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A novelist, happily married and the mother of two daughters, Nora Johnson is herself the daughter of Nunnally Johnson and the author of The World of Henry Orient and A Step Beyond Innocence. She and her husband make their home in Manhattan.
A lawyer who was admitted to the Ohio bar in 1929. ERWIN N. GRISWOLD is a teacher und a judge of men whose opinion is widely respected in this country and in England. He has been Dean of the Harvard Law School and Langdell Professor of Law since 1950.
Poet, novelist, and historian, ROBERT GRAVES has lived with his family on the island of Majorca for some time past. In February of this year Mr. Graves was elected to the poetry chair at Oxford University by a record vole of the berobed dons who assembled in the Sheldon ian Theatre. Mr. Graves’s immediate predecessors were C. Day Lewis and W. H. Auden: he will hold the chair for the next five years: and the clarity and discipline of his own poetry are well evinced in the pages which follow.
A Vermonter who has on two separate occasions been Professor of English at the University of Tokyo and who served with the O.W.I as chief of Central Pacific operations daring World War II, BRADFORD SMITH has just returned from the Aorlheastern frontier of India, where he has gathered at first hand the appalling evidence of what Red China has done to Tibet.
A graduate of Princeton and of Harvard Law School, WALKER LEWIS begun his career as a lawyer in Baltimore in 1928 and has identified himself closely with that city ever since. He here recalls for us some of the odd points of law that arose during the prohibition era and describes the efforts of one Baltimore congressman to ascertain conclusirely “just when a beverage ceases to be nonintoxicating and becomes intoxicating.“
As with many South Africans of English extraction, DAN JACOBSON is deeply disturbed by the isolation of his native land. Mr. Jacobson teas born in Johannesburg in 1929, graduated from the University of Witwatersrand, and came to Leland Stanford on a fellowship. The author of five volumes of fiction, the most recent being his novel, EVIDENCE OF LOVE, published under the Atlantic-Little, Brown imprint, he now lives with his wife and sons in London.
A professional arbitrator and mediator of labor disputes, SAUL WALLEN served as a member of emergency boards appointed by Presidents Truman and Eisenhower to deal with the disputes between the airlines pilots and the flight engineers. Mr. Wallen here gives us his proposals for a final solution to the differences between the pilots and engineers.
VALBORG ANDERSON, who was born in a small Swedish community in Colton, Oregon, received her B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of Oregon and then went on to Brown University for her Ph.D. Now, in addition to her teaching of English at Brooklyn College, she is working on a critical book about the poet Wordsworth.
VED MEHTA, who was born in kashmir, came to the United Stales in his sixteenth year. He graduated from Pomona College in California, spent two happy years at Balliol College, Oxford, and has recently joined the editorial staff of the NEW YORKER. Both of his books, FACE TO FACE and wALKING THE INDIAN STREETS, hare appeared under the Allantic-Little, Brown imprint.
In answer to the question of whether our national parks are in jeopardy. STEWART UDALL, the new Secretary of the Interior, has written the following reply. A natire of Arizona. Mr. Udall was admitted to the Arizona bar in 1948 is and served in the 84th to Stilh Congresses before being appointed to the Cabinet.
R. P. LISTEN is an English free lance whose poetry and light articles appear frequently in the ATLANTIC.