Berlioz, Boulez, and Piaf

The Memoirs of Hector Berlioz translated by David Cairns

Baudelaire-Berlioz Adam International Review

Berlioz and the Romantic Century by Jacques Barzun

Berlioz and the Romantic Imagination catalog of an exhibition organized by the Arts Council and the Victoria and Albert Museum on behalf of the Berlioz Centenary Committee in co-operation with the French Government

Pelléas et Mélisande drame lyrique en 5 actes de Maurice Maeterlinck et Claude Debussy, partition d'orchestre, Durand (Paris, 1904), first performance by the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Dec. 1, 1969, Pierre Boulez, conductor

Piaf by Simone Berteaut

A Narodnik from Lynbrook

Odyssey of a Friend: Letters to William F. Buckley, Jr., 1954-1961 by Whittaker Chambers, edited with Notes by William F. Buckley Jr., Foreword by Ralph De Toledano

Liberation Then

Manifestoes of Surrealism by André Breton, translated by Richard Seaver, translated by Helen R. Lane

Selected Poems by André Breton, translated by Kenneth White

A Bibliography of the Surrealistic Revolution in France by Herbert S. Gershman

The Surrealist Revolution in France by Herbert S. Gershman

The Philosophy of Surrealism by Ferdinand Alquié, translated by Bernard Waldrop

Surrealist Poetry in France by J.H. Matthews

An Anthology of French Surrealist Poetry by J.H. Matthews


A Family Romance by Richard Wollheim

Camden’s Eyes by Austin Wright

Sick Friends by Ivan Gold

T Zero by Italo Calvino, translated by William Weaver

Cracked Wheat

The Rise and Fall of T.D. Lysenko by Zhores A. Medvedev, translated by I. Michael Lerner, with the editorial assistance of Lucy G. Lawrence

A Profitable Empire

Roman Imperialism in the Late Republic by E. Badian

The Roman Empire and Its Neighbours by Fergus Millar

The Climax of Rome by Michael Grant

The Decline of Rome by Joseph Vogt, translated by Janet Sondheimer


Robert M. Adams (1915-1996) was a founding editor of the Norton Anthology of English Literature. He taught at the University of Wisconsin, Rutgers, Cornell and U.C.L.A. His scholarly interested ranged from Milton to Joyce, and his translations of many classic works of French literature continue to be read to this day.

M. I. Finley (1912-1986), the son of Nathan Finkelstein and Anna Katzellenbogen, was born in New York City. He graduated from Syracuse University at the age of fifteen and received an MA in public law from Columbia, before turning to the study of ancient history. During the Thirties Finley taught at Columbia and City College and developed an interest in the sociology of the ancient world that was shaped in part by his association with members of the Frankfurt School who were working in exile in America. In 1952, when he was teaching at Rutgers, Finley was summoned before the Senate Internal Security Subcommittee and asked whether he had ever been a member of the Communist Party. He refused to answer, invoking the Fifth Amendment; by the end of the year he had been fired from the university by a unanimous vote of its trustees. Unable to find work in the US, Finley moved to England, where he taught for many years at Cambridge, helping to redirect the focus of classical education from a narrow emphasis on philology to a wider concern with culture, economics, and society. He became a British subject in 1962 and was knighted in 1979. Among Finley’s best-known works are The Ancient Economy, Ancient Slavery and Modern Ideology, and The World of Odysseus.

David Joravsky is Professor Emeritus of History at Northwestern. His books include The Lysenko Affairand Russian Psychology: A Critical History.

Murray Kempton (1917-1997) was a columnist for Newsday, as well as a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books. His books include Rebellions, Perversities, and Main Events and The Briar Patch, as well as Part of Our Time. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1985.

Conor Cruise O’Brien (1917–2009) was an Irish historian and politician. He was elected to the Irish parliament in 1969 and served as a Minister from 1973 until 1977. His works include States of Ireland, The Great Melody and Memoir: My Life and Themes.

Virgil Thomson (1896–1989) was a composer and critic. He collaborated extensively with Gertrude Stein, who wrote the libretti for his operas Four Saints in Three Actsand The Mother of Us All. In 1988 he was awarded the National Medal of Arts.