The Mixquiahuala Letters
Binghampton, Bilingual Press, (1986). The first novel (after several poetry books) by the author of My Father was a Toltec. An epistolary novel for which the author proposes three different routes through the text, none of them in strict conformance with a straight reading. Inscribed by the author to the poet Ai in 1987, in part: "As someone once said to Walt Whitman in a dedication, 'from a less poet'." This is the simultaneous issue in wrappers; tiny foredge nick, else fine. A nice association copy of an uncommon book. Ai won the National Book Award for Vice. [#011725] $250
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