Art and Apparat

Unofficial Art in the Soviet Union by Paul Sjeklocha and Igor Mead

The Ideal Husband

The Philby Conspiracy by Bruce Page and David Leitch and Philip Knightley

The Third Man by E.H. Cookridge

Kim Philby, The Spy I Married by Eleanor Philby

My Silent War by Kim Philby

Can You Top This?

Flaubert and Madame Bovary: A Double Portrait revised edition and Francis Steegmuller

Flaubert: The Making of the Master by Enid Starkie

Flaubert by Benjamin F. Bart

Madame Bovary and the Critics edited by B.F. Bart

Wolfe Hunting

Thomas Wolfe, A Biography by Andrew Turnbull

The Letters of Thomas Wolfe to His Mother edited by C. Hugh Holman, edited by Sue Fields Ross


D. W. Harding (1906–1993) was a British psychologist and literary critic. In1933 he joined FR Leavis as an editor of Scrutiny, where much of his literary criticism appeared, but also work, notably on aggression, that led to The Impulse to Dominate and Social Psychology and Individual Values.

Elizabeth Hardwick (1916–2007) was born in Lexington, Kentucky, and educated at the University of Kentucky and Columbia University. A recipient of a Gold Medal from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, she is the author of three novels, a biography of Herman Melville, and four collections of essays. She was a co-founder and advisory editor of The New York Review of Books and contributed more than one hundred reviews, articles, reflections, and letters to the magazine. NYRB Classics publishes Sleepless Nights, a novel, and Seduction and Betrayal, a study of women in literature.

Robert Lowell (1917–1977) was twice awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. Life Studies, For the Union Dead, and The Dolphin are among his many volumes of verse. He was a co-founder of and contributor to The New York Review of Books.

Edmund S. Morgan is Sterling Professor of History Emeritus at Yale. His most recent book is The Genuine Article: A Historian Looks at Early America. (June 2011)

Jean Stafford (1915–1979) was a novelist and short story writer. Her Collected Stories won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1970.

H. R. Trevor-Roper (1914–2003) was a British historian and the author of The Last Days of Hitler. He taught at Oxford, where he was the Regius Professor Modern History.