The Imaginary of Books

The Imaginary of Books
Homosexualities, Images, and Texts
David Fernández
March, 2012
Address: 101 Dundalk Drive. TH: 39. Scarborough, ON. M1P 4V1. Telephone: (416) 707
2283. Email: [email protected]
“My briefcase is full of books
and this very night I expect them
to tell me things about myself I don’t know.”
Bohumil Hrabal
The Imaginary of Books: Homosexualities, Images, and Texts is a collection of books
about male homosexuality in contemporary literature, history, and theory from Latin
America, North America, and E urope. The primary focus of the collection is works
of literature, or the creative voice of authors who translate homosexual desire,
identities, and experiences into novels, short stories, poems, and testimonial writings
from diverse origins and traditions. The major themes threading these books
together are homosexuality, the repression of same-sex sexual desire, love and the
lack of it, the emergence of queer cultures, encounters with homophobia and
marginalization, and recent changes in the reception of sexual diversity. The
secondary focus of the collection incorporates a corpus of historical, theoretical, and
academic books that support our understanding of homosexuality in literature and
history, while these books also attempt to reconsider the history of homosexuality
from the standpoints of equality, visibility, and pride.
Book collectors act as archivists and librarians when they contribute to
document, preserve, and make history visible as a result of their collection practices.
The Imaginary of Books makes an effort to demonstrate how the development of the
history of homosexuality in Latin America, North America, and Europe is
intrinsically connected to books. For instance, the popularization of paperback
books in the 1940’s sparked a culture of consumption of inexpensive, portable, and
provocative editions of gay and lesbian works of literature among queer readers in
North America and Europe. In the case of Latin America, the production of books
with homosexual themes in the first half of the Twentieth Century was determined
by censorship, lack of support or interest, and discrimination. Since then, multiple
literary voices have emerged from the silences of the past to speak about experiences
of homosexuality in countries like Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, and Mexico. The Imaginary
of Books aims to represent these distinct episodes of homosexuality in literature,
history, and in society by documenting, preserving, and including books that narrate
stories from unique perspectives and by means of texts and images.
“We would all bring our notebooks
and write poems or chapters of our books,
and would have sex with armies of young men.
The erotic and literary went hand in hand.”
Reinaldo Arenas
I collect books for their bibliographical value, for their historical significance,
and for the pleasure of discovering new readings in unexplored fictional and real
territories. The Imaginary of Books presents a selection of previously banned books,
rare editions, critical volumes of literary works, and it also pays attention to the
production of upcoming authors, and award-winning titles in the field of sexual and
diversity studies. I dream of first or early editions of literary works therefore I
treasure the ones in my possession. In addition, I collect multiple copies of certain
titles in order to compare variations between editions, to study the information
contained in the paratexts, and to connect and analyze editorial practices from
various regions of the world; for instance, I own over a dozen copies of the novel
Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin, and my goal is to collect the existing translations
and editions of this particular novel in order to conduct a critical study of their cover
art. Several books in this collection embody the experiences of homosexuality of a
single author, and many others represent a leading voice for homosexuals in the
country of publication. My acquisition practices are both personal and meticulous;
they respond to my individual preferences and instincts, as they are equally informed
by a collective reading of homosexuality in literature, history, and theory as a result
of my interaction with writers, booklover, collectors, and academic in the various
Reading books is an individual experience but collecting books requires an
especial talent to succeed in the worlds of bibliophiles, avid readers, booksellers, and
other collectors. I buy books from booksellers located in countries like Argentina,
Brazil, Canada, Cuba, Mexico, and in the U.S. I constantly browse the bookshelves
of Toronto’s bookstores seeking for treasures, and when I am abroad I visit the local
bookshops before I go anywhere else. I also purchase books online on a regular
basis, especially if I am looking for a particular edition of a book or trying to acquire
the works of authors published outside North America. However, the practice of
collecting books is more than just piling up or proudly displaying books on a shelve,
and it requires more than following a rigorous method of selection and acquisition. I
am a better collector because I share my passion for reading, for books, and for
learning; I am the kind of book collector that makes people believe in the power of
books to provoke social change. I am a better reader because I collect books; I have
learned to read beyond the text since I consider other aspects of the book like the
cover art, paratexts, and the transmission of the text.
“I cannot myself help but to see texts,
their distinct versions, their different physical modes,
and their comprehension in social context.”
D. F. McKenzie
The Imaginary of Books is a collection of modern books published from 1950 to
the present in Latin America, North American, and Europe. The majority of books
in the collection, consequently, are paperback editions in a variety of sizes: from
traditional octavos and duodecimos to the A (4.33" x 7.01"), B (5.12" x 7.8"), and C
(5.32" x 8.31") popular paperback formats. Besides the format, I based my
bibliographic selection in the following criteria: I pay special attention to first or
earlier editions in paperback formats since these often provide introductions,
prologues, epilogues, text blurbs, and other valuable paratexts. In addition, I collect
multiple copies of the same book in order to study its textual history, therefore, I do
my best to obtain at least two copies of the same work: one copy from the author’s
country of origin, and the rest can be international publications, critical volumes or
anniversary editions. Lastly, I also select books based on their cover art because the
images on the covers, bindings, or dust jackets enable other readings of the texts. The
Imaginary of Books understands the queer culture behind the production of books of
literature, history, and theory dealing with homosexuality since the collection focuses
on the literary quality of the books, as well as in their relevance for the history of
homosexuality, and the collection also considers bibliographical matters such as
format, place and date of publication, and book covers.
The Imaginary of Books embraces not only texts but also diverse images of
homosexuality visible in the design of the books. The collection invites the reader to
see the images in the books as evidence of an imaginary of homosexuality in books,
in other words, the collection is a visual and textual representation of a rising
tradition of homosexuality in literature, history, and theory in several regions of the
world. I collect books based on their covers because the images in the form of
photographs, illustrations, paintings, and artistic designs direct our readings of the
text. Besides, book covers reveal important aspects of the imaginary- or common
values, symbols, and practices- of gays and lesbians in different periods and nations,
while they also illustrate diverse perceptions of homosexuality in the social imaginary
of the last century. The collection identifies books as visual objects capable of
allowing other methods of readings, in other words, since “looking comes before
reading”, one can argue that book covers are visual interpretations of the textual
condition of books, as well as images of the historical, social, and cultural contexts
surrounding the publication of books.
“Books should lie open to one another”.
Randall McLeod
The Imaginary of Books: Homosexualities, Images, and Texts is more than a book
collection; I see it as a constant process of learning and self-discovery. The collection
is rich and diverse since it looks at the subject of homosexuality through literary
studies, history, textual scholarship, history of the book, sexual and diversity studies,
and from other disciplines such as semiology, art, and cultural studies. I began
collecting books about homosexuality in Latin American literature five years ago as a
result of personal and academic interests in the subject. I hold a B.A in Latin
American Studies from the University of Toronto, and I am currently in the graduate
program at the Faculty of Information in Information Science, and Book History
and Print Culture at the same academic institution.
I considered myself an avid reader when I started collecting books; every new
book opened my eyes to new readings and to different views on the homosexual
experience not only in Latin America but also in the rest of the world. Later I
included books of North American and Europeans authors into my collection when
I discovered references among writers from different literary traditions. In 2008, I
received the Hoeniger Book Collection Prize for my proposal titled: Homosexualities at
the Crossroads: A Latin American View on the Homosexual Experience as I gain knowledge
of literary studies and became more aware of book collecting practices. The proposal
presented a selection of forty titles that connected the texts of “a select group of
Latin American writers with the works of writers from other regions and literary
traditions.” This experience allowed me to travel to Cuba where I realized the
importance of textual history for the development of a comprehensive collection of
Latin American literature with gay and lesbian themes. I see myself now as collector
who appreciates books for all they have to offer. I search for meanings in every
aspect of the book as a way to experiment with novel approaches to understanding
what books tell us. Books are my field of passion because I truly believe these
objects have the power to ignite social change. I hope that one day my collection will
be preserved as an example of the imaginary of homosexuality in books.
The Imaginary of Books: Homosexualities, Images, and Texts
The following list contains all the entries of the collection. The list is divided according to
main focus of the collection: Literature, the Giovanni’s Room Collection, History, Theory, and
Academic Books, and Anthologies. The comments on the books are placed at the end of the entries.
L iteratures:
Abreu, Caio Fernando. Melhores contos. Selection of short stories by Marcelo Sacron Bessa. Sao Paulo:
Global E ditora, 2006.
Al-Tifashi, Ahmad. The Delight of Hearts or What you Will not Find in any Book. English Translation by
E .A. Lacey. San Francisco: Gay Sunshine Press, 1988.
Albee, E dward. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf. New York: Pocket Books, 1971. (OPB)
Alonso, Odette. Espejo de tres cuerpos. Mexico D.F.: Quimera Ediciones, 2009.
Anonymous. Male Bride. New York: Kozy Books, 1963. (OPB, rare copy)
Anonymous. The White Paper. Preface and illustrations by Jean Cocteau. New York: The Macaulay
Company, 1958. (First English translation from the French, rare copy)
Arenas, Reinaldo. Antes que anochezca. Barcelona: Tusquets Editores, 2003.
___. Cantando en el pozo. Barcelona: Editorial Argos Vergara, 1982. (Edition published in Spain
without the author’s permission. Subsequent English translations are based on this edition)
___. Celestino antes del alba. With a new introduction by the author. Barcelona: Tusquets Editores,
___. El asalto. Barcelona: Tusquets E ditores, 2003.
___. El color del verano. Barcelona: Tusquets Editores, 2010.
___. Old Rosa: A Novel in Two Stories. Translated by Ann Tashi Slater and Andrew Hurley. New York:
Grove Press, 1994.
___. Singing from the Well. London: Paperview, 2007. (Edition part of a collection titled “Banned
___. Singing from the Well. Translated by Andrew Harley. New York: Vicking, 1987. (First English
___. Termina el desfile, seguido de Adiós mamá. Barcelona: Tusquets Editores, 2006.
___. Voluntad de vivir manifestándose. Buenos Aires: Adriana Hidalgo editor, 2001.
Baldwin, James. Another Country. New York: Dell Books, 1965. (OPB)
___. Another Country. New York: The Dial Press, 1962. (Hardcover: first edition, first printing)
___. Another Country. New York: Vintage International, 1993.
___. Going to Meet the Man. New York: Vintage International, 1995.
Bautista, Juan Carlos. Las lenguas en erección. Mexico D.F.: Quimera Ediciones, 2007.
Blanco, José Joaquín; Dimayuga, José; and Zapata, Luis. Triple función. México D.F.: Quimera
E diciones, 2007.
Botelho, Abel. O Barão de Lavos. Porto: Lello & Irmão editores, 1982.
Botto, António. Canções e outros poemas. Edited by Eduardo Pitta. Vila Nova de Famalição: Quasi
E dições, 2008.
___. The Songs of António Botto. Translated by Fernando Pessoa, and edited by Josiah Blackmore.
Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2010. (Two copies; hardcover and paperback)
Box, E dgar. Death Likes it Hot. New York: Signet Book, 1955. Rare copy of crime fiction written by
Gore Vidal as E dgar Box.
Breton, André. L’amour fou. Paris: Colection Folio, 2004.
Burroughs, William S. Naked Lunch: The Restored Text. Edited by James Grauerholz and Barry Miles.
New York: Grove Press, 2001.
___. Queer. New York: Viking Penguin, 1987.
Cacteau, Jean. Thomas l’imposteur. Paris: Collection Folio, 1993. (French OBP edition illustrated by
Caminha, Adolfo. Bom-Crioulo: The Black Man and the Cabin Boy. Translated by E. A. Lacey. San
Francisco: Gay Sunshine Press, 1982.
___. Bom-Crioulo. New York: Luzo-Brazilian Books, 2006.
___. El buen negro. Translated by Luis Zapata. Mexico D.F: Quimera ediciones, 2008. (First Spanish
Capote, Truman. Breakfast at Tiffany’s. New York: Vintage International, 1993.
___. Other Voices, Other Rooms. New York: Signet Book, 1949. (Rare paperback copy)
Cavafis, C.P. Antología poética. Edited by Pedro Bádenas. Madrid: Alianza editorial, 2009.
___. Poesía Completa. Edited and translated by Pedro Bádenas. Madrid: Editorial Alianza, 2007. (First
complete anthology in Spanish)
___. The Collected Poems of C.P. Cavafy: A New Translation. Translated by Aliki Barnstone. New York:
W.W. Norton & Company, 2006.
Chocrón, Isaac. La revolución. Caracas: Editorial Nuevo Tiempo, 1972. (First edition, rare book)
___. Toda una dama. Caracas: Alfadil E diciones, 1988. (First edition)
Cocteau, Jean. Le Livre blane, et autres textes. Paris: Éditions Passage du Marais, 2009.
___. Opio: diario de una desintoxicación. Translated by A. Alatorre. Mexico, D.F: Letras Vivas, 2006.
Correa Mujica, Miguel. Furia del discurso humano. Los Angeles: Pureplay Press, 2005.
Crisp, Quentin. The Naked Civil Servant. London: Harper Perennial, 2007.
Crowley, Mark. The Boys in the Band. New York: Dell Books, 1969. (First Dell Book printing, cover
illustration in watercolor, rare OPB edition)
___. The Boys in the Band. New York: Dell Books, 1970. (OBP, second printing)
___. The Boys in the Band. Introduction by Tony Kushner, fortieth anniversary edition. New York:
Allyson Books, 2008.
___. The Boys in the Band. New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1968. (First edition, first printing. Rare
De Sá-Carneiro, Mário. A confissão de Lúcio. Lisboa: Editorial Nova Ática, 2006.
Donoso, José. El lugar sin límites. Barcelona: Sedmay Ediciones, 1977. (Rare serial book)
E ielson, Jorge Eduardo. Habitación en Roma. Mexico D.F.: Quimera Ediciones, 2010.
Fernández Robaina, Tomás. Misa para un Ángel. Havana: Ediciones Unión, 2010.
Fierstein, Harvey. Torch Song Trilogy. New York: Signet Books, 1988. (First OBP edition)
Forster, E . M. Maurice. Introduction by David Leavitt. London: Penguin Classics, 2008. (OPB)
___. Maurice. Toronto: MacMillan of Canada, 1971. (Hardcover: first Canadian edition. Printed the
same year as the British [L ondon: E. Arnold, 1971] and American [New York: W. W. Norton,
1971] editions)
___. The Life to Come and Other Stories. Edited by Oliver Stallybrass. London: Penguin Books, 1989.
García Lorca, Federico. Antología Poética. Madrid: Biblioteca El Mundo, 1998. (Rare serial edition)
___. Federico García Lorca Collected Poems, Revised Billingual Edition. Edited by Christopher Maurer. New
York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 2002.
___. La casa de Bernarda Alba. Edited by Allen Josephs and Juan Caballero. Madrid: Cátedra Letras
Hispánicas, 1993.
___. Lorca por Lorca. Edited by Andrés B. Couselo. Havana: Ediciones Huracán, 1971. (Rare
paperback edition with illustration by Lorca)
___. Yerma. Buenos Aires: Losada, 1971. (OBP)
Garrandés, Alberto. Días invisibles. Santiago de Cuba: Editorial Oriente, 2009.
Genet, Jean. Querelle de Brest. Paris: Gallimard, 2004.
González de Alba, Luis. El sol de la tarde. Mexico, D.F: Quimera Ediciones, 2009.
González L. Julio, and García G, Francisco, eds. La reja entreabierta. Havana: Ediciones Unión, 2008.
Gunn, Thom. Collected Poems. London: Faber & Faber, 1994. (First paperback edition)
___. The Man with Night Sweats. New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1992. (First edition)
Herlihy, James Leo. Midnight Cowboy. New York: Quality Paperbacks Book Club, 1965. (First
paperback edition)
Hesse, Herman. Narcissus and Goldmund. Translated by Ursule Molinaro. New York: Picador, 1968.
Hollingrust, Alan. The Swimming-Pool Library. New York: Vintange International, 1989. (First
paperback edition)
Ihimaera, Witi. Nights in the Garden of Spain. North Shore: Raupo Books, 2010.
Isherwood, Christopher. A Single Man. New York: Quality Paper Book Club, 1996.
Juana Inés de la Cruz, Sister. Obras completas. Edited by Francisco Monterde. Mexico, D. F: Editorial
Porrúa, 2007.
Lacey, E . A. Path of Snow: Poems 1951-1973. Scarborough: The Ahasuerus Press, 1974. (First edition,
rare book)
Lemebel, Pedro. Tengo miedo torero. Santiago de Chile: Editorial Planeta, 2010.
Leyland, Winston, ed. My Deep Dark Pain is Love: A Collection of Latin American Gay Fiction.
Translated by E. A. Lacey. San Francisco: Gay Sunshine Press, 1983.
Lezama Lima, José. Muerte de narciso: Antología poética. Madrid: Ediciones Era, 1988.
___. Paradiso. Revised edition, with illustration by René Portocarreo. Mexico D.F.: Ediciones ERA,
1968. (Rare copy, first Mexican edition)
___. Paradiso. Edited by Rogelio Riberón. Havana: Editorial Letras Cubanas, 2006. (Fortieth
anniversary edition)
Mann, Thomas. Death in Venice. Translated by Michael Henry Hein. London: Harper Collins, 2004.
Martínez, Raúl. Confesiones: Yo publio. Edited by Ana M. M. Bachs. Habana: Ediciones Artecubano,
2007. (Rare book due to limited run)
Mistral, Gabriela. Antología Poética. Edited by Rosalía Aller. Madrid: Editorial Edaf, 1999. (This is the
first anthology that “admits” the queer content of Mitral’s poetry)
Montenegro, Carlos. Hombres sin mujer. Habana: Editorial Letras Cubanas, 1994. (First Cuban edition)
Nafzawi, Shaykh. The Glory of the Perfumed Garden: the Missing Flowers. Translated by Sir. Richard F.
Burton. London: Neville Spearman, 1975. (First unabridged edition, hardcover with illustrated
dust jacket)
___. The Perfumed Garden. Translated by Richard Burton. London: Panther Books, 1970. (OBP)
Nijinsky, Vaslav. The Diary of Vaslav Nijinsky. Translated by Romola Nijinsky. London: Quatet
Books, 1991. (Censored edition)
___. The Diary of Vaslav Nijinsky: Unexpurgated Edition. Edited by Joan Acocella and translated by
Kyril Fitzlyon. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1999. (First English Translation)
Novo, Salvador. Nuevo amor y otras poesías. México, D. F.: Fondo de Cultural Económica, 1992.
Padura Fuentes, Leonardo. Máscaras. Barcelona: Tusquets Editores, 2007.
___. El cazador. Havana: E diciones Unión, 1991. (First edition)
Paz, Senel. El lobo, el bosque y el hombre nuevo. Havana: Editorial Letras Cubanas, 2007.
___. El lobo, el bosque y el hombre nuevo. Mexico D.F.: Ediciones Era, 2003.
Pérez, Jorge Ángel. El paseante cándido. Havana: Editorial Letras Cubanas, 2001.
___. En la Habana no son tan elegantes. Havana: Editorial Letras Cubanas, 2009. (Alejo Carpentier
Short Story Award 2009)
Piglia, Ricardo. Plata quemada. Buenos Aires: Editorial Planeta, 1998. Planeta Novel Award 1997.
Piñera, Virgilio. Cuentos completos. Havana: Ediciones Ateneo, 2002. (Rare copy)
___. La Isla en peso. Barcelona: Tusquets editors, 2000.
___. Virgilio Piñera, de vuelta y vuelta, correspondencia 1932- 1978. Havana: Ediciones Unión, 2011.
(Anniversary edition)
___. Pequeñas maniobras. Havana: Ediciones Unión, 2011. (Anniversary edition)
___. La carne de René. Havana: E diciones Unión, 2011. (Anniversary edition)
___. La isla en peso. Havana: Ediciones UNIÓN, 1998. (Rare copy, first Cuban edition)
___. Rene’s Flesh. Translated by Mark Schafer. New York: Marsilio Publishers, 1995.
___. La carne de Rene. Barcelona: Tusquets editores, 2000.
___. Teatro completo. Havana: E ditorial Letras Cubanas, 2002.
Puig, Manuel. El beso de la mujer araña. Buenos Aires: Seix Barral, 1993. Rare copy, serial book.
___. El beso de la mujer araña. Critical edition by José Amícola and Jorge Panesi. Paris: Colección
Archivos, 2002. (Hardback: first critical edition)
___. El beso de la mujer araña. Mexico D.F.: Edición Debolsillo, 2009.
___. La Traición de Rita Hayworth. Barcelona: Seix Barral, 1981.
___. Pubis angelical. Barcelona: Seix Barral, 1996.
___. The Buenos Aires affair. Barcelona: Seix Barral, 1986. (First edition)
Rechy, John. City of Night. New York: Grove Press,1984.
Rivera, Nayar. Reglas de urbanidad. Mexico D.F.: Quimera Ediciones, 2008.
Rojas Guardia, Armando. Obra completa: ensayo. Merida: Ediciones El otro el mismo, 2006. (Rare copy
due to limited print)
___. Obra poética. Merida: E diciones El otro el mismo, 2004. (Rare copy due to limited print)
Saba, Umberto. Ernesto. Translated into Spanish by Guillermo Fernández. Mexico D.F.: Ediciones
Quimera, 2007.
Saikaku, Ihara. The Great Mirrow of Male Love. Translated by Paul Gordon Schalow. Stanford:
Stanford University Press, 1990.
Santiesteban Prats, Ángel. Dichosos los que lloran. Havana: Fondo Editorial Casa de las Américas, 2006.
(Casa de las América Short Story Award 2006)
___. Los hijos que nadie quiso. Havana: Editorial Letras Cubanas, 2001. (Alejo Carpentier Short Story
Award 2001, signed copy)
___. Sueño de un día de verano. Havana: E diciones Unión, 1998. (UNEAC- National Writers and
Artists Union- Short Story Award 1995)
Simonetti, Pablo. Madre que estás en los cielos. Santiago de Chile: Editorial Planeta, 2010.
Spender, Stephen. The Temple. New York: Grove Press, 1988. (First paperback edition)
Téllez-Pon, Sergio. No recuerdo el amor sino el deseo. Mexico D.F.: Quimera Ediciones, 2008.
Tóibín, Colm. The Story of the Night. London: Picador, 1996. (First edition)
___. The Story of the Night. London: Picador, 2010. (Paperback edition with an illustrated cover of a
naked man)
Vallejo, César. Los heraldos negros. Buenos Aires: Editorial Losada, 1961. (OBP)
___. Poesía completa. Mexico, D.F.: E diciones Coyoacán, 2010.
___. Trilce. Buenos Aires: Losada, 1961.
Vallejo, Fernando. El fuego secreto. Bogotá: Editorial Planeta, 1987. (First edition)
Versage, Robin, and Garner, Leland. Tops, Bottoms, and Sidepockets: The Confessions of a Homosexual.
Detroit: Foremost Publishers, 1955. (OBP)
Vidal, Gore. A Trirsty Evil: Seven Short Stories. San Francisco: Gay Sunshine Press, 1981.
___. Death before bedtime: Gore Vidal writing as Edgar Box. New Yorl: Vintage Books, 2011.
___. Death in the Fifth Position: Gore Vidal writing as Edgar Box. New York: Vintage Books, 2011.
___. Death Likes it Hot: Gore Vidal writing as Edgar Box. New Yorl: Vintage Books, 2011.
___. Myraa Breckinridge & Myron. London: Abacus, 1986.
___. The City and the Pillar. London: Four Square Edition, 1965.
___. The City and the Pillar. New York: Signet Books, 1950. (Rare OBP edition)
___. The City and the Pillar. New York: Vintage International, 1995.
Villaurrutia, Xavier. Nostalgia de la muerte. Mexico D.F: Ediciones Coyoacán, 1999.
___. Obras: poesía, teatro, prosas varias, crítica. Mexico D.F: Fondo de Cultura Económica, 2006.
White, E dmund. A Boy’s Own Story. With a new introduction by the author. New York: Plume, 1983.
(First paperback edition)
White, E dmund. My Lives: An Autobiography. New York: Haper Collins, 2006. (First U.S. Edition)
___. Noctures for the King of Naples. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1978. (First edition)
___. Nocturnes for the King of Naples. New York: Penguin Books, 1980. (First OPB edition, rare copy)
___. The Beautiful Room is Empty. New York: Vintage International, 1994.
Wilde, Oscar. Plays. London: Penguin Books, 1954. (First OBP edition of the author’s play to
commemorate the centenary of Wilde’s birth)
___. The Picture of Dorian Gray. Introduction by Jeffrey Eugenides. New York: The Modern Library,
2004. (Academic paperback edition)
___. The Wit of Oscar Wilde. Selected and introduced by Merlin Holland. London: The Folio Society,
___. The Works of Oscar Wilde 1856- 1900. London: Collins, 1948. (Hardback)
Williams, Tenessee. A Streetcar Named Desire. With an introduction by the author. New York: Signet
Books, 1951. (First OBP)
___. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. London: Penguin Books, 1957. (First OBP edition)
Zapata, Luis. ¿Por qué mejor no nos vamos? Mexico, D.F: Cal y Arena, 1992. (First edition, signed by the
___. La historia de siempre. Mexico D.F.: Quimera Ediciones, 2007.
___. Melodrama. Mexico D.F.: Quimera Ediciones, 2008. (25th aniversary edition.)
Caballero, Rufo. Seduciendo a un extraño: historias de cine vueltas a contar. Havana: Ediciones ICAIC, 2010.
The Giovanni’s Room Collection, Multiple copies and editions:
Baldwin, James. Giovanni’s Room. New York: Dell Publishing, 1964. (First Dell printing 1964, cover:
building against night sky)
___. Giovanni’s Room. London: Penguin Books, 2007. (This volume is part of a collection of 20 titles
called “Great Loves”, cover: botanical art, brown leaves on two branches)
___. Giovanni’s Room. New York: Dell/Laurel Books, 1988. (Cover: urban street scene)
___. El cuarto de Giovanni. Translated by Estela Canto. Barcelona: Editorial Bruguera, 1980. (First
edition, cover: building façade)
___. La habitación de Giovanni. Madrid: Editorial Egales, 2005. (Cover:
___. Giovanni’nin Odasi. Istanbul: YKY, 2006. [Turkish translation] (cover: man and his shadow,
woman’s profile in the background)
___. Giovanni’s Room. New York: Signet Books, 1959. (First Signet printing, cover: Solitary standing
in doorway with bed & half-full liquor bottle in background)
___. Giovanni’s Room. New York: The Modern Library, 2001. (Cover: author’s photograph with
manuscript pages on a table)
___. Giovanni’s Room. London: Penguin Books, 1990. (Cover: photograph of a young man’s naked
___. Giovanni. Translated by Affonso Blacheyre. Rio de Janeiro: Civilização Brasileira, 1968.
[Portuguese translation] (Cover: water-colour drawing of a man sitting on his side holding a
___. Giovanni’s Room. New York: The Dial Press, 1956. (First edition. Cover: painting in black and
green of a men’s face)
___. Giovanni’s Room. London: Corgi Books, 1967. (Cover: two men, one sitting on a chair, and the
other in the background sitting half naked with a drink in his hand)
___. Giovanni’s Room. New York: Delta Book, 2000. (Cover: author’s photograph)
___. Giovannis Zimmer. Hamburg: RoRoRo, 1963. [German translation] (Cover: illustration of a room
with a bed, a chair and a bottle)
___. Giovanni’s Room. London: Michael Joseph, 1957. (Cover: pencil drawing of a young men on a
bed with a drink in his hand)
___. Giovanni's Room. London: Corgi Books, 1977. (Cover: Two men, one dressed only in towel.
Looking away)
Boldvin, Džejms.
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