January, 1963

El Corno Emplumado 5

, by Margaret Randall

We begin our second year! To cut costs, with El Corno #5 we experimented with a different quality paper. It was an experiment we would not repeat. (El Corno was printed back in the days of linotype and letterpress. Small independent print shops produced our press runs. We were always looking for ways to reduce the printer’s bill, but tried to maintain a decent quality at the same time.)

This issue featured "En busca de la cultura perdida," a long essay by French/Mexican anthropologist Laurette Sejourne. Fittingly, the entire issue was illustrated with Abel Mendoza’s beautiful rendition of drawings from the Borgia, Nuttal, Dresden, Fejervary and Borbonic codexes.

Other work in this issue was by Pablo Neruda, Ana Mairena, Rainer Gerhardt, Hans Magnus Enzensberger, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and Cid Corman, among others. An anthology of new Argentine poetry was also featured.