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Garnett, Edward (1868–1937) By Peters, John

DOI: 10.4324/9781135000356-REM1615-1
Published: 02/05/2017
Retrieved: 21 July 2018, from


Although he wrote little of artistic merit himself, Edward Garnett was very influential on British modernism. Like Ezra Pound, Garnett had an uncanny ear for good literature. As a manuscript reader for publishers, he was instrumental in the discovery or fostering of many important writers during this period, among them Joseph Conrad, D. H. Lawrence, John Galsworthy, Edward Thomas, Robert Frost, W. H. Hudson, Liam O’Flaherty, Sean O’Faolain, Henry Green and T. E. Lawrence.

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Peters, John. "Garnett, Edward (1868–1937)." The Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism. : Taylor and Francis, 2016. Date Accessed 21 Jul. 2018 doi:10.4324/9781135000356-REM1615-1

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