Contents


The Real Camino

Five O’Clock Angel: Letters of Tennessee Williams to Maria St. Just, 1948–1982

Costly Performances: Tennessee Williams: The Last Stage by Bruce Smith

In God’s Playground

Lucifer Unemployed by Aleksander Wat, translated by Lillian Vallee, foreword by Czeslaw Milosz

Killing the Second Dog by Marek Hlasko, translated by Tomasz Mirkowicz

Missing Pieces by Stanislaw Benski, translated by Walter Arndt

Bohin Manor by Tadeusz Konwicki, translated by Richard Lourie

Rondo by Kazimierz Brandys, translated by Jaroslaw Anders

The Beautiful Mrs. Seidenman by Andrzej Szczypiorski, translated by Klara Glowczewska

Contributors

John Bayley is a critic and novelist. His books include Elegy for Iris and The Power of Delight: A Lifetime in Literature.

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.

Charles Hope was Director of the Warburg Institute, London, from 2001 to 2010. He is the author of Titian.


Murray Kempton (1917-1997) was a columnist for Newsday, as well as a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books. His books include Rebellions, Perversities, and Main Events and The Briar Patch, as well as Part of Our Time. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1985.

Conor Cruise O’Brien (1917–2009) was an Irish historian and politician. He was elected to the Irish parliament in 1969 and served as a Minister from 1973 until 1977. His works include States of Ireland, The Great Melody and Memoir: My Life and Themes.

Peter Partner’s books include Arab Voices and The Pope’s Men: The Papal Service in the Renaissance. His new book, God of Battles: Holy Wars of Christianity and Islam, has been published in the United Kingdom. (February 1998)

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

Michael Scammell is the author of biographies of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn and Arthur Koestler, and has translated many books from Russian. He is now working on a memoir. (April 2016)

Garry Wills, whose most recent book is What the Qur’an Meant: And Why It Matters, is the 2018 commencement speaker at Zaytuna College, the first accredited Muslim campus in America. (June 2018)