WAR OF TIME: STORIES BY ALEJO CARPENTIER - Rare Fine Copy of The First American Edition/First Printing
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1st Printing. 179 pages. Published in 1970. Collection of short stories. One of the greatest books of the 20th century. The first appearance of the title in English and in the United States. 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. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Alejo Carpentier's "War of Time" in a felicitous English translation. A triumphant achievement. "Everywhere in these narratives an extraordinarily rich and imaginative mind speculates upon, evokes, and criticizes the human condition and what men do in accepting and altering it. Writing of the rarest depth and resonance" (Publisher's blurb). Together with Machado de Assis, Alejo Carpentier is regarded as one of the Founding Fathers of Magical Realism, the dominant style of Modern Latin-American literature. Unlike almost all other Modern writers who were deeply committed to an ideology (in Carpentier's case, Fidel Castro's Marxism), Carpentier did not subscribe to "committed" literature, as Sartre, for example, did. On the contrary, he was a committed aesthete who sought to find the right voice and texture in his prose to capture what he saw as the unique Latin-American reality and experience. He called the latter "El Maravilloso", The Marvellous, whose implicative realization in his work made Gabriel Garcia Marquez's "One Hundred Years of Solitude" possible. An absolute "must-have" title for Alejo Carpentier collectors. This title is a modern classic. This is one of few copies of the First American Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A rare copy thus. Regarded by Harold Bloom as one of the canonical writers of our time. One of the greatest writers of the 20th century. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER ALEJO CARPENTIER TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 0575003707. Bookseller Inventory # 12609
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Language Notes: Text: English, Spanish (translation)
Title: WAR OF TIME: STORIES BY ALEJO CARPENTIER - ...
Publisher: New York City, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1970
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Edition: 1st Edition.
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