Finding “The Blue Bird”: Writing about Art in The New Age Magazine, 1907-1914

Dominika Buchowska-Greaves

“The New Age” magazine, published in London from 1907 - 1922 by Alfred R. Orage, addressed modern politics, literature and art, with contributions from Ezra Pound, Beatrice Hastings, H. G. Wells, Wyndham Lewis, Herbert Read, G. K. Chesterton, H. Belloc, and Arnold Bennett, whose work was often first published on its pages. Its emphasis on the promotion of modernist and avant-garde cultural experiments made it an important platform for publicity and debate within the modernist public sphere. The book analyses the reception of art in The New Age in the context of British cultural history. Treating art criticism as a literary genre, it traces the journal’s art reviews from artists (e.g. Walter Sickert), writers (e.g. T. E. Hulme) and professional art critics (Huntly Carter), as well as examines literature inspired by modern art. The book studies critical discourse to review arts events showing how these texts argue for the introduction and justify the existence of avant-garde modernist art in Britain. Focusing on the main idea behind The New Age – to enhance dialogism between various factions of modernity – the resulting arguments, clashes and controversies are revealed.

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  • Dziedzina: Literaturoznawstwo angielskie
  • Typ publikacji: Monografia
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