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Reprint, Summer 1977

ISSUE:  Summer 1977

Simple Justice, Richard Kluger’s history of the Supreme Court decision outlawing segregation in public schools, is now available as a Vintage paperback [$6.95]. Bantam has republished Nightmare, ]. Anthony Lukas’s account of the “Underside of the Nixon Years” [$2.95]. Chicago is offering a third, enlarged paperback edition of Judge Learned Hand’s The Spirit of Liberty [$4.95]. Oxford has brought out a newly revised hardback edition of A Concise History of the American Republic by Samuel Eliot Morison, Henry Steele Commager, and William E. Leuchtenburg [$12.00]. The Puritan Origins of the American Self by Sacvan Bercovitch is a new Yale paperback [$3.95]. Another Yale paperback is Alexander M. Bickel’s The Morality of Consent [$2.95], Two additions to the Norton Library are Benjamin W. Labaree’s America’s Nation-time, 1607—1789 {$3.95] and Francis Jennings’s The Invasion of America: Indians, Colonialism, and the Cant of Conquest [$4.95]. Norton has also published out a paperback edition of Herblock’s Special Report on Richard Nixon’s career [$3.95].


Poet William Carlos Williams is the subject of two recent paperbacks, William Carlos Williams, The American Background by Mike Weaver [Cambridge, $4.95] and The Embodiment of Knowledge, William Carlos Williams edited by Ron Loewinsohn [New Directions, $3.75]. Chicago has issued a third, hardback edition of Theodore Besterman’s Voltaire [$25.00]. Christopher Isherwood’s autobiographical account of his youth and early career, Lions and Shadows, has been reissued in paperback by New Directions [$3.45]. Papa, A Personal Memoir of Ernest Hemingway, by his son, Gregory, is a new Pocket Book [$1.75]. Gwen Raverat’s Period Piece, a memoir by Charles Darwin’s granddaughter, is now available in a Norton Library edition [$3.95],


William Faulkner’s Collected Stories have been assembled in a paperback edition by Vintage [$5.95]. Anchor Press has published a dual-language, paperback edition of Beowulf, translated with an introduction and commentary by Howell D. Chickering, Jr. [$4.95]. Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey, translated by Ennis Rees, are respective Bobbs-Merrill paperbacks [$5.95 and $4.95]. The Poorhouse Fair, John Updike’s first novel, has been republished in hardback by Knopf [$7.95]. Two recent Pocket Books are Wallace Stegner’s The Big Rock Candy Mountain [$2.50] and Marguerite Yourcenar’s Memoirs of Hadrian [$2.50]. New Directions has a paperback edition of Vladimir Nabokov’s The Real Life of Sebastian Knight [$2.45], David Graham Philips’s Susan Lenox, Her Rise and Fall is the latest additon to Southern Illinois Lost American Fiction series [hardback, $12.95], Kate Chopin’s The Awakening, edited by Margaret Culley, is now in the Norton Critical Editions series [hardback, $10.00], Dell is offering a Collette Duo, Duo and Le Toutounier, with an introduction by Margaret Crosland [$1.95], while two other Collette works, The Blue Lantern [$2.95] and The Other One [$2.95], are recent Noonday Press paperbacks.


For the first time in paperback, Knopf has published a one-volume, abridged edition of H. L. Mencken’s classic commentary on The American Language [$7.95]. A revised edition of Francis Steegmuller’s Flaubert and Madame Bovary is out as a Chicago paperback [$5.95], Yale has issued a paperback edition of Lawrence L. Langer’s The Holocaust and the Literary Imagination [$4.95]. Bruno Bettelheim s National Book Award winner, The Uses of Enchantment, is a new Vintage paperback [$3.95]. The Norton Library now includes The Complete Plays of Gilbert and Sullivan [$5.95].


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