Kenyon Review

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(1939–70, 1979–),

quarterly journal edited to 1959 by J. C. Ransom from Kenyon College, Ohio. It included many former contributors to The Southern Review, carrying on its program of close textual scrutiny of modern poetry, and the printing of essays on aesthetics along with important new fiction and poetry. Robie Macauley was editor (1959–67), shifting emphasis to essays on contemporary culture. In 1970 the journal ceased publication, but it was revived in 1979, again addressing itself to literature but not of any one school. Ransom and Macauley edited anthologies of its publications, respectively of criticism (1951) and fiction (1966).

Subjects: Literature.

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