The Cunning of Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon in the 1950s catalog of the exhibition by Michael Peppiatt

Francis Bacon’s Studio by Margarita Cappock

Francis Bacon: Commitment and Conflict by Wieland Schmied

Interviews with Francis Bacon by David Sylvester

Francis Bacon: The Violence of the Real catalog of the 2006 Düsseldorf exhibition edited by Armin Zweite, with Maria Müller

In Camera: Francis Bacon: Photography, Film and the Practice of Painting by Martin Harrison

Francis Bacon: Anatomy of an Enigma by Michael Peppiatt

The Drama of Sarah Bernhardt

Sarah Bernhardt by Henry Gidel

Sarah Bernhardt: The Art of High Drama by Carol Ockman and Kenneth E. Silver

Sarah Bernhardt’s First American Theatrical Tour, 1880–1881 by Patricia Marks

My Double Life: The Memoirs of Sarah Bernhardt translated from the French by Victoria Tietze Larson

Being Divine: A Biography of Sarah Bernhardt by Ruth Brandon

The Divine Sarah: A Life of Sarah Bernhardt by Arthur Gold and Robert Fizdale

Dear Sarah Bernhardt by Françoise Sagan, translated from the French by Sabine Destrée

Sarah Bernhardt by Philippe Jullian

Sarah Bernhardt and Her World by Joanna Richardson

Sarah Bernhardt: The Art Within the Legend by Gerda Taranow

Madame Sarah by Cornelia Otis Skinner

The Idol of Paris by Sarah Bernhardt

Les Mémoires de Sarah Barnum by Marie Colombier, with a preface by Paul Bonnetain

Temperamental Justice

The Supreme Court: The Personalities and Rivalries that Defined America by Jeffrey Rosen

Supreme Conflict: The Inside Story of the Struggle for Control of the United States Supreme Court by Jan Crawford Greenburg

Are We Born Moral?

Moral Minds: How Nature Designed Our Universal Sense of Right and Wrong by Marc D. Hauser

Primates and Philosophers: How Morality Evolved by Frans de Waal, edited by Stephen Macedo and Josiah Ober

Storms Over the Novel

The Curtain: An Essay in Seven Parts by Milan Kundera, translated from the French by Linda Asher

Thirteen Ways of Looking at the Novel by Jane Smiley

The Things That Matter: What Seven Classic Novels Have to Say About the Stages of Life by Edward Mendelson

How Novels Work by John Mullan

How to Read a Novel: A User’s Guide by John Sutherland

The Novel, Volume 1: History, Geography and Culture edited by Franco Moretti

The Novel, Volume 2: Forms and Themes edited by Franco Moretti

Nation & Novel: The English Novel from Its Origins to the Present Day by Patrick Parrinder

Prokofiev Makes His Moves

Sergey Prokofiev: Diaries, 1907–1914: Prodigious Youth translated from the Russian and annotated by Anthony Phillips, with a preface by Sviatoslav Prokofiev

Sergey Prokofiev: Dnevnik [Diaries] 1907–1933 edited by Sviatoslav Prokofiev


Hussein Agha is Senior Associate Member of St. Antony’s College, Oxford, and coauthor of A Framework for a Palestinian National Security Doctrine. (November 2012)

Julian Bell is a painter based in Lewes, England. He is the author of What Is Painting?
 (October 2020)

Jason DeParle, a reporter for The New York Times, is the author of A Good Provider Is One Who Leaves: One Family and Migration in the 21st Century.
(July 2020)

Elizabeth Drew is the author of fourteen books, including Washington Journal: Reporting Watergate and Richard Nixon’s Downfall, which was expanded and reissued in 2014.

Freeman Dyson is Professor of Physics Emeritus at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. (January 2020)

Orlando Figes is Professor of History at Birkbeck College, University of London. His latest book is Revolutionary Russia, 1891–1991: A History.

 (July 2018)

Robert Gottlieb has been the Editor in Chief of ­Simon and Schuster and of Knopf, and the Editor of The New Yorker. His most recent book is a collection of essays, Near-Death Experiences…and Others. (July 2019)

John Gray is Emeritus Professor of European Thought at the London School of Economics. His book Seven Types of Atheism was published last year. (December 2019)

Václav Havel (1936–2011) was the last president of Czechoslovakia and the first president of the Czech Republic. Havel was one of the six signers of the statement “Tibet: The Peace of the Graveyard.”

David Kaiser (1969–2020) was the president of the Rockefeller Family Fund, a US-based, family-led public charity that works to promote a sustainable and just society.

Hermione Lee was President of Wolfson College, Oxford, from 2008 until 2017. Her most recent book is a biography of 
Penelope Fitzgerald. Her biography of Tom Stoppard will be 
published this fall. (May 2020)

Robert Malley is Middle East and North Africa Program Director at the International Crisis Group. He is writing here in his personal capacity. (November 2012)

Michael Oren is the author of Power, Faith and Fantasy: The United States in the Middle East, 1776 to the Present. He is a senior fellow at the Shalem Center in Jerusalem. (May 2007)

Fintan O’Toole is a columnist for The Irish Times and Leonard L. Milberg Lecturer in Irish Letters at Princeton. His most recent book is The Politics of Pain: Postwar England and the Rise of Nationalism. (October 2020)

Witold Rybczynski is the Meyerson Professor of Urbanism at the University of Pennsylvania, and is the architecture critic for Slate. His book on American building, Last Harvest, was published in 2007.

Jeremy Waldron is University Professor at the NYU School of Law. His books include The Harm in Hate Speech and, most recently, One Another’s Equals: The Basis of Human Equality.
 (June 2017)

Paul Wilson’s translation of Bohumil Hrabal’s early stories, Mr. Kafka and Other Tales from the Time of the Cult, is published this month. (November 2015)