H I C A G O
R I B U T E
Editor and writer
With her partner, Jane
Heap, Anderson introduced the American public to the
works of T.S. Eliot, William Butler Yeats, Ernest Hemingway, and Ezra Pound,
who was also the foreign editor. The Little Review featured pieces
Goldman, Gertrude Stein, Vachel Lindsay, Andre Breton, and artists Jean
Cocteau, Marcel Duchamp, and Francis Picabia. Its most notorious publication,
a serialization of James Joyces Ulysses, led to a celebrated
obscenity trial in
which Anderson was convicted.
Free-thinking and free-living,
Anderson was always beset by financial
difficulties. She lived here, at 837 West Ainslie Street, when she began
Little Review, but soon was compelled to make camp on the shores of
Michigan when rent payments became prohibitive. She battled with creditors
and censors including the U.S. Post Office, which would burn whole runs
magazine it deemed obscene.
When Anderson and Heap
took The Little Review to New York City in 1917,
writer and friend Ben Hecht lamented, Where is Athens now?