January 1965

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  • Madness in the New Poetry

    "Is it only coincidence that poetry in the last two decades has come into the full uses of madness as of an instrument?"

  • "It Was a Mere Scratch . . ."

  • Wankel

    KEN W. PURDY, who is now living in London, is widely known as an editor and writer and as an authority on the automobile.

  • Superman in Market

    JOHN AVERY SNYDER is a senior at the Episcopal Academy in Overbrook, Pennsylvania.

  • Marrakesh

  • An Entirely New Musical

  • Washington

  • The Peripatetic Reviewer

  • Reader's Choice

  • Potpourri

  • West Germany

  • The New g.o.p

    An outstanding victor among the Republican vanquished in the 1964 elections was CONGRESSMAN JOHN YLIET LINDSAY of the 17th (“Silk Stocking”) District in strongly Democratic New York City. A tall, dynamic man of forty-three, a graduate of St. Paul’s and Yale, he practiced law in Manhattan and served in the Justice Department in the Eisenhower Administration before entering politics. In November, he won his fourth term with a smash: of the 189,000 votes cast in his constituency, he collected 71 percent. Lindsay’s dramatic victory has, in the minds of many, marked him as a contender for bigger things, perhaps mayor of New York City or that historic launching pad, the governorship of New York state. In this interview with Robert Manning, the ATLANTIC’S executive editor, Mr. Lindsay discusses the future of his parly.

  • The Spread of Nuclear Weapons

    Professor of sociology at the Sorbonne, RAYMOND ARON, who was born in Paris in 1905, is an author and crit the whose influence in France is comparable with that of Wolter Lippmann in America, The paper which follows has been druwn from the concluding chapter of his new book, THE GREAT DEBATE: THEORIES OF NUCLEAR STRATEGY, which is to be published this month by Doubleday.

  • My Friend Saul Bellow

    In his book A WALKER IN THE CITY, ALFRED KAZIN gave as the beginning of an extraordinary autobiography; in ON NATIVE GROUNDS and the many essays he has published since, he established a reputation as one of America’s most penetrating critics. At the ATLANTIC’S request he has written this informal portrait of Saul Bellow, whose novel HERZOG is at the top of the best-seller list.

  • The Peak

    A Vassar graduate and the mother of three children, MAY DIKEMAN made her first appearance in the ATLANTIC in 1961 with her short storyThe Tender Mercies.” which won an Atlantic ‟ First ” prize. Her next two stories in our pages, ‟ The Sound of Young Laughter” andThe Woman Across the Street,” were selected for the Martha Foley collecion, THE BEST AMERICAN SHOUT STORIES.

  • The Middle East

  • The Uncertain Criminal Law: Rights, Wrongs, and Doubts

    IRVING R. KAUFMAN is a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, which includes New York, Connecticut, and Vermont.

  • January 25th

  • The Timeless Kauai Swamp

    « native Californian and the author of THE NUN’S STORY, who moved to the island of Kauai four years ago. Cradled among the mountain peaks on the island is a prehistoric swamp, to be traversed, as she here describes, only in the company of expert guides. The translations of the commemorative chants were made by Mary Kawena Pukui, staff member of the Bishop Museum in Honolulu.

  • Getting Away With Murder

    An old pro in the writing of murder MYSTERIES, ERLEM STANLEY GARDNER is the creator of one of the most widely read fictional characters in the English language. Perry Mason. Mr. Gardner broke into print as a contemporary of Dashiell Hammett and Carroll John Daly, and at our urging, he has written this amusing account of their early days.

  • Saving the Bay

  • The Rope

    After taking an honors degree at Oxford, ALLAN SEAGER was an editor of VANITY FAIR magazine under Frank Crowninshield. Now professor of English at the University of Michigan,Mr. Seager has published about eighty short stories and five novels, the latest being DEATH OF ANGER.

  • Education the Year Round: The Dunbar School of Chicago

  • The Escape

    Italian novelist and short-story writer, ALBERTO MORAVIA achieved success when he was in his early twenties and has come to he regarded as one of the foremost contemporary European novelists. The following story will appear in a new collection. THE FETISH, to be published in the spring by Farrar, Straus & Girons.

  • Gambler in Publishing: Horace Liveright

    Author, editor, and drama critic, LOUIS KRONENBERGERbegan his professional career in 1926 as a junior editor for the publishing firm of Boni & Liveright, and during his six and a half years there he had a unique opportunity to observe the many facets of its greatness as well as the circumstances of its downfall. Mr. kronenberger has written several novels, edited numerous anthologies, served as drama critic for TIME,and is currently professor of theater arts at Brandeis University.

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