The publisher and the editor wish to thank all those whose kind advice and assistance made possible the preparation of material for this collection, notably Fritz Arnold, Elisabeth Mann Borgese, Dr. Felix von Eckardt, Dr. and Mrs. G. B. Fischer, Dr. Rudolf Hirsch, Joseph W. Kerman, Dr. Victor Lange, Melvin J. Lasky, David F. Lent, Dr. Richard Mönnig, Andrew C. Ritchie, Mrs. F. Ruppe, Mrs. Gustav Stolper, Dr. Shepard Stone, Dr. E. Stünke, Gordon B. Washburn, Dr. Bruno E. Werner, and Mrs. Elfriede Wirnitzer. Acknowledgment is made to the following publishers for reprint permission: Verlag der Arche for “The Weighing Machine”; C. Bertelsmann Verlag for “Atoms with Hooks and Eyes”; Claassen and Goverts Verlag for “Faithful Antigone” and “They Do Not See the Marble”; Rowolht Verlag for “Our Tyrants”; Klostermann Verlag, Heliopolis Verlag, and Gunther Neske Verlag for “Some Reflections”; Carl Hanser Verlag for “The Colors of Past Times” and “The Face of the Fisherman”; Partisan Review (issue of Summer 1955) and Limes Verlag for “Artists and Old Age”; New Directions for “This Is Our Manifesto" from The Man Outside (1952); Insel Verlag for “After the Second Flood” and “Memento”; Suhrkamp Verlag for “Think of This”; Deutsche Verlagsanstalt for “Shadows in the Air”; Reynal & Hitchcock, and Suhrkamp Verlag, for “What Did the Soldier’s Wife Receive?” from Selected Poems (1947); and Limes Verlag for “Fragments.” Credit is given to the following photographers for the plates noted: Steinkopf, 1, 11; Helga Fietz, 2, 29: Wolfgang Salchow, 3, 7, 12, 22, 23; Kempter, 5, 9; Landesbildstelle Württemberg, 8, 44; W. Hege, 13, 14; Kesting, 15; Gnilka, 16, 21; Teigen, 19; Bundesbildstelle, Bonn, 24; Artur Pfau, 25, 32, 34, 43, 54. 56; Rheinisches Museum, Cologne, 26; Hans L. Pillat, 27, 28, 31; Rudolf Eimke, 30, 49; W. Heller, 33; Kunst & Bild, 35; Kessler, 36, 37, 38; Von der Ropp. 39; Mogenburg, 40: Herbert Sehwbbe, 42; School of Design, Ulm, 45; Herbert Maschkc, 46; Staatl. Landesbildstelle Niederrhein, 47; Kratzmann, 48; Angenendt, 50; Elisabeth Hase, 51; Hugo Schmölz, 53; Helmut Rich rath, 55; Mattem, 57. Acknowledgment is made to The Museum of Modern Art, New York, for permitting the reproduction of photos 15, 16, 18, 21.