Item #27597 On Heroes and Tombs [With Typed Letter Signed to Donald Yates]. Ernesto Sabato, Helen R. Lane, trans.
On Heroes and Tombs [With Typed Letter Signed to Donald Yates]
On Heroes and Tombs [With Typed Letter Signed to Donald Yates]

On Heroes and Tombs [With Typed Letter Signed to Donald Yates]

Boston: David R. Godine, 1981. Near Fine / Very Good +. Item #27597
ISBN: 0879233818

Boston: David R. Godine, [1981]. First American Edition. Octavo; publisher's cloth in pictorial dust jacket retaining original price ($17.95); [8],479pp. Minor shelf wear to jacket extremities, very light finger soil to textblock fore-edge and a small spot to top of textblock, else Very Good to Near Fine.

Accompanied by one-page typed letter signed "Ernesto" in original mailing envelope addressed to Donald A. Yates, the late Professor Emeritus of Latin American Literature at Michigan State University. In the letter (written in Spanish), Sabato opines a contract made with his American publisher Macmillan for his book "El Tunel," arguing that the offer was much too low. Sabato asks that the contract be rewritten and concludes with the request that Yates respond quickly, as Sabato will shortly be on his way to Paris to receive the 1976 "Prix au [sic] Meuiller [sic] Livre Etranger" for his novel "Abaddon el Exterminador."

A sterling copy of the first American edition of his 1961 novel Sobre Heroes y Tumbas, the accompanying letter with excellent content.

Price: $350.00