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RULFO, Juan.
Pedro Páramo. Translated by Lysander Kemp.
New York: Grove Press Inc., 1959. Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt. With the dust jacket. Light staining to bottom corners of covers, faint foxing to endpapers and edges. A very good copy in the jacket, a little chipped and creased at extremities without loss to text, faint soiling. First edition in English, first printing, clothbound issue (also issued in wrappers, and a signed limited edition). First published in Mexico in 1955, Pedro Páramo became a major influence on the Latin American Boom of the 1960s and 1970s, and on authors such as Carlos Fuentes, Salman Rushdie, and Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Marquez was inspired to write Cien años de soledad in part from reading the novel, which he learnt "by heart" (King). It was described by Jorge Luis Borges as "una de las mejores novelas de las literaturas de lengua hispánica, y aun de la literatura" ["one of the best novels of Hispanic-language literature, and even of all literature"]. King, John, "The Cambridge Companion to Modern Latin American Culture", p. 97. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA/ ILAB. [London, United Kingdom]

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