What Made Charlie Run? : From destitution to global acclaim: A look at Chaplin on the 100th anniversary of his birth STEPHEN M. WEISSMAN MD, Weissman is a practicing psychiatrist and psychoanalyst in Washington, D.C. He is currently writing a psychological biography of Charlie Chaplin to be published by Alfred A. Knopf. This article reflects Weissman's research on Chaplin's life and his interpretation of the politics of the comedian's times. In addition to being an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at George Washington University Medical School, Weissman was recently a visiting lecturer at the USC School of Cinema and Television. He has written biographical studies of Frederick Douglass and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. and
CALIFORNIA LETTERS : The New People of the Abyss ROSS MILLER, Miller's "American Apocalypse: The Destruction and Rebuilding of Chicago," will be published early next year by the University of Chicago Press. and Homeless people in London at the turn of the century. From Jack London, "People of the Abyss" (J. Simon: 29500 Heathercliff Road, Malibu, Calif. 90265: $24.95).
Family Togetherness On Exciting Holidays PAT DICKERMAN, Dickerman, a New York-based free-lance writer, is the author of "Farm, Ranch & Country Vacations" (Adventure Guides Inc.). She also publishes the Adventure Newsletter. and
A Primer for Japan's Latest Political Scandal David Williams, David Williams, an editorial writer for the Japan Times, is the author of "Calder, Crisis and Compensation: Public Policy and Political Stability in Japan, 1949-1986" (Princeton University Press)
Gorbachev Fails to Follow U.S. Script in Visit to Havana Wayne S. Smith, Wayne S. Smith, adjunct professor of Latin American studies at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, is the author of "The Closest of Enemies" (W.W. Norton), an account of U.S.-Cuba relations since 1957