Lessons of the Master

Henry James: Literary Criticism Essays on Literature, American Writers, English Writers

Henry James: Literary Criticism French Writers, Other European Writers, The Prefaces to the New York Edition

Saint Cory and the Yellow Revolution

The Snap Revolution by James Fenton

People Power: An Eyewitness History edited by Monina Allarey Mercado

Bayon Ko!

Crisis in the Philippines: The Marcos Era and Beyond edited by John Bresnan

Master of Horror

Karl Kraus: Apocalyptic Satirist
Culture and Catastrophe in Habsburg Vienna
by Edward Timms

In These Great Times: A Karl Kraus Reader edited by Harry Zohn, with translations by Joseph Fabry and Max Knight and Karl F. Ross and Harry Zohn

Half-Truths & One-and-a-Half Truths: Selected Aphorisms by Karl Kraus, edited and translated by Harry Zohn

New Bards for Old

On Shakespeare by Northrop Frye

Shakespeare and the Question of Theory edited by Patricia Parker, edited by Geoffrey Hartman

Shakespeare’s Perjured Eye: The Invention of Poetic Subjectivity in the Sonnets by Joel Fineman

New Readings vs. Old Plays: Recent Trends in the Reinterpretation of English Renaissance Drama by Richard Levin

The Devil’s Party: Critical Counter-interpretations of Shakespearian Drama by Harriett Hawkins

Shakespeare’s English and Roman History Plays by Paul N. Siegel

William Shakespeare by Terry Eagleton

That Shakespeherian Rag by Terence Hawkes

Such is My Love: A Study of Shakespeare’s Sonnets by Joseph Pequigney

Now, Voyager

Voyage into Substance: Art, Science, Nature, and the Illustrated Travel Account, 1760–1840 by Barbara Maria Stafford


Robert M. Adams (1915-1996) was a founding editor of the Norton Anthology of English Literature. He taught at the University of Wisconsin, Rutgers, Cornell and U.C.L.A. His scholarly interested ranged from Milton to Joyce, and his translations of many classic works of French literature continue to be read to this day.

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)

Ian Buruma is the author of numerous books, including Murder in Amsterdam: The Death of Theo Van Gogh and the Limits of Tolerance, Year Zero: A History of 1945, and, most recently, A Tokyo Romance.

John Carpenter is a poet and critic. (April 2006)

Bogdana Carpenter is Professor of Slavic Languages and Literature at the University of Michigan. (April 2006)

D.J. Enright (1920–2002) was a British poet, novelist and critic. He held teaching positions in Egypt, Japan, Thailand, Singapore and the United Kingdom. In 1981 Enright was awarded the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry.

Zbigniew Herbert’s Collected Poems 1956–1998 was published in English in 2007. The poem in this issue was prepared for a Polish edition of Herbert’s uncollected poems edited by Ryszard Krynicki. (June 2013)

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.

John Maynard Smith, Professor of Biology at the University of Sussex, is the author of On Evolution, The Evolution of Sex, Evolution and the Theory of Games, and, with Eörs Szathmáry, The Major Transitions in Evolution. (December 2000)

Charles Rosen was a pianist and music critic. In 2011 he was awarded a National Humanities Medal.

Ronald Steel is Professor of International Relations at the University of Southern California, a recent fellow at the American Academy in Berlin, and the author of biographies of Walter Lippmann and Robert Kennedy.

Gore Vidal (1925–2012) was an American novelist, essayist, and playwright. His many works include the memoirs Point to Point Navigation and Palimpsest, the novels The City and the Pillar, Myra Breckinridge, and Lincoln, and the collection United States: Essays 1952–1992.