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The Tortured Life of Scofield Thayer$
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James Dempsey

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780813049267

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813049267.001.0001

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To the Center of Things

To the Center of Things

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(p.56) 8 To the Center of Things
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The Tortured Life of Scofield Thayer
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James Dempsey

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813049267.003.0008

The Dial moved from Chicago to New York in 1918 and got into financial trouble. Thayer, having loaned the magazine a good deal of money, became the owner along with James Sibley Watson, a Harvard friend. E. E. Cummings had also moved to New York, where he began an affair with Elaine Orr. She bore him a daughter, Nancy. Thayer, meanwhile, began a relationship with Alyse Gregory. Thayer and Watson decided to forgo politics in their magazine and to devote The Dial to art, literature, and criticism.

Keywords:   E. E. Cummings, Nancy Cummings, The Dial, Alyse Gregory, love affair, Elaine Orr, James Sibley Watson

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