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March 1963

The Wind and the Rain: An Easter Book for 1962

Arch Intern Med. 1963;111(3):399-400. doi:10.1001/archinte.1963.03620270125034

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I heard of this book before it was published, from Dr. Bernard Towers of Cambridge University Anatomy Department. When he told me it would have several articles (one by him) on Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, I ordered a copy. The book is divided into six parts: aspects of Teilhard de Chardin; literary essays; fiction; verse; juvenilia; eight modern illustrations. In a nostalgic introduction Braybrooke tells how the book got its name. In 1940 he and five other schoolboys founded a quarterly that would "interpret the Christian Order in the light of current affairs, philosophy, literature and the arts." It helped to launch a number of writers—including Simone Weil—who have become established. In 1951 the editorial board had dwindled to one, who felt he was growing stale. The last number in 1951 went with a note to subscribers that there might be a revival in a different format. Braybrooke hints that

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