The Mahogany Tree

The Mahogany Tree was a weekly[1] literary magazine published from January until December 1892. The magazine was based in Boston.[2]

OverviewEdit

The magazine was started by Mildred Aldrich,[3] and it was supposedly "devoted solely to the 'fine arts'."[4] According to a review in The Harvard Crimson its aim was to "give criticisms on books, pictures, music, and acting."[3] It has since been described as "one of the first forums for decadent-aesthetic ideas in the United States."[5]

Contributors comprised Philip Henry Savage, Ralph Adams Cram,[6] Louise Imogen Guiney[6] and F. Holland Day,[6] amongst others. The magazine was the first to publish the work of Willa Cather.[5][7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The Cambridge Guide to Women's Writing in English, ed. Lorna Sage, Cambridge University Press, 30 September 1999, page 9
  2. ^ Douglass Shand-Tucci; Ralph Adams Cram (1 November 1996). Ralph Adams Cram: Life and Architecture. Univ of Massachusetts Press. p. 333. ISBN 1-55849-061-2. Retrieved 10 December 2015.
  3. ^ a b Harvard University Library
  4. ^ D.M.R. Bentley, The Confederation Group of Canadian Poets, 1880-1897, University of Toronto Press, 31 August 2003, page 214
  5. ^ a b Weir, David (2007). Decadent Culture in the United States. SUNY Press. p. 56. ISBN 978-0-7914-7917-9. Retrieved November 4, 2017.
  6. ^ a b c D.M.R. Bentley, The Confederation Group of Canadian Poets, 1880-1897, University of Toronto Press, 31 August 2003, page 334
  7. ^ Willa Cather's Collected Short Fiction, University of Nebraska Press; Rev Ed edition, 1 November 1970, p. 578