Bennett is so now.

Bennett, you ask?  Well, that’s Arnold Bennett, of course, quondam best-seller and frequent contributor to The New Age remembered best today as Mrs. Brown’s eternal prom date, thanks to Virginia Woolf.  He’s an interesting figure for magazine modernism studies, who got his start in Tit-Bits and worked in journalism, theater, criticism, and propaganda, as well as fiction.  His play about tabloid journalism, What the Public Wants, which was serialized in McClure’s Magazine (Google Books version here), is playing in New York for the first time since 1922 at the Mint Theater.  Can a broader Bennett revival be far behind?

Image from McClures

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