2004
Volume 19, Issue 3
  • ISSN: 1384-5829
  • E-ISSN: 2352-118X

Abstract

Abstract

The Dutch poet Albert Verwey was editor of the cultural magazine between 1905-1919. This article uses gift theory to investigate the alliances he forged with his publishers, with his readers, and with the writers he worked with, and takes stock of the ways he tried to keep the insolvent magazine financially afloat. Verwey struggled to find a balance between his own agenda and the interests of his associates, and had to tread carefully as he appealed to their clemency and goodwill. Following Aafke Komter, who differentiates between four types of gift relationship, this article demonstrates that Verwey positioned himself predominantly within the modes of what Komter calls and .

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  • Article Type: Research Article
Keyword(s): Albert Verwey; cultural magazines; economic and symbolic value; gift theory; patronage
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