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Little Review, The

Little Review, Ulysses

a periodical founded by Margaret Anderson (18931973) in Chicago in 1914 and based in New York from 1917 to 1922. The magazine quickly achieved notoriety for promoting Nietzschean philosophy and anarchist political opinions. By 1916, when Jane Heap joined Anderson as assistant editor, the Little Review had begun supporting Imagism; Ezra Pound, European editor from 1917 to 1919, exercised a large measure of control and supplied work by W. B. Yeats, T. S. Eliot, F. M. Ford, and Wyndham Lewis. In 1918 the serialization of extracts from James Joyce's Ulysses began and continued until a prosecution for obscenity in 1920. Ernest Hemingway, W. C. Williams, Wallace Stevens, Hart Crane, and E. E. Cummings were also among its contributors. In 1922 Anderson and Heap moved to Paris, where the Little Review was henceforth published irregularly. Heap assumed increasing editorial responsibility, favouring the more esoteric forms of European Modernism. After 1927 it was effectively defunct until the final issue of 1929, which carried statements by both editors expressive of deep disillusionment.

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