The Fiesta At Anderson's House

By: Williamson, Scott Graham

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This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and rubbing. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is mostly clean and bright. The spine ends and corners of the dust jacket have some light edge nicks and rubbing. The rear panel of the dust has some ground-in dirt. "A suggestive, sensuous prose, a strong sense of atmosphere, an affectionate identification with the primitive marks this first novel of San Juan, Puerto Rico, the fiesta at Anderson's House which is its focus and its climax. Beyond that, it is a series of portraits of whites and natives who were to attend the American newspaperman McCormick's fiesta, as McCormick rounds bars, bagnios, homes, to invite his friends. Here is the city with its poverty, its racial and political hostilities; certain of the characters, Rafael the painter, Velasques the writer, Bierman the social worker, etc. And the fiesta, the next day, reaches its height in the midst of a hurricane, ends in orgiastic revelry and death. There's something of the Tortilla Flat Steinbeck here in a portrait of a pagan people, the abandoned amorality, the casual conviviality, if here it is more sensual- less highhearted. The market seems limited." (from Kirkus reviews)

Title: The Fiesta At Anderson's House

Author Name: Williamson, Scott Graham

Categories: Modern Fiction,

Edition: 2nd Printing

Publisher: New York, Henry Holt and Company: 1947

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket

Seller ID: A37826

Keywords: Modern Fiction Scott Graham Williamson Fiesta Parties Tourists Puerto Rico Modern Fiction,