A Good Writer

Janet Flanner’s World: Uncollected Writings 1932-1975 edited by Irving Drutman, introduction by William Shawn

The Cubical City by Janet Flanner

An American in Paris by Janet Flanner

Pétain: The Old Man of France by Janet Flanner

Men and Monuments by Janet Flanner

Paris Journal: Vol. I, 1944-1965 by Janet Flanner, edited by William Shawn

Paris Journal: Vol. II, 1965-1971 by Janet Flanner, edited by William Shawn

Paris Was Yesterday, 1925-1939 by Janet Flanner, edited by Irving Drutman

London Was Yesterday, 1934-1939 by Janet Flanner, edited by Irving Drutman

Notes from the Composer

Testimony: The Memoirs of Dmitri Shostakovich as related to and edited by Solomon Volkov, translated by Antonina W. Bouis

Prokofiev by Prokofiev: A Composer’s Memoir edited by David H. Appel, translated by Guy Daniels

O I.F. Stravinskom y ego Blizkikh by Kseniya Iur'evna Stravinskaya

Paris: Moses and Polytheism

Barbarism with a Human Face by Bernard-Henri Lévy, translated by George Holoch

Le testament de Dieu by Bernard-Henri Lévy

Les idées à l’endroit by Alain de Benoist

Vu de droite by Alain de Benoist


Reappraisals in History: New Views on History and Society in Early Modern Europe by J.H. Hexter

On Historians: Reappraisals of Some of the Masters of Modern History by J.H. Hexter

The Sad Years

The Letters of Virginia Woolf Volume V: 1932-1935 edited by Nigel Nicolson, edited by Joanne Trautmann

The Wise Virgins: A Story of Words, Opinions and a few Emotions by Leonard Woolf

The Claims of Mischief

The Buenos Aires Affair by Manuel Puig, translated by Suzanne Jill Levine

Kiss of the Spider Woman by Manuel Puig, translated by Thomas Colchie

In Evil Hour by Gabriel García Márquez, translated by Gregory Rabassa

The Cubs and Other Stories by Mario Vargas Llosa, translated by Gregory Kolovakos and Ronald Christ

Captain Pantoja and the Special Service by Mario Vargas Llosa, translated by Gregory Kolovakos and Ronald Christ


Millicent Bell is Professor of English Emerita at Boston University. She is the author of Meaning in Henry James and the editor of The Cambridge Companion to Edith Wharton. (May 1998)

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.

Denis Donoghue is Emeritus University Professor of English and American Letters at NYU. (April 2016)

Clifford Geertz (1926–2006) was an anthropologist. Widely recognized as the most influential American anthropologist of the twentieth century, Geertz championed the role of symbols in the creation and interpretation of social meaning. His many books include Peddlers and Princes: Social Development and Economic Change in Two Indonesian Towns and Available Light: Anthropological Reflections on Philosophical Topics.

Stephen Jay Gould (1941–2002) was an American geologist, biologist and historian of science. He taught at Harvard, where he was named Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology, and at NYU. His last book was Punctuated Equilibrium.

James Joll (1936–2011) was a British historian. His books include The Origins of the First World War and Europe Since 1870.

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.

Frederick Seidel’s latest book of poems, Peaches Goes It Alone, was published last year. (November 2019)

William Shawcross is the author of several books on Cambodia. (December 1996)

Thomas Sheehan is Professor of Religious Studies at Stanford University. (December 2001)

Quentin Skinner is Barber Beaumont Professor of the Humanities at Queen Mary, University of London. His latest book, Forensic Shakespeare, will be published later this year. (June 2014)

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.

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