New York. Fall/Winter 1938 through 1948. Whole numbers one through fifteen (in nine issues), lacking the final, 10th anniversary number. Variously printed wrappers, printed wrappers over boards, and cloth, in printed dust jackets (as below). Nine volumes, including double numbers. Item #WRCLIT82616
Edited by Dorothy Norman. One of the most important journals of its times, founded and maintained in part under the influence of Alfred Stieglitz, 291 and American Place. Literary contributors include Rilke, Bourne, Olson (his first appearance in print), Cummings, Malraux, Dreiser, Nin, Kafka, Williams, Proust, Laughlin, Mann, Toller, Rukeyser, Patchen, Saroyan, Beecher, Miller, Anderson, Frank, Crane, Stein, Wright, Ignatow, Murray, et al. Included are superior reproductions of photographs and other artworks by Stieglitz, B. Weston, Marin, Porter, Wright Morris, Norman, O'Keeffe, Adams, Grosz, et al. An original silver gelatin print of a photograph by Todd Webb is mounted and bound into double number X/XI. Equal attention is paid to progressive, humanistic concerns for justice under the law at home and abroad, and the ongoing worldwide tragedy of the war, race discrimination, transgressions against civil liberties and the like. In this set, Issue I is in stiff wrappers, with light wear along overlap edges; II - VII are in cloth, with dust jackets (V-VI shows an old damp stain to the lower portion of the spine, wrapping around into the lower portions of the boards, and modestly affecting the jacket, but not the textblock) then VIII to end are very good to near fine in printed wrappers over boards. HOFFMAN, et al, p. 344.