The Giant of Busseto

Letters of Giuseppe Verdi selected, translated, and edited by Charles Osborne

Seven Verdi Librettos with English text by William Weaver

The Operas of Verdi: From Oberto to Rigoletto by Julian Budden

Verdi by Joseph Wechsberg

“Verdi, Ghislanzoni and ‘Aida’: The Uses of Convention” by Philip Gossett

None of Your Business

Global Reach: The Power of the Multinational Corporations by Richard J. Barnet and Ronald E. Müller

The Maturing of Multinational Enterprise: American Business Abroad from 1914 to 1970 by Myra Wilkins

America After Nixon: The Age of the Multinationals by Robert Scheer

Capital, Inflation, and the Multinationals by Charles Levinson

Liberation in Lisbon

The Three Marias: New Portuguese Letters by Maria Isabel Barreno and Maria Teresa Horta and Maria Velho da Costa, translated by Helen R. Lane


Conversation in The Cathedral by Mario Vargas Llosa, translated by Gregory Rabassa

Cobra by Severo Sarduy, translated by Suzanne Jill Levine


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.
 (December 2019)

Alexander Cockburn edits the newsletter CounterPunch and writes columns for the Los Angeles Times and The Nation.

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.

Robert Craft is a conductor and writer. Craft’s close working friendship with Igor Stravinsky is the subject of his memoir, An Improbable Life. In 2002 he was awarded the International Prix du Disque at the Cannes Music Festival.

Robert L. Heilbroner (1919–2005) was an American economist. He taught economic history at the New School, where he was appointed Norman Thomas Professor of Economics in 1971.

Hugh Lloyd-Jones is the Regius Professor of Greek Emeritus at Oxford University. His many books include The Justice of Zeus, the Oxford Text of Sophocles, and three volumes of Sophocles for the Loeb Classical Library. (December 2000)

Robert Penn Warren was an American novelist, poet and critic.

Susan Sontag (1933–2004) was a novelist, playwright, filmmaker, and one of the most influential critics of her generation. Her books include Against Interpretation, On Photography, Illness as Metaphor, and The Volcano Lover.

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