Contents


Bang!

Getting Married by August Strindberg, translated and edited with an introduction by Mary Sandbach

Hollywood: Having Fun

Memo from David O. Selznick selected and edited by Rudy Behlmer

Figures of Light: Film Criticism and Comment by Stanley Kauffmann

The Man Who Told Secrets

Diderot by Arthur M. Wilson

Oeuvres Complètes by D. Diderot, edited by Roger Lewinter

Diderot’s Letters to Sophie Volland: A Selection translated by Peter France

Taps for Liberals

Setting National Priorities: The 1973 Budget by Charles L. Schultze, Edward R. Fried, Alice M. Rivlin, and Nancy H. Teeters

Shelter and Subsidies: Who Benefits from Federal Housing Policies by Henry Aaron

Contributors

Joan Didion is the author, most recently, of Blue Nights and The Year of Magical Thinking, among seven other works of nonfiction. Her five novels include A Book of Common Prayer and Democracy.
 (May 2016)

Thomas R. Edwards (1928–2005) was Professor of English at Rutgers and editor of Raritan. His last book was Over Here: Criticizing America.

George F. Kennan (1904–2005) was an American diplomat, political scientist and historian. He is best known for his role in shaping US foreign policy during the Cold War and, in particular, for the doctrine of containment. Kennan was Professor Emeritus at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton and served as Ambassador to the USSR in 1952 and as Ambassador to Yugoslavia from 1961 to 1963. His books include At a Century’s Ending and An American Family.

V.S. Pritchett (1900–1997) was a British essayist, novelist and short story writer. He worked as a foreign correspondent for the The Christian Science Monitorand as a literary critic forNew Statesman. In 1968 Pritchett was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire; he was knighted in 1975. His body of work includes many collections of short stories, in addition to travelogues, reviews, literary biographies and novels.

Stephen Spender (1909–1995) was an English poet and essayist. As a young man, he became friends with W.H. Auden, Louis MacNeice, Cecil Day-Lewis, and Christopher Isherwood, a loose collection often referred to as “the Auden Group” or “MacSpaunday.” He published many collections of poems, including The Still Centre and Ruins and Visions, and numerous volumes of nonfiction and other works, including Learning Laughterand Love-Hate Relations.

Jean Starobinski is Professor Emeritus of French literature at the University of Geneva. Blessings in Disguise and Largesse are among his works in English. A translation of his recent Action et réaction is to appear later this year. (May 2003)

Lawrence Stone (1919–1999) was an English historian. He taught British history at Oxford and Princeton.

Michael Wood is Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature at Princeton. His most recent book is On Empson.