Contents


The Americans in Space

The Heavens and the Earth: A Political History of the Space Age by Walter A. McDougall

Report to the President by the Presidential Commission on the Space Shuttle Challenger Accident

The Aerospace Plane: Technological Feasibility and Policy Implications Massachusetts Institute of Technology Report No.15 by Stephen W. Korthals-Altes

A Long Way from Poland

Poland’s Caribbean Tragedy: A Study of Polish Legions in the Haitian War of Independence, 1802–1803 Press by Jan Pachonski, by Reuel K. Wilson

Catching Up with the Avant-garde

Bohemian Paris: Culture, Politics, and the Boundaries of Bourgeois Life, 1830–1930 by Jerrold Seigel

Pleasures of the Belle Epoque: Entertainment and Festivity in Turn-of-the-Century France by Charles Rearick

France: Fin de Siècle by Eugen Weber

Theory of the Avant-Garde by Peter Bürger, translated by Michael Shaw, foreword by Jochen Schulte-Sasse

Poets, Prophets, and Revolutionaries: The Literary Avante-Garde from Rimbaud through Postmodernism by Charles Russell

The Culture of Time and Space: 1880–1918 by Stephen Kern

The Matrix of Modernism: Pound, Eliot, and Early Twentieth-Century Thought by Sanford Schwartz

Mapping Literary Modernism: Time and Development by Ricardo J. Quinones

Contributors

James Merrill (1926–1995) was an American poet whose major work The Changing Light at Sandover describes a series of spirit communications conducted over many years. He won the National Book Award from his collections Nights and Days and Mirabell: Books of Number.

Martha Nussbaum is Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago, with appointments in the Philosophy Department, the Law School, and the Divinity School. Her most recent book is Women and Human Development: The Capabilities Approach. (January 2001)

Roger Shattuck (1923–2005) was an American writer and scholar of French culture. He taught at Harvard, the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Virginia, and Boston University, where he was named University Professor. His books includeForbidden Knowledge: From Prometheus to Pornography.

Stephen Spender (1909–1995) was an English poet and essayist. As a young man, he became friends with W.H. Auden, Louis MacNeice, Cecil Day-Lewis, and Christopher Isherwood, a loose collection often referred to as “the Auden Group” or “MacSpaunday.” He published many collections of poems, including The Still Centre and Ruins and Visions, and numerous volumes of nonfiction and other works, including Learning Laughterand Love-Hate Relations.

Robert Towers (1923–1995) was an American critic and novelist. Born in Virginia, Towers was educated at Princeton and served for two years as Vice Counsel at the American Consulate General in Calcutta before dedicating himself to literary studies. He taught English literature and creative writing at Princeton, Queens College and Columbia.