Contents


Miracle Plays

Miracles edited by Richard Lewis

Bertha, and Other Plays by Kenneth Koch

Reasons of the Heart by Edward Dahlberg

Cipango’s Hinder Door by Edward Dahlberg

Sermons By a Man on a Ladder

Mephistopheles and the Androgyne by Mircea Eliade

The Two and the One by Mircea Eliade

The Myth of the Eternal Return by Mircea Eliade

Cosmos and History by Mircea Eliade

Patterns in Comparative Religion by Mircea Eliade

Yoga: Immortality and Freedom by Mircea Eliade

Birth and Rebirth by Mircea Eliade

Rites and Symbols of Initiation by Mircea Eliade

The Sacred and the Profane by Mircea Eliade

Myths, Dreams and Mysteries by Mircea Eliade

Images and Symbols by Mircea Eliade

The Forge and the Crucible by Mircea Eliade

Shamanism: Archiac Techniques of Ecstasy by Mircea Eliade

Restorations

The Unpossessed by Tess Slesinger, with an Afterword by Lionel Trilling

Towards a Better Life by Kenneth Burke

Contributors

Robert M. Adams (1915-1996) was a founding editor of the Norton Anthology of English Literature. He taught at the University of Wisconsin, Rutgers, Cornell and U.C.L.A. His scholarly interested ranged from Milton to Joyce, and his translations of many classic works of French literature continue to be read to this day.

Denis Donoghue is Emeritus University Professor of English and American Letters at NYU. (April 2016)

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.

Elizabeth Hardwick (1916–2007) was born in Lexington, Kentucky, and educated at the University of Kentucky and Columbia University. A recipient of a Gold Medal from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, she is the author of three novels, a biography of Herman Melville, and four collections of essays. She was a co-founder and advisory editor of The New York Review of Books and contributed more than one hundred reviews, articles, reflections, and letters to the magazine. NYRB Classics publishes Sleepless Nights, a novel, and Seduction and Betrayal, a study of women in literature.

E. J. Hobsbawm (1917–2012) was a British historian. Born in Egypt, he was educated at Cambridge; he taught at Birkbeck College and The New School. His works include The Age of Extremes; Globalisation, Democracy and Terrorism; and On Empire.

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.

Eugenio Montale was born in Genoa in 1896 and died in 1981. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1975. (November 2004)

A.J.P. Taylor (1906–1990) was a British diplomatic historian.