The Magic of Words: Rudolfo A Anaya and his Writings 1982 SIGNED with Letter


Title: The Magic of Words: Rudolfo A. Anaya and his Writings

Author: Rudolfo A. Anaya, Frank Waters, Antonio Marquez, Teresa Marquez, Donald Farren, Paul Vassallo (editor)

Description: Inscribed by Anaya on half-title page (plus a typed and hand-signed letter from Anaya on his letterhead, and a couple other related items). Boards bound in cloth (spine in rust-colored cloth with gilt lettering; beige sides). Interior clean and crisp. Dust jacket spine faded; has a few short closed tears to top edge; scuff to bottom fore-edge of front panel; in an archival sleeve. Illustrated with wood block prints. xii, 83 pp. 7 x 5 inches.

Blackwell North America presentation copy for New Year's 1983, with presentation pages in Spanish and English.


1) A typed and hand-signed letter from Anaya on his letterhead to Jack Walsdorf of Blackwell North America. Letter is dated January 14, 1982 and regards his visit to San Antonio, the reading he gave at Trinity University, his meeting with Mexican-American, Chicano librarians, etc.).
2) Two preprinted letters, each from a Blackwell VP (Jack Walsdorf and Jack Satisky) which introduce this new Anaya volume. [This copy of The Magic of Words is inscribed to "Don"--possibly Donald Satisky.]

Contents: Preface (Paul Vassalo); Rudolfo A. Anaya: An Appreciative Footnote (Frank Waters); In Commemoration: One Million Volumes (Rudolfo A. Anaya--in praise of libraries); En Conmemoracion: Un Millon de Volumenes (transl. Matilde J. Farren); The Achievement of Rudolfo A. Anaya (Antonio Marquez); Works by and about Rudolfo A. Anaya (Teresa Marquez); A Note on the Illustrations (Donald Farren).

The woodblock prints are based on the original blocks used in the publications of Willard 'Spud' Johnson, a longtime participant in the literary and artistic scenes in Santa Fe and Taos.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: Very Good

Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Place: Albuquerque
Year: 1982

ISBN: 0826306349

Keywords: New Mexico, New Mexican, authors, Chicano, literature, literary criticism, bibliography, libraries,

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