Mary Low

Mary Low (1912-2007) was a poet, linguist, Trotskyist, classics teacher and the wife of the Surrealist poet Juan Breá:  “Her final act was to sign a declaration of critical historians opposing the dominant historiography that depicts the Spanish revolution simply as a struggle between fascism and anti-fascism, (exemplified by Hobsbawm among UK academics) and seeks to erase the struggle between the classes from the historical record.” (JJ Plant)

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Wilfredo Lam, Drawing for Mary Low’s Alquimia del recuerdo (1946), reprinted in Arsenal / Surrealist Subversion (1989).

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Juan Breá, For Mary Low (1933).

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George Orwell, Red Spanish Notebook: A Review, published in Time and Tide (1937) and reprinted in Arsenal / Surrealist Subversion (1989).