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LANGE, Norah.

El rumbo de la rosa.

Buenos Aires: Editorial Proa, 1930 Stock Code: 132524
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First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to Daniel Devoto on the half-title: "Para Daniel S. Devoto - instalado para siempre en la amistad sin vericuetos ni otros dobleces, con toda la simpatia y el afecto de Norah Lange. Talcahuano 638. Nov. 1942" ("For Daniel S. Devoto - installed forever in friendship without twists and turns, with all the sympathy and affection of Norah Lange"). Devoto (1916-2001) was a noted Argentinean writer, musicologist, and Hispanist; his and his wife Maria Beatriz del Valle-Inclán's stamp is on the front free endpaper. This is the third and last collection of poetry by the Argentinean poet and novelist Norah Lange (1906-1972), an important figure in the Buenos Aires avant-garde literary movement in the 1920s and 1930s. Her first collection of poems, La calle de la tarde, was published in 1925 with a preface by Jorge Luis Borges; Edwin Williamson has argued that Borges was infatuated with Lange, and her rejection of him for his rival poet Oliverio Girondo changed the course of his career (Williamson, Borges: A Life, 2004).

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Octavo. Original orange wrappers printed in black. Housed in a custom black cloth box, orange label to spine.


Spine darkened and a little chipped at ends, light toning and foxing. A very good copy.


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