The Last Question
In May 1929, the final issue appeared of the seminal art and literary magazine,The Little Review. It was devoted to the results of a questionnaire that the editors--Jane Heap and Margaret Anderson--had distributed to (as stated) "more than fifty of the foremost men in the arts." As a historical document, it is particularly fascinating, and on several levels. Not only do we get the actual questionnaire and the actual responses, we get photographs of the respondents, and we get an overall picture of some of the feelings, ideas and beliefs of many modernists.