First Edition of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's first book La Hojarasca; Which introduced the World To Magical Realism
GARCIA MARQUEZ, Gabriel.
Item Number: 138058
Bogota: Ediciones- S.L.B., 1955.
First edition of the Nobel Prize-winning author’s first book. Octavo, original illustrated wrappers by artist Cecilia Porras. In very good condition. A very sharp example.
La Hojarosca was first published in Bogota, Columbia in 1955, later translated into English and published in 1972, as The Leaf Storm. Widely celebrated as the first appearance of Macondo, the fictitious village later celebrated in One Hundred Years of Solitude, La Hojarosca was a testing ground for many of the themes and characters later immortalized in One Hundred Years of Solitude. "Garcia Marquez has extraordinary strength and firmness of imagination and writes with the calmness of a man who knows exactly what wonders he can perform" (Alfred Kazin, New York Times Book Review).