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Beyond Imagining
Margaret Anderson & the Little Review
A film by Wendy Weinberg
1991, 30 minutes, Color, 16mm/DVD
Order No. W99181
Bold literary visionary Margaret Anderson founded the journal Little Review in 1914, an overlooked but profound influence on American literature. Anderson introduced writers such as Gertrude Stein, Emma Goldman, Djuna Barnes and Ezra Pound, and went to trial for publishing excerpts from James Joyce's new work, ULYSSES. Immersed in her own pointed, charismatic writings, this engrossing profile follows Anderson's inspiring life and travels. Anderson resisted censorship, meager finances and mediocrity in her unflagging search for literary enchantment; this film reveals her life to be her greatest creation.


  • Nominated for an Academy Award

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    "Captures the birth of modernism and the essence of the New Woman, her thirst for intellectual excitement, autonomy, sexuality. A good teaching tool for women's history and literature."
    Carroll Smith-Rosenberg
    Univ. of Pennsylvania

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