In This Issue
Explore the August 1944 print edition below. Or to discover more writing from the pages of The Atlantic, browse the full archive.
“I asked for a definition of what was expected from the writers—books or political activity. Both, was the answer.”
FOREWORD. In The Flowering of New England, Van Wyck Brooks conceived and animated a new form of literary history. Perceptive and illuminating, his studies of American writers are a skillful blending of the individual essence with the temper of the times. In his new book, of which we shall publish more than a third, Mr. Brooks turns to New York and Philadelphia to appraise those authors and artists who were at their zenith in the early nineteenth century.
In the May Atlantic Judge Perkins of the Boston Juvenile Court examined the practice and theory of Individual Treatment as it has been applied to juvenile offenders. Responding to his leading article, “Common Sense and Bad Boys,” came many letters and articles by social workers and psychiatrists, by penologists and guards in our prison camps, by fellow jurists, heads of foundations, and parents.