Authors Take Sides on the Spanish War.London: Left Review, 1937 Stock Code: 146467
First edition, first impression, collecting the responses of 148 authors to the following questions issued by the poet and activist Nancy Cunard: "Are you for, or against, the legal Government and the People of Republican Spain? Are you for, or against, Franco and Fascism?"
The clear majority of literary figures take the side of the Republican government, including Samuel Beckett, W. H. Auden, Aleister Crowley, Ford Madox Ford, Aldous Huxley, Sylvia Pankhurst, Rebecca West, and Leonard Woolf. Few authors come out against the Valencia government, those who do including Evelyn Waugh, Arthur Machen, and Edmund Blunden. A slightly larger number take a neutral line - Vera Brittan, T. S. Eliot, H. G. Wells, and Vita Sackville West. This publication precedes the similar American project, Writers Take Sides: Letters About the War in Spain from 418 American Authors, published the following year.
Octavo, pp. . Original yellow wrappers printed in red.
Covers a little creased and soiled, light foxing to contents, darker on a couple of pages. A very good copy.
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