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Writers take Sides

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Nov 18th, 2023. Artwork published in
May 1938
Writers take Sides 1
Source: Goodreads (edited). License: All Rights Reserved.

Writers take sides on the question: Are you for, or are you against Franco and fascism? Are you for, or are you against the legal government and the people of Republican Spain?

This book with 418 American authors weighing in on the Spanish Civil War was edited by Millen Brand, Dorothy Brewster, Harry Carlisle, and Groff Conklin, and published by the League Of American Writers in 1938. The featured voices include Gertrude Atherton, Brooks Atkinson, Carl Becker, Kenneth Burke, Countee Cullen, William Faulkner, Edna Ferber, Felix Frankfurter, Dashiell Hammett, Ernest Hemingway, Langston Hughes, James Weldon Johnson, Rockwell Kent, Stanley Kunitz, George Seldes, Upton Sinclair, John Steinbeck, Genevieve Taggard, Clara Weatherwax, and Richard Wright.

Writers take Sides 2
Source: Arroyo Seco Books (edited). License: All Rights Reserved.


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