What Jane Austen Doesn’t Tell Us

Sense and Sensibility a film directed by Ang Lee, screenplay by Emma Thompson

Persuasion a film directed by Roger Michell, screenplay by Nick Dear

Clueless a film directed by Amy Heckerling, screenplay by Amy Heckerling

Pride and Prejudice 1996 directed by Simon Langton, screenplay by Andrew Davies. produced by BBC Television Arts and Entertainment, January 14

The Sense and Sensibility Screenplay and Diaries: Bringing Jane Austen’s Novel to Film by Emma Thompson

The Making of ‘Pride and Prejudice’ by Sue Birtwistle and Susie Conklin

Crime and Drugs: The New Myths

Land of Opportunity: One Family’s Quest for the American Dream in the Age of Crack by William M. Adler

In Search of Respect: Selling Crack in El Barrio by Philippe Bourgois

Beggars and Thieves: Lives of Urban Street Criminals by Mark S. Fleisher

The American Street Gang: Its Nature, Prevalence, and Control by Malcolm W. Klein

The Case of the Kissing Senator

Documents Related to the Investigation of Senator Robert Packwood Senate Select Committee on Ethics US Senate 104th Congress, first session

The Packwood Report by the Senate Ethics Counsel on Senator Robert Packwood, Introduction by Helen Dewar


Joseph Brodsky (1940–1996) was a Russian poet and essayist. Born in Leningrad, Brodsky moved to the United States when he was exiled from Russia in 1972. His poetry collections include A Part of Speech andTo Urania; his essay collections include Less Than One, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award, and Watermark. In 1987, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. He served as US Poet Laureate from 1991 to 1992.

J.M. Coetzee is Professorial Research Fellow at the University of Adelaide. He is the author of seventeen works of fiction, as well as ­numerous works of criticism and translation. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2003. (September 2019)

James Fenton is a British poet and literary critic. From 1994 until 1999, he was Oxford Professor of Poetry; in 2015 he was awarded the PEN Pinter Prize. He is the author of School of Genius: A History of the Royal Academy of Arts and, most recently, Yellow Tulips: Poems, 1968–2011. (May 2020)

Sarah Kerr, a longtime contributor to The New York Review, lives near Washington, D.C. (November 2014)

Janet Malcolm’s latest book is Nobody’s Looking at You, a collection of essays. (September 2020)

Michael Massing, a former executive editor of the Columbia Journalism Review, is the author of Fatal Discord: Erasmus, Luther, and the Fight for the Western Mind. (February 2018)

Jack F. Matlock Jr. is Rubenstein Fellow at Duke. He is the ­author of Autopsy on an Empire, Reagan and Gorbachev: How the Cold War Ended, and Superpower Illusions. Between 1987 and 1991 he was US ­Ambassador to the Soviet Union. (June 2016)

Louis Menand is the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of English at Harvard. His books include The Marketplace of Ideas, American Studies and The Metaphysical Club.