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The Resource Austin Harrison and the English review, Martha S. Vogeler

Austin Harrison and the English review, Martha S. Vogeler

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Austin Harrison and the English review
Title
Austin Harrison and the English review
Statement of responsibility
Martha S. Vogeler
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Contributor
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Language
eng
Summary
"Political and literary journalist Austin Harrison became editor of the English Review in 1910. While holding that chair, he expanded the publication{u2019}s literary scope by publishing articles on such issues as women{u2019}s suffrage, parliamentary reform, the German threat, and Irish home rule. But although he edited the Review far longer than did its celebrated founder, Ford Madox Ford, history has long confined him to the shadows of not only his predecessor but also his father, the English Positivist Frederic Harrison. This first scholarly assessment of Harrison{u2019}s tenure at the English Review from 1910 to 1923 shows him courting controversy, establishing reputations, winning and losing authors, and pushing the limits of the publishable as he made his 2Great Adult Review3 the most consistently intelligent and challenging monthly of its day. Martha Vogeler offers a compelling personal and family narrative and a new perspective on British literary culture and political journalism in the years just before, during, and after the First World War. Vogeler provides a revealing account of Harrison the editor{u2014}his writings and opinions, his public life and relations{u2014}as she also traces the complex relationship between a son and his famous father. Balancing a scholar{u2019}s attention to detail and a fine writer{u2019}s eye for style, she relates Harrison{u2019}s improbable friendships with the notorious Frank Harris and the outrageous Aleister Crowley. And she has mined Harrison{u2019}s correspondence to lend insight into the careers of such writers as Ford Madox Ford, D. H. Lawrence, H. G. Wells, Joseph Conrad, John Masefield, Bernard Shaw, Arnold Bennett, and Marie Stopes. Other figures such as George Gissing, Bertrand Russell, Lord Northcliffe, and important Irish revolutionaries appear in new contexts. Ranging widely across literature, foreign relations, national politics, the women{u2019}s movement, censorship, and sexuality, Vogeler captures the themes of Harrison{u2019}s era. She describes his transformation from Germanophobe before and during World War I to an outspoken critic of the punitive measures against Germany in the Treaty of Versailles. She explores the ambiguities in his engagement with modernist aesthetics and in his attempt to escape the shadow of his father while benefiting from his family{u2019}s wealth and connections. Vogeler{u2019}s assessment of Harrison{u2019}s books further sharpens our understanding of his ideas about Germany, women, education, and Victorian family life{u2014}notably his underappreciated tribute/rebuke to his father, Frederic Harrison: Thoughts and Memories. This account of Austin Harrison{u2019}s career allows us to observe a journalist making his way in a highly competitive world and opens up a new window on Britain in the era of the Great War."--Publishers website
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vogeler, Martha S
Dewey number
  • 070.92
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
PN5123.H335
LC item number
V64 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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University of Missouri Press
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Harrison, Austin
  • Journalists
  • Periodical editors
  • Harrison
  • Harrison, Austin
  • Harrison, Austin
  • Journalists
  • Periodical editors
  • Literaire tijdschriften
  • Verenigd Koninkrijk van Groot-Brittannië en Noord-Ierland
Label
Austin Harrison and the English review, Martha S. Vogeler
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-302) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A positivist beginning, 1873-1898 -- The Berlin years, 1898-1905 -- The Northcliffe years, 1905-1910 -- At the English review, 1910-1914 -- Renewing the English review, 1910-1914 -- Continuity and change, 1910-1914 -- The great adult review, 1910-1914 -- The English review's war, 1914-1918 -- Postwar politics, 1918-1923 -- Postwar literature, 1918-1923 -- After the English review, 1923-1928
Control code
227919942
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 325 pages
Isbn
9780826218155
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008021738
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)227919942
Label
Austin Harrison and the English review, Martha S. Vogeler
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-302) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A positivist beginning, 1873-1898 -- The Berlin years, 1898-1905 -- The Northcliffe years, 1905-1910 -- At the English review, 1910-1914 -- Renewing the English review, 1910-1914 -- Continuity and change, 1910-1914 -- The great adult review, 1910-1914 -- The English review's war, 1914-1918 -- Postwar politics, 1918-1923 -- Postwar literature, 1918-1923 -- After the English review, 1923-1928
Control code
227919942
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 325 pages
Isbn
9780826218155
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008021738
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)227919942

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