Little Magazine, World Form by Eric Jon Bulson

Little Magazine, World Form

byEric Jon Bulson

Hardcover | November 29, 2016

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Little magazines made modernism. These unconventional, noncommercial publications may have brought writers such as James Joyce, T. S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Marianne Moore, Mina Loy, and Wallace Stevens to the world but, as Eric Bulson shows in Little Magazine, World Form, their reach and importance extended far beyond Europe and the United States. By investigating the global and transnational itineraries of the little-magazine form, Bulson uncovers a worldwide network that influenced the development of literature and criticism in Africa, the West Indies, the Pacific Rim, and South America.

In addition to identifying how these circulations and exchanges worked, Bulson also addresses equally formative moments of disconnection and immobility. British and American writers who fled to Europe to escape Anglo-American provincialism, refugees from fascism, wandering surrealists, and displaced communists all contributed to the proliferation of print. Yet the little magazine was equally crucial to literary production and consumption in the postcolonial world, where it helped connect newly independent African nations. Bulson concludes with reflections on the digitization of these defunct little magazines and what it means for our ongoing desire to understand modernism's global dimensions in the past and its digital afterlife.

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Eric Bulson is professor of English at Claremont Graduate University. He is the author of Novels, Maps, Modernity: The Spatial Imagination, 1850-2000 (2007) and The Cambridge Introduction to James Joyce (2006).`

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Title:Little Magazine, World FormFormat:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 9.25 × 6.13 × 0.03 inPublished:November 29, 2016Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0231179766

ISBN - 13:9780231179768

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Table of Contents

AcknowledgmentsIntroduction1. Little Magazine, Worldwide Network2. Transatlantic Immobility3. In italia, all'estero4. Little Exiled Magazines5. Little Postcolonial Magazines6. Little Wireless MagazinesAfterword: Little Digittle MagazineNotesIndex

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Lucid, rigorous, and wide ranging, Eric Bulson's excellent study of the little magazine traces the form's flows and blockages, networks and disconnections. His book sheds valuable new light on the feisty magazines through which the world came to know writers such as Ezra Pound, James Joyce, T.S. Eliot, Marianne Moore, F.T. Marinetti, and Christopher Okigbo. Modernist and postcolonial literatures are shown to be powerfully interwoven in both their formal and material dimensions.