John Weightman

John Weightman (1915–2004) was a critic and literary scholar. After working as a translator and announcer for the BBC French service, Weightman turned to the study of French literature. He taught at King’s College London and the University of London. His books include The Concept of the Avant-Garde and The Cat Sat on the Mat: Language and the Absurd.

A Soft Spot for Napoleon

A Soft Spot for Napoleon

Napoleon and Berlin: The Franco-Prussian War in North Germany, 1813

by Michael V. Leggiere


by Paul Johnson

Napoleon: A Biography

by Frank McLynn

Napoleon Bonaparte: England's Prisoner

by Frank Giles

October 24, 2002 issue

Reconstructing the Colonel

Reconstructing the Colonel

Lieutenant-Colonel de Maumort

by Roger Martin du Gard, Translated from the French by Luc Brébion, Translated from the French by Timothy Crouse

April 27, 2000 issue

The Outsider

Albert Camus: A Life

by Olivier Todd, Translated from the French by Benjamin Ivry

January 15, 1998 issue

The Book of Cohen

The Book of Cohen

Belle du Seigneur: A Novel

by Albert Cohen, translated and with an introduction by David Coward

July 11, 1996 issue

Multicultural Mandarin

A.O. Barnabooth, His Diary

by Valery Larbaud, translated by Gilbert Cannan, Introduction by Alan Jenkins

Childish Things

by Valery Larbaud, translated by Catherine Wald

Lettres à Adrienne Monnier et à Sylvia Beach, 1919–1933

by Valery Larbaud

December 1, 1994 issue

Fatal Attraction

Past Imperfect: French Intellectuals, 1944–1956

by Tony Judt

February 11, 1993 issue

How Wise Was Montaigne?

How Wise Was Montaigne?

Michel de Montaigne: The Essays

translated and edited by M.A. Screech

Montaigne and Melancholy: The Wisdom of the 'Essays'

by M.A. Screech

November 5, 1992 issue

Twilight in Flanders

Dear Departed

by Marguerite Yourcenar, translated by Maria Louise Ascher

January 16, 1992 issue

Sex and the Devil

Sex and the Devil

South: A Play

by Julian Green

The Distant Lands

by Julian Green, translated by Barbara Beaumont


by Julian Green, translated by J. A. Underwood

Adrienne Mesurat

by Julian Green, translated by Henry Longan Stuart, revised by Marilyn Gaddis Rose

December 5, 1991 issue

L’Homme Révolté

L’Homme Révolté

The Conspiracy

by Paul Nizan, translated by Quintin Hoare, with afterword by Jean-Paul Sartre

October 25, 1990 issue

A La Recherche … …de Proust

Marcel Proust: Selected Letters Volume Two, 1904–1909

edited by Philip Kolb, translated and with an introduction by Terence Kilmartin

Marcel Proust: A Biography

by George D. Painter

January 18, 1990 issue

Written on Water

The Walnut Trees of Altenburg

by André Malraux, translated by A.W. Fielding

December 21, 1989 issue

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