The editorial categories are research topics that have guided researchers during the recovery phase and continue to be the impetus behind the Documents Project’s digital archive and the Critical Documents book series. Developed by the project’s Editorial Board, each of the teams analyzed this framework and adapted it to their local contexts in developing their research objectives and work plans during the Recovery Phase. Learn more on the Editorial Framework page.
This article is a self-critique of the Liga de Escritores y Artistas Revolucionarios (LEAR) [League of Revolutionary Writers and Artists], which also touches on the group’s diversity. It mentions the disorder created by incorporating other organizations into the LEAR throughout 1936 and maintains that only the section of visual artists was able to consistently fulfill their commitments. It summarizes its most significant actions and highlights its participation in international conferences, its collaboration with labor organizations, brigades and film presentations and tributes. It also reports on the critical state of the organization’s finances; very often it would have to sustain itself on meager profits due to the lack of membership fees.
This unsigned text provides the criterion followed by the editors of the Frente a Frente [Front to Front] magazine that offers us a less romantic idea of the advances the organization made through its several years of activity. A photograph at the foot of the article reveals the massive influxes of attendees that occurred at some of the events organized by the Liga de Escritores y Artistas Revolucionarios (LEAR), just as the article points out the fragility and inconsistency of many of their actions.