The Press: Atlantic Pilot

During its 80 years of continuous publication, the Atlantic Montlily has had eight editors. The first seven*served for the first 50 years. This month, the eighth, Ellery Sedgwick, gave up his title after 30 years.

Faithfully, Editor Sedgwick had carried into the 20th Century the progressive editorial traditions established in the 19th. Under his editorship, the Atlantic startled its readers with Ernest Hemingway's Fifty Grand, which volatile Ray Long had rejected as too much for his more popular magazines, and Gertrude Stein's unorthodox Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas. The Atlantic welcomed controversial essays from Woodrow Wilson. Alfred E. Smith, Felix Frankfurter,...

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