New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1993. First American Edition. Octavo. (21 cm.) 188 pp. Royal-purple full cloth, top staining to text block in like color, titles to spine in gilt. Expressive, photo llustrated dust jacket. Fine. Item #57
Inventive and fascinating short stories, by literary giant, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, about Latin Americans experiencing foreign lands -- real, spiritual and supernatural. This collection of tales was originally published in various magazines including "The Paris Review", "The New Yorker" and "Playboy". Marquez, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, has that rare literary talent writing stories both ceaselessly interesting and fun to read. Includes the great story, "I Only Came to Use the Phone", about how a pretty, Mexican, music hall performer ends up in an insane asylum after her car breaks down.