Whom Can You Trust?

Hide Fox, and All After by Rafael Yglesias

Muriel by George P. Elliott

Rites of Passage by Joanne Greenberg

Hermaphrodeity by Alan Friedman

Shakespeare in the Movies

Antony and Cleopatra (to be released in the United States later this year) directed by Charlton Heston

Macbeth directed by Roman Polanski

King Lear directed by Peter Brook

After Puberty, What?

Notes of a Processed Brother by Donald Reeves

No Particular Place To Go: The Making of a Free High School by Steve Bhaerman and Joel Denker

Twelve to Sixteen: Early Adolescence edited by Stephen R. Graubard

Zebra Crossings

House Decoration in Nubia by Marian Wenzel

Nuba Personal Art by James C. Faris

Self-Decoration in Mount Hagen by Andrew Strathern and Marilyn Strathern

Bangwa Funerary Sculpture by Robert Brain and Adam Pollock

Short Reviews

Russian Literature Triquarterly edited by Carl R. Proffer, edited by Ellendea Proffer

War Resisters Canada by Kenneth Fred Emerick

The Superlawyers by Joseph C. Goulden


Ronald Dworkin (1931–2013) was Professor of Philosophy and Frank Henry Sommer Professor of Law at NYU. His books include Is Democracy Possible Here?, Justice in Robes, Freedom’s Law, and Justice for Hedgehogs. He was the 2007 winner of the Ludvig Holberg International Memorial Prize for “his pioneering scholarly work” of “worldwide impact” and he was recently awarded the Balzan Prize for his “fundamental contributions to Jurisprudence.”

Edgar Z. Friedenberg (1927-2000) was an American social critic and scholar of education. His books include Coming of Age in America and Growth and Acquiescence.

Ernst Gombrich (1909–2001) was an Austrian art historian. Born in Vienna, Gombrich studied at the Theresianum and then at the University of Vienna under Julius von Schlosser. After graduating, he worked as a Research Assistant and collaborator with the museum curator and Freudian analyst Ernst Kris. He joined the Warburg Institute in London as a Research Assistant in 1936 and was named Director in 1959. His major works include The Story of Art, Art and Illusion: A Study in the Psychology of Pictorial Representation, Aby Warburg: An Intellectual Biography, The Sense of Order: A Study in the Psychology of Decorative Art.

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.

Frank Kermode (1919–2010) was a British critic and literary theorist. Born on the Isle of Man, he taught at University College London, Cambridge, Columbia and Harvard. Adapted from a series of lectures given at Bryn Mawr College, Kermode’s Sense of An Ending: Studies in the Theory of Fiction remains one of the most influential works of twentieth-century literary criticism.

Roger Sale is a critic and journalist. Until 1999, he was Professor of English at the University of Washington. His books include Modern Heroism: Essays on D. H. Lawrence, William Empson and J.R.R. Tolkien and On Not Being Good Enough: Writings of a Working Critic.

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.