This is an anthology of work appearing in View , the influential avant-garde magazine devoted to the arts, literature, and ideas that was published between 1940 and 1947. Selections include fiction, prose, interviews, letters, and criticism of art and literature, often in a surrealist or existential vein, that were calculated to stimulate, shock, surprise, entertain, or provoke. Almost 50 years later, these selections retain their freshness and sense of discovery, thus contributing to our understanding of the cultural climate during the war years. Contributors include Marc Chagall, Jean-Paul Sartre, Max Ernst, William Carlos Williams, Vaslav Nijinsky, Man Ray, Henry Miller, and other American and European intellectuals. This volume will appeal mainly to scholars and specialists.-- Lesley Jorbin, Cleveland State Univ. Lib.