Life and Letters (1020 words)

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Life and Letters (1928-1950) was a literary magazine founded by Desmond MacCarthy (1877-1952), and published from London on what was for most of its existence a monthly basis, although it went through periods of quarterly publication only (1932-4; 1935-8). Under successive changes of ownership and editor, it also extended its title variously, as Life and Letters To-Day (1935-9), then after taking over a rival magazine Life and Letters continuing The London Mercury and Bookman (1939-45) and finally Life and Letters and The London Mercury (1946-50). Under the initial editorship of MacCarthy (1928-34), the magazine drew regularly upon contributions from his friends and allies in the Bloomsbury …

Citation: Baldick, Chris. "Life and Letters". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 14 May 2021 [, accessed 04 August 2021.]

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