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S4N ran for five years. By little magazine standards, S4N enjoyed an eternity. Broom’s lifespan, for instance, was half as long; Secession lasted nine months. 285 more words


The Genteel Tradition

The poet John Wheelwright once asked Secession editors what they were seceding from.[1] The answer turned out to be “the genteel tradition.” Writers who came of age in the early twentieth century— 367 more words


An Obscurity Too Hard to Resist

At the start, “S4N” had been an acronym, not a name at all. Norman Fitts had polled his troops for names and titles, but first issue deadline proofs came and went without consensus. 221 more words


Founding Fathers Series - Richard Bassett

Richard Bassett

Bassett (Basset) was born in Cecil County, MD., in April 1745. After his tavern-keeper father deserted his mother, he was reared by a relative, Peter Lawson, from whom he later inherited Bohemia Manor (MD.) estate. 359 more words

Founding Fathers