Title: The Shipyard
Publication Date: 1968
Edition: 1st Edition.
New York. 1968. Scribner's. 1st American Edition. Very Good In Slightly Worn Dustjacket. Remainder Mark. Translated from the Spanish by Rachel Caffyn. 190 pages. hardcover. Cover: Greta Franzen. keywords: Literature Translated Uruguay Latin America. inventory # 23869. FROM THE PUBLISHER - As the first of his novels to appear in the United States, The Shipyard introduces to readers in this country a Uruguayan with a literary reputation well established in Latin America and increasingly known abroad. Chief character in this strongly atmospheric story is one Larsen, an enigmatic figure who returns to the town of Santa Maria, from which he had been expelled five years earlier. Larsen takes over the managership of Santa Mariaís once-prosperous shipyard but soon discovers he has entered a world compounded of the quicksands of illusion and delusion. Onetti chronicles Larsenís inexorable yet witting descent into the quagmire of meaningless forms and motions with a stylistic detail that lends the force of an imperative to the course of his actions. The world of the shipyard - a claustrophobic phantasy which Onetti has made an actuality - not only submerges its participants - but immerses the reader as well. JUAN CARLOS ONETTI was born in Montevideo, Uruguay, in 1909. After finishing high school there, he moved to Buenos Aires, where he combined odd jobs with courses at the university. He then joined Reuters News Service, becoming bureau chief in Buenos Aires in 1942. The first of his thirteen novels to date, EL POZO, was published in 1939. Onetti subsequently edited an Argentine magazine before returning to Montevideo to work on the newspaper Accion. Married and the father of two children, he is presently director of the Municipal Libraries of Montevideo. JACKET DESIGN BY GRETA FRANZEN; BACKGROUND PHOTO BY JOAN BECKER. JACKET QUOTATION FROM EMIR RODRIQUEZ MONEGAL IN THE SPANISH EDITION OF Life. . Very Good In Slightly Worn Dustjacket. Remainder Mark. Bookseller Inventory # 23869
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