restricted access Making it New: Persephone Books and the Modernist Project

This article articulates the significance of Persephone Books, an independent feminist publisher in London that recuperates lost modern writing. Persephone’s 100 titles restore long-obscured continuities and connections in modern literature and arts; the unexpected success of this publishing venture illustrates modernism’s continuing appeal to readers. The recuperative work of Persephone Books enables us to recast the modernist literary field so that we (1) understand canonical authors anew, (2) restore neglected authors to their places in modernist literary genealogy, and (3) further our understanding of modernist cultural production in the fields of literature, visual arts, textile and fashion design, and war propaganda.