The Egoist

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The Egoist: An Individualist Review

(1914-19) was in the six years of its appearance the most fruitfully innovative of London’s literary “little magazines”, its contributions to modern literature being momentous while its circulation – dipping below 200 at some points – was tiny. Its significant publications included the serialisation of James Joyce’s

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

(1914-15), four instalments of Joyce’s


(1919), and Wyndham Lewis’s novel


(1916-17), along with poetry of the Imagist group (Ezra Pound, Hilda Doolittle as “H.D.”, Richard Aldington, Amy Lowell, and F. S. Flint) and of varied American poets (William Carlos Williams, Marianne Moore, and Robert Frost). French poems by Guillaume Apollinaire and P.-J. Jouve appeared too,…

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Citation: Baldick, Chris. "The Egoist". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 19 March 2021 [, accessed 22 April 2024.]

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