Item #2789 Masses & Mainstream, April 1953 [Vol. 6, No. 4]. Samuel Sillen.

Masses & Mainstream, April 1953 [Vol. 6, No. 4]

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

The April 1953 issue of Masses & Mainstream, the cultural magazine of the Communist Party USA. This is M&M's first issue since the death of Stalin and contains various tributes to the Soviet leader ("The death of Joseph Stalin was a grievous blow to the partisans of progress everywhere," writes Editor Samuel Sillen, who focuses on Stalin's contributions to culture.) Other tributes follow, including a frontispiece drawing of Stalin by Hugo Gellert.

In other articles, historian Herbert Aptheker attacks conservatism and anti-Communism. There's also a short story by Meridel Le Sueur, poems by Aaron Kramer and Bert Meyers, and more. Scarce in commerce.

PHYSICAL DETAILS: Small Octavo (7 3/4 x 5 1/4 inches; 197 x 135 mm), 64 pages, in stapled wrappers (soft cover).

CONDITION: Rubbing and soiling to wrappers and a couple small stains internally. About Very Good. Item #2789

Price: $40.00

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