Mainstream: A Literary Quarterly [the first three issues: Winter 1947, Spring 1947, Summer 1947]

By: Sillen, Samuel, ed.

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Book Condition: Near Fine


[nice clean copies, all three issues in comparable condition, with No. 3 only showing a touch of fading to the covers and a bump to the bottom rear corner affecting the last ten pages or so]. The first three issues of this ambitious quarterly, founded as the clouds were gathering over the American left/progressive movement in those early Cold War years. The editorial board includes many of the "usual suspects," including three who would become widely known (and would serve jail time) as members of the Hollywood Ten: Alvah Bessie, John Howard Lawson, and Dalton Trumbo. Contributors to these first three issues include Lawson, Trumbo, Thomas Bell, Arnaud d'Useau, Langston Hughes, Meridel Le Sueur, Alexander Saxton, Millard Lampell, Walter Bernstein, Stefan Heym, Howard Fast, and Ben Field. The publication would last only one more issue after these three, then combined in 1948 with "New Masses" to form "Masses & Mainstream," which changed its title back to simply "Mainstream" in 1956.

Title: Mainstream: A Literary Quarterly [the first three issues: Winter 1947, Spring 1947, Summer 1947]

Author: Sillen, Samuel, ed.

Categories: Literary Journals,

Edition: (Vol. I, Nos. 1-2-3)

Publisher: New York, Mainstream Associates, Inc.: 1947

ISBN Number: NO

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: 21069