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Descartes
His Life and Thought
Geneviéve Rodis-Lewis
Geneviéve Rodis-Lewis is uniquely qualified to celebrate René Descartes. This major intellectual biography illuminates the personal and historical events of Descartes's life, from his birth and early years in France to his death in Sweden, his burial...



Reading Desire
In Pursuit of Ernest Hemingway
Debra A. Moddelmog
Whether revered for his masculinity, condemned as an icon of machismo, or perceived as possessing complex androgynous characteristics, Ernest Hemingway is acknowledged to be one of the most important twentieth-century American novelists. For Debra A...



Alias Olympia
A Woman's Search for Manet's Notorious Model and Her Own Desire
Eunice Lipton
Eunice Lipton was a fledging art historian when she first became intrigued by Victorine Meurent, the nineteenth-century model who appeared in Edouard Manet's most famous paintings, only to vanish from history in a haze of degrading hearsay. But had...



Don Isaac Abravanel
Statesman and Philosopher
Benzion Netanyahu
Don Isaac Abravanel (1437–1508) was a major historical figure during the waning of the Middle Ages. Statesman, diplomat, courtier, and financier, he was, at the same time, a scholar of encyclopedic learning, a philosopher, an exegete, a prolific...



The Music of Elliott Carter
David Schiff
Arguably the most important American composer of the century, Elliott Carter often has been more highly regarded in Europe than in his native land. Interest in his work has grown rapidly in recent years, however, and the celebration of his ninetieth...



Marsden Hartley
The Biography of an American Artist
Townsend Ludington
"A penetrating biography. . . . Ludington offers a psychological portrait of an intense, contradictory, scornful, but gentle man who transcended his nineteenth-century roots in Lewiston, Maine, to view Europe as his home and to make a distinctive...



Franz Liszt
The Final Years, 1861–1886
Alan Walker
The third volume in Alan Walker's magisterial biography of Franz Liszt.



Changing Enemies
The Defeat and Regeneration of Germany
Noel Gilroy Annan
"Changing Enemies is one of the last accounts we shall have by a witness to some of the high-level decision making during the war and its immediate aftermath. . . . Lord Annan's book valuably points to the contribution to German democracy that was...



The Cross and the Sickle
Sergei Bulgakov and the Fate of Russian Religious Philosophy,1890–1920
Catherine Evtuhov
Catherine Evtuhov resurrects the brilliant and contradictory currents of turn-of-the-century Kiev, Moscow, and St. Petersburg through an intellectual biography of Sergei Bulgakov (1871–1944), one of the central figures of the Silver Age. The son of a...



Tolstoy and the Genesis of "War and Peace"
Kathryn B. Feuer
"The best thing ever done on how Tolstoy wrote War and Peace. Feuer shows us an incredible complexity in terms of the creative process. You see the seams and joints in the novel."—Gary Saul Morson, Northwestern University "In 1963, Kathryn B. Feuer...



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