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Munizaga Vigil, Gustavo

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Self-published by the author, Santiago. Agosto de 1970, Oblong 4to. [52p] 10.5x8.5 inches, text in Spanish, Illustrations throughout, light wear and toning, chipping to spine otherwise good first edition paperback in gray pictorial wraps. With a five-page manuscript and signed letter from Gustavo (in English) to a friend in Amsterdam, dated “Santiago, Year of the Revolution, 1971, Month of my mother’s birthday, 12th day of a beautiful summer in January while you freeze in that dutch hamlet of Amsterdam.” Small original illustration by the author in upper corner of p.1. Collection of poems, accompanied by various illustrations and collages, all created by this Chilean architectural historian. LAID IN is a very impassioned letter to his Dutch friend, Thomas, with comments about this work, but principally on the political situation—without any rose-tinted lenses—and a frank appraisal of the current revolutionary state: “There is an idea of a socialist totalitarian and ‘everyone the same’ state. There is a growing mistrust for freely expressed personal unofficial ideas. This is not new in Chile. But now it can become a machinery. I hope we can build our country around socialism and that we become less static, less formal, more human. I hope…” [author’s ellipsis]. Munizaga Vigil went on to write works on the history of cities and urbanization. OCLC locates one holding of the book (Biblioteca Nacional de Chile)

Cat.No: 205374

Price: $125.00

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