In This Issue
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Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov
The Atlantic Report on the World Today: Washington
Grey Seas Under: The Romance of a Rescue Tug
FARLEY MOWATis a Canadian who likes to track down true stories. InPEOPLE OF THE DEERhe wrote the fascinating and pathetic saga of a dying tribe of Eskimos, and in his recent success, THE DOG WHO WOULDN’T BE,he was writing about the mull whose adventures highlighted Mowat’s boyhood in Saskatchewan. For the past two years he has been in North Atlantic waters recording the exploits of a doughty and unsinkable deep-sea tug.
How to Teach the California Child: Notes From the Never-Never Land
Why is wealthy California one of the poorest states in educational achievement? Social historian, biographer, parent, and former school board member, MORTIMER SMITH is the author of two of the best-known books dealing with deficiencies in our schools, AND MADLY TEACHand THE DIMINISHED MIND.He is one of the founders of the Council for Basic Education and is currently serving as editor of its monthly BULLETIN.
An Autumn Walk
The New Europe
Lawyer, politician, and statesman, PAUL-HENRI SPAAK has Jar many years displayed rare qualities of leadership. Before the outbreak of World War II he. headed the Belgian cabinet as the youngest Premier in Belgian history. He has served as Foreign Minister several times, has been Secretary General of NATO since May, 1957, and was the prime mover in the creation of the European Common Market and Euratom.
Oil in the Sahara
The European Common Market
Vice president and general counsel for the Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company, LELAND HAZARDis in close touch with business leaders here and in Europe. In the following article he appraises the opportunities which the European Common Market will present to the American economy.
The Writing of John Brown's Body
A graduate of Yale in 1948 and until recently a member of its English department, CHARLES FENTON is now professor of English at Duke University. lie has just completed his literary biography of Stephen Vincent Benét, which is to be published next month by the Yale University Press. From it we have drawn this illuminating excerpt, which we think will be of special interest to all lovers of Mr. Benét’s epic.
Artist or Wife
Can a women be both wife and artist, and if so at what cost? The question reused to be a theoretical one for AGNES DE MILLE in 1943, when at the height of her success as a choreographer she married Walter Prude, a lieutenant in the air force. Then the demands from Broadway began to rie with her responsibilities as an army wife, a conflict she has pointed up in her new book, AND PROMENADE HOME.
The Peach Boy
As an undergraduate and postgraduate at the University of Wyoming, ROBERT A. RORIPAUGH worked on his writing under the stimulating direction of the poel Joseph Lanyland. Drafted into the army in 1953, Mr. Roripaugh served a year in Japan, and his nostalgia for that country has taken him back there twice since.
Russia From Within: Boris Pasternak's First Novel
For an evaluation of the most important novel to come out of Russia in many years, the ATLANTIC has turned to ERNEST J. SIMMONS, the author of LEO TOLSTOY and RUSSIAN FICTION AND SOVIET IDEOLOGY. Mr. Simmons was engaged in research work in Russia before World War II. He laught at Harvard and Cornell, and in 1946 he became chairman of the department of Slavic languages at Columbia, where he is also professor of Russian literature at the Russian Institute.
A Harmony, With Stars
The Peripatetic Reviewer
Accent on Living
The Little Leagues
A former news staffer on the Hartford couRANT, LORRAINE LEHAN HOPKINSis now a housewife in West Hartford, Connecticut.
Tourists From the City
LOYD ROSENFIELD lives in Mexico. His writings as a free lance appear in many newspapers and magazines in the United States.
The German Wines