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The Tortured Life of Scofield Thayer

James Dempsey

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049267
eISBN:
9780813050096
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049267.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Scofield Thayer, as owner of The Dial during the 1920s, was the center of the flow of cultural ideas between the United States and Europe, particularly those of the various modernist movements. He ... More


To the Center of Things

James Dempsey

in The Tortured Life of Scofield Thayer

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049267
eISBN:
9780813050096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049267.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The Dial moved from Chicago to New York in 1918 and got into financial trouble. Thayer, having loaned the magazine a good deal of money, became the owner along with James Sibley Watson, a Harvard ... More


An Intellectual Sewer

James Dempsey

in The Tortured Life of Scofield Thayer

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049267
eISBN:
9780813050096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049267.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Chapter 1 introduces us to Scofield Thayer in the following anecdote. In 1924, a nationally know portrait artist visited Worcester, Massachusetts, to paint the portrait of a college president. ... More


Harvard

James Dempsey

in The Tortured Life of Scofield Thayer

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049267
eISBN:
9780813050096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049267.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Thayer entered Harvard in 1909. His education began somewhat unimpressively with C grades on essays, but by his final year he was doing well enough to receive a scholarship. He became involved with ... More


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