El fuego en el festín de la sabiduría: En torno a la poética y la mística en San Juan de la Cruz. Roberto Méndez.
El fuego en el festín de la sabiduría: En torno a la poética y la mística en San Juan de la Cruz

El fuego en el festín de la sabiduría: En torno a la poética y la mística en San Juan de la Cruz

Notes: xcii (92), [3] leaves, printed rectos (front side) only. 8-1/2 by 11-1/2 inches. Published in an edition of 200 copies. Colección Venablos series.

A mimeographed typescript printed on low-quality recycled paper. A substantial early book from the press, a critical consideration of St. John of the Cross by a noted Cuban poet. The book is stapled into plain stiff paper covers and then wrapped in a handpainted dust jacket embellished with a paper title label and cross made of twigs tied with twine . Rolando Estévez designed the book and the collage illustrations on the title page and the colophon.

This is a good example of Ediciones Vigía's early editorial independence, which allowed it to pursue literary-religious criticism without seeking resources (such as paper) from government sources. One cannot help but consider this substantial book to be a statement of hope and faith in books as it was undertaken at the start of the Cuban economic collapse during the Special Period.

OCLC: DEIAI DLC FQG

Edition + Condition: Near fine; dust jacket with short tears to the edge. An exceptional copy of a very fragile book.

Publication: Matanzas, Cuba: Ediciones Vigía, 1992.

Item No: #35469

Price: $750