STANLEY KAUFFMANN has been film critic for The New Republic for some forty years. He has published ten books of criticism, seven novels, and Conversations with Stanley Kauffmann in 2003. He has also published and had produced bunches of plays. He has taught at the Yale School of Drama and at the Theater Department of CUNY Graduate Center.

“That Stanley Kauffmann is a first-rate movie critic is the least of it. He is unique. He is a writer of stature, and a valued presence in our culture. He has such a memory and such a mind.”—Eric Bentley

“Stanley Kauffmann is a national treasure.”—Susan Sontag