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La Barcarola
Buenos Aires, Losada, (1967). A long poem by the Chilean Nobel Prize winner, printed on different-colored pages. Inscribed by the author to Selden Rodman, the noted writer and champion of folk arts, particularly of Latin America and the Caribbean: "a Selden/ un abrazo/ de Pablo/ 1969/ 2 I." A nice inscription: "a hug from Pablo," indicative of the closeness of the two friends. Rodman had long been an advocate of Haitian art: he had been co-director of the Haitian Centre d'Art in the 1940s and became President of the Haitian Art Center in New York City in the 1950s. In the 1960s he traveled to Mexico, Central America, throughout the Caribbean, and Latin America, where he met and befriended numerous artists and writers, among them Neruda in Chile. Text block re-attached to spine; light foxing, rubbing and creasing to covers, with one tear at the lower front joint. Still very good in self-wrappers. A nice association copy. [#022478] SOLD

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