The Yale Review

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The Yale Review  
Former name(s)The Christian Spectator, The New Englander
DisciplineLiterary magazine
LanguageEnglish
Edited byJ.D. McClatchy
Publication details
PublisherWiley-Blackwell for Yale University (United States)
Publication history1819-1989, 1991-present
FrequencyQuarterly
Indexing
ISSN0044-0124 (print)
1467-9736 (web)
Links
 
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The Yale Review  
Former name(s)The Christian Spectator, The New Englander
DisciplineLiterary magazine
LanguageEnglish
Edited byJ.D. McClatchy
Publication details
PublisherWiley-Blackwell for Yale University (United States)
Publication history1819-1989, 1991-present
FrequencyQuarterly
Indexing
ISSN0044-0124 (print)
1467-9736 (web)
Links

The Yale Review is the self-proclaimed oldest literary quarterly in the United States. It is published by Yale University.

It was founded originally in 1819 as The Christian Spectator. At its origin it was published to support Evangelicalism, but over time began to publish more on history and economics was renamed The New Englander in 1843. In 1885 it was renamed to The New Englander and Yale Review until 1892, when it took its current name The Yale Review. At the same time, editor Henry Wolcott Farnam gave the periodical a focus on American and international politics, economics, and history.

The modern history of the journal starts in 1911 under the editorship of Wilbur Cross. Cross remained the editor for thirty years, throughout the magazine's heyday. Contributors during this period, according to the Review's website, included Thomas Mann, Henry Adams, Virginia Woolf, George Santayana, Robert Frost, José Ortega y Gasset, Eugene O'Neill, Leon Trotsky, H.G. Wells, Thomas Wolfe, John Maynard Keynes, H.L. Mencken, A.E. Housman, Ford Madox Ford, and Wallace Stevens.[1]

The current editor is J.D. McClatchy, a poet and literary critic.

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  1. ^ Trent, William Peterfield; John Erskine, Stuart Pratt Sherman, Carl Van Doren (1921). The Cambridge history of American literature, Volume 3. G.P. Putnam. p. 303. Retrieved 5 November 2010. 

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