: Index to Volumes 1 - 50, 1941 - 1992 :
The First Decade: 1941-1950
When our fiftieth-anniversary volume, "The Survival of the Imagination," was in the making, I discovered that there were numerous nuggets of writing, reportage, and analysis buried in our back volumes that would not find a place in our 450-page celebratory issue. These pieces ranged widely and included the first essays published by two distinguished students of American intellectual life, Daniel Aaron (1946) and John Diggins (1964); short fiction by Joyce Carol Oates (1966) and T. Coraghessan Boyle (1978); political essays by John Dewey (1944) and Daniel Ellsberg (1971); cultural commentaries by Victor Navasky (1970) and Susanne Langer (1951). The list could go on-and it does, inside this cumulative index.
I expect that this author/title index will be a starting point for researchers and librarians interested not only in looking into the history of a literary magazine but for a commentary on aesthetics, politics, and the shifting social climate of the period 1941-1991.
Robert S. Fogarty