Hombre y Dios
Malaga: El Arroyo de los Angeles, 1955.
First Edition. Softcover. Near fine. Number 695 of an edition of 750 copies, of which 450 were offered for sale to the general public. 78 pp, 21 x 16 cm, in original plain wrappers with dust jacket printed in red and black and original protective glassine jacket over that. Near fine, with some mild creasing to the wrappers and title page, chipping to glassine, very slight browning to top edge. Text in Spanish. Wiki: "Dámaso Alonso y Fernández de las Redondas (1898-1990) was a Spanish poet, philologist and literary critic. Though a member of the Generation of '27, his best-known work dates from the 1940s onwards.... [He] studied Law, Philosophy and Literature before undertaking research at Madrid's Centro de Estudios Históricos. An enthusiastic participant in the cultural and literary life at the famous Residencia de estudiantes (which at this time counted among its residents Federico García Lorca, Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí, amongst others), Alonso also wrote for the literary magazines Revista de Occidente ('Western Review') and Los Cuatro Vientos ('The Four Winds')....Alonso's literary career can essentially be split into two convenient blocks. As a poet his early work (such as 1921's Poemas puros; Poemillas de la ciudad and 1925's El viento y el verso) is widely considered inferior to that of his fellow poets in the Generation of '27, and he himself acknowledged his limitations by referring to himself as a 'poeta de rachas' or 'part-time poet'. His mature work, however, particularly Hijos de la ira ('Children of Wrath', 1944, 2nd ed. 1946), is recognised as fundamental in the literature of the post-Civil War years."