New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1940. First Edition. Though not billed as such in the jacket copy, this work in fact comprises the Report of the Third Writers' Congress, held in the summer of 1939. Seidman: "...the report is a folksy, running commentary on the Congress. Sections deal with folklore, writing craft problems (including a brief mention of proletarian literature), the novel, the Negro in fiction [...] section titles are used to contrast the aims of writers with war aims, and the volume ends on an antiwar, anti-imperialist note." Dedicated in print to the CP-affiliated League of American Writers. A somewhat uncommon title, especially in jacket. This a quite nice copy. SEIDMAN S413. Octavo. Black cloth boards; dustjacket; 167pp. Bit of foxing to endpapers, else Near Fine. In the original dustwrapper, foxed on verso and flap-folds but otherwise quite clean and crisp.