EXPLOSION IN A CATHEDRAL
Little, Brown & Co.,
First U.S. edition. Translated by John Sturrock. Green cloth, spine stamped in black. Near fine with one corner bumped and page edges very lightly soiled in a very good plus jacket with three small bruises to front panel, light edgewear and some rubbing to rear panel.
Cuban writer Alejo Carpentier is considered among the most important authors of the boom in Latin American literature of the 1960s and 70s. First published in 1962, Explosion in a Cathedral is set not within the contemporary Cuban revolution but those that took place in the Caribbean region in the wake of the French Revolution of 1789. Following three Cuban orphans who become involved with actual historical figure Victor Hugues, the French colonial governor of Guadeloupe, the novel explores the historical struggles for power in the Caribbean islands.