Encounters: An Anthology from the First Ten Years of Encounter Magazine

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ENCOUNTERS
An Anthology from the First Ten Years of Encounter Magazine

Editors: STEPHEN SPENDER, IRVING KRISTOL, MELVIN J. LASKY

Selected by MELVIN J. LASKY

BASIC BOOKS, INC., PUBLISHERS NEW YORK

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • Preface xi
  • Part I - Persons & Places 1
  • A Festive Occasion - Letter from Cannes 3
  • Innocent in Prussia 14
  • My Confession 34
  • Bull Fever 55
  • An Indian Notebook 68
  • The Whitaker Negroes 92
  • Sitting on a Fortune 106
  • Part II - Problems & Polemics 129
  • Arnold Toynbee's Millennium 131
  • The Pomography of Death 152
  • The English Aristocracy 158
  • An Open Letter to the Hon. Mrs. Peter Rodd (Nancy Mitford) on a Very Serious Subject 169
  • British Intellectuals 177
  • American Dissent 195
  • The Trail of the Dinosaur 201
  • Afterthoughts on the "Two Cultures" Controversy 216
  • Part III - Arts & Letters 227
  • European Notebook 240
  • The Fallen City - Some Reflections on Shakespeare's Henry IV 256
  • A Wreath for the Gamekeeper 277
  • Doctor Zhivago - As from a Lost Culture 291
  • The Middle Against Both Ends 295
  • Part IV Men & Ideas 307
  • Montaigne, or the Art of Being Truthful 309
  • Alexander Herzen 327
  • The Smile of Parmenides 350
  • H. G. Wells 362
  • Ludwig Wittgenstein 376
  • ... and People Opening Veins in Baths 392
  • Part V - Stories 397
  • The Messiah at the Seder 399
  • A Thing of the Past 418
  • Shade Those Laurels 429
  • Fresh Fields 463
  • A Mother's Tale 474
  • The Pukey 491
  • Part VI - Poems 497
  • Streams - (for Elizabeth Drew) 499
  • Ford Madox Ford 1873-1939 505
  • Words for the Wind 507
  • Lament for Prytherch 511
  • Monologue of a Deaf Man 512
  • Blind Tide Emblazoning 514
  • Mirrors 519
  • On the Move 520
  • The Mountain 522
  • Boyhood of Theseus 526
  • A Thought from Propertius 527
  • Elegy 528
  • The Final Period 531
  • Angel and Man 533
  • The Retum 535
  • Ludwig the Second 536
  • The Second-Fated 538
  • Thrushes 540
  • Subject: Object: Sentence 541
  • Trees 542
  • The Whitsun Weddings 543
  • The Day Before the Last Day 546
  • Rock Paintings, Drakensberg Mts. 548
  • Solitary Travel 550
  • Facing Africa 551
  • The Huge Artifice 553
  • Notes on Authors 557
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