Contents


End of the Line

The Diaries and Letters of Harold Nicolson: Volume II: The War Years 1939-1945 edited by Nigel Nicolson

Old Pup

Selected Letters of Dylan Thomas edited and with commentary by Constantine Fitzgibbon

A Concordance to The Collected Poems of Dylan Thomas by R.C. Williams

Act II

Paul Blanshard on Vatican II by Paul Blanshard

The Drama of Vatican II: The Ecumenical Council, June 1962-December 1965 by Henri Fesquet, translated by Bernard Murchland, Introduction by Michael Novak

Digging the Trojans

The Palace of Nestor at Pylos in Western Messenia: Vol. I, The Buildings and Their Contents by Carl W. Blegen, by Marion Rawson

Mycenae and the Mycenaean Age by George E. Mylonas

Contributors

Noel Annan (1916–2000) was a British military intelligence officer and scholar of European history. His works include Leslie Stephen and Our Age, Changing Enemies: The Defeat and Regeneration of Germany, and The Curious Strength of Positivism in English Political Thought.

Denis Donoghue is University Professor at New York University, where he holds the Henry James Chair of English and American Letters. His works include The Practice of Reading, Words Alone: The Poet T.S. Eliot, and The American Classics.

M. I. Finley (1912-1986), the son of Nathan Finkelstein and Anna Katzellenbogen, was born in New York City. He graduated from Syracuse University at the age of fifteen and received an MA in public law from Columbia, before turning to the study of ancient history. During the Thirties Finley taught at Columbia and City College and developed an interest in the sociology of the ancient world that was shaped in part by his association with members of the Frankfurt School who were working in exile in America. In 1952, when he was teaching at Rutgers, Finley was summoned before the Senate Internal Security Subcommittee and asked whether he had ever been a member of the Communist Party. He refused to answer, invoking the Fifth Amendment; by the end of the year he had been fired from the university by a unanimous vote of its trustees. Unable to find work in the US, Finley moved to England, where he taught for many years at Cambridge, helping to redirect the focus of classical education from a narrow emphasis on philology to a wider concern with culture, economics, and society. He became a British subject in 1962 and was knighted in 1979. Among Finley’s best-known works are The Ancient Economy, Ancient Slavery and Modern Ideology, and The World of Odysseus.