Grand Street Publications, Inc. records, 1981-2004.
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Assia Wevill was born Assia Gutman on May 15, 1927, in Berlin, Germany. Her mother, Lisa, was a German Protestant, and her father, Lonya, was a Russian Jew. In the late 1930s, the family fled to Tel Aviv to escape the Nazis. Wevill first married John Steel in London in 1946, and from there emigrated to Canada, sending visas to her family in Israel. In Vancouver, she met her second husband, Richard Lipsey, whom she divorced in 1960 to marry her third husband, David Wevill. The Wevills met Ted Hug...
Edward Said (b. Nov. 1, 1935 Jerusalem, Palestine-d. Sept. 24, 2003, New York City, NY) grew up in Palestine and Egypt and relocated to the United States to attend high school. He graduated from Princeton University (BA, 1957) and Harvard University (MA, 1960; PhD, 1964). In 1963, Said joined the Comparative Literature department of Columbia University and also taught at Harvard, Stanford, Johns Hopkins, and Yale. While an English professor, Said became an established cultural critic with the bo...
Ben Sonnenberg founded Grand Street in 1981 and edited the magazine through the 1980s, defining its important role in New York's literary landscape. Sonnenberg capitalized upon his affluent New York upbringing and friendships with writers such as Ted Hughes to forge a "little magazine" in the tradition of The Parisian Review and Granta. Devoted to contemporary literature and politics, Grand Street was published quarterly and featured an enticing and eclectic selection of poetry, fic...