CARMEN. Revista Chica de Poesía Española. Núms. 1, 2, 3 - 4, 5 y 6-7 (complete). Together with LOLA. Amiga y Suplemento de Carmen. Núms. 1, 2, 3-4, 5 y 6-7 (completa). Director: Gerardo Diego. Secretario-Administrador: Luis Alvarez Piñer. Depositario: Manuel de la Escalera.
Referencia Librería: 50.15Batt
Lugar de publicación: Gijón (Carmen was printed in Aldus, Santander, and Lola in Tip. de Rodrigo, Sigüenza)
Tamaño: 18x25 ad 16x22.2.
Páginas: 7 issues in 5 vols.: Carmen 16pp. ; Lola 8pp.
Original wrappers; each issue comes in its origianl envelope, addressed to Gabino Teira, founder of the Biblioteca Popular in Torrelavega and a personal friend of Gerardo Diego. Fe de erratas loosely inserted in nº 5. This is one of the essential literary magazines of Spain's Generación del 27, with contributions by al the great poets of the age: Federico García Lorca, Rafael Alberti, Luis Cernuda, Jorge Guillén, Juan Larrea, Gerardo Diego, Pedro Salinas, Fernando Villalón, Manuel Altolaguirre, Vicente Aleixandre, Quiroga Plá, Adriano del Valle, Max Aub, Emilio Prados, etc. The director, Gerardo Diego, one of the great poets of his age, would go on to edit Poesía Española Antología 1915 - 1931, the defining collection of the poetic group. The supplement Lola contains parodies, satires and some contemporary cultural gossip. In the 1920s and 30s much of the sweeping cultural tide was carried by the cultural magazines, with practically every poet founding his own: Litoral, directed by Altolaguirre and Prados in Málaga, Lorca's Gallo in Granada, Caballo Verde directed by Neruda in Madrid, etc.; of these Carmen was undoubtedly one of the finest representatives. Complete collections in this condition are very hard to find. Envíos para España: el pago contra reembolso conlleva un recargo de 4 Euros.