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William Plomer, Transnational Modernism and the Hogarth Press

John K. Young

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: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748642274.003.0006
William Plomer, Transnational Modernism and the Hogarth Press

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This chapter takes a look at the transnational status of the Hogarth Press. It analyses their six-year professional relationship with William Plomer, who it argues was a notable figure in the new histories of modernism due to his role in the international scope of the modernist movement. The discussion demonstrates how the promotion and launch of Plomer's career by the Woolfs links the Press in this same movement. It also shows how Plomer's The Case is Altered reflects the Woolfs' efforts during the 1930s to place themselves within the mainstream literary market.

Keywords: transnational status; William Plomer; modernism; modernist movement; Case is Altered; mainstream; literary market

Chapter.  9770 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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