Edited by Victoria Ocampo.
SUR. Buenos Aires. July-October 1947. Paperback, large 8vo; illustrated wrappers with a Union Jack design. Advertisements + 527 pages. Spanish, with some English translation. 240 x 180mm. 0.8kg. . Very good; some shelf wear to wrapper, light creasing to edges and spine, toning to pages; the cover remains bright and fresh. Inscribed in ink to first leaf - 'A mi amigo Billy con afecto Jose L???'.
A British issue of the important South-American literary journal SUR. SUR was founded in 1931 by Victoria Ocampo, with the aim to connect South American writers with those in the North America and Europe. Ocampo was extremely influential and well-connected in the literary scene on both sides of the Atlantic. Following the end of the Second World War she put together this British issue of the journal. The contributors read as a Who's Who of literary talent and include Bernard Shaw, T.S. Eliot, Virginia Woolf, Aldous Huxley, George Orwell, V.S. Pritchett, Raymond Mortimer, John Lehmann, E.M. Forster, T.E. Lawrence, David Gardnett, Christopher Isherwood, Evelyn Waugh, Graham Greene, Elizabeth Bowen, the Sitwells, John Masefield, Walter de la Mare, Stephen Spender, Louis MacNeice, C. Day Lewis, Herbert Read, W.H. Auden, Laurie Lee, David Gascoyne, and Dylan Thomas. Several poems are included and these are printed in English and their translated Spanish. The whole is graced with a patriotic Union Jack wrapper.