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    Signed with a Holograph Poem of Julio Cortázar

    Julio Cortázar. Final Del Juego. Buenos Aires: Editorial Sudamericana, 1964.

    First expanded edition. Signed holograph poem by Cortázar at front. Octavo. 196 pages.

    Publisher's original yellow paper wrappers with French flaps. Some rubbing and wear to spine, covers and extremities. Pages and spine with typical toning. Bookseller's stamp to front free endpaper. A very good copy of an important book of Cortázar's short stories.

    Julio Cortázar belonged to the Latin American "boom" generation and was a tireless experimenter as a novelist, poet, and writer of socially-minded nonfiction. While he is perhaps best known for his counter-novel Hopscotch, the majority of his work was devoted to the short story form. This early volume of stories is one of particular note as they are grouped into three sections based on the degree of difficulty for the reader. Signed copies of Cortázar's books are exceedingly rare and his poetry output was rather small. The verse at the front of this volume echoes his published work at its surreal, haunting best.


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    Along sidewalks of dreams

    and through silent rooms

    your tired summers

    hasten me with their songs

    a vigilant and furtive cipher

    wanders the outskirts

    calling me and calling me

    but what's missing, tell me,

    on the tiny card

    with your name,

    your street and your sleeplessness

    if the cipher mixes

    with the letters of the dream

    if you are only

    where I no longer look.



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