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Martin Fierro.

by Jose Hernandez

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Barcelona, Spain Editorial Ramon Sopena , 1975. Paperback Very Good in Wraps: shows indications of careful use: slight spine lean; light wear to extremities; mild rubbing and faint soiling to wrapper covers, but heavier rubbing to the backstrip, partially obscuring the titles thereon; some creasing along the front hinge and another crease about an inch from the hinge; the binding leans slightly, but remains secure; the text is clean. Free of any creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any underlining, hi-lighting or marginalia or marks in the text. Free of ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, or labels. A carefully used copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing moderate wear and minor cosmetic flaws. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 12mo. (6.8 x 4.3 x 0.75 inches). 451 pages. Illustrated in black & white. Extensive illustrated vocabulary. New Revised Edition, Corrected, from the editions of 1872 and 1879. Language: Spanish. Weight: 10.3 ounces. Biblioteca Sopena: 573. Mass Market Paperback. José Hernández (born José Rafael Hernández y Pueyrredón; (1834 – 1886) was an Argentine journalist, poet, and politician best known as the author of the epic poem "Martín Fierro". Hernández is known today almost exclusively for his masterpiece Martín Fierro, the epic poem that stands as the pinnacle of gauchesque literature. The poem was apparently begun during a period of exile in Brazil following the defeat at Ñaembé (1870) and was published in two parts (in 1872 and 1879).


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