by Robert Muccigrosso, The Conservative Press in Twentieth-Century America, 1999
Chapter in part four, "Literary Reviews" in The Conservative Press in Twentieth-Century America, authored by Robert Muccigrosso
The American Mercury was an American magazine published from 1924 to 1981. It was founded as the brainchild of H. L. Mencken and drama critic George Jean Nathan. The magazine featured writing by some of the most important writers in the United States through the 1920s and 1930s. After a change in ownership in the 1940s, the magazine attracted conservative writers. A second change in ownership a decade later turned the magazine into a virulently antisemitic publication. It was published monthly in New York City. The magazine went out of business in 1981, having spent the last 25 years of its existence in decline and controversy.
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