Contents


Keeping Up With Norman Mailer

The Long Patrol: 25 Years of Writing from the Work of Norman Mailer edited by Robert F. Lucid

Norman Mailer: The Man and His Work edited by Robert F. Lucid

Existential Errands by Norman Mailer

Short Reviews

A Bill of No Rights: Attica and the American Prison System by Herman Badillo and Milton Haynes

The Fifth World of Forster Bennett: Portrait of a Navaho by Vincent Crapanzano

Red Square at Noon by Natalia Gorbanevskaya, translated by Alexander Lieven

Roosevelt, New Jersey by Edwin Rosskam

Dawn and the Darkest Hour: A Study of Aldous Huxley by George Woodcock

Contributors

Constantine Cavafy was born in Alexandria in 1863 and died there in 1933. He wrote most of his poems while employed in the Third Circle of Irrigation of the Ministry of Public Works. (June 2005)

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

Thomas R. Edwards (1928–2005) was Professor of English at Rutgers and editor of Raritan. His last book was Over Here: Criticizing America.

Edmund Keeley is Charles Barnwell Straut Professor of English Emeritus at Princeton. His latest books are Borderlines: A Memoir and the novel Some Wine for Remembrance. (November 2007)

Robert Mazzocco (1932–2017) was an American poet and critic.

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.

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.

John Weightman (1915–2004) was a critic and literary scholar. After working as a translator and announcer for the BBC French service, Weightman turned to the study of French literature. He taught at King’s College London and the University of London. His books include The Concept of the Avant-Gardeand The Cat Sat on the Mat: Language and the Absurd.

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