The Adelphi

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The Adelphi

(1923-55; temporarily renamed

The New Adelphi

1927-30) was a magazine of literature, politics, and moral-religious reflection founded by J. Middleton Murry (1889-1957) in June 1923 as a vehicle for his evolving and never clearly-articulated intellectual positions, as these veered from D. H. Lawrence-inspired vitalism through socialism and Christian pacifism to agricultural micro-utopianism. Although the editorship was for much of the 1930s delegated to his assistants, Murry remained the guiding influence and the major contributor until 1948. In its final seven years, the title continued under new ownership as a non-political review of the arts, changed beyond recognition from Murry’s original conception of it. The magazine was for its first 47 issues (1923-7) a cheap monthly…

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Citation: Baldick, Chris. "The Adelphi". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 04 May 2021 [, accessed 23 February 2024.]

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