Madrid: Alianza, (Col. Literatura), 1998. first edition. Paperback. 316p.b/w photos & illus. Fine. Item #914
Journalist, musicologist, scholar of mythology and folklore, man of vast culture and exceptional novelist, Alejo Carpentier (1904-1980) is a leading figure of the Hispanic letters of the twentieth century and one of the main creators of what has been given in calling "real wonderful". Composed, as RAMÓN CHAO explains in the Prologue, from the conferences, essays, declarations and articles of the great Cuban writer -and, of course, from the many meetings fostered by their mutual friendship-, these CONVERSATIONS WITH ALEJO CARPENTIER, who received his express approval, are a splendid work of inlay that provides us with one of the most complete and personal panoramic views of the author of "Los pasos perdidos"