November 1962

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  • Narcissus Unbound

  • Last Cruise

    BY A. F. WILLIS Yachtsman and banker who does a little playwriting on the side, A. F. WILLIS is the son of the late Harold Willis, who served with the Lafayette Escadrille and was one of America’s foremost aces in World War I.

  • Shop Talk

  • You Take the Pilgrims, Just Give Me the Progress

  • The Shadows Lengthen

    RENÉ MACCOLL is the globe-trotting chief foreign correspondent of the London DAILY EXPRESS and writes frequently for the pages of Accent on Living.

  • Too Late the Microwave

    W. F. MIKSCH is a free-lance writer living in Newtown, Connecticut, He was born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and attended Moravian College.

  • The Camel

  • Housekeeping in Ireland

  • Spain

  • Noah and His Flood

  • The Peripatetic Reviewer

  • Reader's Choice

  • Potpourri

  • Nigeria and Ghana

  • Peru

  • My Cello and I

    The late Serge Koussevitzky once said that GREGOR PIATIGORSKY wasthe greatest cellist of our day.”Born in the Ukraine in 1903, Dr. Piatigorsky was appointed first cellist of the Imperial Opera Orchestra in Moscow at the age of fifteen. With the outbreak of the Revolution in 1919 he left Moscow, and for five years endured untold hardships, until in 1924 he was “ discovered" for the second time by Artur Schnabel and Wilhelm Furtwängler. The following account of his early years is drawn from a forthcoming autobiography by Gregor Piatigorsky to be published by Doubleday & Company, Inc.

  • December Atlantic

  • Jung on Freud

    Though Sigmund Freud looked on C. G. JUNG as his disciple, the younger man disagreed strongly with Freud’s dogmatic insistence on sex as the root of all neuroses. This great split in the early history of psychiatry is here frankly described by Jung. The following is the first of three selections from MEMORIES, DREAMS, REFLECTIONS, to be published in January by Pantheon.

  • Sausage and Beer

    A graduate of Harvard, where he studied creative writing under John Ciardi, STEPHEN MINOT did his graduate work at Johns Hopkins. He has taught English at liowdoin and is now on the faculty of Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut.

  • The Atlantic Report on the World Today: Washington

  • The Yellow Girl

    In this island [Hispaniola] are certain glow worms that shine in the night , as doe ours . . . but give a greater light , so much that when the man of the Iland goe any journeys in the night, they beare some of these wormes made fast about their feet and head, in such sort that he should see them afarre. By the light of these also , the women worke in their houses in the night. —GONZALO DE ORVIEDO

  • To Avoid Nuclear War

    Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1950, BERTRAND RUSSELL, philosopher and mathematician, now in his ninety-first year, has led the forces in Britain that demand an end to nuclear testing. He says and believes that it is later than we think.

  • Our Space Policies

    A physicist who did his undergraduate and graduate work at Columbia University, ARTHUR KANTROWITZ was for ten years a professor at Cornell before he became a director and vice president of Avco Corporation. His concern about our lagging space developments is reflected in the following paper.

  • The Mayan Mystery


  • Bureaucratic Medicine: A View of the Veterans' Hospitals

    In the course of his medical training, DR. RICHARD S. DILLON worked in seven American and two English hospitals, and nowhere, as he says, did he encounter the waste and inefficiencies which he met with in the institution operating under the Veterans Administration. Dr. Dillon is today the chief resident physician at the Bryn Mawr Hospital.

  • Rome by Night

    Born in Leghorn of an Italian father and a Greek mother, MARIO PICCHI has lived in Rome since 1939. A book of his short stories, ROMA DI GIORNO, was published in Milan in 1960. The following story was translated by Elaine Maclachlan.

  • The New Poetry

    Raised in Colorado, educated at Harvard and Cambridge, PETER DAVISON joined the staff of the Atlantic Monthly Press in 1956. In his leisure lime, Mr. Davison writes poetry, which has appeared in the ATLANTIC, and elsewhere. We have asked him to appraise some of the new books of verse which have recently been published.

  • Paranoid Patriotism: The Radical Right and the South

  • The Buggy on the Roof

    Lois PHILLIPS HUDSON was born in Jamestown, North Dakota, and spent her early childhood there and in Seattle. Married and the mother of two daughters, she is now living in Boulder, Colorado, where her husband is teaching at the university. Her novel of the Midwest in the thirties, THE BONES OF PLENTY, was published last summer under the Atlantic-Little, Brown imprint.

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