“Making No Compromise: Margaret Anderson and the Little Review” is on view at the Beinecke Library from October 1, 2006, to January 5, 2007 – Exhibition Opening Reception: Tuesday, October 10 5:15pm
Famous for her strong opinions about art as well as for her beauty and wit, radical editor Margaret Anderson was a key figure in American and European Modernism. Between 1914-1929, Anderson’s pioneering art and literature magazine the Little Review published poetry, criticism and artwork by many of the most significant writers and artists of the twentieth century, including William Butler Yeats, Ezra Pound, Gertrude Stein, Pablo Picasso, Hart Crane, Man Ray, Mina Loy, Wyndham Lewis, T.S. Eliot, Sherwood Anderson, and Francis Picabia. James Joyces Ulysses appeared serially in the Little Review before it was published in its entirety in 1922; the Little Review and its editors became the subjects of a widely-publicized obscenity trial when the United State Post Office deemed some segments of the work obscene and refused to distribute copies.
‘Making No Compromise’ celebrates the life and work of Margaret Anderson and the Little Review’s remarkable influence on twentieth-century arts and letters. The exhibition is drawn largely from the Margaret Anderson-Elizabeth Jenks Clark Collection, housed at the Beinecke Library; this extraordinary archive of manuscripts, correspondence, personal papers, and photographs documents the life and work of Margaret Anderson and the achievements and relationships of members of her circle of friends including Dorothy Caruso, Elizabeth Jenks Clark, Janet Flanner, Georgette Leblanc, Jane Heap, Kathryn Hulme, and Solita Solano.