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Dorfman, Ariel (Translated by George Shivers). SOME WRITE TO THE FUTURE: ESSAYS ON CONTEMPORARY LATIN-AMERICAN FICTION. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1991. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 255 pages. As New/As New.

Landmark collection of essays. One of the finest books on its subject ever written. The first appearance of the title in English. Precedes and should not be confused with the softcover edition. Published as a hardcover original in an extremely small and limited print run by a University Press. Presents incisive, insightful, and highly provocative essays on some of the greatest Latin-American writers, among them Jorge Luis Borges, Alejo Carpentier, Miguel Angel Asturias, and Gabriel Garcia Marquez, to whom the erudite Ariel Dorfman devotes a chapter apiece. One of Chile's finest living writers, Ariel Dorfman has lived in exile in the United States since the bloody collapse of the Allende Government in a US-sponsored coup whose principal architect, Augusto Pinochet, has since died in disgrace. As his title implies, the ultimate greatness of Latin-American literature is that its greatest writers were writing with posterity, that is to say with literature in mind, rather than just the bottom line or immediate popular success. A great English novelist has memorably described the work of Ariel Dorfman as that of a writer "capable of seeing God in the vertigo of experience" (John Berger). A brilliant and indispensable collection. A "must-have" title for Ariel Dorfman collectors. This title has been out-of-print for a very long time and is now collectible. This is one of relatively few copies of the First Hardcover Edition still available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A scarce copy thus. One of the greatest Chilean writers of the 20th century. A flawless copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER ARIEL DORFMAN TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0822311305. $70.00

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