- General Introduction to the Marsden Magazines, by Robert Scholes
- Introduction to The New Freewoman and The Egoist, by Susan Solomon
Making a sharp break from The Freewoman, Dora Marsden’s second journal was frankly individualistic and more literary than its predecessor, with Rebecca West operating as literary editor for some months. West brought Ezra Pound and the Imagists into the magazine, with Richard Aldington finally taking over as literary editor. Marsden drew the attention of her readers to Max Stirner’s The Ego and His Own, preparing the way for the final shift of the journal’s title in the third incarnation of the magazine: The Egoist. Both of these journals were supported by Harriet Shaw Weaver, who later became an editor of The Egoist.
The Modernist Journals Project would like to thank Princeton University, whose hard copies of The New Freewoman provide the basis of our digital edition.