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May 25, 1947 (vol. 2, iss. 3) • Page Image 1

…LITERARY MAGAZINE Fiction CORN OF WHEAT . . . . . ....... . . . RICHARD KRAUS MR. WESTLY AND THE STRANGER . . . . ".". . JOE KNOX OF DOGS AND DECISIONS............!.....DAVE STEWART STAND FOR THE FLAG............ . ..... DON LaBADIE Essays JAMES V. BAKER MARGRV WALD JOHN L. BRUMM HARRY E. MOSES Poetry KARL SHAPIRO VIRGIL CLARK JUDITH LAIKIN JOHN COOK DORIS COHEN DON La BADIE JUNE FRIEDENBERG VOLUME Two, NUMBER THREE Supplement to The Mi...…

May 25, 1947 (vol. 2, iss. 3) • Page Image 2

…Page Two PERSPECTIVES i Perspectives EDITOR .,... .. ...... ......... .. ...... . .. . . . . Margery Wald EDITORIAL STAFF: Doris Cohen, Don Curto, June Friedenberg, Ferne S. La- Due, Joan Lochner, June Miller, Harry Moses, Sue Siris, Dave Stewart. ADVISORY BOARD. ........... Arno L. Bader, Morris Greenhut, Allan Seager Academic Freedom (EDITOR'S NOTE: This essay was pre- sented to the open forum on Academic Freedom last April 27, by John ...…

May 25, 1947 (vol. 2, iss. 3) • Page Image 3

…PERSPECTIVES Pise T/re ROR haKHE ... Richard Kraus "Except a corn of wheat falls" to the ground and die, it abideth alone; but if it die it bringeth for much fruit." (John; 12.24) SO I'LL go to the funeral Ma, I'll go to the funeral, Pa. . . . Sure I'll go.. .. I know she was a relative I gotta go so I'm going so I'm here.... Grossman and Farb's immaculate fu- neral parlor rose gracefully out of a row of smaller dirtier two-story building...…

May 25, 1947 (vol. 2, iss. 3) • Page Image 4

…Page Four PERSPECTIVES MR. WESTLY AND THE STRANGER ...Joe Knox WAS EATING a penny's worth of New York Chocolates on the front porch of Mr. Caleb Westly's General Store when I first saw the stranger. He rounded the bend of the old wagon road which follows Long Hope Creek, and as he approached, sauntering easily, he whistled. I did not recognize the tune and decided he must be a stranger. At exactly three-fifteen on this July after- noon, a. ...…

May 25, 1947 (vol. 2, iss. 3) • Page Image 5

…PERSPECTIVES P4,a, Fie s. au AL IL " 1 JLJ -LA 1 i T i/ w7 1 cs G l'&L HAMLET AND EXISTENTIALISM ... James Baker N0 IC has been able to pluck out the heart of Hamlet's mystery; he hides himself in " a cloud of unknow- ing." The central problem.of the play is why Hamlet delays to go into action. Among the endless theories that have been propounded to explain this, one of the best 's the one that attributes his inaction ta his melancholy, h...…

May 25, 1947 (vol. 2, iss. 3) • Page Image 6

…Pae $ix PESP'CTVE HE MET PH SI S TO. S. LIOT'S Jf' S. EITOT most recent poetic work, the grouip of four poems entitled hour Quas'io, ows another definite pnlase of his development. Not only do these poem continue to develop the re- igious themi wboch he turned to earlier, but they hav( added a new, abstract, )netaphysica.concept. So that though they are i u m cways more explicit than his earlier oems, on another level they are uch msrĀ° dif...…

May 25, 1947 (vol. 2, iss. 3) • Page Image 7

…PERSPECTIVES Page Seveln FO UR QUARTES ...Margery Wald on which Bergson so insists. Super- ficially events seem to recur, history seems to repeat itself, or in another sense, there is a repetitive cycle in all human life. But really beneath the sur- face of sameness this constant change is going on, so that nothing ever occurs twice in exactly the same way. Bergson says it again and again. "Our personality, which is being built up each in...…

May 25, 1947 (vol. 2, iss. 3) • Page Image 8

…Page Eight PERSPECTIVES F DOGS AND DCISIO NS ...Dave Stew art T HAD BEEN A FINE DAY for run- ning dogs. The ground was clear and dry; and the birds sat tight enough. The Field Trials had started on Friday, and here it was late Sunday afternoon. and everything was over; Clyde Mad- ner's dogh aing won; and Clyde him- self wa srtched out inside the club- house coid as stone. I and the other trainers were off to ourselves behind the cars. .Som...…

May 25, 1947 (vol. 2, iss. 3) • Page Image 9

…PERSPECTIVES Page Nine STAND FOR THE FLAG ... Don La~adie HE WOULDN'T sit down?" "No sir. It was last Sunday. He got on when the car was almost empty. I'd only been on about two hours when this little fellow-why I could have smashed him with my fist easy enough -got on at Grove Street. Pretty soon the other passengers began to notice that he wasn't sitting down, though there were plenty of seats. Finally Miss Sykes-she's the librarian at ...…

May 25, 1947 (vol. 2, iss. 3) • Page Image 10

…Paize Ten PERSPECTIVES AL A SCIENTIST AND HIS WORK ...H.E.Moses IT sometimes happens that a scientific discovery or theory has no immed- iate practical use achieves great notor- iety in a large segment of the literate, non-scientific populace. Examples of such theories are Copernicus' heliocen- tric theory, Darwin's theory of evolu- tion, and Einstein's theory of relativity. That the 'first two above-mentioned theories should excite peop...…

May 25, 1947 (vol. 2, iss. 3) • Page Image 11

…PERSPECTIVES .P,.'? N -LP CORN OF WHEAT ...Continued from Page 3 CAN I SAY WHAT CAN ANYONE SAY NOW .... TALK TO HER SHE CAN'T HEAR, TOUCH HER BUT I CAN'T TOUCH HER AT ALL .. .. THIS IS NO SCHWESTER MINNIE DABBING A HANDKERCHIEF AT HER EYES .... THIS IS IT, THE REAL THING, HELPLESSNESS AND LONGING SO STRONG THAT IT'S A SICKNESS . . BUT WHY ALL THIS FORAN OLD WOMAN,.THE SAME OLD ,WOMAN SHE USED TO SCOLD LIKE A LITTLE CHILD, TREAT LIKE A KID ...…

May 25, 1947 (vol. 2, iss. 3) • Page Image 12

…Wage Twelve PERSPECTIVES Page Twelve PERSPECTIVES VICO .Dan La~adie Marie Antoinette sat in the gardens of Rouen eating fungus bread, giving up the cake as dullness. Marie Antoinette sat watching crude bronze statues, ancient walls, wondering who had bothered to build, River Run down run through the town, carry the Stonehenge, Egyptian, the jew, the Greek, the Roman, Byzantine, European, home to the fields, reform from dissolution; the Gre...…

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