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The Atlantic Monthly Archives
Title Author Period Text
Type? Genre/Topic? Subtitles?
The Atlantic Monthly, October 1970 Issue
- 20 Articles, 158pp
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  • Reports 
  • , pp. 6-21
  • , pp. 22-27
  • , pp. 28-50
  • , pp. 51-57
  • (Verse)
    , p. 58
  • , pp. 59-98
  • , pp. 99-103
    A Story
  • , pp. 104-110
  • , pp. 111-118
    A Story
  • , pp. 119-124
    A Story
  • (Verse)
    , pp. 125-126
  • Life and Letters 
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    , pp. 127-129
    Nathanael West: The Art of His Life, by Jay Martin
    1. Nathanael West: The Art of His Life by Jay Martin
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    , pp. 130-132
    The Poetry of Robert Frost, by Edward Connery Lathem and Robert Frost
    1. The Poetry of Robert Frost by Edward Connery Lathem and Robert Frost
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    , p. 133
    The Campus Scene, 1900-1970, by Calvin B.T. Lee
    1. The Campus Scene, 1900-1970 by Calvin B.T. Lee
  • (Verse)
    , pp. 134-139
    1. The Campus Scene, 1900-1970 by Calvin B.T. Lee
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    (2 Reviews)
    , pp. 140-143
    The Strawberry Statement (1970 Film), by Stuart Hagmann
    1. The Strawberry Statement (1970 Film) by Stuart Hagmann
    2. Getting Straight (1970 Film) by Richard Rush
  • , pp. 144-145
    1. The Strawberry Statement (1970 Film) by Stuart Hagmann
    2. Getting Straight (1970 Film) by Richard Rush
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    (4 Reviews)
    , pp. 146-149
    Papillon, by Henri Charriere
    1. Papillon by Henri Charriere
    2. Whitewater by Paul Horgan
    3. Ball Four by Jim Bouton and Leonard Shecter
    4. Springtime in Britain by Edwin Way Teale
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    (17 Reviews)
    , pp. 150-156
    The Driver's Seat, by Muriel Spark
    1. The Driver's Seat by Muriel Spark
    2. David Rees, Among Others by Anthony West
    3. Up Against the Brass by Andy Stapp
    4. Farewell to the King by Pierre Schoendoerffer
    5. The Edwardians by J.B. Priestley
    6. Of Men and Crabs by Josue de Castro
    7. Inter Ice Age 4 by Kobo Abe
    8. The Miner's Pale Children by W.S. Merwin
    9. The Oxford Companion to Art by Harold Osborne
    10. The Saddest Story by Arthur Mizener
    11. Rich Man, Poor Man by Irwin Shaw
    12. Belloc: A Biographical Anthology by Herbert van Thal, Jane Soames Nickers...
    13. Hear that Train Blow! by Kelly Covin
    14. The Supermarket Trap by Jennifer Cross
    15. Play It As It Lays by Joan Didion
    16. 50 Classic Motion Pictures~~Fifty Classic Motion Pictures by David Zinman
    17. The Art of the Japanese Screen by Elise Grilli