Contents


New Short Stories

Prize Stories 1964: The O. Henry Awards edited by Richard Poirier

Come Back, Dr. Caligari by Donald Barthelme

Three: 1964 by R.H. Robinson and E.R. Widmer and E. Pohoryles

Emblems of Conduct by Donald Windham

Behold Goliath by Alfred Chester

Day-Dreams

The Psychoanalysis of Fire by Gaston Bachelard, translated by Alan C.M. Ross

The Poetics of Space by Gaston Bachelard, translated by Maria Jolas

Chronicles of the Conquest

The Conquistadors: First-person Accounts of the Conquest of Mexico edited and translated by Patricia de Fuentes

Cortes: The Life of the Conqueror by his Secretary Francisco Lopez de Gomara, translated and edited by Lesley Byrd Simpson

The Aztecs: The History of the Indies of New Spain by Fray Diego Durán, translated by Doris Heyden and Fernando Horcasitas

Contributors

Robert M. Adams (1915-1996) was a founding editor of the Norton Anthology of English Literature. He taught at the University of Wisconsin, Rutgers, Cornell and U.C.L.A. His scholarly interested ranged from Milton to Joyce, and his translations of many classic works of French literature continue to be read to this day.

Benjamin Demott is Mellon Professor of Humanities Emeritus at Amherst. His most recent book is Junk Politics: The Trashing of the American Mind. (May 2005)

J. H. Elliott is Regius Professor Emeritus of Modern History at ­Oxford. His books include Spain, Europe and the Wider World, 1500–1800 and ­History in the Making. (June 2016)

Richard Ellmann (1918–1987) was an American critic and biographer. He taught at Northwestern, Oxford and Emory, where he was named Robert W. Professor in 1980. He won the National Book Award for Nonfiction for James Joycein 1959; a revised edition was awarded the James Tate Black Memorial Prize in 1982.

Edgar Z. Friedenberg (1927-2000) was an American social critic and scholar of education. His books include Coming of Age in America and Growth and Acquiescence.

Frank Kermode (1919–2010) was a British critic and literary theorist. Born on the Isle of Man, he taught at University College London, Cambridge, Columbia and Harvard. Adapted from a series of lectures given at Bryn Mawr College, Kermode’s Sense of An Ending: Studies in the Theory of Fiction remains one of the most influential works of twentieth-century literary criticism.

Julian Moynahan is Professor of English Emeritus at Rutgers University. His most recent book is Anglo-Irish: The Literary Imagination in a Hyphenated Culture. (May 2000)

Vladimir Nabokov was the author of Lolita, Pale Fire, Pnin, Ada, and many other novels. He died in 1977.

J.H. Plumb (1911–2001) was a British historian. He taught at Cambridge and Columbia. Plumb was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 1968 and was knighted in 1982. His works include England in the Eighteenth Century, The Making of a Historian,and The American Experience.

John Weightman (1915–2004) was a critic and literary scholar. After working as a translator and announcer for the BBC French service, Weightman turned to the study of French literature. He taught at King’s College London and the University of London. His books include The Concept of the Avant-Gardeand The Cat Sat on the Mat: Language and the Absurd.