Each signature may be linked to the others by up to 53 thematic connections. Some are common to many signatures; others highlight unusual, yet notable, associations and interests. Friendships are not represented because so many signers were friends. Go to "The Bohemians" to view and interact with all 53 connections.
Launched in August 1924, the Saturday Review of Literature helped shape mainstream literary tastes throughout the mid century. This weekly magazine devoted to criticism was originally edited by Henry Seidel Canby, who had previously headed the Literary Review of the New York Evening Post. When the Post was purchased by publisher Cyrus Curtis, Canby and his editorial team--William Rose Benét, Amy Loveman, and Christopher Morley set out on their own. The resulting magazine targeted from the outset a national middle-class readership as opposed the much smaller circles addressed by the little magazines. Though a number of the writers who signed the door published work in the Saturday Review of Literature, this tag is reserved for those who either served in an editorial capacity or contributed regularly.
Bruce Rogers' cat Ipsy reading the Saturday Review of Literature, undated