Atlas, James (Robert)

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ATLAS, James (Robert)

ATLAS, James (Robert). American, b. 1949. Genres: Poetry, Novellas/Short stories, Education. Career: Harvard Advocate, Cambridge, MA, editor, 1969-70; Time, NYC, book reviewer and staff writer, 1977-78; New York Times Book Review, NYC, assistant editor, 1979-81; Atlantic Monthly, NYC, associate editor, 1981-85; Vanity Fair, contributing editor, 1985-87; New York Times Magazine, assistant editor, 1988-; Lipper/Viking Penguin "Lives" series, general editor; Lipper Publications, president. Publications: Delmore Schwartz: The Life of an American Poet, 1977; The Great Pretender, 1986; The Book Wars: What It Takes to Be Educated in America, 1990, repr. as Battle of the Books: The Curriculum Debate in America, 1992; Bellow: A Biography, 2000. EDITOR: (with G. Goemoeri) Attila Jozsef: Selected Poems and Texts, trans. J. Batki, 1973; Ten American Poets: An Anthology of Poems by Alan Williamson, Jonathan Galassi, Paul Smyth, Peggy Rizza, James Martin, Richard Tillinghast, Robert B. Shaw, Jane Shore, Frank Bidart, and John Koethe, 1973; (and intro) D. Schwartz, In Dreams Begin Responsibilities, and Other Stories, 1978. Contributor of articles and poetry to periodicals. Address: c/o Lipper & Co., 101 Park Ave, Floor 6, New York, NY 10178-0002, U.S.A.