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The Way We Live Now

Culture of Complaint: The Fraying of America

by Robert Hughes


The Bomb That Never Was

Heisenberg's War: The Secret History of the German Bomb

by Thomas Powers


The Ridiculous & Sublime

The New Grove Dictionary of Opera

edited by Stanley Sadie

The Queen's Throat: Opera, Homosexuality, and the Mystery of Desire

by Wayne Koestenbaum


The Death of a Yale Man

Remembering Denny

by Calvin Trillin


Alive in Myth

The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony

by Roberto Calasso, translated by Tim Parks


The Mystery of a Masterpiece

Manet: The Execution of Maximilian, Paintings, Politics and Censorship

by Juliet Wilson-Bareau, with essays by John House and Douglas Johnson


La Femme Savante

Rameau's Niece

by Cathleen Schine


The Rationalist in Power

Promise and Power: The Life and Times of Robert McNamara

by Deborah Shapley


Operation Roth

Operation Shylock: A Confession

by Philip Roth


Lost Illusions

The Secret Ring: Freud's Inner Circle and the Politics of Psychoanalysis

by Phyllis Grosskurth

The Diary of Sigmund Freud: 1929–1939, A Record of the Final Decade

translated, annotated, and with an introduction by Michael Molnar


Art and the Great Utopia

Ilya Repin and the World of Russian Art

by Elizabeth Kridl Valkenier

Aleksandr M. Rodchenko/ Varvara F. Stepanova: The Future Is Our Only Goal

catalog of an exhibition at the Austrian Museum for Decorative Arts, edited by Peter Noever, essays by Aleksandr N. Lavrent'yev and Angela Völker

Popova

by Dmitri V. Sarabianov and Natalia L. Adaskina, translated by Marian Schwartz

The Great Utopia: The Russian and Soviet Avant-Garde, 1915–1932

catalog of an exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum, New York.

Street Art of the Revolution: Festivals and Celebrations in Russia 1918–33

edited by Vladimir Tolstoy, edited by Irina Bibikova, edited by Catherine Cooke


The Good Book and True

The Unauthorized Version: Truth and Fiction in the Bible

by Robin Lane Fox


Horror for Pleasure

Francis Ford Coppola’s “Dracula” may be the first coffee-table horror movie.

Bram Stoker's Dracula

directed by Francis Ford Coppola

Nosferatu

directed by F.W. Murnau

Dracula

directed by George Melford

Vampyr

directed by Carl Dreyer

Freaks

directed by Tod Browning

The Black Cat

directed by Edgar Ulmer

I Walked with a Zombie

directed by Jacques Tourneur

Curse of the Demon

directed by Jacques Tourneur

Horror of Dracula

by Terence Fisher

Black Sunday

directed by Mario Bava

The Haunted Palace

directed by Roger Corman

The Fearless Vampire Killers

directed by Roman Polanski

The Conqueror Worm

directed by Michael Reeves

Daughters of Darkness

directed by Harry Kümel

Ganja and Hess

directed by Bill Gunn

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

directed by Tobe Hooper

Suspiria

directed by Dario Argento

The Brood

directed by David Cronenberg

Fear No Evil

directed by Frank Laloggia

Dead Ringers

directed by David Cronenberg

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