BELARMINO AND APOLONIO. Translated from the Spanish and with an Introduction by Murray Baumgarten and Gabriel Berns.
Edition: First edition in English
Berkeley: University of California Press, 1971. Black cloth. , (xii), (203),  pp. Fine in fine, price-clipped jacket. This modern Spanish classic, the author's masterpiece, was first published in 1921. Often compared with DON QUIXOTE, "it is a philosophical tour de force containing Pérez de Ayala's opinions on life, the human condition, science, art, and religion - all expressed with fine irony and a Cervantesque sense of comedy." - jacket. The author, born in Asturias, served as ambassador to England for the Spanish Republic 1931-36.