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On Company Time: American Modernism in the Big Magazines

Donal Harris


American novelists and poets who came of age in the early twentieth century were taught to avoid journalism. It dulled creativity, rewarded sensationalist content, and stole time from “serious” writing. Yet Willa Cather, W. E. B. Du Bois, and Ernest Hemingway, among others all worked in the for popular magazines and helped to invent the house styles that defined McClure’s, The Crisis, Esquire, and others. On Company Time tells the story of American modernism from inside the offices and on the pages of the most successful and stylish magazines of the twentieth century. Working across the border ... More

Keywords: American novelists, Journalism, Modernism, Willa Cather, Ernest Hemingway, W.E.B. Du Bois, T.S. Eliot, Magazines, Reporting

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780231177726
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231177726.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Donal Harris, author
University of Memphis