Secret Ceremony

Denevi, Marco

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New York. 1961. Time. Limited Edition. Very Good In Hardcover & Slipcase. 21. 82 pages. hardcover. keywords: May 12. inventory # 12740. FROM THE PUBLISHER - An English translation of SECRET CEREMONY by Marco Denevi, Grand Prize Winner of LIFE EN ESPANOL’S Literary Contest. It is illustrated by Juan Carlos Barberis and translated by Harriet de Onis. It is a fascinating story with its own’strange, dark, brooding atmosphere. When the LIFE EN ESPANOL Literary Contest was launched the editors expected that perhaps 1,000-1,500 short novels might be submitted. In all, an overwhelming 3,149 short novels were submitted, with writers representing every one of the Latin American republics and Puerto Rico. Faced with the monumental task of reading, analyzing and judging these manuscripts were a panel of five of the most distinguished names in current Spanish American literature: Octavio Paz of Mexico, Hernan Diaz Arrieta of Chile, Emir Rodriguez Monegal of Uruguay, Federico de Onis of Spain, and Arturo Uslar Pietri of Venezuela. Marco Denevi’s SECRET CEREMONY won the $5,000 grand prize. Of it, Arturo Uslar Pietri wrote: ‘Denevi, using apparently direct realistic methods, is able to create a poetic climate around the mystery of personality mutation in this tale of extraordinary technical skill. The handling of the dialogue and situations is extremely sure and uncompromising. Nevertheless, the author sacrifices none of the necessary stuff that makes for real story telling-neither the spontaneity of his characters nor that mysterious something that brings them alive as people.’. Marco Denevi was born in Sanez Pena, Province of Buenos Aires, on May 13, 1922, youngest of seven children (four girls and three boys). His father, Valerio Rodolfo Denevi, was an immigrant from Genoa who prospered in Argentina as a small industrialist. His mother, Maria Eugenia Buschiazzo, is Argentine. Marco attended primary and secondary school in the small town of Sanez Peña, actually a suburb of Buenos Aires. He went on to university to study law, but after the fifth year and with only one term to go, found that it bored him, He quit in 1954 and started writing a novel, which he had been thinking about for several years. The novel, ‘Rosaura a las Diez, published in 1955, got first prize in a contest sponsored by Editorial Guillermo Kraft and has been a best seller in Argentina since, A movie based on this book was made a few years later and was cited for best plot at the Cannes Festival in 1958. A play, ‘Los Expedientes, published in 1957, was also a success and the Universities of Michigan and Indiana have asked permission to use it as a text for their Spanish literature classes. ‘Los Anteojos’ a collection of short stories published in 1958, earned him second prize in Argentina’s ‘Premio de la Direccion de Cultura.’ A confirmed bachelor, he lives with his mother and two spinster sisters in the same rambling one-story house in which he was born, Every morning he arises early and commutes to Buenos Aires where he works as Chief of the Legal Advisory Office of the Argentine Postal Savings Bank (Jefe de la Asesoria Letrada de la Caja Nacional de Ahorro Postal), a clerking job despite the imposing title, He has been working there since 1952, and does his writing during his spare time. Besides Spanish, his native tongue, Marco also writes French and Italian quite well and can understand English. It took him exactly one month to put ‘Ceremonia Secreta down on paper, with only one rough draft. Original title: Ceremonia Secreta. Very Good In Hardcover & Slipcase. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: Secret Ceremony
Publisher: Time
Publication Date: 1961
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