August 1967

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  • Laos

  • Potpourri

  • The Civil Rights Commission

  • The Literature of Exhaustion

    TOM JONES by Samuel Beckett? Saarinen’s Parthenon, D. H. Lawrence’s WUTHERING HEIGHTS, THE 1001 NIGHTS by John Barth, or the Johnson Administration by Robert Rauschenberg? Imagine these possibilities, and you are on the correct wavelength to enjoy this stimulating essay by the brilliant young (thirty-seven) author of THE FLOATING OPERA, END OF THE ROAD. THE SOT-WEED FACTOR, and most recently, GILES GOAT-BOY.

  • Governor and Mister Wallace

    Behind the images which Lurleen and George Wallace project are two private persons for whom adversity, and now recurrent illness, have been as familiar as political success. Where the governor of Alabama and her predecessor come from, and what their life has been, are the subjects of Marshall Frady’s second ATLANTICarticle. Mr. Frady, twenty-seven, is a former NEWSWEEK correspondent in the South and West.

  • Washington

  • Water

  • The Last Holdouts

    They live by fheir own laws, which involve manipulating and breaking ours. They prefer that we know nothing about them, but if we insist on probing. they try to make sure we come away with a romantic fairy-tale notion of them. Patricia Lynden, twenty-nine, became a Gypsy-watcher two years ago, when she began covering odd corners of New York for NEWSWEEK,where she is an editorial assistant.

  • I Get There Firstmost With the Bestmost

  • Controlling Crime News: Sense or Censorship?

    Without noticeable movement toward a meeting of minds, the American press and bar have been debating the conflict between a free press and the rigid to a fair trial. This article, try a lawyer and writer now based in Santa Barbara, will be part of THE CRIME WAR,to be published by New American Library, Mr. Cipes here examines the controversial Reardon Committee report of the American Bar Association and the press’s generally outraged and sometimes fatuous response to it.

  • The Psyche and the Typewriter

    Twenty years have passed since the Hiss case floated like a dark cloud across the American scene, yet the broody shadow lingers. “It stripped America of its political innocence, and it has neverbeen quite the same again,” writes Mr. Rees, a distinguished British novelist (THE SUMMER FLOOD, A BRIDGE TO DIVIDE THEM), translator (CONVERSATIONS WITH KAFKA),and editor (ENCOUNTER).In this instance, he discovers that even a bad reconstruction of the case, a psychoanalysis effort to portray Whittaker Chambers as evil incarnate and Alger Hiss as innocence raped, reactivates strange and sad memories.

  • The Bride of Christ

    When Lyndall Berger derided, at sixteen, to be confirmed into the Church of England, her parents were at first appalled, then watchful. The test came on Good Friday. In the hands of one of South Africa’s most talented artists, this family situation generates an impressive short story.

  • Clôture Annuelle

  • A Matter of Life and Death

    Great, developments in surgery and tissue-typing make possible the transplantation of most vital organs, but with this ability to prolong life come serious problems. The scientific advances 2nd the ethical questions they raise are here examined by a professor of pathology at U.C.L.A. and a leading authority in the tissue-classification method. Dr. Walford, a sometime poet and gambler, is an adviser to the National Institutes of Health in transplantation and immunology.

  • Fact of the Act

  • The Struggle and the War: The Maze of Vietnamese Politics

    We are aware of the Vietnamese War, but what is the Vietnamese Struggle? Frances FitzCerald’s second ATLANTIC article based on her ten months in Saigon slices through the cultural barriers which force most U.S. reporters to view Vietnam through American eyes, to show how deep and dangerous are our misconceptions about the Confucian-based politics and psychology of the Vietnamese.

  • "My Compliments to the Chef..."

  • Escalating the Lease-on-Life

    Author of many light pieces, Weare Holbrook was the creator of the comic supplement feature “Clarence” for the New York HERALD TRIBUNE syndicate.

  • Seeing You Off

  • Who Is "Doris Grurabach"?

    “Michael Janeway” is in reality Michael Janeway, of the ATLANTIC’S editorial staff.

  • He, She, It

    A well-known author, John Gould was editor of the Lisbon Falls, Maine, newspaper.

  • Norman Island

  • Orpheus Devises a Plan

  • Record Reviews

  • The Peripatetic Reviewer

  • Reader's Choice

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