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January 1967 (vol. 5, iss. 1) • Page Image 9

… Mailer's panorama of horrors Continued from page three modern thought, but the real ab- surd. The form of the new metaphor is a collection of chapters inter rupted by the introductory beeps over the ether of Amercia - thus following the rules of the art of the absurd: The absurd is an art which is built not only on interruption, but annoy- ance. . . . It assumes that annoyance, not love or passion or climax, or in- terest, or mood or mind o...…

January 1967 (vol. 5, iss. 1) • Page Image 10

… IL 40- 7 Turner: Old violence is the sire rI L 'Generalists often finish last Cities in a Race With Time, by Leanne R. Howe; Random House, N1o. by David L. Aiken Jeanne R. Lowe is a generalist. She's a journalist with a specialty, >ut makes no pretense to being an xpert in the usual academic ense of expertise. She has written :or several magazines, specializ- ng in urban affairs. It's often valuable to be a gen- ralist. Sometimes you can...…

1967 (vol. 5, iss. 2) • Page Image 11

… At lb 4 At 4 Seferis: myth, miracle, Continued from page four reading of the poems - was the poet's omission of the last words of Anticleia to her son: "Note all things strange seen here, to tell your lady in after days." Seferis was convicted. He was a woman- hater, and thus he was not Homeric, was not Greek. However having re-read his poems two or three times I can presently only ac- cuse the editors of denying the wisdom of Seferis' ...…

January 1967 (vol. 5, iss. 1) • Page Image 11

… Turner: Deep in the American dream Continued from page one els, we must deplore the author's slips and miscues. If I am right in thinking them irrelevant, then those who bring up -- if only to praise - the novel's truth and precision have succeeded in cloud- ing the true issues. Styron's own characterization of his work, "a meditation on his- tory," seems no better a formu- lation. Here he meant only that his fourth novel was relevant to ou...…

1967 (vol. 5, iss. 2) • Page Image 12

…4 5 p I F b I F A* # Af 0 i l Am q - 7 4 A less than brilliant venture in p 3 Hinterland star- dazzles i I city bastards 4 The Line of Least Existence and Other Plays, by Rosalyn Drexler. Random House. $4.95 hardbound, $1.95 paperbound by Elaine Georges "This is very exciting!" a girl in one of Rosalyn Drexel's plays admits to her boyfriend. Unfortunately, that much cannot be said for this collection of farces. Mrs. Drexe...…

January 1967 (vol. 5, iss. 1) • Page Image 12

… 1-- AAI k( 4. -o Like, I don't dig; it, man TEXTS AND COP Namier and Tv The Hippies, by the Correspon- dents of Time, e d i t e d by David Brown. Time Incorporated. $1.95. by David Potter America's burgeoning infor- mation industry is ever on the lookout for new saleable copy. The Kennedy assassination, the Viet- nam war, and now the hippies provide easily exploitable oppor- tunities for this not always ethi- cal profession. Adding to the...…

1967 (vol. 5, iss. 2) • Page Image 13

…Ai A t * S 6~ I S - 4 I. Mrs. Ginzburg and Papa Joe Continued from page one response, but behind it is a fatalism and in spite of Svetlana's self-indulgent ten- and inability to see that a society of hu- dency to see Stalinism as yet- another mans is not an immutable entity whose grotesque episode in the case history of whole is greater than its parts, the per- suffering Mother Russia. Those Soviets sons who compose it. Too often we are ...…

January 1967 (vol. 5, iss. 1) • Page Image 13

… S 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 litera...…

1967 (vol. 5, iss. 2) • Page Image 14

…I /i 0 0 A i V, w f Collected Poems 1924-1955, by George Seferis; translated and edited by Edmund Keeley and Philip Sherrard. Princeton Univ. Press. $10. by Michael Madigan The translations of Keeley and Sherrard are unavoidably not the poems of George Seferis, the poems that were awarded the Nobel Prize in 1963. For, while Seferis has given his "generous interest and cooperation" to the transla- tors, the tone of the original poems...…

January 1967 (vol. 5, iss. 1) • Page Image 14

… Last of a well-recorded life Post-War Years: 1945-1954, by Il- ya Ehrenburg, translated by Ta- tiana Shebunina and Y v o n n e Kapp. World Publishing C o. $6.50. by Jane Duckett Being a writer in post-revolu- tion Russia has customarily been a hazardous occupation. Mayakov- sky opted for Russian roulette, which he played persistently until he lost. Pasternak secluded him- self in an out-of-the-way country home where he wrote into the drawer ...…

1967 (vol. 5, iss. 2) • Page Image 15

… 4 I 4 4 4 '4 "Two The Novel Now: A Guide to Con- temporary Fiction, by Anthony Burgess. W. W. Norton & Co. $5. by James Rutherford For those on your Christmas list who I are semi-illiterate, in constant need of ; names to drop at cocktail parties, or I just entering an eighth-grade English I class, The Novel Now will be a welcomed I gift. Pound/,Joyce Continued fron page seven are very different one from the 1 other, and, further, that I...…

1967 (vol. 5, iss. 2) • Page Image 16

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