Peter Matthiessen

  • The Fifth Day

    A native New Yorker in his twenty-fifth year, PETER MATTHIESSEN was educated at Yale and the Sorbonne, and is now living and working in France. Last year he taught creative writing at Yale but gave up teaching in order to devote full time to his first novel. “Sadie” an Atlantic “First” appeared in the January issue. This is Mr. Matthiessen’s second short story.

  • Sadie

    A veteran of the Navy now in his twenty-fourth year, PETER MATTHIESSEN was graduated last June from Yale, where he is teaching creative writing in a part-time capacity. “It’s a fine job,” he says. “One of its great advantages is the opportunity which it affords me for my own writing. This is primarily the story of one man,” he continues. “His behavior is not intended is a comment on the South.” On this piece John Farrar commented, “A remarkable story, a very fine story indeed. It has skill, authenticity, atmosphere, restraint.”