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Neuman, Andres (Translated by Nick Caistor And Lorenza Garcia) & Bolano, Roberto (Contribution). TRAVELLER OF THE CENTURY. London, England: Pushkin Press, 2012. Softcover. First Edition/First Printing. 585 pages. As New.

The author's first book to be translated into English. Now widely considered to be a contemporary classic. The first appearance of the title in English and in the United Kingdom. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions, particularly the American Edition. Published in a very small and limited first print run as a softcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Andres Neuman's "El viajero del siglo" in a felicitous English translation. It also has a Foreword by Roberto Bolano, who was one of Neuman's most passionate early champions. "Searching for an inn, the enigmatic traveler Hans stops in a small city on the border between Saxony and Prussia. The next morning, Hans meets an old organ-grinder in the market square and immediately finds himself enmeshed in an intense debate, on identity and what it is that defines us, from which he cannot break free. Indefinitely stuck in Wandernburg until his debate with the organ-grinder is concluded, he begins to meet the various characters who populate the town, including a young freethinker named Sophie. Though she is engaged to be married, Sophie and Hans begin a relationship that defies contemporary mores. A deeply intellectual novel, chock-full of discussions about philosophy, history, literature, love, and translation. Looks to the past in order to have us reconsider the conflicts of our present" (Publisher's blurb). "The literature of the twenty-first century will belong to Neuman" (Roberto Bolano). An absolute "must-have" title for Andres Neuman collectors. This copy is very prominently, neatly, and beautifully signed twice (in his cursive signature and in legible block letters) and dated in black ink-pen on the half-title page by the author: "Andres Neuman 5.22.2014". It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is a contemporary classic. This is one of very few such signed and dated copies of the First British Edition/First Printing available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. One of the most brilliant living writers. A fine copy. . ISBN 1906548668. $70.00

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