For My Brother Jane Reavill Ransom, From "Without Asking" (Story Line Press, 403 Continental St., Santa Cruz, CA 95060: $9.95, paper; 0-934257-29-9). Ransom, granddaughter of the poet and critic John Crowe Ransom, spent a year as a girl with her family in Almunecar, on Spain's Mediterranean coast and later years as an exchange student and teacher. Since 1984 she has been an international editor at the New York Daily News. "Without Asking" is the 1989 winner of the Nicholas Roerich Poetry Prize. 1989, Jane Reivill Ransom. Reprinted by permission of Story Line Press.
Prelude to a Forest Journey LESTER R. BROWN, Brown is president of Worldwatch Institute. The text above is the foreword to "A Forest Journey" by John Perlin, 1989 by John Perlin, with permission of the publisher, W. W. Norton & Co. Inc., which was reviewed in The Times on Sept. 3 with, unfortunately, serious errors. Reviewing from incomplete bound proofs, David Graber, having praised the work warmly, faulted it for its lack of a summary relating its contents to the present day and for its lack of notes. The final, finished book, however, included Brown's foreword, in lieu of any other summary, and, more important, included nearly 70 pages of notes plus a full index. Book Review regrets not checking Graber's review against the finished book
U.S. Slump Could Be Felt Globally A. GARY SHILLING, A. GARY SHILLING is a New York-based economic consultant and author of "After the Crash: Recession or Depression?", published by Lakeview Economic Services
China's Profound Instability Edward A. Gargan, Edward A. Gargan, the New York Times bureau chief in Beijing from 1986 through 1988, is now the Edward R. Murrow Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations