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Short-lived Modernist magazine – only three issues published, May, June, July 1913. Edited by John Middleton Murry; with Katherine Mansfield as associate editor. It was a successor to Rhythm (1911-1913), of which Murry and Mansfield were also editors. Murry conceived The Blue Review as “the Yellow Book of the Modern Movement”, although in truth it doesn’t really stand up to comparison with its Fin de siècle predecessor, or Rhythm for that matter. Includes writings by Mansfield, D.H. Lawrence, Max Beerbohm, Walter de la Mare, James Elroy Flecker, W.H. Davies and Rupert Brooke. Artists whose work is illustrated include X. Marcel Boulstein, Stanley Spencer, G.S. Lightfoot, J.D. Innes, Frances Jennings, Max Berbohm, Ambrose McEvoy, Derwent Lees, Norman Wilkinson, and Harold Squire.

See: Peter Brooker. Harmony, Discord and Difference: Rhythm (1911-13), The Blue Review (1913), and The Signature (1915) 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.314-336