105,  pp. Small 4to (200 x 146 mm.), orig. printed pictorial wrappers, title on spine. [Mexico]: Ediciones Era, 1966.
First and only edition of Carrión’s first published book, one of 1000 numbered copies and now seldom seen on the market. In 1966, Carrión (1941-89) was one of Mexico’s emerging literary talents. A number of his short stories had been published in leading journals, and his first play, El Gran Espectáculo, was performed at the Casa de la Cultura de Tlacotalpan, Veracruz, to rave reviews. Following his studies in philosophy and letters at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, he spent time in France and Germany (1964-65) learning both languages. La Muerte de Miss O, consisting of six short stories — La muerte de Miss O, Y el olvido…, Las palabras, Graciela y yo, El asalto, and Como la serpiente — was lauded in an effusive review published in El Colegio de México’s Diálogos: Artes, Letras, Ciencias humanas.
“La muerte de Miss O. (1966), a collection of six stories in which he fluctuates between psychological and realistic prose, is perhaps his most well-known and highly acclaimed work. Skillfully employing the interior monologue (somewhat reminiscent of both Marcel Proust and William Faulkner), Carrión creates vivid and engaging characters whose psychological self-expression is tinged with realism.”–Dictionary of Mexican Literature (1992), ed. Eladio Cortés, p. 147.
In near fine condition; minor creasing to one corner and spine a trifle worn. Housed in a cloth clamshell box.
❧ J. J. Agius & R. Ocampo, eds., Ulises Carrión: Books & More, Catalogue Raisonné (2013) 1.
Ulises Carrión: ¿Mundos personales o estrategias culturales? (2003), pp. 13-14 & Bibliography no. 3.
Reviewed in Diálogos: Artes, Letras, Ciencias humanas, Vol. 2, No. 6 (12) (October-November 1966), p. 31.
Item ID: 8282