Narrative photobook of the story of boxing great Ruben "El Puas" Olivares.
Very good plus.
LAS GLORIAS DEL GRAN PÚAS
"Influenced by the new journalism writers of the time like Tom Wolfe, Garibay seeks to portray the real Olivares using techniques more associated with fiction, including scenes carried entirely by dialogue and stream-of-consciousness narration." — Rafael Garcia
Written in a series of "rounds," journalist Garibay interviews Olivares, romanticizing the boxer's life, fights, and hedonistic exploits. The story is accompanied by numerous photo illustrations, including candid snapshots of Olivares in and out of the ring. The work was later adapted into a movie starring Olivares as himself. OCLC located three holdings. A very scarce and fascinating publication.
Read more: Rafael García, "Las Glorias del Gran Puas" on TheFightCity.com.
México, D. F., Barcelona, Buenos Aires: Editorial Grijalbo, (1978). 8'' x 9''. Original color illustrated wrapper. Fourteen full-page black-and-white illustrations. 46,  pages. In Spanish. Light wear to edges; sticker removal to rear cover. Hinges a little tender. Else clean and sound.
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