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The diamond smugglers' trail crosses the country, and nearly everybody is in the racket
JAMES P. DEGNAN has taught at various American universities in recent years and is at present on the staff of the University of Jacksonville. This is his first appearance in the ATLANTIC.
STEWART BEACHis the executive editor of THIS WEEKand the author of many books and articles.
G. S. PATCHET currently resides in London, Ontario. This is his first appearance in Accent on Living.
It was characteristic of Robert Frost that in his mid-eighties he should stand up to the most demanding occasions of his career. His triumphant tours of England and Scotland were followed by his trip to Israel and by his reading at the Inauguration, and then, at President Kennedy’s urging, he accepted the invitation to visit the Soviet Union. This is what took place, as recorded by F. D. REEVE, poet, critic, and professor of Russian literature at Wesleyan University,who served as Mr. Frost’s interpreter.
In 1964, Julius Nyerere. the son of the chief of an obscure Tanganyikan tribe, led his country to independence and became the first President of the new republic. MARTHA GELLHORN,who last winter journeyed to Africa to study this new nation, here tells us of the venture in self-government and self-help being successfully undertaken in Tanganyika.
Born and brought up in the Bronx, PETER S. BEAGLE studied creative writing under Edwin L. Peterson at the University of Pittsburgh and then spent a year on the European continent. His first novel, A FINE AND PRIVATE PLACE,was published by Viking in 1960, and he is now at work on another book of fiction.
“In all the exchanges of Pope John’s four-year pontificate,”says BARBARA WARD,“one can observe a common thread: to understand what lay behind men’s angers and suspicions, to find what united men and where a common interest could be discerned.”Here is Barbara Ward’s appraisal of the late Pope.
There is every evidence of an increasing interest in ATLANTIC poetry. As an incentive for writers yet unestablished, twice a year we set aside a number of pages in the ATLANTIC to be devoted to the work of young poets.
SAUL FRIEDMAN,an investigative reporter and editorial writer for the Houston CHRONICLE, has been a newspaperman for eleven years. As a Nieman Fellow, he spent last year studying foreign affairs and defense policy. The following report on the nation’s top “paramilitary academy" grew aid of those studies.
Angler, author, and conservationist, RODERICK HAIGBROWNmakes his home on the Campbell River in Vancouver. He is best known for his book A RIVER NEVER SLEEPS; now he is at work on a new volume, FISHERMAN’S AUTUMN,whose opening pages the editor of the ATLANTICwas happy to capture while he and Mr. Haig-Brown were fishing for steelhead.
SUSAN M. BLACKis a young writer who lives in New York and has contributed articles to various magazines. She is interested in the theater, fine arts, and travel. At present Miss Black is a staff writer for the NEW YORKER. This is her first short story.
MIGNON MCLAUGHLIN,managing editor of GLAMOURmagazine, is the wife of the novelist Robert McLaughlin and the mother of two teen-age sons.Her fiction has appeared in several magazines,and Bobbs-Merrill will publish her book of nonfiction, THE NEUROTIC’S NOTEBOOK,parts of which have been published in the ATLANTIC.
FINLEY PETER DUNNEwas an American political satirist in the great tradition, and the comments of his famous bartender, Mr. Dooley, were laughed at and quoted the nation over. Shortly before his death in 1936, Mr. Dunne was persuaded by his son Philip to write down some leisurely reminiscences. The project was never finished, but of the chapters he did complete, which have now been incorporated in a volume of memoirs by his son, MR. DOOLEY REMEMBERS,we have selected excerpts which show the true temper of the man.