Fifty Years of Fine Writing: The Georgia Review
May 5- June , 1997
The Hargrett Library's exhibit, Fifty Years of Fine Writing, chronicles the evolution and accomplishments of The Georgia Review. Using author manuscripts and correspondence as well as past issues and photos, the tenure of each of the Review's six editors is explored. Additionally, the exhibit depicts The Georgia Review's role in the larger literary community through its involvement in such events as the Roots in Georgia Symposium and the Nobel Laureates of Literature gathering prior to the 1996 Atlanta Olympic games.
- Correspondence from noted Southern authors including Flannery O'Connor, Katherine Anne Porter, Eudora Welty, Harry Crews, Conrad Aiken and Margaret Mitchell
- Manuscripts of such authors as Robert Penn Warren, Stanley Cavell, and Mary Hood
- the Georgia Review's prestigious awards including eleven GAMMAs
Lorimer’s writings reached readers across the nation and the world. He received positive feedback from such well-known figures as Henry Ford, John Pershing, John D. Rockefeller, and Commander Richard Byrd. Lorimer, of course, was not without his critics, most notably the socialist writer Upton Sinclair.
Passionate about nature, Lorimer and his family made numerous trips to the West. Lorimer’s interest in nature drew him to play an active role in the movement to conserve the country’s natural resources. He served on Horace Hoovers’ Commission of Conservation and Administration and was a Councilor of the Save-the-Redwoods League.
|Georgia Review Editors|
|John Donald Wade||1947 - 1950|
|John O. Edison||Fall 1950 - Summer 1968|
|James B. Colvert||Fall 1968 - Spring 1972|
|Summer 1972 - Summer 1974|
|John T. Irwin||Fall 1974 - Summer 1977|
|Stanley W. Lindberg||Fall 1977 - present|
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