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“Magazines and Reviews” From The Academy: Review of The Savoy, Vol. 2

    THE new number of the Savoy is printed
admirably by the Chiswick Press, and is per-
haps the cheapest thing that has been done at
half-a-crown.  Indeed, Mr. C. H. Shannon’s
lithograph of “The Dive” would itself— and
it is but one of many illustrations— be cheap at
the money: it is an exquisite thing.  Than
there is Mr. Beardsley, for those who like him
very much, and for those who, without liking
him wildly, recognise in him a decorative artist
of original and fertile talent.  And there is
Mr. Pennell, too, and Mr. Sickert, with a
“Venice,” and Mr. Sterner, who name we
ought to know, we suppose, since he contributes
what is a quite charming “Portrait of my
Wife in August, 1895.”  The literary contents
are niether less varied nor less noticeable.  A
tale of smart people, by “a new writer,” is
written with unflinching directness.  By Lom-
broso there is a matter-of-fact record of an
hysterical saint of his acquaintance.  By Mr.
Gosse and Mr. Arthur Symons charming con-
tributions that deal with Paul Verlaine and
his visit London and to Oxford; by Mr.
Wedmore, more about his little “nancy,” who
has been in deep waters, but has begun “the
journey homeward-to herself”; and by Miss
Leila Macdonald a dramatic poem, tenderly,
visionary, and full of music, called “The Love
of the Poor.”  Nor do the pieces we have
now noted exhaust the list of the contents of
the Savoy.  Whatever may be said against one
or other of the contributions, this new quarterly
miscellany, as a whole, has great character.
The Savoy has “caught on.”

MLA citation:

“Magazines and Reviews.” Review of The Savoy, vol.2, April 1896, The Academy May 1896, p. 405. Yellow Nineties 2.0, edited by Lorraine Janzen Kooistra, Ryerson University Centre for Digital Humanities, 2019.