THE WAR OF TIME ... Translated from the Spanish by Frances Partridge. London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1970. Octavo, boards. First edition in English. Collects five stories set in various epochs of the past, with subtly fantastic elements that have been classified with the magical realism practiced by other twentieth-century South American writers. This was his first collection of short fiction in English translation. The original volume appeared in 1958. Carpentier was born in Switzerland of French and Russian parents but spent most of his life in Cuba. Reginald 02625. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. Scarce in this condition. (#119484).
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