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SALARRUE [SALVADOR EFRAIN SALAZAR ARRUE (1899-1975)]. El Cristo Negro (Leyenda de San Uraco). [the Black Christ].
San Salvador: Tip. La Union, 1936. AN ASSOCIATION COPY OF THIS RARE BOOK BY THE SALVADORAN AUTHOR SALARRUE - 12mo, 5-3/4 inches high by 4-1/2 inches wide. Softcover, bound in pictorial tan wraps powerfully illustrated with a half black and half white depiction of Jesus crucified on a red cross. The darkened and soiled covers are creased and chipped at the edges with a tiny piece out from the bottom of the rear cover and another from the bottom of the front cover. One inch pieces are chipped away from both the top and bottom of the spine. 98 & [i] pages. A bookseller's stamp, the "Imprenta - Libreria 'Barneond' revistas extranjeras Fabrica de Sobres ..." is stamped in light blue at the top of the title page and of the rear blank. The pages are darkened. Second edition. "Ediciones de la Biblioteca Nacional".The Salvadoran author, poet, and painter Salvador Efrain Salazar Arrue (1899-1975) wrote under the pseudonym "Salarrue", a derivation of his name. He is considered one of the greatest exponents of Salvadoran narrative and was one of the founders of "narrativa costumbrista", a new Latin American school of folkloric narrative. "El Cristo Negro" first published in 1927 was his first book.Association copy from the library of Guatemalan historian Mario Rosenthal, author of "Guatemala: The Story of an Emergent Latin-American Democracy" [Twayne Publishers, 1962], signed by him at the bottom of the title page.RARE.

Offered for US$ 250.00 by: Blue Mountain Books & Manuscripts, Ltd. - Book number: 13204
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