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Latin American Literature in Translation

Latin American Literature in Translation

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Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon, Amado, Jorge
1 Amado, Jorge Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon
New York Knopf 1962 First American Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
Stated first American Edition. Near fine book in very good price-clipped, mylar-covered dust jacket. Slight fading to edges of boards. Small smudge to bottom edge. Some spine slant. Dust jacket aged and soiled, small chips from top and bottom spine and corners. Translated from the Portuguese by James L. Taylor and William L. Grossman. 426 pp. 8 vo. This skillfully plotted novel is set in 1925-26 in Bahia, Brazil (Amado's birthplace). We specialize in Latin American literature in translation. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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Pen, Sword, Camisole, A Fable to Kindle a Hope, Amado, Jorge
2 Amado, Jorge Pen, Sword, Camisole, A Fable to Kindle a Hope
Boston/New York Godine/Avon 1985 0-87923-552-7 / 9780879235529 First American Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
Near fine book in near fine mylared dust jacket. First English language edition. Slight rub to back lower tip of dust jacket, several other slight wear rubs on edges. Translated by Helen R. Lane. First US edition. 274 pp. Set in Rio de Janeiro in 1940. We specialize in Latin American literature in translation. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Showdown, Amado, Jorge
3 Amado, Jorge Showdown
New York Bantam 1988 0-553-05174-1 / 9780553051742 First American Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
Fine book in near fine mylar dust jacket. Dust jacket cover has one-inch long crinkle upper right corner. Translated by Gregory Rabassa. 422 pp. 8 vo. This is a daring novel of audacious scope set in Brazil's cacao region. We specialize in Latin American literature in translation. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Showdown, Amado, Jorge
4 Amado, Jorge Showdown
New York Bantam 1988 0-553-05174-1 / 9780553051742 First American Hard Cover Fine Fine 
Fine book in fine mylar dust jacket First American edition, first printing. Translated by Gregory Rabassa. 422 pp. 8 vo. This is a daring novel of audacious scope set in Brazil's cacao region. We specialize in Latin American literature in translation. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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The Swallow and the Tom Cat, Amado, Jorge
5 Amado, Jorge The Swallow and the Tom Cat
New York Delacorte Press 1982 0-440-08325-7 / 9780440083252 First American Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Remainder 
Near fine book in near fine Brodarted dust jacket. First American edition. Top edge of DJ flaps browning. Light remainder spray on bottom of text block. 96 pp., translated from the Portuguese by Barbara Shelby Merello, wonderful illustrations by Carybe. We specialize in Latin American literature in translation. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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The Violent Land, Amado, Jorge
6 Amado, Jorge The Violent Land
New York Knopf 1965 First American Edition Uncorrected Proof Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
Near fine first American edition of 1965 reissue with new forward in near fine mylared dust jacket. Lower front corner and lower spine of book bumped, small smudge on lower edge. 336 pp. 8 vo. First published in 1945, a novel in which avid and ruthless individuals clash and merge. We specialize in Latin American literature in translation. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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The War of the Saints, Amado, Jorge
7 Amado, Jorge The War of the Saints
New York Bantam 1993 0-553-09537-4 / 9780553095371 First American Hard Cover Fine Fine 
Fine, tight, unread, first American edition, first printing, in Brodarted, fine dust jacket. Gregory Rabassa translation. 357 pp. An extraordinary tale in which freedom rises in the face of fear, love triumphs over a reign of terror and the mundane turns mystical in the blink of a beautiful woman's eye. We specialize in Latin American literature in translation. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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The War of the Saints, Amado, Jorge
8 Amado, Jorge The War of the Saints
New York Bantam 1995 0-553-37440-0 / 9780553374407 First Thus Wraps Near Fine 
Near fine copy in wraps, first printing of first paperback edition. Rabassa translation. 357 pp. Top front corner slightly fanned. We specialize in Latin American literature in translation. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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9 Andrade, Jorge Carrera (Translators: Beckman, Joshua and De Acosta, Alejandro) Micrograms
Seattle, WA Wave Books 2011 First Edition, Uncorrected Proof Wraps Near Fine 
Near fine uncorrected proof. Very light impression on rear cover, upper left. Translation of essays and poetry. 85 pp. Translated by Joshua Beckman and Alejandro de Acosta. We specialize in Latin American literature in translation. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Dom Casmurro, Assis, Machado De
10 Assis, Machado De Dom Casmurro
New York Noonday Press 1953 First American Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Plus 
Near fine book in very good plus mylared dust jacket. First American edition. Light foxing, else fine. Small tear on bottom of dust jacket near spine. Translated from the Portuguese by Helen Caldwell. 283 pp. 8vo. Widely considered to be Machado's greatest novel. We specialize in Latin American literature in translation. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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Epitaph of a Small Winner, Assis, Machado De
11 Assis, Machado De Epitaph of a Small Winner
New York Noonday Press 1952 First American Hard Cover Very Good Good Frisch, Shari 
Very good in good dust jacket. First American edition. Foxing and interesting Brazilian book store sticker on front paste down, water stain at top of spine and spine slightly bumped. Dust jacket price clipped, somewhat worn and tears on top spine and lower front. Manufactured by American Book-Stratford Press, Inc., New York. 223 pp. 8vo. Translated from the Portuguese by William L. Grossman. A posthumous memoir, tells the story of Braz Cubas (now dead). We specialize in Latin American literature in translation. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Epitaph of a Small Winner, Assis, Machado De
12 Assis, Machado De Epitaph of a Small Winner
New York Noonday Press 1952 First American Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Frisch, Shari 
Very good in very good mylared dust jacket. First American edition. Book lightly foxed, lower spine slightly bumped and bottom of first 30 pp bumped. Dust jacket price clipped, some browning on back cover. 223 pp. 8vo. Manufactured by The Haddon Craftsmen, Inc., Scranton, PA. Translated from the Portguese by William L. Grossman. A posthumous memoir, tells the story of Braz Cubas (now dead). We specialize in Latin American literature in translation. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Esau & Jacob, Assis, Machado De
13 Assis, Machado De Esau & Jacob
Berkeley University of California Press 1965 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good Near Fine Ex-Library 
Very good copy ex-library with usual glue patches and stamps, tight copy. Near fine mylared dust jacket with only a little rubbing in spots on the cover. Green cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. Two one-inch tape marks on back cover of book, two one-inch pieces of tape still on front cover of book. 287 pp. This is the last novel by Machado de Assis, translated by Helen Caldwell. We specialize in Latin American literature in translation. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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Helena, Assis, Machado De
14 Assis, Machado De Helena
Berkeley, CA University of California Press 1984 0-520-04812-1 / 9780520048126 First American Hard Cover Near Fine Fine 
Near fine copy in fine mylared dust jacket. Front end paper has slight glue residue, else fine. First U. S. edition of the author's third novel. Written in 1876, translated from the Portuguese by Helen Caldwell. 197 pp. 8vo. We specialize in Latin American literature in translation. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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The Heritage of Quincas Borba, Assis, Machado De
15 Assis, Machado De The Heritage of Quincas Borba
London W. H. Allen 1954 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 
Very good copy of first edition in good mylared dust jacket. Closed split at top of spine of book, tight text block. Water stain on back board, back dust jacket and pages. Translated from the Portuguese by Clotilde Wilson. 255 pp. 8vo. Red boards with gold lettering on spine. We specialize in Latin American literature in translation. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Seventies Number 1 Spring 1972, Bly, Robert (Editor)
16 Bly, Robert (Editor) The Seventies Number 1 Spring 1972
Madison, MN The Seventies Press 1972 First Edition Wraps Very Good Plus 
Very good plus copy of first edition (only edition) in wraps. Light edge wear, small closed tear to upper left corner of back cover and final few pages. Several impression points to back cover. Prose and poetry (in Spanish and in translation) by US, Latin American and Spanish poets. Work by Ginsberg, Lamantia, Snyder, Bly, Garcia Lorca, Vallejo, Blas de Otero, Yuan, Takahashi (and others). 95 pp. This is a very interesting book. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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La Chingada, Brandt, Jane Lewis
17 Brandt, Jane Lewis La Chingada
New York McGraw Hill 1979 0-07-007216-7 / 9780070072169 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
Fine copy of first printing in near fine Brodarted dust jacket. Small dot sticker on lower dust jacket spine, else fine. Best copy available. The book is beautiful, blue paper boards with red cloth binding, white lettering on spine, map endpapers, 465 pp. Story based on Malinche's importance in the conquest of Mexico by Cortes and his thugs. We specialize in Latin American literature in translation. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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The Skeleton at the Feast: The Day of the Dead in Mexico, Carmichael, Elizabeth and Sayer, Chloe
18 Carmichael, Elizabeth and Sayer, Chloe The Skeleton at the Feast: The Day of the Dead in Mexico
Austin, TX University of Texas Press 1992 0-292-77658-6 / 9780292776586 First Edition Wraps Near Fine 
Near fine copy of first University of Texas Press edition in wraps. Upper right corner bumped, else fine. 160 pp., 147 photos and 32 color plates. Wonderful study of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Must have for Mexican folklore enthusiasts. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Reasons of State, Carpentier, Alejo
19 Carpentier, Alejo Reasons of State
New York Knopf 1976 First American Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
Fine copy in near fine mylared dust jacket. Dust jacket is sunned a little and appears to have a production related crease on part of the upper front and an almost imperceptible odd ding (seems production related) to the upper edge of front. Dark brown paper boards with orange cloth binding, brown lettering on spine and cover. The last twenty or so pages of book are uncut at the top edge, so I did not open them to give you a page count, but there are 303 pages before the uncut ones. Translated from the Spanish by Frances Partridge. Carpentier coined the term "magical realism." We specialize in Latin American literature in translation. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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The Chase, Carpentier, Alejo
20 Carpentier, Alejo The Chase
New York Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1989 0-374-12083-8 / 9780374120832 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
Fine copy of first printing of stated first edition in near fine Brodarted dust jacket. Dust jacket is lightly sunned. light bump to head of spine and bottom front tip. Dark watermelon paper boards with teal cloth binding, black lettering on spine. Translated from the Spanish by Alfred MacAdam. Carpentier coined the term "magical realism." We specialize in Latin American literature in translation. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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