My Horse Gonzalez

Alegria, Fernando

Published by Las Americas Publishing Company, 1964
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New York. 1964. Las Americas Publishing Company. 1st American Edition. Very Good In Worn Dustjackete With Tears. 27. 187 pages. hardcover. keywords: September 26. inventory # 27851. FROM THE PUBLISHER - This is such a horsy book that it is hard to believe the author has ever done anything in his life except hang around racing stables. However, in his native Chile - and in France and Italy where this and other works by Alegria have appeared in translation - he is known and respected as an essayist, critic, novelist, short story writer, and poet. But indeed, he shows himself to be a poet in this very book, for surely few authors have ever described horses and horse races with more poetic feeling; and San Francisco owes Alegria a laurel crown, at least, for the many poetic descriptions of that Queen city of the West, whether glimpsed in early morning or late at night, in fog or sunshine. As one critic said, reviewing the novel when it first appeared in the original Spanish, ‘The uneasy fascination of this ‘town without a map,’ poised at the dock’s edge as if at any moment it might move on and leave one behind, is so potent that the narrator - a young Chilean who made his way to the States to study and instead finds himself washing dishes in a dreary restaurant - is driven to exclaim: ‘Why, you can be living in San Francisco and still feel homesick for it!’’ (Dorothy Hayes de Huneeus, in Americas, September, 1958). Whether or not you have already fallen under the spell of horses and horse racing, you can read this novel with pleasure for the story of young romance that is a part of it, for the odd assortment of human beings that swarm in its pages, and for the wry humor, compassion, and poetic feeling brought to the telling of the tale, Alegria here gives us an unusual point of vantage from which to view the human comedy. And the translator has skillfully leapt the language barrier; this English version can be read with undiluted enjoyment. This is a story of a horse with an eccentric personality. You may not be crazy about horses; but you will be, about that crazy horse, Gonzalez. FERNANDO ALEGRIA, who writes with such affection of San Francisco in the present novel, is no newcomer to the North American scene. In 1938, at the age of twenty, he was a delegate from his native Chile to the World Youth Congress held at Vassar College. A few years later, after completing his studies at the University of Chile, he returned to the States, to do post-graduate work at the University of California, from which he received his Ph.D. In 1943, his historical novel for juveniles, Lautaro, received first prize in the Second Latin-American Literary Contest (Segundo Concurso Literario Latinoamericano) sponsored jointly by Farrar & Rinehart and the Pan-American Union; this first book has been translated into English, Portuguese, Czech, and other European languages and is regarded as a classic. In 1947, on a Guggenheim scholarship, he wrote Watt Whitman en Hispano America, He is known and esteemed throughout Latin America as the author of several published collections of poems and literary essays, five novels, contributions to many magazines, and as one of the editors of Revista Iberoamericana, His writing career reached a peak with the publication of Cabalio de Copa, which we now present in English translation as My Horse, Gonzalez, for it was immediately awarded the most important prize any novel can receive in Chile (the Premio Municipal, conferred by the Academia Chilena de Ia Lenqua), and was a bestseller not only throughout Latin America but in France (where it was called tout Cheval), We confidently predict that this novel about horses and women, an often hilarious and always absorbing tale, will bring him the fame he deserves in his adopted land, the U.S.A. (original title: Cabalio de Copa). Very Good In Worn Dustjackete With Tears. Bookseller Inventory # 27851

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Title: My Horse Gonzalez
Publisher: Las Americas Publishing Company
Publication Date: 1964
Binding: hardcover
Edition: 1st Edition.

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Book Description Las Americas Publishing Company, 1964. hardcover. 1st Edition. New York. 1964. Las Americas Publishing Company. 1st American Edition. Very Good In Worn Dustjackete With Tears. 187 pages. hardcover. Fernando Alegría (Santiago de Chile, 26 September, 1918 - Walnut Creek, California, October 29, 2005) was a Chilean poet, writer, literary critic and scholar. Alegría grew up in the Independencia barrio of the city. Poets from this barrio include Pablo Neruda, Violeta Parra and Volodia Teitelboim. He received an M.A. from Bowling Green State University in 1941 and a Ph.D. from University of California, Berkeley, in 1947. From 1964-1967, Alegría was a professor at the University of California in Berkeley. From 1967 to 1998 he was a professor at Stanford University and for many years he was Chair of the Spanish and Portuguese Language Departments there. He sat on the Board of Trustees at the Western Institute for Social Research (WISR) for about twenty years beginning with its inception in 1975. Alegría served as cultural attaché from the government of Salvador Allende to the United States from 1970 to 1973. He was the representative of the Royal Academy of the Spanish Language in the United States for many years. Among the many awards he received is the Latin American Prize of Literature. A documentary film about the life of Chile’s revolutionary poet Alegría, ¡Viva Chile Mierda!, was produced in 2004. The documentary is a humanistic portrayal of one of the most influential figures from Chile and a key figure in the advancement of Latino culture in the United States of America. Alegría’s ‘Viva Chile Mierda’, the most recited poem of the Allende era, was written in the 1960s. keywords: 40293. inventory # 27824. FROM THE PUBLISHER - This is such a horsy book that it is hard to believe the author has ever done anything in his life except hang around racing stables. However, in his native Chile - and in France and Italy where this and other works by Alegria have appeared in translation - he is known and respected as an essayist, critic, novelist, short story writer, and poet. But indeed, he shows himself to be a poet in this very book, for surely few authors have ever described horses and horse races with more poetic feeling; and San Francisco owes Alegria a laurel crown, at least, for the many poetic descriptions of that Queen city of the West, whether glimpsed in early morning or late at night, in fog or sunshine. As one critic said, reviewing the novel when it first appeared in the original Spanish, ‘The uneasy fascination of this ‘town without a map,’ poised at the dock’s edge as if at any moment it might move on and leave one behind, is so potent that the narrator - a young Chilean who made his way to the States to study and instead finds himself washing dishes in a dreary restaurant - is driven to exclaim: ‘Why, you can be living in San Francisco and still feel homesick for it!’’ (Dorothy Hayes de Huneeus, in Americas, September, 1958). Whether or not you have already fallen under the spell of horses and horse racing, you can read this novel with pleasure for the story of young romance that is a part of it, for the odd assortment of human beings that swarm in its pages, and for the wry humor, compassion, and poetic feeling brought to the telling of the tale, Alegria here gives us an unusual point of vantage from which to view the human comedy. And the translator has skillfully leapt the language barrier; this English version can be read with undiluted enjoyment. This is a story of a horse with an eccentric personality. You may not be crazy about horses; but you will be, about that crazy horse, Gonzalez. FERNANDO ALEGRIA, who writes with such affection of San Francisco in the present novel, is no newcomer to the North American scene. In 1938, at the age of twenty, he was a delegate from his native Chile to the World Youth Congress held at Vassar College. A few years later, after completing his studies at the University of Chile, he returned to the States, to do post-graduate work at the Univers. Bookseller Inventory # 27824

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