Item #2788 Masses & Mainstream, October 1953 [Vol. 6, No. 10]. Samuel Sillen.

Masses & Mainstream, October 1953 [Vol. 6, No. 10]

New York: Masses & Mainstream, Inc., 1953. First Edition, First Printing.

The October 1953 issue of Masses & Mainstream, the cultural magazine of the Communist Party USA. Among the articles: Herbert Aptheker defends Alger Hiss; Editor Samuel Sillen says literary critic Van Wyck Brooks should do more to support writers battling McCarthyism; and Gladys Tayler Yang writes glowingly about education in the "New China." (Worth noting: Yang later spent four years in detention during the Cultural Revolution.)

This issue is scarce in commerce.

PHYSICAL DETAILS: Small Quarto ( 7 3/4 x 5 1/4 inches; 197 x 134 mm), 64 pages, in stapled wrappers (soft cover).

CONDITION: Light vertical crease throughout, some soiling and rubbing to wrappers, stains to a couple of pages but otherwise bright and unmarked. About Very Good. Item #2788

Price: $40.00

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