[Typescript:] Martín Fierro.

Hernández (José)

[Typescript:] Martín Fierro.

Translated by C.E.Ward.

Description: typescript in red and black inks, manuscript corrections and annotations throughout, pp. [ii], xv, 148, 4to, within card wrappers and held in green cloth binder, manuscript label to backstrip ('Martín Fierro, The Gaucho, tr. C.E. Ward (1966)'), a few marks to cloth, Ward's address label to front card wrapper, good

Publication Details: [1966]

Notes: With a long TLs, dated 25th November 1995, from the translator laid in, to Norman Thomas di Giovanni – the translator of Jorge Luis Borges, whose admiration for this work cemented its status as a classic of Argentine literature. Ward expresses her pleasure at having met di Giovanni recently, presenting this typescript and recounting her time in Argentina, 'a very, very long time ago', where she had a few encounters with 'Old Borges (as he seemed)' – discussing with him 'the awfulness of T.S. Eliot' among other things. She explains that the present version is 'the text as I originally did ...more

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Price: £800

Subject: Literature

Published Date: [1966]

Stock Number: 68017

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