by Jeanne Safer
A rich and intriguing collection
of new and reprinted paperback
titles has appeared in the past
few months, especially in fields
usually barren - poetry, psychol-
ogy and the fine arts.
Poets of Note
A complete edition of Rimbaud
has finally come out in paper. It
is a two-volume University of Chi-
cago Press edition edited and
translated by Wallace Fowlie. The
first volume is bilingual, and con-
tains fine, if rather literal render-
ings of all the poems and prose
and some of the letters, most of
which Rimbaud wrote between
the ages of sixteen and nineteen.
The second volume is a careful
critique and biography, informa-
tive but spiritless, which illumi-
nates somewhat the poet's radical
remolding of language.
Stark sensuality and a brutal
new diction distinguish Nicanor
Parra's Poems and Antipoems, a
New Directions bilingual release.
Translations of this important
Chilean are masterfully done by
Ferlinghetti, Ginsberg, Williams
and others. City Lights Pocket Po-
ets Series offers two new works:
Golden Sardine by old-fashioned
Beat Bob Kaufmann (author of
Solitudes Crowded with Loneli-
ness and The Abomunist Mani-
festo), and Selected Poems by old-
fashioned Surrealist Philip La-
mantia. The latter is less man-
nered, more gifted, and manages
on occasion to convey, in Parker
Tyler's words, "the world where
poets are always born and which,
if wise, they never leave: Else-
where." And finally there is an at-
tempt to discuss seriously e.e.
cummings' play with language in
Norman Friedman's e.e. cum-
mings: the art of his poetry.
Drama and Fiction
In d r a m a,. Encounters, six
frightening one-act plays by off-
B r o a d w a y dramatist Leonard
Melfi, has appeared in a Random
House edition. Three additions to
the Pelican Shakespeare series
are Pericles, Henry VIII, and Ti-
tus Andronicus. Twenty c e n t s
cheaper is the handsome Bantam
Shakespeare series, the most re-
cent volume of which is Richard
III. This contains exceedingly use-
ful marginal glosses, good notes,
and numerous critical essays.
New in Penguin Classics is The-
odor Fontane's Effi Briest, a
Prussian variant on that bastion
of nineteenth-century realism, the
novel of adultery - but with a
bizarre climax. And Vintage has
published the warm and heavy
Autobiography of Konstantin Pau-
strovsky, Soviet novelist and de-
fender of artistic autonomy.
Releases in the social sciences
are also unusually significant and
diverse. Great Issues in Psychol-
ogy, a Bantam Matrix Edition ed-
ited by Robert Marks, contains a
liberal selection of important doc-
uments. These excerpts f r o m
thinkers of all schools, including
psychoanalysis, gestalt and beha-
viorism, have in common the de-
sire, as James puts it, "to make
our nervous system our ally in-
stead of our enemy." Another
Bantam edition reprints one of the'
more eccentric of such attempts,
Wilhelm Reich's The Function of
the Orgasm, and another, Freud's
late, disquieting Beyond the Plea-
Penguin offers Images of Child-
hood, in which Peter Covenay ex-
amines the theme of children in
English literaturetfrom Blake to
Joyce. Attitudes toward death are
the subject of The Modern Vision
of Death, edited by Nathan Scott
(John Knox), a collection of es-
says by Morgenthau, Tillich and
Sociology, History, Etc.
C. Wright Mills, in The Socio-
logical Imagination (Oxford), has
written a useful critique of the
methodology of that ambiguous
area of study. A History of Bolsh-
evism by Arthur Rosenberg (An-
chor) has appeared in this year
of its fiftieth anniversary. And
Hitler's Social Revolution by Da-
vid Schoenbaum (Anchor) pre-
sents an unusual analysis of the
impact of Nazism on German so-
Among the most delightful of
the new released is Steven Mar-
cus' The Other Victorians, a pro-
vocative study of mid-nineteenth
century sexuality - a witty, per-
ceptive, painful analysis of human
ambivalence. His devastating dis-
section of the pornography of the
epoch is guaranteed to destroy all
the allure of the gendre.
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