Contents


Number One

Everything you always wanted to know about sex*…*but were afraid to ask by David Reuben M.D.

The Hand-Reared Boy by Brain W. Aldiss

The Sensuous Woman by "J."

What Is to Be Done about Medieval History?

Quantitative History edited by D.K. Rowney, edited by J.Q. Graham

French Rural History by Marc Bloch

Approaches to the History of Spain by Jaime Vicens Vives

Political History by G.R. Elton

Frankish Institutions under Charlemagne by François Louis Ganshof

Masters, Princes and Merchants by John W. Baldwin

The Twelfth Century Renaissance in this review, are listed in footnotes at the appropriate places) by Christopher Brooke

Contributors

Geoffrey Barraclough (1908–1984) was a British historian.

Noam Chomsky is an Institute Professor and Professor Emeritus in the Department of Linguistics at MIT.

D.J. Enright (1920–2002) was a British poet, novelist and critic. He held teaching positions in Egypt, Japan, Thailand, Singapore and the United Kingdom. In 1981 Enright was awarded the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry.

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.

Paul Goodman (1911–1972) was an American social critic, psychologist, poet, novelist, and anarchist. His writings appeared in Politics, Partisan Review, The New Republic, Commentary, The New Leader, Dissent, and The New York Review of Books. He published several well-regarded books in a variety of fields—including city planning, Gestalt therapy, literary criticism, and politics—before Growing Up Absurd, cancelled by its original publisher and turned down by a number of other presses, was brought out by Random House in 1960.

Murray Kempton (1917-1997) was a columnist for Newsday, as well as a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books. His books include Rebellions, Perversities, and Main Events and The Briar Patch, as well as Part of Our Time. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1985.

Philip Rahv (1908–1973) was an American literary critic. Rahv was a founding editor of Partisan Review. His works include Image and Idea and Literature and the Sixth Sense.

I.F. Stone (1907–1989) was an American journalist and publisher whose self-published newsletter, I.F. Stone’s Weekly, challenged the conservatism of American journalism in the midcentury. A Noncomformist History of Our Times (1989) is a six-volume anthology of Stone’s writings.

Gore Vidal (1925–2012) was an American novelist, essayist, and playwright. His many works include the memoirs Point to Point Navigation and Palimpsest, the novels The City and the Pillar, Myra Breckinridge, and Lincoln, and the collection United States: Essays 1952–1992.

Francine du Plessix Gray received the National Book Critics Circle Award in 2006 for her memoir Them: A Memoir of Parents.