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The Evergreen Review

Publisher Description

Since The Evergreen Review’s founding in New York City's Greenwich Village in 1957, the literary magazine has been known both for its radical commitment to free expression as well as its devotion to an international array of authors and visual work. In the 20th century, Evergreen was at the center of NYC’s literary and art worlds, publishing works by iconic writers such as Samuel Beckett, Jean-Paul Sartre, Susan Sontag, LeRoi Jones, Kenzaburō Ōe, and many more. The magazine’s history is also closely entwined with the Beat Generation (having published works by William Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Jack Kerouac and others), sharing with it the ideals of a less conventional society and a commitment to the alternative. It was this movement that anchored New York City's reputation as cultural capital of the country, if not the world—and The Evergreen Review has been at the heart of that movement since its inception. Now, in the 21st century, we aspire to continue our legacy of publishing daring work that interrogates identity through a variety of literary forms. Our focus continues to be on “voices less heard,” says editor-in-chief Dale Peck, as we publish narratives that represent underrepresented people, identities, and ideas, alongside better-known names. We seek out writing that challenges sensibilities and expands understanding of the way people actually live in the world, and the way their truths can be expressed. The Evergreen Review is committed to blurring our individual sense of space and community, to stretching the boundaries of how we engage in conversation.

Books in JSTOR from The Evergreen Review
3 Books in JSTOR Copyright Date
The Cat in the Hat for President: A Political Fable 1980
The Enchanted Prince 2018
Samuel Beckett Is Closed 2018