The Failing Distance: The Autobiographical Impulse in John Ruskin by Jay Fellows
Doctor Faustus: The Life of the German Composer Adrian Leverkühn as told by a Friend by Thomas Mann, translated by H. T. Lowe-Porter
The Story of a Novel: The Genesis of “Doctor Faustus” by Thomas Mann, translated by Richard Winston and Clara Winston
Thomas Mann’s “Doctor Faustus”: The Sources and Structure of the Novel by Gunilla Bergsten, translated by Krishna Winston
Faust as Musician: A Study of Thomas Mann’s Novel “Doctor Faustus” by Patrick Carnegy
Ragtime by E. L. Doctorow
Sociobiology: The New Synthesis by Edward O. Wilson
Biogenetic Structuralism by Charles D. Laughlin Jr. and Eugene G. d'Aquili
Inside the Company: CIA Diary by Philip Agee
Far Tortuga by Peter Matthiessen
The Sinking of the Odradek Stadium and Other Novels by Harry Mathews
The Great Victorian Collection by Brian Moore
Selected Poems: In Five Sets by Laura Riding
The Telling by Laura (Riding) Jackson
Fathers and Children: Andrew Jackson and the Subjugation of the American Indian by Michael Paul Rogin
A City in Terror: 1919
The Boston Police Strike by Francis Russell
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.
Lydia Davis’s most recent book is Can’t and Won’t: Stories. Her essay in this issue is based on a keynote address given at the awards ceremony of the French-American Foundation on June 7, 2016. At the ceremony, she was named the Foundation’s first Translator Laureate. (December 2016)
Gabriel García Márquez (b. 1928) was born in Aracataca, Colombia. He began working as a reporter while studying law at the University of Cartagena and published his first book, the novella The Leaf Storm, in Bogota in 1955. Among his best-known subsequent works are the novels One Hundred Years of Solitude, Chronicle of a Death Foretold, Love in the Time of Cholera, and The General in His Labyrinth. In 1986 he wrote Clandestine in Chile: The Adventures of Miguel Littín, about an exile’s return to the repressive Chile of General Augusto Pinochet. The political revelations of the book led to the burning of almost 15,000 copies by the Chilean government. García Márquez has lived primarily in Mexico since the 1960s, and in 1982 was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.
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.
Jean-Paul Sartre (1905–1980) was a hugely influential French philosopher, novelist, playwright, and pamphleteer. In 1964 he declined the Nobel Prize for Literature. Among his most well-known works available in English are Nausea, Being and Nothingness, No Exit, Critique of Dialectical Reason, and The Words.
Garry Wills, a journalist and historian, is the author of numerous books, including Nixon Agonistes (1970), Inventing America (1978), Explaining America: The Federalist (1981), and Lincoln at Gettysburg (1993), which won a Pulitzer Prize that year. His most recent book is What the Qur’an Meant: And Why It Matters (2017). (November 2019)