A Very Difficult Author

Gertrude Stein in Pieces by Richard Bridgman

Four Americans in Paris: The Collections of Gertrude Stein and Her Family a catalog with seven essays and two word-portraits

Gertrude Stein on Picasso edited by Edward Burns

Gertrude Stein and the Present by Allegra Stewart

Gertrude Stein Talking: A Trans-Atlantic Interview by Robert Bartlett Haas

The Third Rose: Gertrude Stein and Her World by John Malcolm Brinnin

Gertrude Stein: Her Life and Work by Elizabeth Sprigge

Gertrude Stein: A Biography of Her Work by Donald Sutherland

Down There on a Visit

The Red and the White: Report from a French Village by Edgar Morin, translated by A.M. Sheridan-Smith

The Other Germans: Report from an East German Town by Hans Axel Holm, translated by Thomas Teal

Ich bin Bürger der DDR und lebe in der Bundesrepublik by Barbara Grunert-Bronnen

After Hitler: A Report on Today’s West Germans by Jürgen Neven-Du Mont, translated by Ralph Manheim

The Right People and the Wrong Times

Don’t Blame the People by Robert Cirino

The Information Machines by Ben H. Bagdikian

The Image Empire by Eric Barnouw

My Life and The Times by Turner Catledge

The Last of the Giants by C.L. Sulzberger

Bringing on the Indians

Indians by Arthur Kopit

We Talk, You Listen by Vine Deloria Jr.

Custer Died for Your Sins by Vine Deloria Jr.

Man’s Rise to Civilization as Shown by the Indians of North America from Primeval Times to the Coming of the Industrial State by Peter Farb


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.
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Robert Coles is a psychiatrist and writer. Until recently, he was the Agee Professor of Social Ethics at Harvard. His many books include The Moral Intelligence of Children and Bruce Springsteen’s America: The People Listening, a Poet Singing. Coles received a Pulitzer Prize in 1973 for Children of Crisis, a MacArthur Award in 1981, the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1998, and the National Humanities Medal in 2001.

Nigel Dennis (1912–1989) was an English writer, critic and editor. His books include Boys and Girls Come Out to Play and An Essay on Malta.

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.

Alfred Kazin (1915–1998) was a writer and teacher. Among his books are On Native Grounds, a study of American literature from Howells to Faulkner, and the memoirs A Walker in the Cityand New York Jew. In 1996, he received the first Lifetime Award in Literary Criticism from the Truman Capote Literary Trust.

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.