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  • ICAA Record ID
    800989
    TITLE
    [Comité Ejecutivo de la Liga de Escritores y Artistas Revolucionarios (LEAR) to Joseph Freeman, National Secretary of the John Reed Club (JRC). Communique], 1935 Jan. 22
    DESCRIPTION
    [1] leaf
    LANGUAGES
    English
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Typed sheet – Press Release
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    Comité Ejecutivo de la Liga de Escritores y Artistas Revolucionarios (LEAR) to Joseph Freeman, National Secretary of the John Reed Club (JRC), January 22, 1935. Communique. Private archive.
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Synopsis

This communiqué outlines the growth of the Liga de Escritores y Artistas Revolucionarios (LEAR) [League of Revolutionary Writers and Artists] in the last ten months, explaining the organizational structure and activities. It highlights the publication of the League’s magazine Frente a Frente [Face to Face], for which they seek distribution to Spanish-speaking workers in the United States. It also asks the North American organization to “help our new organization with anything they might need.” 

Annotations

The John Reed Club, founded in 1929, was a conglomerate of cultural associations with links to the Soviet Union. This is an important document because it records the desire among the aesthetic-political avant-garde in Mexico to organize networks of artists and intellectuals. Midway through that year, during the VII Congreso Mundial de la Internacional Comunista [7th Communist International World Congress], the antifascist cultural front was born.

Researcher
Francisco Reyes Palma
Team
CURARE, Espacio crítico para las artes, Mexico City, Mexico
Location
Archivo particular