The Devil to Pay in the Backlands.
Translated from the Portugese by James L. Taylor and Harriet de Onís.New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1963 Stock Code: 137068
NotesFirst edition in English, first printing. Originally published in Portuguese as Grande Sertão: Veredas in 1956, this is the book that "firmly established Guimarães Rosa's international reputation" (Ency. Brit.). A landmark of South American literature, The Devil to Pay in the Backlands exhibits characteristics of the Brazilian regionalist novel while "giving to the picturesque detailed notations of the environment a universal and philosophical weight in which the most common dramas of human kind are enacted" (Smith, p. 400).
Octavo. Original green cloth boards, titles to spine in gilt and red, floral design in blind to spine and front cover, pale yellow endpapers, top edge red, others uncut. With the dust jacket.
Spine slightly rolled, a touch of foxing to edges. A near-fine copy, in the slightly sunned dust jacket with a little silver fishing, mainly to rear panel, with a couple of nicks to spine ends.
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