Fair. *Condition Acceptable a book with obvious wear. May have some damage to the cover but integrity still intact. The binding may be slightly damaged but integrity is still intact. Possible writing in margins, possible underlining and highlighting of text, but no missing pages or anything that would compromise the legibility or understanding of the text. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections.
Dust Jacket Included. Near Fine hardcover in Very Good+ dust jacket. Stated First Edition. Some very light wrinkling to front jacket. Pages, text and illustration are clean and bright. An attractive copy. 281 pp.
8vo. VG+/VG+. solid black DJ spine with curved and arching partially bold metallic titling above stacked author above white publisher icon. front board is curved and with colored bird art between full titling and author. minimal exterior DJ wear, all under clear protective cover. price-clipped front inner flap and neat intact rear. dark yellow clothbound HB with imprinted black lettering right justified and just above tiny black italics for publisher. half-cloth bound, paperboard panels, with blind-stamped image from title page. one spot on fep, clear ivory ffep. text interior, just as neat smooth exterior edges. as unread, tightly bound copy. 281 pp. ISBN # 0393029603. Rockville.
Publishers Weekly, 1991-03-08 In an enchanting book of wonders, Uruguayan writer Galeano applies the collage-like technique of Memory of Fire, his fictive historical trilogy of the Americas, to his own life and the contemporary scene. redundant and you later make clear that these are short pieces.aa He writes of his years in exile during Uruguay's military dictatorship in the 1970s, of his heart attack and of his wife's loss of a child halfway to term. His sociopolitical commentaries expose the shallow selfishness and callousness vague. do you mean `cultural character' `lack of individuality'aa? /works without.gs of our time. His targets range from or more vivid:`He skewers...'? aa/leave as is.g political repression in Chile, Guatemala and Marxist Cuba to whites' persecution of Native Americans to the inequities of any system in which ``voters vote but don't elect . . . . Bankruptcies are socialized while profits are privatized.'' Lovers, executioners, fabulous animals, slavish bureaucrats and the numberless poor inhabit his dreamlike parables and mini-stories (many a single page or shorter), which hop from Amsterdam to Hollywood. Galeano's surreal drawings complement the text, blending wild imagination, pointed satire and old-fashioned charm. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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