Contents


Easy, Easy

The Liverpool Scene edited by Edward Lucie-Smith

The Incredible New Liverpool Scene recorded live along the Mersey Beat, written and performed by Adrian Henri, by Roger McGough

A Universal Man

William Morris: His Life, Work and Friends by Philip Henderson, with a Foreword by Allan Temko

The Work of William Morris by Paul Thompson

William Morris as Designer by Ray Watkinson

Byronorama

The Missolonghi Manuscript by Frederic Prokosch

Byron and the Ruins of Paradise by Robert F. Gleckner

The Literary Life in Cuba

Tres tristes tigres by Guillermo Cabrera Infante

Paradiso by José Lezama Lima

Explosion in the Cathedral by Alejo Carpentier

Writers in the New Cuba edited by J.M. Cohen

Inconsolable Memories by Edmundo Desnoes, translated by David Gallagher, with Foreward by Jack Gelber

A Candle in the Wind by Juan Arcocha

The Twelve by Carlos Franqui, translated by Albert Teichner

Contributors

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.

Edmund R. Leach (1910–1989) was a British anthropologist. He is widely credited with introducing Anglophone readers to the work of Claude Lévi-Strauss. Leach served as provost of King’s College, Cambridge from 1966 until 1979; he was made a Fellow of the British Academy in 1972 and knighted in 1975. A two-volume selection of his writings, The Essential Edmund Leach, was published by Yale University Press in 2001.

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).