Gijon: Imp. "El Noroeste" 1924. 264 pp. Sm. 8vo. Paper wrappers. First edition. Spine creased, front wrapper soiled, small tear to bottom edge, chip to top corner, owner's rubber stamp, fore edge curled, corners dog-eared on first dozen leaves, otherwise contents very good. Suares: Escritores y artistas asturianos III, pp.188-191. Item #35699
Warmly inscribed by the author to Enrique Naranjo on the first text page, and dated 1927 in pencil. José Fernández Barcia (1887-1948) born in Gijón, emigrated to Argentina, knocked around in dead end jobs, served in the Uruguay National guard and as a trade Unionist in France, but returned to Gijon to write his first work, Andanzas, an autobiography. He again left, traveled to Germany where he taught Spanish, and finally returned to Oviedo to write his second work, the novel Sonatina Gijonesa. (See Alvaro Ruiz de la Peña, Introducción a la literatura asturiana, pp. 193-196). Scarce. We could locate only one copy: Univ. Oviedo. Provenance: Copy of Enrique Naranjo Martinez, Colombian Consul in Boston.