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ID
c148
Title
"A Welcome to the Book Window."
Genre
Essay
Page Count
4
Word Count
2000
Publisher
Book Window
Publication Year
1952
Document Types
Full-text Online
Autobiographical
Topics
Literary Life

Bates contrasts his experience as a young writer, living on little and with ample opportunities for guidance and publication in a variety of journals, with the diminished opportunities and high cost of living in the 1950s. He mentions a large number of authors who were given their start in such journals as The Criterion, The Adelphi, and The London Mercury, bemoans the conditions that have diminished both the number of new writers as well as their opportunities for first publication, and celebrates the revival of The Book Window as an example of what is needed to rectify the problem. In the Book Window (Christmas 1952, New Series v.1. no. 1).


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