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Feuds Galore

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/9780813049267.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Thayer continues to invite feuds, fighting with a British magazine over the verse of E. E. Cummings, whose unorthodoxy Thayer stoutly defends. Thayer also gets into an argument in the pages of his ... More


Death of the Prophet

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/9780813049267.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

During 1917–18, in part to avoid being drafted, Thayer took a job with the then Chicago-based Dial. There, he met Randolph Bourne, a progressive-minded and pacifist writer, who was feuding with John ... More


Annus Belli

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/9780813049267.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Thayer's relationships continue to be chaotic, with one of the female staffers who was with him at Edgartown and Bermuda suffering a breakdown. Thayer asks a friend in Vienna to try to track down ... More


Manhattan Love Stories

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/9780813049267.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter considers Thayer thoughts on sex. There is a disconnect between women's views of him as gentle and loving and his own private thoughts, which are full of the need to physically overcome ... More


Return of the Prodigal

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/9780813049267.003.0020
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Alyse Gregory and her husband visit Thayer and find him in a poor state. They decide it best that he return with them to England, but at the railway station he has a change of heart and flees. ... More


Freudless in Vienna

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/9780813049267.003.0019
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In Europe, Thayer finds no peace. Lonely and increasingly troubled, he begs his friends to come to visit and compares himself to the persecuted Oscar Wilde. He begins to question his friends’ ... 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


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