8vo, pp. 259; one or two minor spots, but a very good copy in the original quarter vellum over cloth covered boards, upper outer corners bumped.
US $632 €513
First edition. ‘[Gorky’s] best novel, The Artamonov Business (1925), follows the Artamonovs through three generations, from the uneducated grandfather, a strong and enterprising, lusty patriarch who starts a small factory and builds it into a major industrial plant, to a grandson, an intellectual and revolutionary whose generation will see the end of the Artamonov business’ (Terras).
You may also be interested in...
'MAGIC REALISM' CARPENTIER, Alejo.
El Reino de este mundo (relato).
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’.
GARCÍA MÁRQUEZ, Gabriel.
‘El Olor de la Guayaba.’ Conversaciones con Plinio Apuleyo Mendoza.
First edition, published simultaneously in Colombia, Spain and Mexico. A series of interviews with García Márquez in which he discusses his family, his friends, his enemies, his work, his views on politics, etc.