Item #206268 The Magazine; A Literary Journal, Volume 1, Number 1 - Volume 2, Number 6. Periodicals.

The Magazine; A Literary Journal, Volume 1, Number 1 - Volume 2, Number 6

Beverly Hills, California: The Magazine Corporation, December, 1933- June-July, 1935. Twelve vols., 4tos, original wrappers. Fine copies, housed in a custom made drop-spine box. Item #206268

The complete run of this rare little magazine edited and published by John McAllister, Richard Perry, Fred Kuhlman, and Arthur Rohman. Described by Hoffman (et al) as "one of the few little magazines of the early thirties not committed, either directly or tacitly, to a political program or social emphasis," The Magazine aimed to publish work by promising young writers around the country. California writers are well represented, especially Yvor Winters, Janet Lewis, and others associated with Stanford University. But they cast a wider net as well, publishing works by a range of writers including R.P. Blackmur, Robert Penn Warren, Evelyn Scott, Allen Tate, Josephine Herbst, Kenneth Patchen and Muriel Rukeyser (her poem "Theory of Flight" appeared here for the first time), Jose Garcia Villa, Isaac Babel and many others. William Carlos Williams published several sections of his novel White Mule in The Magazine, and, notably, two issues featured early works by Elizabeth Bishop while she was still a student at Vassar College. Although "Hymn to the Virgin" and "Then Came the Poor" had been printed in a Vassar student magazine, Con Spirito, their appearance in The Magazine marked her first professional publications. Issues of The Magazine are not common.

Price: $1,500.00

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