Lagerkvist, Par THE ETERNAL SMILE: And Other Stories
New York: Random House, (1954). First U.S. edition. Translated from the Swedish by Alan Blair, Erik Mesterton, Denys W. Harding and Carl Eric Lindin. Hardcover. Upper spine end lightly bumped, else near fine in midnight-blue cloth with multi-color titles to the spine; in a lightly age-toned dust jacket, with light wear to the spine panel, and shelfwear and short tears to upper spine and upper front panel edges.
A significant collection representing twenty-one premiere stories by the leading modern Swedish author and Nobel Prize-winning novelist, playwright and poet. The acclaimed philosophical title story asks and answers questions of life and death.