John Bayley

John Bayley is a critic and novelist. His books include Elegy for Iris and The Power of Delight: A Lifetime in Literature.

Sex & the City

Strangers: Homosexual Love in the Nineteenth Century

by Graham Robb

Queer Street: Rise and Fall of an American Culture, 1947–1985

by James McCourt

March 25, 2004 issue

Silent Music

Silent Music

Melodies Unheard: Essays on the Mysteries of Poetry

by Anthony Hecht

Collected Later Poems

by Anthony Hecht

Coming of Age as a Poet: Milton, Keats, Eliot, Plath

by Helen Vendler

Speaking of Beauty

by Denis Donoghue

November 20, 2003 issue

Not Just for Children

Boys and Girls Forever: Children's Classics from Cinderella to Harry Potter

by Alison Lurie

March 27, 2003 issue

Haunted by the Russian Devil

Haunted by the Russian Devil

Pushkin's Children: Writings on Russia and Russians

by Tatyana Tolstaya, translated from the Russianby Jamey Gambrell, with an introduction by Alma Guillermoprieto

The Slynx

by Tatyana Tolstaya, translated from the Russian by Jamey Gambrell

February 27, 2003 issue

Scratch a Russian

Natasha's Dance: A Cultural History of Russia

by Orlando Figes

November 7, 2002 issue

The Hard Hitter

The Complete Works of Isaac Babel

edited by Nathalie Babel, translated from the Russian by Peter Constantine, with an introduction by Cynthia Ozick

April 11, 2002 issue

Fresh Oysters

Fresh Oysters

Reading Chekhov: A Critical Journey

by Janet Malcolm

The Complete Early Short Stories of Anton Chekhov, Volume One (1880–82): 'He and She' and Other Stories

translated from the Russian by Peter Sekirin

November 29, 2001 issue

The Last Puritan

Orwell: Wintry Conscience of a Generation

Jeffrey Meyers

March 29, 2001 issue

The Greatest!

William Shakespeare: The Man Behind the Genius

by Anthony Holden

Shakespeare's Language

by Frank Kermode

August 10, 2000 issue

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