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Latin American Literature.

Latin American Literature.

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1 (Alfaro, Eloy). Edited by A. Curtis Wilgus ELOY ALFARO 1842-1912: Citizen of the Americas
Panama City, Republic of Panama: Eloy Alfaro International Foundation, 1959. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Near fine in pale blue stapled wraps. Octavo. 68 pages. Illustrated with photographs. 
Tribute to the former Ecuadorian president José Eloy Alfaro Delgado (1842-1912), a member of the Radical Liberal Party who was president twice: from 1895-1901 and 1906-1911. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2 (Borges, Jorge Luis). Edited and with photographs by Willis Barnstone BORGES AT EIGHTY: Conversations
Bloomington: Indiana University Press, (1982). 0253166268 / 9780253166265 First edition, first printing. Dated, inscribed and SIGNED by the editor, Willis Barnstone. Hardcover. Mild rubbing wear to the shelf edges, else near fine in black cloth with spine titles stamped in metallic red; in a fine photo-pictorial dust jacket. Octavo. 176 pages; black-and-white photographs. 
In the wide-ranging dialogues collected in this volume, the author's thoughts are evoked through the perceptive questioning of Willis Barnstone, John Coleman, Alastair Reid, Dick Cavett, and others. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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3 (Garcia Marquez, Gabriel). Oberhelman, Harley D. GABRIEL GARCIA MARQUEZ: A Study of the Short Fiction.
Boston: Twayne Publishers, (1991). 0805783334 / 9780805783339 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as new, in a fine, as new, dust jacket. Octavo. 138 pages; selected bibliography and an index. Frontispiece photograph. 
No. 24 in Twayne's "Short Fiction" series focuses on the Nobel-prize winning author of ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SOLITUDE. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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4 (Puig, Manuel). Kerr, Lucille SUSPENDED FICTIONS: Reading Novels by Manuel Puig
Urbana, Illinois: University of Illinois Press, (1987). 0252013298 / 9780252013294 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in maroon cloth; no dustjacket. 
Thorough-going, novel-by-novel study of the Argentine-born author of THE BUENOS AIRES AFFAIR, KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN, BETRAYED BY RITA HAYWORTH, and HEARTBREAK TANGO. Notes, index. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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5 (Sherlockiana). Soares, Jo A SAMBA FOR SHERLOCK
New York: Pantheon Books, (1997). 0375400656 / 9780375400650 First U.S. edition: Special Preview Edition, with hidden fold-out dust jacket flap promotional panel sealed with a red violin sticker. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket; the violin sticker has been opened, but is present and complete. This copy SIGNED by the author to a preliminary page. 
In this international bestseller from the first-time Brazilian novelist, Sherlock Holmes is summoned from London to Rio in 1886 to investigate the theft of a Stradivarius violin. Translated from the Portuguese by Clifford E. Landers. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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6 Amado, Jorge TEREZA BATISTA: Home from the Wars
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1975. 0394487524 / 9780394487526 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in gilt-lettered cream cloth shelfback over goldenrod boards, with pink upper page-edge tint; in a fine illustrated dust jacket. Jacket design by Paul Bacon. 
"Once again Jorge Amado--celebrating beauty and Bahia--has given us a woman, a world, a view of life, to fall in love with." Translated from the Portuguese by Barbara Shelby. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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7 Anaya, Rudolfo ZIA SUMMER
(New York:) Warner Books, (1995). First edition: Review copy, with materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Chicano detective Sonna Baca is led from the past to the present in this mystical New Mexican mystery. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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8 Asturias, Miguel Angel STRONG WIND
New York: Delacorte Press/Seymour Lawrence, (1968). First U.S. edition, first printing. Translated by Gregory Rabassa. Hardcover. Faint age-toning to textblock, else a bright, fine copy in chocolate-brown cloth with white and gilt lettering to spine, blind embossed illustration to front; in a lightly age-toned, else fine dust jacket. 
"The story concerns a Central American country and the struggles of the natives against the paternalism, callousness, and ruinous policies of the gringo firm Tropical Banana, Inc."--Lloyd W. Griffin. "Reveals a master's touch...a book to be savored." 
Price: 125.00 USD
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9 Athie, Belen OBJETANY
New York/Washington/Hollywood: Vantage Press, (1973). First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in green boards with silver titles to the spine; in a fine dust jacket. 
The Puerto Rican poet started writing verse at the age of six and came to America as an adult to complete her college education and work. This is her first published collection, expressing life experiences and promoting her passionate stance for freedom. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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10 Carballido, Emilio THE GOLDEN THREAD And Other Plays
Austin and London: University of Texas Press, (1970). 0292700393 / 9780292700390 First edition, first printing. Translated by Margaret Sayers Peden. Hardcover. Patch of dampstaining to upper fore-edge and small area of top page edges, thus very good; in sea-green cloth with gilt spine stamping; in a very nearly fine illustrated dust jacket with minor nicking at the spine ends. 
Collection of the Mexican playwright's richly poetic, deliciously theatrical plays--forays into the surreal, the fantastic and the macabre, including: THE MIRROR, THESEUS, THE TIME AND THE PLACE, THE INTERMEDIATE ZONE, THE CLOCKMAKER FROM CORDOBA. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1963. First edition in English, first printing. Translated by John Sturrock. Hardcover. Fine, in gilt-lettered pale magenta boards; in an age-darkened (especially to spine panel), lightly worn, printed dust jacket. 
Swashbuckling tale set in the the Caribbean world at the time of the French revolution. "A tour de force."--NY Times. The Cuban-born novelist was the first to apply the term "magic realism"-- "lo real maravilloso"--to Latin American literature. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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12 Carpentier, Alejo WAR OF TIME
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1970 First U.S. edition. Translated from the Spanish by Frances Partridge. Hardcover. Mild band of fading to the upper and lower edges, else near fine in blind-embossed pale blue cloth with spine titles, rules, and decoration gilt; in a slightly nicked illustrated dust jacket. Jacket design by Muriel Nasser. 
A collection of five complementary stories by the Cuban-born writer and musicologist who has had a remarkable influence on Latin American literature and was nominated several times for the Nobel Prize in Literature. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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13 Cortazar, Julio A MANUAL FOR MANUEL
New York: Pantheon Books, (1978). 0394496612 / 9780394496610 First U.S. edition, first printing. Translated by Gregory Rabassa. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in black cloth with gilt lettering; in a nearly fine, age-toned, illustrated dust jacket, with some creasing to front flap. 
"Much of Cortázar's later work can best be called 'collage.' A MANUAL FOR MANUEL combines fiction and history, the thriller with factual statistics and articles concerning political torture and oppression."--Charlene E. Suscavage. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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14 Cozarinsky, Edgardo THE BRIDE FROM ODESSA
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, (2004). 0374116733 / 9780374116736 First U.S. edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Translated from the Spanish by Nick Caistor. 
Eleven short stories set on a variety of continents by the Argentine filmmaker. "A profound knowledge of the cultures of Cozarinksy's narratives a fiery intellectual strength and a powerful originality."--Alberto Manguel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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New York/London/Toronto/Sydney: Simon & Schuster, (2005). 0743212037 / 9780743212038 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
The second novel by acclaimed the Latin-American author of SOLEDAD features the dreams and lives of Esperenza and the Colon family as they adjust to America after emigrating from the Dominican Republic. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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(Mexico): Cultura SEP, (1985). Spanish Language edition: a trade-sized paperback. In the Lecturas Mexicanas 99 series. A very good plus copy showing some mild rubbing to the illustrated covers, but which also appears to be unread. 
Anthology of modern Mexican poetry, with an introduction by Guillermo Sheridan. Included: Reyes, Novo, Rojo, Urbina, Nerva, Rebolledo, Othon, Miron, and others. In Spanish. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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17 Donoso, Jose CORONATION
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1965. First U.S. edition, first printing. Translated from the Spanish by Jocasta Goodwin. Hardcover. Fine in blue cloth shelfback over green boards, with dark blue top-edge coloring; in an illustrated dust jacket with light edgewear, and a tiny area of faint stain to upper front panel. A nice copy. Jacket by George Salter. 
William Faulkner Foundation Prize-winner, and Donoso's first novel to be published in the U.S. "Donoso was Chile's best-known novelist and one of the leading writers of the Latin American literary boom that began in the 1960s."--Reuters. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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New York: Farrar Strauss Giroux, (1989). 0374123349 / 9780374123345 First U.S. edition, first printing. Translated from the Spanish by Alfred Mac Adam and the author. Hardcover. Textblock very faintly age-toned, else a fine, bright copy in silver-lettered blue cloth shelfback over pale blue boards; in a mildly age-toned illustrated dust jacket. Warmly inscribed and SIGNED by the author to the dedication page. 
Near future comic novel set in a Mexico City deluged with black acid rain, gang warfare, political corruption and drug trafficking, told from the point of view of a fetus about to be born on the 500th anniversary of Columbus's discovery of America! 
Price: 50.00 USD
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(Los Angeles, California): (The Manas Publishing Company), (1983. B0006ENDGS First edition, first printing: chapbook original. Age-toning to covers, else fine, in printed, stapled wraps. Octavo. 15 pages. 
Offprint from VANITY FAIR, September 1983 of an address given by the Mexican diplomat and man of letters before a Harvard University commencement audience in 1983. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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20 Garcia Marquez, Gabriel STRANGE PILGRIMS: Twelve Stories
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1993. 0679425667 / 9780679425663 First U.S. edition, first printing. Translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman. Hardcover. Fine, in purple cloth with gilt spine titling, reddish top-edge tint; in a fine, illustrated dust jacket. 
"The Nobel prize-winning author Garcia Marquez has collected a dozen of his stories about Latin Americans in Europe, most of which, although magical, end on an unsettling note."--Ann Irvine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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