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ISBN-10: 022612049X
ISBN-13: 9780226120492
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 04/10/2015
Dimensions: 8.90" L, 5.90" W, 0.60" H

The Little Magazine in Contemporary America

Editor: Joanne Diaz

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Price: $30.00

Overview

Little magazines have often showcased the best new writing in America. Historically, these idiosyncratic, small-circulation outlets have served the dual functions of representing the avant-garde of literary expression while also helping many emerging writers become established authors. Although changing technology and the increasingly harsh financial realities of publishing over the past three decades would seem to have pushed little magazines to the brink of extinction, their story is far more complicated.

In this collection, Ian Morris and Joanne Diaz gather the reflections of twenty-three prominent editors whose little magazines have flourished over the past thirty-five years. Highlighting the creativity and innovation driving this diverse and still vital medium, contributors offer insights into how their publications sometimes succeeded, sometimes reluctantly folded, but mostly how they evolved and persevered. Other topics discussed include the role of little magazines in promoting the work and concerns of minority and women writers, the place of universities in supporting and shaping little magazines, and the online and offline future of these publications.

Selected contributors
Betsy Sussler, BOMB; Lee Gutkind, Creative Nonfiction; Bruce Andrews, L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E; Dave Eggers, McSweeney’s; Keith Gessen, n+1; Don Share, Poetry; Jane Friedman, VQR; Amy Hoffman, Women’s Review of Books; and more.

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"Little magazines, known for their experimental nature and independent spirit, are the focus of this absorbing collection of essays, written by leading editors working over the past thirty years. This fascinating anthology brings to life the literary, cultural, and political landscapes intrinsic to avant-garde publications and deepens our understanding of their immense significance. This book takes its rightful place on library shelves next to earlier classics The Little Magazine: A History and Bibliography and The Little Magazine in America. It's an indispensable tool for scholars and a great read!"– "Karen Gisonny, New York Public Library"
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Details

ISBN-10: 022612049X
ISBN-13: 9780226120492
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 04/10/2015
Dimensions: 8.90" L, 5.90" W, 0.60" H
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