Stalin [Presentation Copy to Walter Lowenfels]. COMMUNISTS, WALTER LOWENFELS, V. Molotov.

Stalin [Presentation Copy to Walter Lowenfels]

New York: Workers Library, 1940. First American Edition. Lowenfels (1897-1976) was a prominent figure in the interwar expatriate community of Paris, where he worked as a poet, anthologist, and publisher through the mid Thirties. He was the model for "Cronstadt" in Henry Miller's Tropic of Cancer. After his return to the U.S. in the late Thirties, Lowenfels became active in Communist Party activities; he was tried under the Smith Act in 1953, and briefly jailed. He returned to writing poetry in the early Sixties, and became an important bridge between the radical student poets of the Sixties and the earlier generation of proletarian writers. The current volume is from the estate of deceased bookseller Norman Kane, who was Lowenfels's son-in-law. Octavo. Blue cloth boards; dustjacket; 190pp. Lengthy presentation from the Communist Party of Eastern Pennsylvania to "Comrade Walter Lowenfels / with best wishes on your 39th birthday and looking forward to many fruitful years of work in the interest of our great movement," signed by eight District Committee officials and dated 8/12/1940. Very good copy of the book in worn jacket, with rear flap detached.

Price: $450.00

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