The Dostoevsky Labyrinth

Dostoevsky: The Seeds of Revolt by Joseph Frank

Problems of Dostoevsky’s Poetics by Mikhail Bakhtin, translated by R. W. Rotsel

Dostoevsky and His Devils by Václav Cerny, translated by F. W. Galan, with an afterword by Josef Skvorecky

‘Winnie’ and ‘Uncle Wolf’

Winifred Wagner a film directed by Hans Jürgen Syberberg

The Wagner Family Albums by Wolf Siegfried Wagner, translated by Susanne Flatauer

Richard Wagner in Bayreuth by Hans Mayer, translated by Jack Zipes

Wagner: A Documentary Study edited by Herbert Barth and Dietrich Mack and Egon Voss, translated by P.R.J. Ford and Mary Whittall

The Founders’ Virtues

The Challenge of the American Revolution by Edmund S. Morgan

The Meaning of Independence: Adams, Washington and Jefferson by Edmund S. Morgan

Adams and Jefferson: A Revolutionary Dialogue by Merrill D. Peterson

The Character of John Adams by Peter Shaw

The Life of George Washington by Washington Irving, edited by Jess Stein

George Washington: A Biography by Washington Irving, edited by Charles Neider

Jefferson: A Revealing Biography by Page Smith


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.

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.

Roger Shattuck (1923–2005) was an American writer and scholar of French culture. He taught at Harvard, the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Virginia, and Boston University, where he was named University Professor. His books includeForbidden Knowledge: From Prometheus to Pornography.

Keith Thomas is an Honorary Fellow of All Souls ­College, Oxford. His latest book is In Pursuit of Civility: Manners and Civilization in Early Modern England. (January 2019)

Bernard Williams (1929–2003) was Deutsch Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley, and a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. His books include *Problems of the Self*, *Moral Luck*, *Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy*, and *Truth and Truthfulness*.

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)

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