"WIDELY REGARDED AS A SEMINAL WORK OF MODERN SPANISH AMERICAN LITERATURE": FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH OF THE DEATH OF ARTEMIO CRUZ, SIGNED BY CARLOS FUENTES
FUENTES, Carlos. The Death of Artemio Cruz. New York: Farrar, Straus, (1964). Octavo, original half black cloth, original dust jacket. $1200.
First edition in English of the novel that "established Fuentes as a major international novelist" (Britannica), signed on the title page by Carlos Fuentes.
The Death of Artemio Cruz is today "widely regarded as a seminal work of modern Spanish American literature" (Fraser, et al.). "Carlos Fuentes is perhaps the only living Latin-American writer who has it in him to do for his country what Euclides da Cunha did for Brazil in Os Sertoes, and to make the passion of the land's rebirth and repossession comprehensible to the outsider" (New Yorker). "Remarkable, in the scope of the human drama it pictures, the corrosive satire and sharp dialogue" (New York Times). First published as La Muerte de Artemio Cruz in Mexico, 1962.
Book fine, dust jacket very nearly so. A handsome signed copy.