[Buenos Aires: Acervo Cultural, 1965. Item #32926
Original Wraps. 8vo. 265 pages. 20 cm. First edition. In Spanish. With woodcuts by Victor Marchese. Junto a un Rio de Babel (Beside a River of Bablyon) , a collection of poems by Carlos Grunberg (1903-1968) , Argentine lawyer, poet, and translator, and friend of Jorge Luis Borges. In this work, Grunberg expresses his Zionist ambivalence; on the one hand he defines himself as an exiled Jew eager to return to the land of his ancestors, and on the other hand he refuses to give up his pride in being an Argentine citizen and his love of his birthplace. The first section of poems, entitled 'Hitlermedio', concerns the holocaust. Subjects: Spanish – Argentine-Jewish Literature. Carlos Grunberg – Poems. Zionism – Argentina – Poetry. Poetry – Holocaust. Oclc lists 24 copies. Light soiling to wraps, light shelf wear, overall very fresh. Very good condition. (SPEC-39-14) xx.