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Reprint, Summer 1976


ISSUE:  Summer 1976

Two additions to the Norton Library are American Appeasement, United States Foreign Policy and Germany, 1933—1938 by Arnold A. Offner [$3.95] and Liberty and Authority, Early American Political Ideology, 1689—1763 by Lawrence H. Leder [$2.95]. Indiana has published a paperback edition of Paul K. Conkin’s Self-Evident Truths, a discussion of “the first principles of American government” [$2.95]. Two paperbacks dealing with the lives of black Americans are John W. Blassingame’s Black New Orleans, 1860-1880 [Chicago, $3.95] and the third edition of August Meier and Elliott Rudwick’s From Plantation to Ghetto [Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $4.95]. Seymour Melman’s study of The Permanent War Economy is available as a Touchstone Book [Simon & Schuster, $4.95]. Two new paperbacks certain to be popular in Washington are Benjamin C. Bradlee’s Conversations with Kennedy [Pocket Books, $1.95] and Philip Agee’s Inside the Company CIA: Diary [Bantam, $2.50]. Garson Kanin’s Hollywood is another new Bantam selection [$1.95].

LIVES & LETTERS

Babe: The Legend Comes to Life, Robert W. Creamer’s biography of the immortal Yankee slugger, has been reprinted by Pocket Books [$2.50], Chicago has republished Dostoevsky’s Notebooks for the Brothers Karamazov as edited and translated by Edward Wasiolek [$3.95]. McGraw-Hill Paperbacks is offering Stendhal’s Memoirs of Egotism, translated by Hannah and Matthew Josephson [$2.95].

LITERATURE IN GENERAL

Button has published a two-volume paperback edition of Theories of American Literature, an anthology of selected writings edited by Richard Ruland, with the first volume, The Native Muse, going from William Bradford to Walt Whitman and the second, A Storied Land, running from Whitman to Edmund Wilson [$6.95 each], A Dutton reprint in hardback in an Everyman edition is Johnson on Johnson, the words of Samuel Johnson edited by John Wain [$10.00]. Some Words of Jane Austen by Stuart M. Tave is a new Chicago paperback [$3.95], while Cambridge has a second paperback edition of Gerald Brenan’s The Literature of the Spanish People [$8.95] as well as John Bayley’s Pushkin, A Comparative Commentary [also paper, $9.95]. Sir Thomas More’s Utopia is available as a Norton Critical Edition [hardback, $10.00]. A new Princeton paperback is Gogol from the Twentieth Century, eleven essays on the Russian writer selected, edited, translated, and introduced by Robert A. Maguire [$5.95]. Another Princeton paperback is Contemporary Poetry, A Retrospective from the Quarterly Review of Literature, a collection of poems which first appeared in North Carolina’s QRL selected and edited by T. Weiss and Rene Weiss [$5.95], Noonday has republished Walker Percy’s The Message in the Bottle in paperback [$4.95].

FICTION

New hardback reprints include two novels in Southern Illinois Press’s “Lost American Fiction” series, The Wedding by Grace Lumpkin [$8.95] and The Red Napoleon by Floyd Gibbons [$9.85]; The Complete Works of Saki (H. H. Munro), with an introduction by Noel Coward [Doubleday, $9.95], and Some Champions, Sketches and Fiction by Ring Lardner, edited by Matthew J. Bruccoli and Richard Layman with a foreword by Ring Lardner, Jr. [Scribner’s, $8.95], Schocken Books has published a paperback edition of The Complete Stories of Franz Kafka [$5.95], Nebraska has reissued Wright Morris’s In Orbit [$2.45], and Washington has brought out Taylor Gordon’s Born To Be [$4.95], with a new introduction by Robert Hemenway. Noonday has put six of Colette’s novels into paperback, three in one volume (Gigi,Julie De Carneilhan, and Chance Acquaintances), two in a second (Chert and The Last of Cheri), and one in a third (The Shackle) [$2.95 each], New Pocket Books are Pearl S. Buck’s The Rainbow [$1.75], Lawrence Durrell’s Monsieur [$1.95], and Graham Greene’s Twenty-one Stories [$1.95]. New from Popular Library are John O’Hara’s Butterfield 8 [$1.75] and James Ross’s They Don’t Dance Much [$1.50]. Popular Library has also reissued these novels of Nancy Mitford: Wigs on the Green and Highland Fling [one volume, $1.95], and The Blessing and Don’t Tell Alfred [one volume, $1.95]. In one of the more ambitious paperback undertakings Popular Library has also begun publication of Anthony Powell’s monumental work, A Dance to the Music of Time. The first volume of the four-volume series—entitled Spring— has just been published and contains the first three novels of the twelve-novel saga, A Question of Upbringing, A Buyer’s Market, and The Acceptance World. Each volume costs $2.50, and the remaining three will appear at intervals later this year. A new Bantam selection is J.R. Salamanca’s Embarkation [$1.75]. Another Bantam entry is Lothar-Gunther Buchheim’s submarine novel, The Boat [$2.25]. A children’s classic of the earlier part of this century, Miss Minerva and William Green Hill, by Frances Boyd Calhoun has been reissued in hardback by Tennessee [$6.50]. North Carolina has a new edition of Ovid Pierce’s Old Man’s Gold and Other Stories [hardback, $6.95]. Indiana has published the 16th volume of the works of William Dean Howells, A Hazard of New Fortunes [hardback. $20.00].

GENERAL

Three recent Chicago paperbacks are Nigel Cameron’s Barbarians and Mandarins, Thirteen Centuries of Western Travelers in China [$7.95], Eric Cochrane’s Florence in the Forgotten Centuries, 1527—1800 [$7.95], and Harold Rosenberg’s Discovering the Present, Three Decades in Art, Culture, & Politics [$3.95]. New Princeton paperbacks in the Bollingen series include Jakob Rosenberg’s On Quality in Art, Criteria of Excellence, Past and Present [$6.95] and Victor Zuckerkandl’s Man the Musician [$4.95]. Jean-Michel Angebert’s The Occult and the Third Reich is a McGraw-Hill Paperback [$3,95]. Other new paperbacks are Touchstone’s Peking Man by Harry L. Shapiro [$2.95] and Boundaries, Psychological Man in Revolution by Robert Jay Lifton [$2.95]; Pantheon’s China’s Uninterrupted Revolution, From 1840 to the Present, edited by Victor Nee and James Peck [$5.95]; Cambridge’s Violence in the Arts by John Frasen [$4.95]; the Norton Library’s Revolutionary Immortality, Mao Tse-tung and the Chinese Cultural Revolution by Robert Jay Lifton [$2.95]; Harper & Row’s The Middle-Age Crisis by Barbara Fried [$2.95], and Princeton’s Interpreting Modem Philosophy by James Collins [$4.45]. Another Princeton paperback is Volume II of The Ancient Near East: A New Anthology of Texts and Pictures, edited by James B. Pritchard [$3.95]. The Norton Library has also published these new paperbacks: a third edition of Emotional Problems of Living: Avoiding the Neurotic Pattern, by Drs. O. Spurgeon English and Gerald H. J. Pearson [$5.95]; Hitler’s War Aims: Ideology, the Nazi State, and the Course of Expansion, by Norman Rich [$5.95]; The Best Poor Man’s Country: A Geographical Study of Early Southeastern Pennsylvania, by James T. Lemon [$4.95]; The Origin of the Idea of Chance in Children, by Jean Piaget and Bärbel Inhelder, translated by Lowell Leake, Jr. , Paul Burrell, and Harold D. Fishbein [$3.95]; The Mute Stones Speak: The Story of Archaeology in Italy, by Paul MacKendrick [$3.95], and Perspectives on Notation and Performance, edited by Benjamin Boretz and Edward T. Cone [$3.95]. A new Liveright paperback is The Place of Value in a World of Facts, by Wolfgang Köhler [$3.95].

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