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The tortured life of Scofield Thayer

Author: James Dempsey
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, [2014]. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Regarded as a titanic artistic and aesthetic achievement, the influential literary magazine The Dial published most of the great modernist writers, artists, and critics of its day. As a publisher and editor of The Dial from 1920 to 1926, Scofield Thayer was gatekeeper and guide for the movement. His editorial curation introduced the ideas of literary modernism to America and gave American aritsts a new audience  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographie
Biography
Named Person: Scofield Thayer; Scofield Thayer; Scofield Thayer
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James Dempsey
ISBN: 9780813049267 9780813062358 0813062357 0813049261
OCLC Number: 830946973
Description: xiii, 240 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: An intellectual sewer --
Homes of virtue --
Harvard --
Oxford during the war --
The Chicago Experiment --
Lady of the Sonnets --
Death of the prophet --
To the center of things --
Starting with a bang --
Manhattan love stories --
Anti-epithalamion --
To the great master --
Assessing the modern --
A millionaire in Red Vienna --
Teuton versus Francophile --
Barnes in eruption --
Feuds galore --
Annus Belli --
Freudless in Vienna --
Return of the prodigal --
The death of The Dial --
Thayer in eclipse --
Postmortem --
God, stars, and sea: Thayer's poetic legacy.
Responsibility: James Dempsey.

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In The Tortured Life of Scofield Thayer James Dempsey looks beyond the public figure best known for publishing the work of William Butler Yeats, T. S. Eliot, William Carlos Williams, E.E. Cummings,  Read more...

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Dempsey aims to illuminate this mysterious, reclusive, strange person. He succeeds brilliantly in this winning account. "Legal Lines"" "A persuasive case for placing Thayer at the centre of Read more...

 
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