First US printing. First English-language edition of this great South American poet's only published novel, a searing story of the abuse of the Indians of the Peruvian mountains forced to work in the mines there. A best-seller upon its original publication in 1931, this has been ignored as part of Vallejo's canon because of its proletariat nature. Includes a Foreword by Kevin J. O'Connor; translator's preface; notes. xxx, 133 pp. Near fine in a fine dust jacket (spotting to the edges of the textblock.). .ISBN # 0-8156-0226x
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