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ROBERT FONTAINE is known for all sorts of light writing, ranging from a successful comedy on Broadway to many books and short articles.
From a West Coast university, CELIA DARLINGTON supplied us, in support of her article, with all the forms she mentions. They range in color as widely as womens stockings.
While the number of illegitimate children has been increasing, improved methods of handling infertility have cut down the number of couples seeking to adopt. Furthermore, state legislatures have been making adoption increasingly difficult. RAEL JEAN ISAACis a graduate of Barnard College and received a graduate degree from Johns Hopkins University.
An American by birth, IRIS ORIGO and her husband, Marchese Antonia Origo, made their farm in. Tuscany a stronghold of the Italian underground during the war. She is widely respected as a biographer, and her books include a life of Leopardi; THE LAST ATTACHMENT, a brilliant account of Byron’s love affair with Countess Guiccioli; and two biographies of fourteenth-century Italy, THE MERCHANT OF PRATO and THE WORLD OF SAN BERNARDINO. The essay which follows is her introduction to SUNSET AND TWILIGHT: FROM THE DIARIES OF 1947-1958, by Bernard Berenson, to be published by Harcourt. Brace & World.
A Vassar graduate and the mother of three children, MAY DIKEMANmade her first appearance in the ATLANTIC in 1961 with her short story “ The Tender Mercies,” which won an Atlantic “First” prize. Her second story in our pages, “ The Sound of Young Laughter,” has been selected for the Martha Foley collection, THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES.
A Harvard historian who has specialized in American history, OSCAR HANDLIN won the Pulitzer Prize with his book THE UPROOTED,and a fter ten years’ preparation has just published his illuminating single-volume history, THE AMERICANS.In the following article he makes an assessment of the Eisenhower Administration based upon the former President’s new book and on other recent volumes written by those close to Ike in the years 1952-1956.
Dublin-born, PETER LENNONworked for the IRISH TIMESbefore going to Paris in 1955 as a teacher of English in a French school. For the past three years he has been cultural correspondent in Paris for the MANCHESTER GUARDIAN,and in addition he has been working on his first novel.
W. J. J. GORDON,a lecturer in the Engineering Department of Applied Physics at Harvard, is also president of Synectics, Inc., a consulting firm concerned with augmenting the creative output of industrial research organizations. Mr. Gordon has had two previous stories in the ATLANTIC, “ The Pures” and “Mrs. Schyler’s Plot.”
Now flying B-707’s on round-the-world flights to the Far East, MARIUS LODEESEN learned to fly with the U.S. Navy at Pensacola, Florida, after getting his master’s degree in aeronautical engineering. He was a member of the crew of the CHINA CLIPPER on the first transpacific flight from San Francisco to Guam in 1935. He has more than thirty years of experience as an airline pilot and executive.
S. L. A. MARSHALLis one of the country’s foremost military specialists. He was the youngest second lieutenant during World War I, became a combat historian with the rank of colonel in World War II, and as a brigadier general was infantry operations analyst in Korea. From his experience he is eminently qualified to give us his judgment of Samuel Eliot Morison, historian and fighting Navy man.
Born in Johannesburg, which he left in 1958, BLOKE MODISANEwas a reporter and feature writer, as well as theater and music critic, for DRUM Publications, a white-owned company sympathetic to Africans. As an actor he had a part, in the play NO GOOD FRIDAYand the secretly made film COME BACK AFRICA.In England he has appeared in a number of stage and television productions, and in the United States he has lectured on African music and literature. The article which follows has been drawn from his bitter, moving autobiography, which will be published shortly by Dutton.