The Press: Yearnings Come True

Three hundred and fifty U.S. writers and artists had pooled their dollars and their talents to put out a magazine they could call their own (TIME, July 1). There were salable names among them: Steinbeck, Dos Passos, Lippmann, Hersey, Fadiman, Gropper. The editors boldly promised "stories, experiences and ideas these great writers and illustrators have always yearned to tell you." This week the pocket-sized magazine's first issue appeared on the stands. Its name (which it hopes to change annually): '47.

Readers of '47's first issue would probably feel that what some of the...

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