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|Type||Quarterly literary journal|
|Owner(s)||Great Books Foundation|
|Editor||Daniel Born |
|Ceased publication||Fall/Winter 2011 (print)|
|Headquarters|| Chicago, Illinois |
The Common Review is the online literary magazine of the Great Books Foundation.
The Great Books Foundation, incorporated in the state of Illinois and based in Chicago, is an independent, nonprofit educational organization whose mission is to help people think and share ideas. Toward this end, the Foundation publishes collections of classic and modern literature as part of a continuum of reading and discussion programs for children and adults. The foundation has two main programs: Junior Great Books, serving students in kindergarten through high school, and Great Books Discussion for college students, continuing education, and Great Books book groups. The organization derives its income from the sale of books, teacher professional development fees, contributions, and grants.
The Common Review was started as a quarterly publication in Fall 2001.The founder was the former Great Books Foundation president Peter Temes. The magazine specializes in nonfiction essays and articles "about the books and ideas that matter", as well as reviews of new books, letters, and editorials.
Daniel Born was the launching editor of the magazine.He served in the post until the Fall 2010 issue when Danny Postel was named new editor. Jason A. Smith was managing editor from 2001 until 2008, when he became editor of Wisconsin People & Ideas, the quarterly magazine of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters . Some of the notable writers and poets featured in the magazine have included Gerald Graff, Nat Hentoff, Phillip Lopate, Joseph Epstein, Carl Rakosi, David Sloan Wilson, Julia Kasdorf, and Michael Bérubé.
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