Helen Southworth

in Leonard and Virginia Woolf, The Hogarth Press and the Networks of Modernism

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print October 2010 | ISBN: 9780748642274
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748651979 | DOI:

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This introductory chapter discusses the Hogarth Press, the publishing company owned by Leonard and Virginia Woolf, first examining the birth and evolution of the Hogarth Press along with a number of other presses of the early twentieth century. It identifies 1922 as the turning point of the future of the Press and explains the rationale behind a focus on the outputs and the network of relationships surrounding the Press. The chapter then places the current study in terms of work conducted in the field of modernist publishing, specifically in terms of the modernist periodical, and finally discusses a network approach that can be used to study the modernist or small press.

Keywords: Hogarth Press; Leonard Woolf; Virginia Wolf; network of relationships; modernist publishing; modernist periodical; network approach; small press

Chapter.  11327 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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