A large number of essays. Most reviews of books and discussion of authors -- a few of whom you probably heard of -- many contemporary to him and others historical. The variegated subjects give him a lot of different topics to hold forth on. Also on a few other topics, like the experience of being bombed.
Was contemplating the Adult Problem today: in a novel with a young protagonist dealing with more than growing up -- say, alien invasion, tyrannical government, etc. -- the adults have to be kept out the limelight to allow the protagonist to solve the problem. BUT -- ( Collapse )