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A book‐periodical edited by J. Lehmann, first published in 1936 and at approximately half‐yearly intervals until 1940. It published imaginative writing, mainly by young authors (including Spender, Auden, Isherwood, Upward, Anand, Pritchett), and particularly those whose work was too unorthodox for the established magazines. New contributors were recruited from Europe, India, New Zealand, South Africa, China, and Russia. In 1940 it came out as Folios of New Writing; it became New Writing and Daylight in 1942 and this lasted until 1946. Meanwhile Penguin New Writing appeared in 1940, first as a monthly paperback and then in 1942 as a quarterly. The title was revived in 1992 for an annual anthology of new work, initiated by the British Council.

Subjects: Literature.


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