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MARTHA GELLHORN, novelist, journalist, and former war correspondent, has recently returned from a journey to the Middle East, where she went to see the "Palestinian Refugee Problem" in terms of real life, real people. Here she reports how the Arab refugees and the Arab Israelis live, and what they say about themselves, their past and their future.
Novelist, critic, and teacher, one of the moving spirits at the University of California, Mark Schorer has been at work for more than a decade on his big biography of Sinclair Lewis, the October choice of the Book-of-the-Month Club, from which this chapter is taken.
FRANCIS W. HATCH, a former Boston advertising executive, finds his membership on The American Council for Trinity College, Dublin, a fine excuse to visit his beloved Ireland. This charming description of fishing, the Irish propensity for suddenly changing the conversational mood, and the probability of the Loch Ness Monster points up his affection for that land and its people.
ANNE KELLEY lives in Evanston, Illinois, and is a frequent contributor to these pages, where she first made an appearance in October, 1958.
STANLEY E. GWYNN is a Chicagoan and a graduate of Northwestern University, now associated with the University of Chicago.
CHABL.ES NEWTON is Assistant to the President of the California Institute of Technology. This marks his first appearance in the ATLANTIC.
Modern science has penetrated the mysteries of space, but the nature of the earth’s depths remains to be explored. N. J. BERRILL here gives us an account of the theories thus far advanced by geologists and biologists regarding our changing planet. Mr. Berrill is professor of zoology at McGill University and the author of several books, includingJOURNEY INTO WONDER, SEX AND THE NATURE OF THINGS,andMAN’S EMERGING MIND.
Author of MY NAME IS ARAM, MY HEART’S IN THE HIGHLANDS, THE HUMAN COMEDY, and THE BICYCLE RIDER IN BEVERLY HILLS, WILLIAMS SAROYAN has been writing since he was thirteen years old and has published almost forty books and plays. He refused the Pulitzer Prize for THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE but accepted the Drama Critics Circle Award for the same play, “because there was no money involved.”He is now living in Paris.
A Bostonian who served with distinction in the 4th Infantry Division. ELLIOT L. RICHARDSONwas law clerk to Judge Learned Hand in 1947 and 1948, and to Justice Frankfurter the following year. As United States attorney in Massachusetts, he look a decisive part in the trial of Bernard Goldfine and in the Worcester case. Here are his reasons for believing that Massachusetts politics can be cleaned up.
A New Yorker who studied at Trinity College. Dublin, J. P. DONLEAVY is the author of THE GINGER MAN. a first novel which attracted considerable attention here and in England. The play, which was dramatized by the author from his book, was produced in London and Dublin, and in both places drew endorsements and equally strong condemnations. Mr. Donleavy is now at work on a new novel.