Michael Wood

Michael Wood is Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature at Princeton. His most recent book is On Empson.

Orson Welles on the set of Chimes at Midnight, 1964

Looking for Citizen Welles

On four new books about the director

Young Orson: The Years of Luck and Genius on the Path to Citizen Kane

by Patrick McGilligan

Orson Welles: One-Man Band

by Simon Callow

Broadcast Hysteria: Orson Welles’s War of the Worlds and the Art of Fake News

by A. Brad Schwartz

Orson Welles’s Last Movie: The Making of The Other Side of the Wind

by Josh Karp

Chimes at Midnight

a film directed by Orson Welles

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March 24, 2016 issue

Orson Welles, 1967

Discovering Orson Welles

Too Much Johnson

a film directed by Orson Welles in 1938

My Lunches with Orson: Conversations between Henry Jaglom and Orson Welles

edited and with an introduction by Peter Biskind

Orson Welles in Italy

by Alberto Anile, translated from the Italian by Marcus Perryman

December 19, 2013 issue

‘Man Clasping a Hand from a Cloud’; miniature, thought by some to show William Shakespeare, by Nicholas Hilliard, 1588

The Question of Shakespeare’s Prejudices

Shakespeare, Sex, and Love

by Stanley Wells

Reading Shakespeare's Sonnets: A New Commentary

by Don Paterson

The Tainted Muse: Prejudice and Presumption in Shakespeare and His Time

by Robert Brustein

Shakespeare's Freedom

by Stephen Greenblatt

December 22, 2011 issue

The Passionate Egoist

The Voyage That Never Ends: Fictions, Poems, Fragments, Letters

by Malcolm Lowry, edited by Michael Hofmann

April 17, 2008 issue

The Far Side of Fiction

A Temple of Texts

by William H. Gass

The Tunnel: An Audio Book

by William H. Gass, read by William H. Gass

November 2, 2006 issue

Parables of a Violent World

Europe Central

by William T. Vollmann

Expelled from Eden: A William T. Vollmann Reader

edited by Larry McCaffery and Michael Hemmingson

December 15, 2005 issue

Taking Reality by Surprise

The Dreamers

a film directed by Bernardo Bertolucci

The Dreamers

by Gilbert Adair

Afterglow: A Last Conversation with Pauline Kael

by Frances Davis

Godard: Portrait of the Artist at Seventy

by Colin MacCabe

November 4, 2004 issue

Experience’s Ghosts

The Story of Our Lives, with The Monument and The Late Hour

by Mark Strand

Looking for Poetry: Poems by Carlos Drummond de Andrade and Rafael Alberti, and Songs from the Quechua

translated by Mark Strand

June 12, 2003 issue

Master Among the Ruins

The Posthumous Memoirs of Brás Cubas

by Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis,translated from the Portugueseby Gregory Rabassa

Quincas Borba

by Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis, translated from the Portuguese by Gregory Rabassa

Dom Casmurro

by Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis, translated from the Portuguese by John Gledson

Esau and Jacob

by Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis, translated from the Portuguese by Elizabeth Lowe

A Master on the Periphery of Capitalism: Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis

by Roberto Schwarz, translated from the Portuguese and with an introduction by John Gledson

Machado de Assis: Reflections on a Brazilian Master Writer

edited by Richard Graham

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July 18, 2002 issue

Girls with Green Hair

Portrait in Sepia

by Isabel Allende,translated from the Spanish by Margaret Sayers Peden

Leaving Tabasco

by Carmen Boullosa, translated from the Spanish by Geoff Hargreaves

Nocturnal Butterflies of the Russian Empire

by José Manuel Prieto,translated from the Spanish by Carol and Thomas Christensen

Our Lady of the Assassins

by Fernando Vallejo, translated from the Spanish by Paul Hammond

March 14, 2002 issue

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