Beautiful issue that's pristine inside and out. No mailing label, no names or writing and very little defect. What there is is miniscule -- just a few small spots of edge wear. Oversized at 10" x 13 -1/4". The magazine launched on April 7, 1938 by the founders of Esquire, but it lasted a scant two years with two issues a month. It was political and controversial, so much so that Ernest Hemingway stopped writing for it after 14 issues. He's here with an article titled A Program For U.S. Realism in which he predicted WWII. The main article illustrated on the cover is Folding the Big Tent, a story about a Scranton, PA. showdown between the owners of a circus and the roustabouts who performed in it. Other topics include The Gestapo in the United States; Death of Democracy (1803); and Cotton Exploded in Dixie. Plus, of course, all Ken extras, especially the photographs. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Ken Magazine August 11, 1938
Publisher: Ken Inc.
Publication Date: 1938
Binding: Soft Cover
Book Condition: Near Fine
Edition: Vol. 2, No. 3.
Book Description Ken, Inc. Chicago., 1938. Soft cover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition... Magazine size about 10 by 13 inches with some 88 pages. Bound in color photo illustrated wraps. Article by Ernest Hemingway--'A Program For U. S. Realism' where he states that there will be war in Europe this year or next. John Mackey does a color caricature of Rockwell Kent. And much else, including a particularly gruesome photo of a Japanese beheading, and numerous full page photos. Light wear. VERY GOOD Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng. Seller Inventory # 14960
Book Description Kensington, Chicago, Illinois, 1938. Stapled Softcover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. First Edition. Early issue, vintage adverts, article by Hemingway "A PROGRAM FOR U. S. REALISM the article in which he predicted WWII" .one of 14 articles written by Hemingway for this magazine during its publication.other authors include Lawrence Martin, Claud Cockburn, John L. Spivak, Laurence Kirk, Guy Hickock, Pearl Thompson, Raymond Gram Swing, Tiffany Thayer, R. A. Winston, John Groth, DOUBLE PAGE NAZI CARTOON "DO YOUR STUFF BOYS- SAME AS IN AUSTRIA, very clean and solid, covers bright and clean, no marks. Seller Inventory # 016134