- The New Age
The New Age was a British literary magazine, noted for its wide influence under the editorship of A. R. Orage from 1907 to 1922. It began life in 1894 as a publication of the Christian Socialist movement; but in 1907 as a radical weekly edited by Joseph Clayton, it was struggling. In May of that year, Alfred Orage and Holbrook Jackson, who had been running the Leeds Arts Club, took over the journal with financial help from George Bernard Shaw. Jackson acted as co-editor only for the first year, after which Orage edited it alone until he sold it in 1922. By that time his interests had moved towards mysticism, and the quality and circulation of the journal had declined. According to a Brown University press release, "The New Age helped to shape modernism in literature and the arts from 1907 to 1922".   It ceased publication in 1938. Orage was also associated with the New English Weekly (1932-49) as editor during its first two years of operation (Philip Mairet took over at his death in 1934).
The magazine was founded as a Journal of Christian liberalism and Socialism. Orage and Jackson re-oriented it to promote the ideas of Nietzsche, Fabian socialism and later a form of Guild socialism. Opposing viewpoints and arguments were put forward in The New Age, even on issues upon which Orage had strong opinions. Topics covered in detail were: the role of private property in a debate between H. G. Wells and Shaw against G. K. Chesterton and Hilaire Belloc; the need for a socialist party (distinct from the newly-formed Labour Party); and women's suffrage. On this last point, the editorial line moved from initial support to bitter opposition by 1912. As The New Age moved away from Fabian politics, the leaders of the Fabian Society, Beatrice and Sydney Webb founded the journal The New Statesman to counter its effect in 1913, and this combined with the growing distance between Orage and the mainstream left reduced its influence. By then, the editorial line supported Guild socialism, expounded in articles by G. D. H. Cole and S. G. Hobson among others. After World War I Orage began to support the Social Credit theory of C. H. Douglas.
The New Age was also preoccupied with the definition and development of Modernism in the visual arts, literature and music, and consistently observed, reviewed and contributed to the activities of the movement. The journal was also one of the first places in England in which Sigmund Freud's ideas were discussed before the First World War, in particular by Maurice Eder, an early British psychoanalyst.
The journal appeared weekly, and featured a wide cross-section of writers with an interest in literature and the arts, but also politics, spiritualism and economics.
With its woodprint illustrations reminiscent of artwork by the German Expressionists, its mixture of culture, politics, Nietzschean philosophy and spiritualism, and its non-standard appearance, The New Age has been cited as the English equivalent of the German Expressionist periodical Der Sturm, a journal to which it bore a striking resemblance.
- ^ John Carswell, Lives and Letters, London, 1978, ISBN 0-571-10596-3, p 32.
- ^ Modernism In and Beyond the “Little Magazines”: course syllabus (posted at the Modernist Journals Project) by Professor Ann Ardis
- ^ The New Age in Encyclopedia Britannica article on Orage
- ^ Modernist Journals Project Has Grant to Digitize Rare Magazines: Brown University press release (April 19, 2007)
- ^ Scholes, Robert. Short description of The New Age at the gateway page for the MJP's digital edition
- ^ Martin, Wallace. The New Age Under Orage (chapter 2) at the Modernist Journals Project
- Complete archive of The New Age under Orage (1907–1922) at the Modernist Journals Project
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