“As I hear him, I understand that he's not more moronic because of the brandy than he is because of his cowardice”: First Edition of Leaf Storm and Other Stories; Signed by both Gabriel Garcia Marquez and translator Gregory Rabassa

  • Leaf Storm and other Stories.

Leaf Storm and other Stories.

$1,250.00

Item Number: 5793

New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1972.

First edition of this early collection of stories by Garcia Marquez. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Gabriel Garcia Marquez and additionally signed by the translator, Gregory Rabassa. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Guy Fleming.

La Hojarasca 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).

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