1st Printing. 280 pages. Published in 2008. Collection of short stories and unpublished work. One of the greatest books of our time. The first appearance of the title in English and in the United Kingdom. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. There is no American Edition. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents, at long last, Machado de Assis' "A Chapter of Hats" in felicitous English translation. Short stories, three unpublished chapters of "Genesis" collectively titled "In The Ark", and "The Mirror: A Sketch For A New Theory of The Human Soul", in felicitous English translations by John Gledson, the greatest living translator into English and scholar of Brazilian literature. Professor Gledson has also written an indispensable Introductory Essay. "They echo Poe and Gogol, they anticipate Joyce, they have been compared to contemporary works by Chekhov, Maupassant, and Henry James. Yet they are not quite like any of these. Anyone who has read 'Epitaph of A Small Winner' or 'Dom Casmurro', his most famous novels, will want to savor these stories" (John Gledson). One of his earliest and most passionate advocates, the late great critic and novelist, Susan Sontag, ironically noted that discovering Machado de Assis "makes one less provincial" as a human being, not just as a reader, clearly implying the opposite, that the single-minded focus on Anglo-American literature ("English", as it's still called in academe) makes one more provincial. Together with Alejo Carpentier, Machado de Assis is now widely regarded as one of the "founders" of Magical Realism, the most influential literary Movement of 20th-century Latin-American literature. Coming from backward cultures, Carpentier and De Assis are anomalies, two geniuses who came from nowhere and permanently transformed literature. His single greatest book, "Epitaph For A Small Winner", was definitively and more faithfully translated anew as "The Posthumous Memoirs of Bras Cubas" (1997). This collection of stories magnifies his achievement. An absolute "must-have" title for Machado de Assis collectors. This title is a great book. This is one of few copies of the First British Edition/First Printing still available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. Please note: Copies available in bookstores and online are remainder-marked and have serious flaws. A scarce copy thus. The greatest Brazilian writer thus far. A flawless copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER MACHADO DE ASSIS TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 0747594619. Bookseller Inventory # 17921
Title: A CHAPTER OF HATS AND OTHER STORIES - Scarce...
Publisher: London, England: Bloomsbury Publishing
Publication Date: 2008
Book Condition: As New
Dust Jacket Condition: As New
Edition: 1st Edition.
Book Description Bloomsbury,, London:, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. Translated from the Portuguese and with an introduction by John Gledson. First British printing. As new in like dust jacket. ; 275 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 62999
Book Description Bloomsbury Pub Ltd, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: DJ. First Edition. 0747594619 Publisher: Bloomsbury, London, 2008. First Edition, First Printing. FINE hardcover book in FINE dust-jacket. PRISTINE. As New. Unread. NOT marked. NOT price-clipped. NOT remainder marked. NOT faded. NOT book club edition. NOT ex-library. All of our books with dust-jackets are shipped in fresh, archival-safe mylar protective sleeves. Bookseller Inventory # SKU1006505
Book Description Bloomsbury Publishing, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. First Edition. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0747594619