Margaret C. Anderson

Anderson, Margaret C., 1886–1973, American author, editor, and publisher, b. Indianapolis, Ind. As editor and publisher of The Little Review (1914–29), one of the most famous of the American little magazines, she included articles on controversial subjects and pieces by such writers as Vachel Lindsay, William Butler Yeats, Ernest Hemingway, Ezra Pound, and André Breton. From 1917 to 1920, The Little Review published excerpts from James Joyce's then unpublished novel Ulysses (1922). Because of their alleged obscenity, the U.S. Post Office burned four issues of the magazine containing the excerpts; in 1920, Anderson and her associate Jane Heap were convicted of publishing obscene matter, fined $100, and fingerprinted. After 1923, Anderson lived in France.

See her autobiography (3 vol.: 1930, repr. 1971; 1951, repr. 1969).

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