The Review Collection, 1962-1970 | Northern Illinois University
<p style="margin-left:.5in;"> The Review was an irregularly published literary magazine based first in Oxford then in London, England. Ian Hamilton was the editor, starting the magazine in 1962 and heading it until it ceased publication in 1972. Hamilton’s intention was to provide a showcase for contemporary poetry as well as reviews of collections of poetry, interviews with featured poets, and poetry criticism. Though pre-dominantly featuring British writers, there are also contributions from American and translations of European poets, including an issue with some Chinese poetry. Contributors to the magazine were both satirical and serious, ranging from poems mocking popular contemporary poems to critical essays and informative interviews.
<p style="margin-left:.5in;"> This collection contains corrected typescripts of poetry, essays, book reviews, and interviews published in and galley proofs of The Review from 1962-1970 (with the exception of issues 10, 13, 14, and 21). Printed copies of the first twenty issues are in the collection, as are paste-up copies of fourteen issues. Also included are correspondence between editors and contributors, items submitted but not published, letters from writers about the Vietnam War for a special issue of The Review, correspondence regarding possible legal action against Ian Hamilton for an article published, as well as printed form letters for subscribers to the magazine.