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Modernism and the Little Magazine

The Collection is home to an outstanding collection of printed and manuscript material related to American little magazines of the Modernist Era. Collaborations among writers, artists, and editors resulted in the publication of numerous journals promoting new aesthetic and political ideas. These non-commercial, limited-circulation publications helped shape the revolutionary arts movements of the period and contributed to evolving social and cultural discussions. The Collection’s printed and manuscript holdings in this area reveal trends in publishing, editorial debates, and aesthetic battles among the literary greats of the period including writer-editors Ezra Pound, Margaret Anderson and Jane Heap, W. E. B. Du Bois, Lincoln Kirstein, T. S. Eliot, Jessie Redmon Fauset, Marianne Moore, Wallace Thurman, and many others. Complete runs of most important publications, including distinguished copies from writers’ own libraries and unique copies annotated by poets and editors, are complemented and enriched by the extensive archival collections relating to little magazines including the Dial, The Little Review, Hound & Horn, Furioso, The Tiger’s Eye, Twice A Year, and others.

Image: The Tiger's Eye, 1947

Collection Highlights Exhibited in Multitudes: A Celebration of the Yale Collection of American Literature:: Journal issues from the Yale Collection of American Literature and the James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection; manuscript materials and correspondence from the Dial / Scofield Thayer Papers, the Ezra Pound Papers, and the Furioso Papers. Modernism and the Little Magazine--Checklist & Object Descriptions

Related Pages: James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection, American Poetry, Modern Literary Archives, African American Writers’ Archives, Literary Intellectuals at Yale, African American Arts and Letters, Arts & Letters, Image, Text, and the Art of the Book



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