Item #5578 Innocent Eréndira and Other Stories. Gabriel García Márquez, Gregory Rabassa.
Innocent Eréndira and Other Stories

Innocent Eréndira and Other Stories. Translated from the Spanish by Gregory Rabassa

New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1978. 1st US Edition. Octavo, publisher's blue cloth, spine gilt, top edge stained orange, original illustrated dust jacket.

"One night a friend lent me a book of short stories by Franz Kafka. I didn’t know anyone was allowed to write things like that. If I had known, I would have started writing a long time ago. So I immediately started writing short stories." (García Márquez, interviewed in the Paris Review, 1981). First US edition of Gabriel García Márquez’s earliest short fiction collection in English. Largely composed of stories the Colombian Nobel Prize-winning author wrote between the ages of 19 and 25 years old, this luminous assortment exemplifies Kafka’s stylistic and thematic influence on his work, the development of his distinctive narrative voice, and his nascent ability to employ magical realist elements as social metaphor. Includes the title novella, which was given an avant-garde film adaptation by Brazilian filmmaker Ruy Guerra in 1983, with an original screenplay by García Márquez, and eleven enchanting stories, including some of his best-known: "Eyes of a Blue Dog," "Death Constant Beyond Love," and "Eva Is Inside Her Cat." First printing, with complete number row to copyright page. Dust jacket designed by Guy Fleming, who designed several of the US jackets for García Márquez. Author photo to rear panel of dust jacket by Sophie Baker. Small stain to rear endpaper; minor edgewear to price-clipped dust jacket. Near fine. Item #5578


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