Charles Fenyvesi is a writer based in Comus, Maryland. He was a senior writer with Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty from 1998 to 2000 and garden columnist with the Washington Post between 1982 and 2000. His previous affiliations include senior writer, U.S. News & World Report; editor, the Washington Jewish Week; staff writer, the Washington Post; editor, The National Jewish Monthly; and associate editor, Near East Report. Mr. Fenyvesi has freelanced scores of opinion pieces, political analyses, personality profiles and reports in the Washington Post, the New Republic, the Los Angeles Times, and the New York Times. He is the author of three books: Splendor in Exile, When the World Was Whole, and Trees for Shade and Shelter, for Memory and Magic. A fourth book, entitled Five Angels in Hell, is scheduled to be published by Syracuse University Press in 2000. Mr. Fenyvesi was born in Hungary in 1937 and emigrated to the United States after the Hungarian revolution of 1956. He received his A.B. from Harvard University in 1960 and an M.A. from Madras University, India, in 1962.