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Is the South ready to discard the legal subterfuge by which 30 per cent of its people have been politically, economically, and culturally handicapped? GERALD W. JOHNSON, distinguished journalist and man of letters, a Southerner by birth and residence, believes the region must and will respond in the affirmative.
The duties and helpfulness of literary agents are often unappreciated by those outside the writing profession. CATHERINE DRINKER BOWEN,versatile and eloquent biographer, tells of her warm and inspiring association with the late Harold Ober, one of the greatest literary agents.
A judge for the United Slates Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia circuit since 1949, JUDGE DAVID L. BAZELON has had repeated opportunity to reflect upon the effect of punishment upon the criminal — and upon society. The article which follows formed the gist of the Brandeis Lecture which Judge Bazelon delivered at Brandeis University this spring.
After training as a chemical engineer , JAMES HURSTswitched directions and studied singing at the Juilliard School of Music and in Rome. After a brief and unsuccessful fling at an operatic career in New York. he settled down as a bank clerk at night and a writer during the day. His stories have been published in small reviews,but this touching story of a boy and his crippled brother marks Mr. Hurst’s first appearance in a national magazine.
MARVIN CAPLANis a reporter for Ihe Washington bureau of Fairchild Publications and covers Capitol Hill. He is also president of Neighbors, Inc., a recently formed organization of while and Negro residents in his section of Washington, which is marking to improve relationships among the people ami to preserve, if possible, Ihe integrated character of the area.
Author and playwright, still in his thirties, JOHN D. STEWART derates his leisure time to writing and his working days to the British civil service. For the past nine years he has been stationed at Gibraltar, where he wrote his memorable article “ Vulture Country,” published in the ATLANTIC last year. But this lighthearted story of Irish shenan igans belongs to a mistier clime.
GEORGE WHALLEYwrites about his experience at the sinking of the BISMARCK: “I was twenty-fire, a sublien tenant serving with the Royal Nary; it was less than a year sinceI had joined the service. My point of view was therefore not that of anybody taking a rant rolling part in the action, but my tetter stands as a private record of the sensation of actual warfare. '
A retired banker ,soldier, singer, and diplomat, PAUL HYDE BONNER came to his writing career when he ivas in his late fifties with his first novel, SPQR (1952). His two collections of stories, THE GLORIOUS MORNINGS and AGED IN THE WOOD,display his characteristic zest for fishing, hunting, and the wonders of life outdoors.
Will the Wankel engine ,a German design sponsored in the United Slates by a major aircraft producer, revolutionize automotive power plants? KEN W. PURDY,who is widely known for his books and articles about automobiles, describes the new engine and its possibilities.
Now an associate editor of FORTUNE, WALKER EVANS has claim to the double distinction of writer and photographer. In 1936 Mr. Evans was a roving photographer for the New Deal government, and his sharp,telling photographs complemented perfectly JamesAgee’s text for LET us NOW PRAISE FAMOUS MEN.This extraordinary study of Southern tenant families will be republished this fall by Houghton Mifflin Company.
JOHN CARTERhas been in and around the rare book business most of his working life. His ABC FOR BOOK COLLECTORS,widely hailed as Ihe answer to Ihe book collector’s prayer, is now in Us second edition, and since he last contributed to theATLANTIChe has become rice president of the Bibliographical Society. Ur. (tarter is at present associate for American operations at Sotheby’s, the Bond Street auction house.
British author LUTHER STEWART here concludes the discussion of his adventures in a Florida supermarket, which he began in the June ATLANTIC.