War of Time. By Alejo Carpentier. Translated by Frances Partridge. First American Edition, First Printing. Knopf. New York, 1970.

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Alejo Carpentier is arguably the most influential Latin American author of the twentieth century. He resided in Cuba and wrote fiction informed by his culture and geographic landscape. He also made lasting contributions to literary theory in Latin America. He argued that the baroque reapplied to Latin American culture had been the progenitor of what he called lo real maravilloso–an early critical theorization of magical realism. While Carpentier is not as widely read today as other twentieth century magical realists, his fiction and literary theory deeply influenced the greatest writers of the genre, including Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Mario Vargas Llosa, Jose Donoso, and many others. In War of Time, Carpentier presents short stories that captivate with their surrealist perspectives and adorned prose. First published in Spanish in 1956, the collection was a high point in Carpentier’s career and remains one of his most significant works.

This first American edition, first printing is in good condition. In the original full cloth boards, good with only slight cocking, minor fading to edges, minor soiling to back board, and bumps to edge of spine. Text block good with only slight cocking and H remainder mark to front endpaper. In the original dust jacket, very good with only minor rubbing and chips and some closed tears to back flap.

A good first American edition of Alejo Carpentier’s short story collection. Scarce.

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War of Time. By Alejo Carpentier. Translated by Frances Partridge. First American Edition, First Printing. Knopf. New York, 1970.

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Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 5 in