In This Issue
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Reviewmanship and the I-Wrote-a-Book Disease
"Writers expect too much. They expect, like God, to begin with the word and end with rest on the seventh cay, which is the day when everybody reads the New York Times Book Review."
Call It Misadventure
One Man's Mead, Another Man's Poison
The Peripatetic Reviewer
The Steam-Powered Automobile
The Winged Cavalier
The Sound of the Mountain
The Nashville Sound
All Men Are Mad
The Making of an Ex-Astronaut
The Letters of Sigmund Freud and Arnold Zweig
The Great Roob Revolution
The New Reformation
The Baders of Jacob Street
Prize Stories 1970: The O. Henry Awards
Glory of the Seas
These Are the Good Old Days
The God-Hucksters of Radio: "Keep Those Cards and Letters Coming In"
Tale of Genji
Love and Death
Who, Sir? Me, Sir? No, Sir, the Times, Sir!
“ The Marquesa de Portago was married here yesterday afternoon to Richard C. Pistell, the conglomerateur, a one-time merchant seaman who has become the head of a multimillion-dollar industrial empire. —N. Y. Times.
Indians in History: The White Man's Books Speak With Forked Tongue
Was Judas's Cover Blown?
How the Public Schools Kill Dreams and Mutilate Minds
It is not enough to increase the efficiency of our schools and colleges. The objective must be to create and maintain a humane society. So says Charles Silberman in this first of three installments from a major new examination of the schools. In this issue he documents how the system educates for docility, not for living. The material is adapted from Crisis in the Classroom, to be published in September by Random House.
Pursuit of Honor, 1946