The Oxford Critical and Cultural History of Modernist Magazines: Volume II: North America 1894-1960

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EditorPeter Brooker, Andrew Thacker

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The second of three volumes charting the history of the Modernist Magazine in Britain, North America, and Europe, this collection offers the first comprehensive study of the wide and varied range of "little magazines" which were so instrumental in introducing the new writing and ideas thatcame to constitute literary and cultural modernism. This book contains forty-four original essays on the role of periodicals in the United States and Canada. Over 120 magazines are discussed by expert contributors, completely reshaping our understanding of the construction and emergence of modernism. The chapters are organised into thirteen sections,each with a contextual introduction by the editors, and consider key themes in the landscape of North American modernism such as: 'free verse'; drama and criticism; regionalism; exiles in Europe; the Harlem Renaissance; and radical politics. In incisive critical essays we learn of familiar "littlemagazines" such as Poetry, Others, transition, and The Little Review, as well as less well-known magazines such as Rogue, Palms, Harlem, and The Modern Quarterly. Of particular interest is the placing of 'little magazines' alongside pulps, slicks, and middlebrow magazines, demonstrating the rich andvaried periodical field that constituted modernism in the United States and Canada. To return to the pages of these magazines returns us to a world where the material constraints of costs and anxieties over censorship and declining readerships ran alongside the excitement of a new poem or manifesto. This collection therefore confirms the value of magazine culture to the field ofmodernist studies; it provides a rich and hitherto under-examined resource which both brings to light the debate and dialogue out of which modernism evolved and helps us recover the vitality and potential of that earlier discussion.

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The second of three volumes charting the history of the Modernist Magazine in Britain, North America, and Europe, this collection offers the first comprehensive study of the wide and varied range of "little magazines" which were so instrumental in introducing the new writing and ideas thatcame to constitute literary and cultural modern...

Peter Brooker is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Culture, Film and Media, the University of Nottingham. He has written widely on contemporary writing, theory, and film is the author of Bertolt Brecht: Dialectics, Poetry, Politics (1989), New York Fictions (1996), Modernity and Metropolis (2004), Bohemia in London (2004, 2007) a...

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List of Illustrations and TablesList of ContributorsAndrew Thacker: General Introduction: 'Magazines, magazines, magazines!'Part I Tradition and ExperimentOrientations1. Helen Carr: Poetry: a Magazine of Verse (1912-36), 'biggest of little magazines'2. Alan Golding: The Little Review (1914-29)3. Christina Britzolakis: The Dial (1920-9)4. Rachel Farebrother: The Crisis (1910-34)Precursors, Mainstream, and Margins5. Brad Evans: 'Ephemeral Bibelots' in the 1890s6. Giles Bergel: The Chap-Book (1894-8)7. Faye Hammill and Karen Leick: Modernism and the Quality Magazines: Vanity Fair (1914-36); American Mercury (1924- ); New Yorker (1925- ); Esquire (1933 - )8. David Earle: Pulp Magazines and the Popular PressAn American Art9. Sharon Hamilton: American Manners: The Smart Set (1900-29); American Parade (1926)10. Eric White: In the American Grain: Contact (1920-3; 1932) and Pagany. A Native Quarterly (1930-3)11. Caroline Blinden: Through an American Lens: Camera Work (1903-17) and 291 (1915-6); ManuscriptsThe Free Verse Controversy12. Suzanne W. Churchill and Ethan Jaffee: The New Poetry: Glebe (1913-14), Others (1915-19); The Poetry Review of America (1916-17)13. Andrew Thacker: Poetry in Perspective: the Melange of the 1920s: The Measure (1921-26), Rhythmus (1923-4), and Palms (1923-30)14. Alex Howard: Into the 1930s: ound and Horn (1927-34) Troubadour (1928-32), Blues (1929-30), Smoke (1931-37), and Furioso (1939-53)Drama and the Critical Arts15. Dorothy Chansky and Terry Brino-Dean: A New Theatre: Theatre Arts Magazine (1916-64); Drama (1911-31)16. Victoria Kingham: 'Audacious Modernity': The Seven Arts (1916-17), The Soil (1916-17), and The Trend (1911-15)17. Michael Faherty: Hound and Horn (1927-34)Part II The Metropolis, Regionalism, Canada, and EuropeGreenwich Village18. Stephen Rogers: Bruno's Bohemia: Greenwich Village (1915); Bruno's Chap Books (1915-16); Bruno's Weekly (1915-16); Bruno's (1917); Bruno's Bohemia (1918); Bruno's Review (1919); Bruno's Review of Two Worlds (1920-22)19. Deborah Longworth: The Avant-Garde in the Village: Rogue (1915)20. Stephen Rogers: Village Voices: The Ink-Pot (1916); Open Vistas (1925); The New Cow (1927); The Village Magazine (1910, 1920, 1925); The Greenwich Villager (1921-2; 33-4)The South and West21. Michael Kreyling: Fugitive Voices: The Reviewer (1921-25); The Lyric (1921- ); The Fugitive (1922-5)22. Craig Monk: Negotiating the Margins of the American South: The Double Dealer (1921-9)23. Mark S. Morrisson: The Call of the Southwest: The Texas Review (1915-24), Southwest Review (1924-), and The Morada (1929-30)24. Jeffrey C. Swenson: Middling Modernism and the Midwestern Little Magazine: The Midland (1915-33) and Prairie Schooner (1927-)25. Sarah A. Fedirka: 'Our Own Authentic Wonderland': The Modernist Geographical Imagination and 'Little Magazines' of the American West: Laughing Horse (1921-39), Westward (1927-34), Troubadour (1928-32), Gyroscope (1929-30), New Mexico Quarterly (1931-69), and Intermountain Review (1937-65)Canada26. Dean Irvine: 'Little magazines' in English CanadaCross-Currents: America and Europe27. Peter Nicholls: Destinations: Broom (1921-4) and Secession (1922-4)28. Peter Brooker: 'Growth through disagreement': S4N (1919-25)29. Gregory Baptista: Between Worlds: Gargoyle (1921-2); This Quarter (1925-32); and Tambour (1929-1930)30. Andrzej Gasiorek: Exiles: the transatlantic review (1924-5) and The Exile (1927-8)31. Celine Mansanti: Between Modernisms: transition (1927-1938)32. Christopher Bains: Critics Abroad: The Early Years of The Paris Review (1953-65)33. Stamatina Dimakopoulou: Europe in America: Remapping Broken Cultural Lines: View (1940-7) and VVV (1942-4)Part III The Radical DecadesThe Harlem Renaissance34. George Hutchinson: Organisational Voices: The Messenger (1917-28) and Opportunity (1923-49)35. Martha Nadell: 'Devoted to younger negro artists': Fire!! (1926) and Harlem (1928)A Revolutionary Message36. Benoit Tadie: The Masses Speak: The Masses (1911-17); The Liberator (1918-24); New Masses (1926-48); and Masses and Mainstream (1948-63)37. Peter Marks: The Left in the Twenties: Good Morning (1919-22), The Freeman (1920-4), The Modern Quarterly (1923-9)38. Peter Marks: The Left in the Thirties: The Modern Quarterly (1929-33; became The Modern Monthly, 1933-40), Blast: A Magazine of Proletarian Short Stories (1933-4), and The Windsor Quarterly (1933-5)39. Michael Rozendal: Rebel Poets and Critics: The Rebel Poet (1931-2), The Anvil (1933-5), Dynamo (1934-5), and Partisan Review (1934-2003)The Critical 1940s40. John N. Duvall: New Criticism's Major Journals: The Southern Review (1935-42); The Kenyon Review (1939-70); and The Sewanee Review (1892- )41. Tim Woods: Academic Magazines: The Morningside (1815-1932); Yale Review (1819- ); The Columbia Review (1932- ); The Wake (1944-6; 1948-53); Chicago Review (1946- ); The Georgia Review (1947- ), Epoch (1947- ); The Beloit Poetry Journal (1950-); TriQuarterly (1958-); and The Big Table (1959-60)In the Modernist Grain42. Tim Woods: Black Mountain and Associates: Origin (1951-2007) and The Black Mountain Review (1954-7)43. Ian Patterson: New York Poets: Folder (1953-6); Neon (1956-60); and Yugen (1958-62)44. R. J. Ellis: 'little... only with some qualification': the Beats and Beat 'little magazines': Neurotica (1948-52); The Ark (1947); Ark II Moby I (1956); Ark III (1957); Black Mountain Review (1957); Evergreen Review (1957-9); Chicago Review (1958); Big Table (1959-65); Kulchur (1960-5); andYugen (1958-62)Select Bibliography

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"masses of literary-historical and bibliographical information compiled ... [the] introductions to the various sections are crisp and informative." --Fiona Green, Times Literary Supplement