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"George Jean Nathan is dead four years, but already he seems to have lived in a far-gone age.... I have no intention of writing a biography of him, but I would like to put down some facts and impressions that may keep future biographers from making fools of themselves"
Professor of the history of fine arts at the University of Belgrade, SVETOZAR RADOJČIĆhas done a great deal of research on medieval painting in Serbia and Macedonia. His publications include monographs on PORTRAITS OF THE SERBIAN RULERS IN THE MIDDLE AGES and THE MUSTERS OF OLD SERBIAN PAINTING.
Playwright and novelist, as well as the ranking art critic in Yugoslavia, OTO BIHALJI-MERIN has devoted many years to editing YUGOSLAVIA,the handsomely illustrated periodical dealing with ancient and modern painting and sculpture and archaeology, which is sponsored by the state publishing house. He is the author of MODERN PRIMITIVES: MASTERS OF NAÏVE PAINTING,published in 1961 in New York by Harry Abrams, Inc.
Critic, connoisseur, and a helpful guide to the cultural achievements of Croatia, MARIJAN MATKOVIĆis Secretary-General of the Yugoslav Academy of Science and Art in Zagreb. He here describes some of the trends in modern Yugoslav writing.
Professor of South Slavic languages and literatures and of comparative literature at Harvard , ALBERT BATES LORDhas made eight extended visits to Yugoslavia during the past twenty years in search of the more famous epic songs and singers. He is curator of the Milman Parry collection in the Harvard College Library.
A student of Kafka and a lover of symbols, MIODRAG BULATOVIĆis a Montenegrin whose formal education did not begin until he was fourteen and who is today the most widely discussed young novelist in Yugoslavia. His latest novel, THE RED COCK FLIES TO HEAVEN,has appeared in eighteen foreign edit ions, and the American edition teas published this autumn by Bernard Geis Associates.
Composer and music critic, DRAGUTIN GOSTUŠKI was born in 1923 in Belgrade and studied fine arts at the University of Belgrade and musical composition at the Music Academy in Belgrade. His most significant compositions are PIANO TRIO, the symphonic poem BELGRADE, CONCERTO ACCELERATO, and a ballet, REMIS.
Director of the National Museum in Ljubljana, a literary critic, and member of the Society of Slovene Writers, JOŽE KASTELIChas been actively engaged in the excavation of many Illyrian and Slavic sites. He is also the editor of several Yugoslav archaeological publications.
ROBERT FONTAINE is the author of books, a play, and many light articles for the ATLANTIC and other magazines.
CHARLOTTE JACKSON, who is the author of seven juveniles, is children’s-book editor for the San Francisco CHRONICLE.
The refreshingly open and always surprising manner in which C. G. JUNG discusses the possibility of life after death reflects his personal vision and intense concern with religion. In this extraordinary testimony to his faith in man’s relation to the infinite, he says. “Only if we know that the thing which truly matters is the infinite can we avoid fixing our interest upon futilities and upon all kinds of goals which are not of real importance.”
A foreign correspondent of the ATLANTIC’Swho has often visited in North Africa, CURTIS CATEexplains in the pages which follow the misgivings of those who were close to the Algerian crisis and who felt that the solution was being jeopardized by the precipitous pace of the liberation.
A young writer who lives in Iowa City, Iowa, ANDREW FETLERis at present enrolled in Paul Engel’s writers’ workshop at the State University of Iowa, where he has a fellowship.
Critic, journalist, and city dweller, JOHN KEATSdecided that operating a car cost him more than it was worth, and here he tells how he moved about when he no longer had one. Mr. Keats is the author of THE CRACK IN THE PICTURE WINDOW,an account of the construction industry, and THE INSOLENT CHARIOTS,a scrutiny of American automobiles.
A Southern writer whose short stories and whose first novel, MOUNTAINS OF GILEAD,appeared under the Atlantic-Little, Brown imprint, JESSE HILL FORD, after a year of travel in Norway, has returned to his home country in Humboldt, Tennessee.
Author of two books of criticism and an anthology of contemporary poetry, A. ALVAREZwas born in 1929 in London, where he now lives as a free-lance writer. He is a frequent visitor to the United States and in 1960-1961 was professor of English at Brandeis University. He has visited Auschwitz twice during the past year.