In This Issue
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Erskine Caldwell at Work: A Conversation With Carvel Collins
Professor of English in the expanding humanities program at CARVEL COLLINS is the author of books and articles on American life and fiction. His most recent volume, WILLIAM FAULKNER: NEW ORLEANS SKETCHES,was published last February by the Rutgers University Press.
A native of Massachusetts, EDMUND GILLIGAN spent a good part of his boyhood near Gloucester, where he first became aware of the power of the sea and of the strength of the men whose lives are given to it. Since 1937 he has been writing poignant and poetic novels about the schooners that once plied the Grand Banks.
Once the Wind
The Case for Certification
Probably no other issue concerning the public schools provokes such controversial extremes as the requirements governing the certification of teachers. Having published in April a criticism by Lydia Stout of these requirements in the Florida schools, the ATLANTIC presents the reactions of educators in other parts of the United States in response to her article.
Objections From a Dean
I Resign From Teaching
Dunces of the Universities
Wasting Our Young People
Science and Industry
The Years With Ross
The hard-fought friendship between Harold Ross and Alexander Woollcott lasted a quarter century or more and ended in a draw. Each had such contempt for the other that their wordy relationship persisted long after other men would have gone their separate ways in offended dignity and silence. This is the ninth part of JAMES THURBER’S series about the late editor of the NEW YORKER. His tenth and concluding article will appear in the August ATLANTIC.
An Englishman's Home
As an Old Man
The Mounties at Fort Walsh
It is the West of Remington and Charles Russell which fires the imagination of WALLACE STEGNER,who as a very young boy lived in a rough and unregenerate hamlet in Saskalchewan. Novelist and short-story writer, Mr. Stegner is professor of English and director of the Creative Writing Center at Stanford University.
Paint an Elephant
Artist and writer, VINTON LIDDELL PICKENS recently spent two years on the island of Ceylon sketching and painting. In January the Ceylon Embassy sponsored a showing of her oils and water colors at the Franz Bader Gallery in Washington.
Colonel Johnson's Ride
An Old Master
An Englishman with a family literary heritage, DAVID GARNETT had the opportunity of knowing in his youth the great writers of the twenties. He started his men work shortly after World War I, and in addition to his many novels he has edited the works of Henry James and T. E. Lawrence. His most recent book is ASPECTS OF LOVE.
Music for Nothing: The Cost of Composing
Composer and musicologist, ARTHUR BERGER’S musical works have been played by the major symphony orchestras in this country. Formerly a music critic for the New York HERALD TRIBUNE,he is at present on the faculty of Brandeis University.
Unions of Their Own Choosing
A graduate of Yale, GEORGE W. BROOKS has in recent years been engrossed in trade union administration, helping local unions that are in trouble, and, when circumstances permit, setting up training for local union officers. He is today director of the Department of Research and Education of the International Brotherhood of Pulp‚ Sulphite and Paper Mill Workers.
The New Poetry
Poet, critic, and former drama editor, LEAH BODINE DRAKE makes her home in Evansville, Indiana. She is the author of two books of verse: A HORNBOOK FOR WITCHES, which appeared in 1950, and THIS TILTING DUST, which in manuscript form won the $1250 Borestone Mt. Award in 1954 and which was then chosen for publication by the Book Club for Poetry.
The Peripatetic Reviewer
Books: The Editors Like
Accent on Living
Low and Behold!
The Atlantic Report on the World Today: Washington
NORMAN HALLIDAYwas graduated from Northwestern University after wartime service in Europe. Since then he has been traveling in the United States and Mexico.
The Ideal Pet
C. S. .JENNISON, who lives with her husband and three daughters in Shelburne, Vermont, writes light verse and prose with equal facility for the ATLANTIC and other magazines.
Any Day Now