Item #71567 THE LITTLE REVIEW: A Magazine of the Arts; OCTOBER 1917 ISSUE SUPPRESSED for publication of Lewis's "Cantelman's Spring-Mate." Wyndham Lewis, Jane Heap Margaret Anderson, Ezra Pound.
THE LITTLE REVIEW: A Magazine of the Arts; OCTOBER 1917 ISSUE SUPPRESSED for publication of Lewis's "Cantelman's Spring-Mate."
THE LITTLE REVIEW: A Magazine of the Arts; OCTOBER 1917 ISSUE SUPPRESSED for publication of Lewis's "Cantelman's Spring-Mate."

THE LITTLE REVIEW: A Magazine of the Arts; OCTOBER 1917 ISSUE SUPPRESSED for publication of Lewis's "Cantelman's Spring-Mate."

New York: Margaret Anderson, 1917. First edition. Collected the same year in IDEAL GIANT. Before censoring the magazine during its serialization of James Joyce's ULYSSES, the opening salvo in the battle between the Post Office and the publishers of The Little Review was launched in 1917 against this, the October issue, for its publication of Wyndham Lewis's story about the seduction of a young girl by a disillusioned soldier awaiting deployment during WWI, and his disregard for the fact that he had impregnated her. The story was deemed obscene, and the issue was SEIZED BY THE NEW YORK POST OFFICE AND BURNED. Approximately 6 x 9" magenta paperwraps, stapled, 42 pp. plus 6 pp. of ads. Lewis's story (pp. 8 - 14) is titled "Cantleman's Spring Mate" in the table of contents but appears as "Cantelman's Spring-Mate" in the title on p. 8, and then the two spellings of the soldier’s name (“Cantleman” and “Cantelman”) are used interchangeably throughout the story. Also includes contributions from William Carlos Williams, Maxwell Bodenheim, Arthur Symons, et al. Covers detached but present. Loss to left edge and bottom right corner of front cover which is a little toned on edges and shows one tear; rear cover with just one tiny chip. Though the publication was printed on paper that has tanned and become a bit brittle with age, there is just one tiny inconspicuous chip to first page. Understandably rare.
Item #71567

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