Signed limited first printing of the English edition of García Marquez's ode to the persistence of romantic memory.
Fine in about-fine jacket and slipcase.
"It would be presumptuous to speak of moving 'beyond' 'One Hundred Years of Solitude' but clearly Garcia Marquez has moved somewhere else, not least into deeper awareness of the ways in which, as Florentino comes to learn, 'nobody teaches life anything.'" (Thomas Pynchon)
Gorgeously designed edition of the author's acclaimed novel, first published in Spanish in 1985. The English translation was praised by Thomas Pynchon to the utmost reaches of superlative adjectives, and was the recipient of less frenzied but still glowing compliments from Michiko Kakutani. García Marquez's theme – romantic love that never fades, vows never broken; or, seen another way, the nightmare impossibility of permanently dismissing a determined suitor – struck Pynchon as "revolutionary," though his judgment that working in "love's vernacular" is a "daring step for any writer" may raise eyebrows among those familiar with genres and modes of writing in which these themes and treatments have never fallen out of fashion. García Marquez himself once said, with perhaps greater perception, that the revolutionary part of writing consists simply of doing it well: and he did.
Read more: Pynchon, "The Heart's Eternal Vow", The New York Times.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988. 9.25'' x 6.25''. Original quarter pink cloth with black cloth boards, gilt-stamped spine. In original decorative black lace-printed mylar protective jacket. With original yellow and black slipcase. Bright pink endpapers, fore-edge machine deckle. Translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman. , 348,  pages. Signed by Garcia Marquez at colophon and numbered 211 of 350 signed and numbered copies of the first edition. Tiny bit of rubbing to jacket and slipcase.
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