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Anderson, Margaret (1886–1973) By Waszczuk, Cathy

DOI: 10.4324/9781135000356-REM2129-1
Published: 15/10/2018
Retrieved: 13 June 2024, from


A passionate proponent of modernist arts and letters, publisher and author Margaret Caroline Anderson is best known as the intrepid co-editor (with Jane Heap, 1883–1964) of one of the era’s most avant-garde literary and arts magazines, The Little Review, which ran from 1914 to 1929 surviving relocations between Chicago, California, New York, and Paris; and as the author of a three-volume autobiography, My Thirty Years’ War (1930), The Fiery Fountains (1951), and The Strange Necessity (1869). Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, Anderson rebelled against her bourgeois upbringing and moved to Chicago in 1908, where she worked at the Friday Literary Review, a supplement to the Chicago Evening Post, writing literary reviews under the editorial supervision of critic and socialist Floyd Dell (1887–1969). She launched The Little Review in March 1914, and was joined by Heap in 1916.

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