Item ID: 9675 La muerte de Miss O. Ulises CARRIÓN.
La muerte de Miss O.

Ulises Carrión’s First Book

La muerte de Miss O.

105, [6] pp. Small 4to (200 x 146 mm.), orig. printed pictorial softcover (minor wear to spine), title on spine. [Mexico]: Ediciones Era, 1966.

First and only edition of Carrión’s first published book. 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.”––Eladio Cortés, ed., Dictionary of Mexican Literature (1992), p. 147.

In very good condition; small crease to corner of the upper cover and minor shelfwear to edges. Price sticker to recto of first blank leaf. Housed in a cloth clamshell box.

❧ Juan J. Agius & Ricardo Ocampo, eds., Ulises Carrión: Books & More, Catalogue Raisonné (2013) pp. 22-23.

Reviewed in Diálogos: Artes, Letras, Ciencias humanas, Vol. 2, No. 6 (12) (October-November 1966), p. 31.

Price: $1,350.00

Item ID: 9675