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  • FUENTES, Carlos
    THE HYDRA HEAD. Translated from the Spanish by Margaret Sayers Peden.

    Edition: First US edition

    New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1978. Black cloth gilt. Flaking to author's gilt initials on front cover, as often, else fine in price-clipped jacket.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 43203
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  • CARPENTIER, Alejo
    THE LOST STEPS. Translated from the Spanish by Harriet de Onis.

    Edition: First US printing

    New York: Knopf, 1956. Cloth and boards. Light sunning to the pink top page edges and to the boards; light endpaper foxing; text paper lightly yellowed; else a VG unworn copy, no owner names. White dust jacket has tanning to the spine, lesser tanning to the panels; light rubbing to spine folds, short tears to spine tips, one small chip to lower inner corner of rear panel; VG otherwise, still attractive, flap price intact. The first book to be translated into English of the great Cuban writer, reprinted in the Penguin Modern Classics paperback series, and one of the more important Latin American novels. Garcia Marquez claims that this was the book which most influenced his own writing. A…

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    New York: Knopf, 1956. Cloth and boards. Light sunning to the pink top page edges and to the boards; light endpaper foxing; text paper lightly yellowed; else a VG unworn copy, no owner names. White dust jacket has tanning to the spine, lesser tanning to the panels; light rubbing to spine folds, short tears to spine tips, one small chip to lower inner corner of rear panel; VG otherwise, still attractive, flap price intact. The first book to be translated into English of the great Cuban writer, reprinted in the Penguin Modern Classics paperback series, and one of the more important Latin American novels. Garcia Marquez claims that this was the book which most influenced his own writing. A sophisticated modern man suffering from weltschmertz tries to make a new life in the primitive upper reaches of a great South American river, the author's way of exploring the important theme of the relationship between the old European culture and that of the New World.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 16422
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  • HIJUELOS, Oscar
    THE MAMBO KINGS PLAY SONGS OF LOVE

    New York: Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1989. Second printing. Advance review copy for Canada with info sheets laid in. Black cloth. Fine in fine, price-clipped jacket. Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, basis of a film.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 44536
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  • HIJUELOS, Oscar
    THE MAMBO KINGS PLAY SONGS OF LOVE

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1989. Orange cloth. Fine in fine jacket, flap price intact. Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, basis of a film.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 44537
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  • SOUZA, Marcio
    THE ORDER OF THE DAY: an unidentified flying opus. Translated by Thomas Colchie (signed)

    Edition: First US printing

    New York: Avon, 1986. Mass market Bard paperback original, the first US editon of this satirical novel set in the Amazon jungle by the acclaimed Brazilian author. Book just a little skewed, else a fine, uncreased copy. Laid in is a block lettered note from the author with name, address and phone number in Brazil. This was for a Toronto writer and impresario who brought him to town for a reading, and who was invited by Souza to visit, and with that person's 1989 ink signature at front.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 38930
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  • Plimpton, George, editor
    The Paris Review 27 (Winter-Spring 1962

    Paris Review, 1962. Octavo, card covers. British price sticker on front cover, VG otherwise. Contains an interview with May McCarthy, and contributions by Robert Bly, May Swenson, Adrienne Rich, Charles Tomlinson, John Heath-Stubbs, Denise Levertov, and others. Cover by Larry Rivers. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 47125
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  • Plimpton, George, editor (Pablo Neruda)
    The Paris Review 51 (Winter 1971)

    Paris Review, 1971. Octavo, card covers. Sticker scar to front cover, slight rubbing to front spine fold, VG otherwise. Contains a 26 page interview with Pablo Neruda interview. Also contributions by James Salter, Tom Clark, Robert Creeley, Michael McClure, John Wieners, and others. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 47123
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  • Plimpton, George, editor (Ernest Hemingway)
    The Paris Review 79

    Paris Review, 1981. Octavo, card covers. pp 420 + ads. 25th anniversary double issue. Contains on pp 85-102 an essay by Ernest Hemingway, "The Art of the Short Story", written in 1959 and intended for a collection of his stories, the project was dropped and this is its first publication. Also contributions by William Styron, Martha Gelhorn, Laura Riding, Raymond Carver ("Why Don't You Dance?" a story), William Faulkner ("The Werewolf", a story), William H. Gass and Terry Southern stories, David Hockney drawings, John Ashberry, Robert Creeley, James Dickey, Denise Levertov, Anne Sexton, Louis Simpson, and many otherwise. Corner creases to rear cover, light cover soiling, VG tight and unworn copy otherwise.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 47126
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  • USLAR PIETRI, (Arturo).
    THE RED LANCES. Translated from the Spanish by Harriet de Onis. With and Introduction by Federico de Onis.

    Edition: First edition in English

    New York: Knopf, 1963. Black and orange cloth, purple topstain. Fine copy. White jacket shows light soiling; rubbed streak down spine, front & rear panels; crease to rear flap; VG o/w. First published Madrid, 1931, this was the first and best-kno wn novel of this Venezuelan author/diplomat and is one of the most important political novels in Latin American literature.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 3365
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  • WAST, Hugo (pseud. of Gustavo Adolfo Martínez Zuviría, 1883-1962)
    THE STRENGTH OF LOVERS. Translated from the Spanish by Louis Imbert and Jacques LeClercq

    Edition: First US printing

    New York: Longmans, Green, 1930. Octavo, black cloth. pp (8), 315. Much of the gilt author name on spine flaked away; small corner torn from rear free endpaper; mild foxing to page edges; else a VG jacketless copy, no owner names. "Hugo Wast" was a noted Argentinian novelist and script writer. A Conservative, Catholic nationalist, and anti-semite, he was appointed director of the National Library of Argentina in 1931, and as Minister of Public Instruction, he brought back religious instruction in the public schools after 60 previous years of secularism.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 40850
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  • VARGAS LLOSA, Mario
    THE TIME OF THE HERO. Translated by Lysander Kemp.

    Edition: First edition in English

    New York: Grove Press, 1966. Black cloth. Page edges lightly yellowed, lightly foxed, else fine. The white dust jacket is uncommonly nice, colours bright, only faint dust soiling, no chips, clips or tears - fine. The great Peruvian writer's first book to be translated into English. Set in the Leoncio Prado Military Academy, the book caused a scandal in Peru and a thousand copies of the 1962 original Spanish edition were ceremonially burned at the Academy. UK edition in 1967.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 8632
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  • DURÁN, (Cheli, editor and translator).
    THE YELLOW CANARY WHOSE EYE IS SO BLACK.

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Macmillan, 1977. Brown cloth spine and red boards. (xxiv), (348) pp. Minor soiling to page edges; else a VG copy, no previous owner marks. Price-clipped dust jacket has nicks and slight rubbing to spine tips, outer corners; internal t ape stains not showing externally; otherwise VG. A bilingual anthology of Latin American Hispanic poetry from pre-Columbian to the present. Darío, Mistral, Vallejo, Paz, Neruda, many others.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 15284
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  • COFIÑO LOPÉZ, Manuel
    TIEMPO DE CAMBIO

    Edition: First printing

    La Habana (Havana), Cuba: Instituto del Libro, 1969. pp (87), Card covers with flaps. Pencil notes at rear, light rubbing to edges, ink price at front, VG otherwise. Short stories. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.

    Condition: Book: Very Good, Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 44729
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  • FUENTES, Carlos
    TODOS LOS GATOS SON PARDOS.

    Edition: First Edition

    Mexico: Suglo Vientiuno, 1970. 16mo, card covers with flaps. [4], (188) pp. Small creases to head of spine; tiny nick to lower edge of front cover; else fine, no previous owner marks. A play about the Aztecs and the Conquistodores.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 14629
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  • IBARGÜENGOITIA, Jorge
    TWO CRIMES. A Novel. Translated by Asa Zatz.

    Edition: First US edition

    Boston: Godine, 1984. Cloth & boards. Fine copy. Price-clipped jacket has surface scratch and light rubbing to white rear panel, else fine. Second novel in English by the late, noted Mexican author.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 6196
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