John Lehmann

Standard Name: Lehmann, John


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Anthologization Dorothy Wellesley
Horses, having gone forward into Poems of Ten Years, 1924-1934, was selected by W. B. Yeats for The Oxford Book of Modern Verse, 1935, and by Philip Larkin for The Oxford Book...
Education Julia Strachey
Her schooldays spanned most of the first world war. Her (predominantly unhappy) experiences at Bedales informed the autobiographical fiction she wrote later in life, which John Lehmann published in 1942.
Strachey, Julia, and Frances Partridge. Julia: A Portrait of Julia Strachey. Little, Brown.
Family and Intimate relationships Rosamond Lehmann
Their brother John , the youngest of the family, came to wield great influence as a publisher. Rosamond's relationship with John remained close though sometimes stormy. She resented his over-idealization of their childhood in his...
Family and Intimate relationships Lettice Cooper
Her choice of a literary life was parallelled among her siblings. Her brother Leonard became a writer, and her sister Barbara worked as secretary to John Lehmann .
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Family and Intimate relationships Ménie Muriel Dowie
Another cousin, Rudolph Chambers Lehmann (whose mother, also MMD 's aunt, was born Nina Chambers ), was a journalist and oarsman. He was on the editorial board of—and published in—Punch.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
under Rudolph Chambers Lehmann
Friends, Associates Edith Sitwell
In Paris ES frequented Sylvia Beach 's bookshop. She saw more than before of Gertrude Stein , whom she liked for her personal qualities but called the last writer whom any other writer in the...
Literary responses Rosamond Lehmann
Auberon Waugh likened A Sea-Grape Tree to pulp romance, The Times thought it unintentionally absurd, and Lorna Sage called the main characters paper people. Thoughtful and positive comments from Elizabeth Jane Howard
Literary responses May Sinclair
MS herself judged this novel probably in some ways the only decent thing I've ever done or shall do.
Raitt, Suzanne. May Sinclair: A Modern Victorian. Clarendon Press.
Because writing it was delving into her own past consciousness, she found the effort exhausting...
Occupation Virginia Woolf
VW signed an agreement with John Lehmann , selling her share in the Hogarth Press for £3,000; from now on Lehmann was Leonard 's partner in the press.
Gaither, Mary E., and J. Howard Woolmer. “The Hogarth Press: 1917-1938”. A Checklist of the Hogarth Press, 1917-1938, Hogarth Press, pp. 3-24.
Occupation Rosamond Lehmann
When in 1946 RL 's brother John set up his own publishing firm, John Lehmann Limited , she became a shareholder and director, and also reader and consultant, until the company collapsed in late 1952.
Hastings, Selina. Rosamond Lehmann. Chatto and Windus.
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Occupation Virginia Woolf
Once the press was repaired they printed their handbill. Their first book (Two Stories, containing Virginia's The Mark on the Wall and Leonard's Three Jews) had to be set up and printed...
politics Rosamond Lehmann
RL and her brother were hounded by members of the press for information about Communist agent Guy Burgess (who with Donald Maclean had defected from the British Foreign Office to Russia).
Lehmann, John. In My Own Time. Little, Brown.
politics Virginia Woolf
Through the 1930s, Woolf struggled to define herself and her work against the rise of Fascism in Europe, to chart the relationship between artistic and political tasks. She and her Bloomsbury friends began to be...
Publishing Rosamond Lehmann
RL 's short story The Red-Haired Miss Daintreys was published in Folios of New Writing, edited by John Lehmann for the Hogarth Press .
Woolmer, J. Howard, and Mary E. Gaither. A Checklist of the Hogarth Press, 1917-1946. Woolmer/Brotherson.
Publishing Iris Murdoch
Publisher John Lehmann rejected IM 's translation of Raymond Queneau 's existentialist novel Pierrot mon ami, which she had been working on since the spring.
Conradi, Peter J. Iris Murdoch. A Life. HarperCollins.


Spring 1936: John Lehmann launched the semi-annual New...

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Spring 1936

John Lehmann launched the semi-annualNew Writing, which was later published by the Hogarth Press as Folios of New Writing, 1940-1, and as New Writing and Daylight, 1942-6. With it was associated...

1946: John Lehmann founded his own publishing house...

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John Lehmann founded his own publishing house at 6 Henrietta Street, London.


Lehmann, John. In My Own Time. Little, Brown, 1969.
Lehmann, Rosamond. “The Red-Haired Miss Daintreys”. Folios of New Writing, Spring 1940, edited by John Lehmann, 1stst ed, Hogarth Press, 1940.