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Periodical: The Quest

Historical and Bibliographical Information  From Pat Deveney's database:

Quest, The.
A Quarterly Review.
1909-1930 Quarterly
London, England. Publisher: Quest Society, John M. Watkins. Editor: G.R.S. Mead.

1/1, October 1909-July 1930.

The Quest was unique: massive (almost 200 pp. an issue), thoughtful, scholarly, diverse, and restrained. The Quest Society was "designed to help those who [were] seeking for a understanding of the purpose of life and the means of self-realization," and its editor, G.R.S. Mead (1866-1933), gave an impression of sincerity and seriousness in a world of endeavors more known for their opposites. He was a scholar, though not an academic, and his works of translation and synthesis of late classical thought never received the recognition they might otherwise have but were sufficiently broadly recognized to attract the cream of British intellectual thought in the first quarter of the twentieth century. He had helped H.P. Blavatsky in writing and editing The Secret Doctrine (1888) and in publishing her journal Lucifer, which he later edited, and started the Quest Society in 1909 along with other disillusioned Theosophists. The contributors to Mead's Quest read like a who's who of occultists and and scholars and of those who inhabit that borderland between scholarship and enthusiasm: Robert Eisler, Gershom Scholem, Evelyn Underhill, Ananda Kentish Coomaraswamy, A.E. Waite, Ezra Pound, Rudolf Bultmann, Rabindranath Tagore, Gustav Meyrink, A.E. Waite, Kenneth S.L. Guthrie, Arthur Machen, Fiona Macleod, W.B. Yeats, Algernon Blackwood, et al. The journal also published a Quest Reprint Series with selected articles on various topics ("The Sacred Dance in Christendom," for example). BL; Boston College; Universities of Rochester, North Carolina, Wisconsin, California (Los Angeles); McMaster University.

Issues:The Quest V1 1909-1910
The Quest V2 1910--1911
The Quest V3 1911-1912
The Quest V4 1912-1913
The Quest V5 1913-1914
The Quest V6 1914-1915
The Quest V7 1915-1916
The Quest V8 1916-1917
The Quest V9 1917-1918
The Quest V10 1918-1919
The Quest V11 1919-1920
The Quest V12 1920-1921
The Quest V13 1921-1922
The Quest V14 1922-1923
The Quest V15 1923-1924
The Quest V16 1924-1925
The Quest V17 1925-1926
The Quest V18 1926-1927

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