Mary Ann Caws is the author of many books on the relations between literature and art, and the editor of Manifesto: A Century of Isms (University of Nebraska Press, 2001). Her most recent books include Pierre Reverdy (New York Review Books, 2013), Surprised in Translation (University of Chicago Press, 2006), and Surrealism (Phaidon, 2004). She is a distinguished professor of English, French, and comparative literature in the graduate school at City University of New York.