In This Issue
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The Priest's Curse on Dancing
Holland: Today and Yesterday: A Historian's Appraisal
The Sea Above Us: Enemy of a Peaceful Land
Keeping Holland Above Water: The Facts Behind the Epic Struggle
The Cats: A Story
The Artistic Genius of Holland: A Panorama of Past and Present
Toward a United Europe: Economics Before Politics
The Mad Exchange
Catching a Fish
You Shouldn't Kill a Duck: A Story
A Secret Language: Dutch and Flemish Writing Today
Belgium's Place in Europe: The Crossroads
Long Ago, Riding
The Lieutenant: A Story
The Road Uphill: Belgium's Post-War Recovery
Twelve Artists: A Perspective of the Modernists
A Day in the Life of Louise
The Atlantic Report on the World Today: Washington
Madame Euphrasie: A Lady of the Ruanda
The Underground Theater: The Slaughter of the Innocents
The French Writers of Belgium: What Gives Them Their Identity
In a Strange Country
A Chronology of Dutch History
A Chronology of Belgian History
Biographical Notes on the Poets
Map of Europe
Rufus Jones: Friend
For more than four decades Rufus M. Jones was the most influential and best loved of Quakers. As professor of philosophy at Haverford College, the author of more than fifty books, and a speaker in enormous demand, he touched young and old; an inveterate traveler, he reached out to men of all beliefs, and the radiance of his spirit was a beacon in a half century which suffered from two World Wars. We turn to JANET WHITNEY, biographer and novelist, for this memorable portrait of a great Friend.
The Curve: A True Episode in the Race at Reims
Since he gave up flying in 1948, JOHN FITCHhas driven in most of the major road races of North and South America and Europe. In the 1952 Pan-American road race in Mexico, as the first American to drive for Mercedes-Benz, he set a record for the final leg, averaging 133 m.p.h. for the 230 miles. In the 1953 sports car lace at Reims, he drove for the Cunningham team, and from his experiences he has written the account which follows.
The Three Voices of Poetry
Those who have seen or read The Confidential Clerk and The Cocktail Party will follow with special interest this discussion by T. S. ELIOTof the aims and responsibilities of a poet who is also a playwright. The essay which follows is a slightly condensed version of the lecture which Mr. Eliot delivered at the Annual Meeting of the Book League in London. In book form it will be published by the Cambridge University Press.
Science Has Spoiled My Supper
An essayist who really laid it on the line in his abrasive book, Generation of Vipers; a deep-sea fisherman who can tell a fish story which is both exciting and plausible, as he proves in one of his recent volumes, Denizens of the Deep, PHILIP WYLIEis a free lance who divides his residence between New York City and Florida. He is a lean man who likes his food — that is, when his mother-in-law or his wife has cooked it; but, for the rest, he thinks that American food has lost the flavor and fragrance for which it once was famous.
A Prayer on the Night Before Easter
Ernest Hemingway: The Young Years
The years 1916 to 1923 were the formative ones for Ernest Hemingway, and his development as a young writer is the substance of a forthright, illuminating book by CHARLES A. FENTON, from which the Atlantic has selected three telling installments. The first, depicting Hemingway’s education in the high school of Oak Park, Illinois, and his journalistic training on the Kansas City Star, appeared in our March issue. In this present installment WE follow Hemingway through his war experiences and on to his friendship with Sherwood Anderson. Mr. Fenton, an Instructor of English at Yale University, served in the Royal Canadian Air Force, took his Ph.D. at New Haven in 1953, and is note correcting proofs of his book, The Apprenticeship of Ernest Hemingway, which will be published by Farrar, Straus & Young in May.