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The Tortured Life of Scofield Thayer

James Dempsey


Scofield Thayer, as owner of The Dial during the 1920s, was the center of the flow of cultural ideas between the United States and Europe, particularly those of the various modernist movements. He published T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land for the first time in the United States and featured the works of writers whose works have gone on to become classics: Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, Marianne Moore, Virginia Woolf, and many others. The magazine's art reproductions introduced Americans to the artists of the period, such as Picasso, Matisse, Lachaise, and O’Keefe. Critics writing for the ma ... More

Keywords: aesthetics, art, avant-garde, The Dial, T. S. Eliot, magazine, mental illness, modernism, Scofield Thayer

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780813049267
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813049267.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James Dempsey, author