The Beggar's Knife (Translated by Paul Bowles). Rodrigo Rey Rosa.
The Beggar's Knife (Translated by Paul Bowles)
The Beggar's Knife (Translated by Paul Bowles)

The Beggar's Knife (Translated by Paul Bowles)

ISBN: 0872861643
San Francisco, CA: City Lights Books, 1985. First Softcover Edition. Softcover. "From one of Guatemala's finest young writers, these twenty-six stories- at once brutal and intensely lyrical- are peopled with sorcerers, ghosts, and assassins. Springing from myth and beliefs indigenous to Central America and North Africa, where their action occurs, (Rodrigo) Rey Rosa's tales give the sense of being dreamed; and at the same time they can be read as metaphors for the terror and oppression of the contemporary scene. In them is inscribed a disquieting odyssey that would go beyond the pain of the human condition." (back cover) A collection of stories by the acclaimed Guatemalan writer Rodrigo Rey Rosa, a protégé of Paul Bowles (1910-1999), the legendary American expatriate Proto-Beat-&-Beyond author & composer. One of three of Rey Rosa's works translated from the Spanish language into English by Bowles. With front cover color reproduction of photograph by Chris Felver, frontispiece illustration by Maria M. Rey Rosa & back cover photo image of the author taken by Bowles. First trade-format softcover edition, published simultaneously with a hardcover edition by Lawrence Ferlinghetti's venerable City Lights Books imprint. One of 3000 copies printed during March 1985 (right here in Ann Arbor, Michigan). Cook, No. 165 (a), pgs. 183-185. A rewarding Rey Rosa/ Bowles-related/ CLB collectible. In very fine condition with only very slight rubbing to glossy front, back covers & spine; a few tiny bumps at edges & corners of same; a touch of light rubbing to edges of text block. Interior very fine with only miniscule bumps to corners of a few page leaves. Very Fine. [Item #4305]

Price: $25.00

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