Malraux: Behind the Mask

Malraux: A Collection of Critical Essays edited by R.W.B. Lewis

André Malraux: The Indochina Adventure by Walter G. Langlois

The Rhetorical Hero: An Essay on the Aesthetics of André Malraux by William Righter

UnAmerican Activities

Liberals and Communism: The “Red Decade” Revisited by Frank A. Warren III

The Communist Controversy in Washington from the New Deal to McCarthy by Earl Latham

Intoxicated With War

Heroes’ Twilight: A Study of the Literature of the Great War by Bernard Bergonzi

Men Who March Away: Poems of the First World War edited by I.M. Parsons

The Long Trail: What the British Soldier Sang and Said in 1914-18 by John Brophy and Eric Partridge

A Passionate Prodigality by Guy Chapman

Anything Goes

The Anti-Death League by Kingsley Amis

Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up to Me by Richard Fariña

The Time of the Hero by Mario Vargas Llosa


Hannah Arendt (1906–1975) was a German political theorist who, over the course of many books, explored themes such as violence, revolution, and evil. Her major works include The Origins of Totalitarianism, The Human Condition, and the controversial Eichmann in Jerusalem, in which she coined the phrase “the banality of evil.”

Neal Ascherson is the author of Black Sea, Stone Voices: The Search for Scotland and the novel Death of the Fronsac. He is an Honorary Professor at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London.
 (December 2019)

C. B. A. Behrens (1904–1989) was a British historian of Europe. She was the author of The Ancien Régimeand Society, Government and The Enlightenment.

Bernard Bergonzi is Emeritus Professor of English at the University of Warwick.

Christopher Lasch (1932–1994) was an American historian.

Jonathan Miller has directed operas and plays throughout the world, most recently Pelléas and Mélisande at the Metropolitan Opera. His many books include The Body in Question, States of Mind, On Reflection, and Nowhere in Particular. The article that appears in this issue is based on a talk given at the New York Public Library. (May 2000)

Ronald Steel is Professor of International Relations at the University of Southern California, a recent fellow at the American Academy in Berlin, and the author of biographies of Walter Lippmann and Robert Kennedy.

Mark Strand, who died late last year, was a poet and artist. He was named Poet Laureate of the United States in 1990 and he won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1999. (June 2015)

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-Gardeand The Cat Sat on the Mat: Language and the Absurd.