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  • Alarcon, Daniel.
    WAR BY CANDLELIGHT: Stories.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2005) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first book by this award-winning writer who was born in Lima, Peru but grew up in Alabama and writes in English. These nine stories "take the reader from Third World urban centers to the fault lines that divide nations and people. Wars, both national and internal, are waged in jungles, across borders, in the streets of Lima, in the intimacy of New York apartments.. . a devastating portrait ofa world in flux." SIGNED on the title page. 189 pp. ISBN: 0-060594780.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83267
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  • INES OF MY SOUL. by Allende, Isabel.
    Allende, Isabel.
    INES OF MY SOUL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2006) dj. Hardcover first edition - Historical novel based on the life of conquistadora Ines Suarez, who together with Pedro de Valdivia, struggled to build the city of Santiago. "Born into a poor family in Spain, Ines, a seamstress, finds herself condemned to a life of hard work without reward or hope for the future. It is the sixteenth century, the beginning of the Spanish conquest of the Americas, and when her shiftless husband disappears to the New World, Ines uses the opportunity to search for him as an excuse to flee her stifling homeland and seek adventure." Translated from the Spanish by Margaret Sayers Peden. Bibliographical note. 321 pp. ISBN: 0-061161535.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (some light toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 68619
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  • Allende, Isabel.
    INES OF MY SOUL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2006) dj. Hardcover first edition - Historical novel based on the life of conquistadora Ines Suarez, who together with Pedro de Valdivia, struggled to build the city of Santiago. "Born into a poor family in Spain, Ines, a seamstress, finds herself condemned to a life of hard work without reward or hope for the future. It is the sixteenth century, the beginning of the Spanish conquest of the Americas, and when her shiftless husband disappears to the New World, Ines uses the opportunity to search for him as an excuse to flee her stifling homeland and seek adventure." Translated from the Spanish by Margaret Sayers Peden. Bibliographical note. 321 pp. ISBN: 0-061161535.

    Condition: Very good in near fine dust jacket (some toning to the pages, remainder line).

    Book ID: 68620
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  • THE THIRD REICH. by Bolano, Roberto.
    Bolano, Roberto.
    THE THIRD REICH.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (2011) dj. Hardcover first edition - Posthumous publication of a novel written in 1989 but found among the papers of this award-winning Mexican writer after his death. The title refers to a tactical WWII-themed board game, and Udo Berger is the German national champion who, even on vacation at the Spanish resort of Costa Brava, is unable to tear himself away from the game. As one reviewer noted "Bolano draws a fine line between memory and reality, but blurs them in the final pages, as the novel slowly drifts from realism to a nightmarish fever dream - leaving readers with an ending that is ambiguous yet haunting." Translated from the Spanish by Natasha Wimmer. 277 pp. ISBN: 978-0374275624.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (small tear to front cover of dj)

    Book ID: 83118
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  • BLUE HORSE OF MADNESS. by Castellano, Olivia.
    Castellano, Olivia.
    BLUE HORSE OF MADNESS.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Sacramento, California: Crystal Clear Printers, (1987). First edition - Sacramento poet's second collection, containing many poems influenced by her Chicana childhood in South Texas. Illustrated with drawings by Jim S. Castellano. 97 pp plus final illustration.

    Condition: Near fine in white illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 67921
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  • DROWN. by Diaz, Junot.
    Diaz, Junot.
    DROWN.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Riverhead Books, 1996. SIGNED first edition - His first book, a collection of ten interconnected short stories set in his native Domenican Republic and in the immigrant community in New Jersey. The New Yorker (where some of these stories were originally published) named Diaz as one of the 20 best young American writers - and in 2008, Diaz won the Pulitzer for his second book, 'The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.' An important debut. SIGNED on the title page. 208 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy white wrappers (bottom edge of textblock bumped near spine, no creasing, appears unread.)

    Book ID: 72415
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  • JABBERWALKING. by Herrera, Juan Felipe.
    Herrera, Juan Felipe.
    JABBERWALKING.

    Edition: First printing.

    Somerville, MA: Candlewick Press, (2018) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "Juan Felipe Herrera, the first Mexican-American Poet Laureate in the USA (from 2015-2017), is sharing secrets: how to turn your wonder at the world around you into weird, wild, incandescent poetry. Can you walk and talk at the same time? How about Jabber Walk? Can you write and draw and walk and journal all at the same time?" Herrera is here to show you how to do this in this book which combines exuberant prose and poetry, drawings and photographs, in a beautiful book. SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. Somewhat oversized square format, 138 pp. ISBN: 978-1536201406.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 75508
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  • FOR NERUDA, FOR CHILE An International Anthology. by Lowenfels, Walter, editor.
    Lowenfels, Walter, editor.
    FOR NERUDA, FOR CHILE An International Anthology.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Beacon Press, (1975) dj. Hardcover first edition - "This international anthology of prose and poetry pays tribute to the life of Pablo Neruda and to the legacy of the Popular Unity Government of Salvador Allende, overthrown by a military coup in September 1973. This chorus of voices, which includes more than 140 poets from 27 countries, honors the determination of the Chilean people and affirms the struggle of all people to be free. Among the poets included are Rafael Alberti, Gayl Jones, Robert Hass, Muriel Rukeyser,Joseph Bruchac, Allen Ginsberg, Victor Jara, Andrew Salkey, Ismael Reed and many others. Chronology of Pablo Neruda. and a listing of "Some Dates in Chilean History ." ix, 249 pp. ISBN: 0-807063827.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (toning to the dj)

    Book ID: 65081
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  • TRIQUARTERLY 15, Spring 1969. by Newman, Charles, editor.
    Newman, Charles, editor.
    TRIQUARTERLY 15, Spring 1969.

    Edition: First printing.

    Evanston, IL: Northwestern University, 1969. First edition - Included a short story by Joyce Carol Oates ("How I comtemplated the world from the Detroit House of Correction and began my life over again"), commentary by Richard Ellman, Ezra Pound (on James Joyce) and Robert Bone (on William Denby), poetry by Dennis Schmitz, A.R. Ammons, Rosemary Daniell, Richard Hugo, six poems by Jean Follain translated by W. S. Merwin and more. Also includes a section of photographs and a Supplement to TriQuarterly's Contemporary Latin America Literature issues Nos. 13 and 14, with works by Julio Cortazar and Carlos Fuentes, essay on Neruda and Borges and more. Cover by David Smyth. 279 pp. plus ads.

    Condition: Very good in stiff illustrated wrappers (some toning to the edges of the textblock)

    Book ID: 76230
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  • TRIQUARTERLY 15, Spring 1969. by Newman, Charles, editor.
    Newman, Charles, editor.
    TRIQUARTERLY 15, Spring 1969.

    Edition: First printing.

    Evanston, IL: Northwestern University, 1969. SIGNED first edition - SIGNED by Joyce Carol Oates at her short story ("How I comtemplated the world from the Detroit House of Correction and began my life over again"), commentary by Richard Ellman, Ezra Pound (on James Joyce) and Robert Bone (on William Denby), poetry by Dennis Schmitz, A.R. Ammons, Rosemary Daniell, Richard Hugo, six poems by Jean Follain translated by W. S. Merwin and more. Also includes a section of photographs and a Supplement to TriQuarterly's Contemporary Latin America Literature issues Nos. 13 and 14, with works by Julio Cortazar and Carlos Fuentes, essay on Neruda and Borges and more. Cover by David Smyth. 279 pp. plus ads.

    Condition: Very good in stiff illustrated wrappers (pages and covers unusually white)

    Book ID: 68305
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  • BURNING BRIDGES. by Nomez, Nain.
    Nomez, Nain.
    BURNING BRIDGES.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Ontario: Cormorant Books, 1987. First edition - A collection of poems by this Chilean author, who divides his time between Toronto and Santiago, which "explore both new literary forms and a variety of subjects, including the psychology of exile" and life in his adopted country of Canada. Translated by Christina Shantz. Winner of the first prize in the Spanish writing competition of the University of Alberta. 71 pp. ISBN: 0-92095328X.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 67571
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  • THE LAST RESORT: A Moroccan Mystery. by Posadas, Carmen.
    Posadas, Carmen.
    THE LAST RESORT: A Moroccan Mystery.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Random House, 2005. First edition - "A corrosive and hilarious high-society whodunit . . . set at a luxurious Moroccan resort." Translated from the Spanish by Kristina Corder. The second mystery by this Uruguayan born author to be published in English (the first was the award-winning 'Little Indiscretions.') 299 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in glossy blue and white printed wrappers (crease on front cover and the first several pages).

    Book ID: 68060
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  • SADNESS OF DAYS: Selected and New Poems. by Salinas, Luis Omar.
    Salinas, Luis Omar.
    SADNESS OF DAYS: Selected and New Poems.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Houston: Arte Publico Press, (1987). First edition - A selection of poems from five earlier books, and fourteen new poems by this award-winning Chicano poet, who grew up in a Texas border town. 160 pp. ISBN: 0-934770581.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 67920
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