Noonday Press has issued a paperback edition of John McPhee’s Encounters with the Archdruid, “ narratives about a conservationist and three of his natural enemies” [$3.95]. John Graves’s account of his canoe trip down the Brazos River of Texas, Goodbye to a River, is a new Nebraska paperback [$3.95], The latest volume in LSU Press’s Louisiana Bicentennial Reprint Series is The History of Louisiana by Frangois Barbé-Marbois, which first appeared in 1829 [$14.95], LSU has also brought out a new paperback edition of the Bible of Agrarianism, I’ll Take My Stand, with an introduction by Louis D. Rubin, Jr. and biographical essays by Virginia Rock [$5.95], Bantam has reprinted two works by Kool journalist Tom Wolfe, The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby and Mauve Gloves & Madmen, Clutter & Vine [$1.95 each], as well as Margaret Truman’s Women of Courage [$1.95]. Morton and Lcia White’s The Intellectual Versus the City: From Thomas Jefferson to Frank Lloyd Wright has recently appeared as an Oxford paperback [$3.95].
Allen Tate’s The Fathers and Other Fiction has been republished in a revised paperback edition, with an introduction by Thomas Daniel Young, by LSU Press [$4.95]. Simon & Schuster has reissued a hardback edition of British novelist R. F. Delderfield’s All Over the Town [$8.95], and Lippincott has a new hardback reprint of John D. MacDonald’s Travis McGee novel, One Fearful Yellow Eye [$8.95], A new Harvest/HBJ paperback is a reprint of Alice Walker’s first novel, The Third Life of Grange Copeland [$2.95], the story of a black tenant farmer. Schocken Books is offering a paperback edition of Simon Wiesenthal’s The Sunflower [$3.95], a novel about an encounter between a young Jew and a wounded Nazi soldier. N. Richard Nash’s best-seller about Hawaii on the eve of Pearl Harbor, East Wind, Rain, is a recent Bantam selection [$2. 25], Grove Press has reprinted French novelist Alain Robbe-Grillet’s Topology of a Phantom City [$3.95], A new paperback edition of Five Major Plays by Chekhov, Ivanov, The Seagull, Uncle Vanya, Three Sisters, and The Cherry Orchard, translated with an introduction by Ronald Hingley, has been published by Oxford [$2,95], Howard Moss is the editor of The Poet’s Story, a Touchstone paperback anthology of short prose fiction by contemporary poets ranging from John Berryman to Richard Wilbur [$4.95],
Gods and Heroes, Myths and Epics of Ancient Greece by Gustav Schwab, with an introduction by Werner Jaeger, has been reprinted as a Pantheon paperback [$5.95], James Joyce’s Ulysses: Critical Essays, edited by Clive Hart and David Hayman, is a recent California paperback [$6.95], New Norton hardback editions of two classic poems are, respectively, John Ciardi’s translation of Dante’s The Divine Comedy [$14.95] and Frank O. Copley’s translation of Lucretius’s The Nature of Things [$10.95], Cambridge has published a paperback edition of Ronald Gray’s The German Tradition in Literature, 1871-1945 [$10.95], Eric S. Rabkin’s The Fantastic in Literature is a recent Princeton paperback [$3.95], Richard Wilbur’s The Mind-Reader, a Harvest/HBJ paperback [$3.25], and Maya Angelou’s Oh Pray My Wings Are Gonna Fit Me Well, a Bantam Book [$1,75], are two recent reprints of contemporary poetry.
V. S, Naipaul’s India: A Wounded Civilization is a new addition to the list of Vintage Books [$2,95]. Cambridge has republished Frederick H. Russell’s The Just War in the Middle Ages in paperback [$9.95]. Archie Matson’s Afterlife: Reports from the Threshold of Death, originally published under the title, The Waiting World, has been reprinted in paperback by Harper & Row [$2.95].