Contents


Permafrost

Robert Frost, The Early Years, 1874-1915 by Lawrance Thompson

Selected Prose of Robert Frost edited by Hyde Cox, edited by Edward Connery Lathem

Interviews with Robert Frost edited by Edward Connery Lathem

Burned Over Utopia

The Mormon Establishment by Wallace Turner

The Latter-day Saints: The Mormons Yesterday and Today by Robert Mullen

Nauvoo: Kingdom of the Mississippi by Robert Bruce Flanders

The Mestizo Republic

Brazil and Africa by José Honório Rodrigues, translated by Richard A. Mazzava, translated by Sam Hileman

Plantation Boy by José Honório Rodrigues, translated by Emmi Baum

A History of Modern Brazil by José Maria Bello, translated by James L. Taylor, with a concluding chapter by Rollie E. Poppino

New Perspectives of Brazil edited by Eric N. Baklanoff

Contributors

W.H. Auden (1907–1973) was an English poet, playwright, and essayist who lived and worked in the United States for much of the second half of his life. His work, from his early strictly metered verse, and plays written in collaboration with Christopher Isherwood, to his later dense poems and penetrating essays, represents one of the major achievements of twentieth-century literature.

Bernard Bergonzi is Emeritus Professor of English at the University of Warwick.

Raymond Carr was Warden of St. Antony’s College, Oxford, and has written extensively on modern Spanish history.

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.