'MAGIC REALISM'

El Reino de este mundo (relato).

Lima, Talleres Gráficos Torres Aguirres, [1959].

8vo, pp. 122 + 4 ll. advertisements; somewhat spotted; in the original printed wrappers, some discoloration.

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Carpentier’s second novel, re-published on the occasion of the ‘1er Festival del Libro Cubano’ in 1959. First published in Mexico in 1949, the novel treats slave uprisings in 18th century Haiti. The original introduction (reprinted here) contains the first mention of the concept of ‘magic realism’, ‘lo real maravilloso’.

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