I Like America by Granville Hicks; decorations by Richard M. Bennett. Granville Hicks.

I Like America by Granville Hicks; decorations by Richard M. Bennett

New York: Modern Age Books, 1938. Paperback. Second Printing, Sept. 1938. [8], 216 p.: in-text illustrations; 19 cm. Paperback with front cover illustration. "A New Modern Age Book" -- on front cover, with the seal emblem on both covers. Printed by union labor at the Rumford Press, Concord, N.H. Typography by Robert Josephy. "61" at tail of spine. 50 cent price on front cover. Black remainder mark on lower page edges. Louis Birk, managing editor of Modern Age Books, had urged the author, Granville Hicks (1901-1982), to write a book presenting to middle-class America "the official line of the Communist Party in the Popular Front period." During the 1930s, Hicks was an influential Marxist literary critic; he became editor of the Communist Party's cultural magazine, The New Masses, in 1934. In 1939, however, he resigned from the party in response to the Nazi-Soviet non-aggression pact. Book is in Good Condition: cover is rubbed and lightly soiled; loss at lower end of back joint; lower corner of front cover creased; first page (before title page) stained, with chip at upper corner; otherwise, clean and tight. Good. Item #004501

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