Martin Fierro "El Gaucho Martín Fierro"

By: Heranandez, Jose

Price: $198.97 USD

Quantity: 1 available

Condition: Very Good with No dust jacket as issued

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Very rare printing. Tapas Wood (mulberry wood) cover with leather backstrap. Very small chip to wood at bottom edge of cover. Hardly noticable. The cover is high gloss with goucho sitting and playing guitar. "Martín Fierro, also known as El Gaucho Martín Fierro, is a 2,316-line epic poem by the Argentine writer José Hernández. The poem was originally published in two parts, El Gaucho Martín Fierro (1872) and La Vuelta de Martín Fierro (1879). The poem supplied a historical link to the gauchos' contribution to the national development of Argentina, for the gaucho had played a major role in Argentina's independence from Spain.The poem, written in a Spanish that evokes rural Argentina, is widely seen as the pinnacle of the genre of "gauchesque" poetry (poems centered on the life of the gaucho, written in a style that evokes the rural Argentine ballads known as payadas) and a touchstone of Argentine national identity. It has appeared in literally hundreds of editions and has been translated into over 70 languages. Beautiful prints inside book. Item now in archival sleeve to preserve and protect condition. Our photo's/scans are of the actual item being sold, not a borrowed image! We provide free delivery tracking and ship daily or next business day! Rare.; Illustrations, Prints; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 311 pages

Book Title: Martin Fierro "El Gaucho Martín Fierro"

Author Name: Heranandez, Jose

Edition: 1st Edition Thus

Illustrated By: Illustrated by Tomas Ditaranto

Location Published: Buenos Aires, Argentina, Ediciones Argentinas S.R.L.: 1976

Binding (hardback, paperback, etc.): Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good with No dust jacket as issued

Categories: Literature

Seller ID or SKU: 61899

Keywords: goucho cowboy poetry argentina south america south american history gaucho prose buenos aires