Kreisa fronte. N. 6. 24. XII. 1928. [Left Front. No. 6. December 24, 1928.]. Linards Laicens.
LATVIAN AVANT-GARDE MAGAZINE

Kreisa fronte. N. 6. 24. XII. 1928. [Left Front. No. 6. December 24, 1928.]

Riga: Linards Laicens (Latvju Kultura), 1928. With photographic illustrations. First edition. Printed in 1400 copies. In publisher’s, constructivist cover with photographic illustration. Printed in lilac and black. 46, (2) p. Spine worn, small spotting to rear cover. Overall in very good condition.

“Kreisā fronte” was the first substantial leftist Latvian-language journal with international aspirations. Its concept and format followed Vladimir Mayakovsky’s magazine the “LEF” and the design of “Novy Lef”. Only 17 issues were published between 1928 and 1930 (the last one was double), when it was banned by the authorities, and Laicens launched his new magazine the “Tribīne”.

The content of “Kreisā fronte" was more cultural than political, contained avant-garde literary elements as well as photographic artwork.

The editor, Linards (Petrovich) Laicens (1883-1938) was a Latvian Expressionist writer and poet, active in politics as a member of Communist party. He was the editor or the leftist Avant-garde journals “Kreisā Fronte” and “Tribīne”.

[Fraser: pp. 125–126.]

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Price: €900.00