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A social critic argues that divorce poses no threat to the institution of marriage
The author of this disturbing reflection on the mores and mishaps that increasingly afflict love and marriage among young Americans is a professor of sociology and the humanities at San Jose State College and director of its Experimental Program in Humanities and Science. He is forty, "has been happily married three times," and is the father of one child. He is at work on Christ, Cromwell, and Castro, a comparative study of mass movements.
"Before the fact is the dream," a small-town South Dakota druggist used to remind his two sons and two daughters. One of the sons went on to become mayor of Minneapolis, senator from Minnesota, and Vice President of the United States. Hubert H. Humphrey's memoir of his father tells much about both men, and about a vanishing kind of America
First Manifesto to End the Bringdown
Finland in the winter? Why not?, the ATLANTIC’S Phoebe Lou Adams decided one day, and betook herself to the land just below the Arctic Circle at a time when tourists disdain to tread. Some of the pleasures she encountered and impressions she gained are here recorded.
This short sketch shows what can happen to a free, savage young man when feeling enters his spirit. Mr. Senesi is a young Italian writer whose first work appeared in the ATLANTIC five years ago.
Manny’s two buildings “are so desolated by age, decay, misuse, negligence, his own greed, and the shoddiness of their original construction that about all he can do .. . is milk them regularly for their RENTS.’THE POORHOUSE STATE, Mr. Elmans first nonfiction book, from which this chapter has been drawn, will be published later this month by Pantheon.
To assemble under one magnifying glass Ihe many lives of Sir Harold Nicolson is the feal performed in this month’s essay by ATLANTIC critic Louis Kronenberger.
With this issue, Douglas Kiker becomes the regular writer of the ATLANTIC’S Washington Report. He will contribute longer articles on public affairs as well. Mr. Kiker, thirty-six. married, and the father of two children, is a Washington correspondent for the National Broadcasting Company. He was White House correspondent for the now departed New York HERALD TRIBUNE, onetime Director of Public Information for the Peace Corps, and before that covered politics and civil rights in his native Georgia. He is the author of two novels.
Already fortunate in having been able to publish some of the finest of James Dickey’s prizewinning poems, the ATLANTIC is pleased to present here his searching essay on the real person behind the lore and sentiment that surround the figure of Robert Frost. Mr. Dickey has just assumed the post of Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress.
A desire to reform procedures that result in harmful child-custody settlements and encourage widespread perjury and deceit inspired this article by Mr. Cantor, a Hartford attorney who has contributed articles on narcotics and homosexuality to legal publications. The cases cited are composites and do not represent the experiences of actual clients.
Here, in fiction of a qualify that brings perspective to truth, the distinguished author of GOODBYE COLUMBUS and LETTING GO depicts the making of a young marriage. This is drawn from Mr. Roth’s new novel, WHEN SHE WAS GOOD, to be published in March by Random House.
A graduate of Harvard and onetime executive editor of the Harvard CRIMSON, Miss Levine recently completed a year of study as a Fulbright Scholar in India. This is the first of her reflections on life there.
Mrs. Bowen’s latest book, MIRACLE AT PHILADELPHIA,is the story of the Federal Convent ion of 17S7, which wrolc the United States Constitution. From the book we have drawn two chapters, in themselves a diversion from the narrative. Mrs. Bowen takes her readers out of the convention for a journey through the States– to give a glimpse, she says, of the country for which the Fathers were with much difficulty contriving a Constitution.