Coterie: A Quarterly: Art, Prose, and Poetry
London: Hendersons, 1919-1921
The period covered by Arts:Search is 1919-1921. Available now.
Coterie was one of a number of short-lived literary and artistic
magazines published during or immediately after World War One.
Few of them survived for more than a few issues and Coterie was no
exception, running for only 7 issues, including a double number (May
1919-Winter 1920/21). It was edited by Charman Lall (nos 1-5) and
by Russell Green (nos.6/7).
During its brief history, Coterie succeeded in attracting contributions
from writers who were in the vanguard of the Modernist movement
in Britain including T.S. Eliot, Aldus Huxley, Edith, Osbert and
Sacheverell Sitwell, Herbert Read and Edmund Blunden. Artists
illustrated in Coterie included Adrian Paul Allinson (who designed the
cover of no.2), Walter Sickert, William Rothenstein, William Roberts
(who designed the cover of no.3), Modigliani, Edward Wadsworth,
John Flanagan, John Turnbull, David Bomberg (who designed the
cover of no.4), Ossip Zadkine. André Derain, Mary Stella Edwards
(who designed the cover of no.5), Alexander Archipenko, René
Durey, and Nina Hamnett (who designed the cover of nos.6/7 and
was on the Editorial Committee of Coterie).
See: Andrew Thacker. Aftrrmath of War: Coterie (1919-21), New Coterie (1925-7), Robert Fraves and The Owl (1919-23) in The
Oxford Critical and Cultural History of Modernist Magazines. Volume 1: Britain and Ireland 1880-1955, edited by Peter
Brooker and Andrew Thacker. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009 pp.462-484