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This document proposes an exchange of publications between Frente a Frente and New Masses, but its main goal is to convince the North American publication to use its influence to help connect LEAR to the Association d’Écrivains et Artistes Revolutionnaires (AEAR) [Association of French Revolutionary Writers and Artists] in France.


When LEAR corresponded with cultural organizations in the United States they usually asked that replies be addressed to Luis Arenal, who undoubtedly signed the original copy of the letter. 

This is a key document that explains how cultural fronts were organized in the 1930s and how hard it was for them to make contact with each other, in spite of the open channels available to them.

Francisco Reyes Palma
CURARE, Espacio crítico para las artes, Mexico City, Mexico
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