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Contributions to The New Age and The New English Weekly

This page provides statistical data on the number and percentage of articles and open letters by Sorabji that appeared in the two newspapers published by Alfred Richard Orage, for which he served as music critic between 1924 and 1934 and between 1932 and 1945, respectively. The New Age had already published nine of his letters before he joined them, and The New English Weekly would publish seven of his letters after he tended his resignation

A database of The New Age, with access to the complete issues in PDF format, has been prepared by the Modernist Journals Project, a joint project of Brown University (Providence, Rhode Island) and the University of Tulsa (Tulsa, Oklahoma). Coverage is limited to vols. 1-30 (May 1907-April 1922), when the journal was edited by Orage. A search for Sorabji returns 15 records.

The two tables below merge tables 3 and 4 and tables 5 and 6 found on pp. x-xiii of the Introduction to my compilation An Annotated Bibliography of Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji’s Collected Published Writings (Bath: The Sorabji Archive, 1993), xiv, 141 pp., where some discussion will be found.

The New Age

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Year Articles (N) Letters (N) Total (N) Articles (%)
Year Articles (N) Letters (N) Total (N) Articles (%)
1915 0 3 3 0.0
1916 0 1 1 0.0
1917 0 3 3 0.0
1918 0 2 2 0.0
1919 0 0 0 0.0
1920 0 0 0 0.0
1921 0 0 0 0.0
1922 0 0 0 0.0
1923 0 0 0 0.0
1924 13 6 19 5.7
1925 16 2 18 7.0
1926 19 2 21 8.3
1927 18 1 19 7.8
1928 25 6 31 10.9
1929 26 5 31 11.3
1930 22 3 25 9.6
1931 18 1 19 7.8
1932 16 1 17 7.0
1933 7 0 7 3.0
1934 14 0 14 6.1
Total 194 36 230
Percentage 84.3% 15.7%

The New English Weekly

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Year Articles (N) Letters (N) Total (N) Articles (%)
Year Articles (N) Letters (N) Total (N) Articles (%)
1932 10 0 10 4.3
1933 11 1 12 4.8
1934 25 2 27 10.9
1935 32 0 32 13.9
1936 35 4 39 15.3
1937 28 7 35 12.2
1938 31 3 34 13.5
1939 21 3 24 9.1
1940 25 3 28 10.9
1941 22 1 23 9.6
1942 17 4 21 7.4
1943 18 1 19 7.8
1944 22 0 22 9.6
1945 8 1 9 3.5
1946 0 2 2 0.0
1947 0 2 2 0.0
1948 0 1 1 0.0
1949 0 2 2 0.0
Total 305 37 342
Percentage 89.2% 10.8%
Last modified: 2021-05-21
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Sorabji Resource Site (SRS)
Faculté de musique, Université Laval, Québec

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