The Horse and His Shadow

Amorim, Enrique

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New York. 1943. Scribners. 1st Edition. Previous Owner's Inscription In Front, Otherwise Very Good.No Dustjacket. 24. 252 pages. hardcover. keywords: July 25. inventory # 19261. FROM THE PUBLISHER - This vivid, colorful, and realistic novel of the vast pampas of South America introduces to North American readers a novelist who is well known throughout his own continent, and whose works have been translated into French and German, but who, with this novel, makes his first appearance in English. The action of ‘The Horse and His Shadow’ takes place in Uruguay, and through the symbolic figure of the stallion, Don Juan, there are combined the two leading themes of the plot. One theme concerns the war of the Polish refugees struggling for existence in their new country against the feudalistic owners of the great ‘estancias’; the other is concerned with the lonely inarticulate girl ‘La Gaucha’ who works as a servant in the house of Nico Azara, owner of the stallion, and who remains after his tragic death to live on the remnant of the once great ‘estancia,’ and, with her child, watch the mares plowing the fields and the stallion’s colt trotting in the furrow after his mother. The strength of the novel lies not only in its absorbing story, but also in its complete realization of the picturesque and striking gaucho types. Not only are the gauchos themselves fully realized but also the aristocratic Azara family appears with almost photographic fidelity. ‘The Horse and His Shadow’ will introduce North American readers to a scene unfamiliar until now and filled with beauty and color. It is a book not only for any one who likes a good story but also for the increasing number of readers who find especial interest in books on South American themes. About the Translators Translating, if it has to be combined with soldiering, is not for a man of a sedentary disposition. When Richard O’Connell first began collaborating with James Graham Lujan on ‘The Horse and His Shadow,’ he was Sergeant O’Connell. His translating had to be done on weekend leaves or else at camp late at night, sometimes by flashlight. Even a ninety days’ stretch at officers’ candidate school did not completely stop work on the book. He finished his task at a mountain training center as Lieutenant O’Connell of the field artillery. James Graham Luján is of Mexican and Scotch descent. His interest in translating is based on a wide acquaintance with Mexican and South American writers. In this field, he has worked with the Committee on Cultural Relations with Latin America, and in the theatre. Lt. O’Connell and Graham Lujan first collaborated on a translation of five plays by Spain’s great young playwright, Federico Garcia Lorca. Their book, ‘From Lorca’s Theatre,’ made a distinguished body of plays known to American readers. They have also worked together on stories and magazine articles, and have translated from the poetry of Leopoldo Marechal, Pablo Neruda, and Gabriela Mistral, among others. . Previous Owner's Inscription In Front, Otherwise Very Good.No Dustjacket. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: The Horse and His Shadow
Publisher: Scribners
Publication Date: 1943
Binding: hardcover
Edition: 1st Edition.

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Book Description Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, NY, 1943. Hardcover. First Ed; First Printing indicated.. First Ed; First Printing indicated [A]. Very Good in Good- DJ: Book shows indications of careful use: moderate wear to the extremities; slight spine lean; this may be an EX-LIBRARY copy [four digits rubber stamed at the upper front free endpaper and at the title page and a book plate - or library tag - has been removed from the front free endpaper; these are the only indications of this possibility]. Binding remains quite secure; text clean. DJ shows fairly heavy wear; some loss to chipping and rubbing at extremities; moderate rubbing to the panels and faint soiling; price is intact; mylar-protected. Overeall, remains a structurally sound, tightly bound copy showing a little wear with a clean text in a somewhat tatty DJ. Translated by Richard L. O'Connell and James Graham Lujan. "El caballo y su sombra" was first published in Uruguay in 1941. Hardback with DJ. Enrique Amorim (July 25, 1900 – July 28, 1960) was an Uruguayan novelist and writer, best known for his story Las quitanderas whose plot centres on rural prostitution; also known for his left-wing politics. Born in Salto, Uruguay, his parents were wealthy cattle ranchers. His father was from a Portuguese background, his mother Basque. Amorim travelled extensively in Europe and Latin America, developing acquaintanceships and friendships with many of the leading literary figures of his time. He eventually had a house built in Salto, designed by Le Corbusier. In the 1920s Amorim wrote for the Argentinian leftist magazine Los Pensadores and published with the press Claridad, both associated with the left-leaning Buenos Aires-based Boedo group. In 1947 Amorim officially joined the Communist Party of Uruguay. He was also responsible for the erection of a monument in Salto to commemorate Federico García Lorca, the poet and playwright killed by Francisco Franco's forces in the opening weeks of the Spanish Civil War. Seller Inventory # 41466

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