with a preface by Gunther Stuhlmann

June 26, 1980 issue

In Like Flynn

Errol Flynn: The Untold Story

by Charles Higham

May 15, 1980 issue

Some Fun!

Morgan's Passing

by Anne Tyler

Life Before Man

by Margaret Atwood

April 3, 1980 issue

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