In This Issue
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The Honest Arrogance of Frank Lloyd Wright
A graduate of Princeton, where he earned his master and his doctor degrees, ALBERT BUSH-BROWN taught at Western Reserve Unirersity before he joined the faculty of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he is presently associate professor of architecture, He has been collaborating with Dean John E. Burchard in the writing of ARCHITECTURE IN AMERICA: A SOCIAL INTERPRETATION,commissioned by the American Institute of Architects,
The Burning of Byron's Memoirs
The world today would give a good deal to he allowed, to read the Memoirs which Lord Byron wrote between 1818 and 1821 and entrusied to his friend Thomas Moore. After the poets death the manuscript was burned, for reasons explained by DORIS LANGLEY MOORE, the English scholar and novelist, in this absorbing defective essay.
Almost every state contains an “authority” which has financed and created many of our new bridges, tunnels, and toll roads. JUAN C AMERON finds that although the concentration of power in these agencies continues to increase they seem accountable to neither the slate nor the federal government. A graduate of the Harvard School of Business Administration, Mr. Cameron was on the Washington staff of the St. Louis POST-DISPATCH and is now a business reporter for the Boston HERALD.
The Atlantic Report on the World Today: Washington
Grieve for the Dear Departed
A native of Belfast, Ireland , BRIAN MOORE is now living on Long Island and using his Guggenheim to work on his third novel. His first book, THE LONELY PASSION OF JUDITH HEARNE, was chosen by the New York TIMES as one of the ten outstanding novels of 1956. His second, THE FEAST OF LUPERCAL, was equally well received by the critics.
At no time in our pad has the ATLANTIC received as many poems as are now submitted to us. They are evidence of an interest in poetry which never slackens and which often burns most brightly in the undergraduate years. As an incentive for writers yet unestablished, we have set aside each year a number of pages in our February and August issues to be devoted to the work of young poets.
A Waltz in the Afternoon
Soldier on Leave
A Snug Sonnet
The Executives' Man
The reliance on forms and on psychological testing by personnel interviewers has contributed to the standardized thinking prevalent in our large, corporations. ALAN HARRINGTON used his writing fellowship from the Fund for the Republic to study the environment which management creates for its young recruits. The article that follows is the second of two excerpts from his book, LIFE IN THE CRYSTAL PALACE, which Knopf will publish in September.
Author and playwright, still in his thirties, JOHN D. STEWART derates his leisure time to writing and his tvorking days to the British civil service. For the past eight years he has been stationed at Gibraltar, where he has had a chance to observe some of the mysterious flights and habits of the great vultures that constantly swoop down from the sky in southern Spain.
The Translating Machine
Even with increased staffs of translators, the United States is able to pat into English less than half the year’s grist of scientific material from other countries. But much has been accomplished toward creation of an electronic computer that will read and translate the printed page. DAVID O. WOODBURY writes from long experience in electrical engineering research.
Calendar of Important European Events for August and September
The Hot Rain: An Atlantic "First"
The Day Everything Went Wrong
An Englishman who moved with his family from his native land to British Columbia, RODERICK L. HAIG-BROWNis a master angler who can also write. In his two books, FISHERMAN’S SPRING and FISHERMAN’S WINTER, he revealed his keen observation of the woods and the streams he has known. The following essay is drawn from his new volume, FISHERMAN S SUMMER, which will be published by Morrow in September.
Dorothy Canfield Fisher
Author and educator who lived for many years as near neighbor of Dorothy Canfield Fisher, BRADFORD SMITH here draws a memorable portrait of that staunch and lively Vermonter. A graduate of Columbia University. Mr. Smith has laught in Japan and at Columbia, directs the International Summer School at Bennington College, and lias written many books, including RiivnFORD OF PLYMOUTH and WHY WE BEHAVE LTKE AMERICANS.
The Peripatetic Reviewer
Books: The Editors Like
Accent on Living
Come Fly With Me
Let the Feast Begin!
Never Show Defiance Toward a Kitchen Appliance
The Haydn Country