Contents


Kicking the Hobbit

The Lord of the Rings I. The Fellowship of the Ring; II. The Two Towers; III. The Return of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien. Second, revised edition, with a new Foreword by author

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Tolkien Reader Introduction by Peter Beagle

Svevo’s Comedy

Short Sentimental Journey, and Other Stories by Italo Svevo, Translations by Beryl de Zoete, by L. Collison-Morley, by Ben Johnson

Italo Svevo: The Man and the Writer by P.N. Furbank

Versions of Pastoral

Shepherds of the Night by Jorge Amado, translated by Harriet de Onis

Mother and Son: A Brazilian Tale translated by Barbara Shelby, translated by Gilberto Freyre

In Orbit by Wright Morris

Contributors

Andrew Kopkind (1935–1994) was a journalist and editor. Kopkind’s work chronicled the turbulence of the American sixties and seventies; he wrote on the civil rights movement, the Vietnam War era, and the rise of Ronald Regan in Time Magazine, The Nation, and The New Republic, where he served as associate editor. An anthology of his work, The Thirty Years’ Wars: Dispatches and Diversions of a Radical Journalist, 1965-1994, was published in 1995.

Mary McCarthy (1912-1989) was a novelist, essayist, and critic. Her political and social commentary, literary essays, and drama criticism appeared in magazines such as Partisan Review, The New Yorker, Harper’s, and The New York Review of Books, and were collected in On the Contrary (1961), Mary McCarthy’s Theatre Chronicles 1937-1962 (1963), The Writing on the Wall (1970), Ideas and the Novel (1980), and Occasional Prose (1985). Her novels include The Company She Keeps (1942), The Oasis (1949), The Groves of Academe (1952), A Charmed Life (1955), The Group (1963), Birds of America (1971), and Cannibals and Missionaries (1979). She was the author of three works of autobiography, Memories of a Catholic Girlhood (1957), How I Grew (1987), and the unfinished Intellectual Memoirs (1992), and two travel books about Italy, Venice Observed (1956) and The Stones of Florence (1959). Her essays on the Vietnam War were collected in The Seventeenth Degree (1974); her essays on Watergate were collected in The Mask of State (1974).

Charles Rycroft (1914–1998) was a British psychoanalyst and writer. His books include A Critical Dictionary of Psychoanalysis, Anxiety and Neurosis, The Innocence of Dreams, and Psychoanalysis and Beyond.