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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


Margaret Fuller

Charles Capper

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195092677
eISBN:
9780199854264
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195092677.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book draws fully on first-hand sources to paint a compelling portrait of the private life of Margaret Fuller, the organizer of the Dial (the journal of the Transcendental movement) and an ... 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


Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

Louis P. Masur (ed.)

in “… The Real War Will Never Get in the Books”: Selections from Writers During the Civil War

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195098372
eISBN:
9780199853908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195098372.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The most famous intellectual in America at the time of the Civil War, Ralph Waldo Emerson had started out confused and rebellious. Like his father he became a minister, but he resigned his pulpit in ... More


A New England Inheritance

Charles Capper

in Margaret Fuller

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195092677
eISBN:
9780199854264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195092677.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines New England ancestry and the inheritance of Margaret Fuller, the organizer of the transcendentalist movement journal Dial. Fuller was in her habitat and ancestry a thorough New ... More


Conversations (1838–1840)

Charles Capper

in Margaret Fuller

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195092677
eISBN:
9780199854264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195092677.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines the life and career of Margaret Fuller during the period from 1838 to 1840. After her resignation at the Greene Street School, Fuller returned home to Massachusetts, sold the ... More


Transcendental Editor (1840–1841)

Charles Capper

in Margaret Fuller: An American Romantic Life Volume II: The Public Years

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195396324
eISBN:
9780199852703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195396324.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines the work of Margaret Fuller as editor of the transcendental journal Dial. Three weeks after the journal’s inaugural publication on July 1, 1840, it received various criticisms, ... More


Concords and Discords (1844–1845)

Charles Capper

in Margaret Fuller: An American Romantic Life Volume II: The Public Years

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195396324
eISBN:
9780199852703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195396324.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines the emotional crisis of Margaret Fuller during the period from 1844 to 1845. In her journal she wrote about having her heart wound reopened and about needing a godlike embrace. ... More


Dial Days: A Conversation with Ross Russell

Williams Martin

in Jazz Changes

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195083491
eISBN:
9780199853205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195083491.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Popular

Ross Russell was an American jazz producer and writer, as well as the founder of Dial Records. After World War II finished, he opened Tempo Music Shop, his own jazz record store, in Hollywood. He ... More


The Little Magazine as a Periodical Portfolio: the Dial, the Pagan Review and the Page

Koenraad Claes

in The Late-Victorian Little Magazine

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474426213
eISBN:
9781474453776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474426213.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter proves that even some the smallest little magazines can be read as portfolios for the artists and authors who produced them. The critical success of the Hobby Horse (see Chapter 2) ... More


Giorno Poetry Systems

Daniel Kane

in "Do You Have a Band?": Poetry and Punk Rock in New York City

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231162975
eISBN:
9780231544603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162975.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

How did music – both in terms of its sound, its lyrics, and its associated recording technologies – encourage St. Mark’s affiliated poets to get their tracks on vinyl and ensure their poetry and ... 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


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


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


Emerson's Hero: Mentoring Margaret Fuller

David Dowling

in Emerson's Protégés: Mentoring and Marketing Transcendentalism's Future

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300197440
eISBN:
9780300206760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300197440.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter focuses on Ralph Waldo Emerson's mentorship of Margaret Fuller and how it has affected the latter's journalism career. Compared to Emerson's two other protégés, Ellery Channing and Henry ... More


4 Samuel Gray Ward: A Financier's Aesthetic

David Dowling

in Emerson's Protégés: Mentoring and Marketing Transcendentalism's Future

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300197440
eISBN:
9780300206760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300197440.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter focuses on Ralph Waldo Emerson's mentorship of aristocratic Boston banker and art critic Samuel Gray Ward. It considers how Ward filled Emerson's need for an art critic in his journal, ... More


Poetry’s Opening Door: Harriet Monroe and American Modernism

John Timberman Newcomb

in How Did Poetry Survive?: The Making of Modern American Verse

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036798
eISBN:
9780252093906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036798.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines how the New Verse movement achieved spectacular success by focusing on the role played by Poetry: A Magazine of Verse, particularly in creating a space for contemporary American ... More


‘Vat is the clock, Jack?’: Shakespeare and the Technology of Time

Sophie Chiari

in Spectacular Science, Technology and Superstition in the Age of Shakespeare

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474427814
eISBN:
9781474438735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474427814.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Sophie Chiari opens the volume’s last section with an exploration of the technology of time in Shakespeare’s plays. For if the lower classes of the Elizabethan society derived their idea of time ... More


Marianne Moore and the Hidden Persuaders

Fiona Green

in Writing for The New Yorker: Critical Essays on an American Periodical

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748682492
eISBN:
9781474422109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748682492.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter analyses the ‘Ford Motor Correspondence’ along with the characterization of the poet Marianne Moore. It asks whether the poet is as remote from the modern world as the letters indicate, ... More


How the marine chronometer was made

Jonathan Betts

in Marine Chronometers at Greenwich: A Catalogue of Marine Chronometers at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780199641383
eISBN:
9780191845604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199641383.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter describes the fascinating and highly skilled process of manufacture of a 19th century English marine chronometer. It covers the complete practice, from the sourcing of the raw materials ... More


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