Antaeus (magazine)

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Cover of Antaeus issue number 37 featuring National Book Award winner Stanley Kunitz.
CategoriesLiterary magazine
FounderDaniel Halpern and Paul Bowles
Final issue1994
CompanyEcco Press
CountryUnited States
Based inNew York City

Antaeus was an American literary quarterly founded by Daniel Halpern and Paul Bowles and edited by Daniel Halpern. The magazine existed between 1970 and 1994.[1]


It was founded and published in Tangier, Morocco, but operations were shifted to New York City in the mid-1980s.[1] The first number appeared in the summer of 1970, the final issue (#75/76) in 1994. Beginning with the third issue, the magazine bore the imprint of the Ecco Press,[2] which eventually became established as a book publisher. A small number of limited editions were also issued in conjunction with the magazine under the imprint of Antaeus Editions.

Particularly in its early years, Antaeus was known for its internationalist scope. Among its notable contributors were J. G. Ballard, Paul Bowles, Guy Davenport, Stephen King, Harry Mathews, Joyce Carol Oates, Breece D'J Pancake, Yannis Ritsos, W.H. Auden, Leslie Marmon Silko and Andrew Vachss.

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  1. ^ a b "Antaeus, 1970-1994". Dreamers Rise. October 26, 2009. Retrieved February 1, 2017.
  2. ^ J. D. O'Hara (October 20, 1974). "Antaeus Magazine". The New York Times. Retrieved February 1, 2017.

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