Man Wants But Little

By: Wright, Wilson (pseud. for William Reitzel)

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(no dust jacket) [worn copy, soiling to top edge, all corners bumped to some degree; text from jacket flaps glued to front and rear pastedowns, one-time owner's name and date/place of purchase scrawled in pencil on ffep]; Agrarian novel of sorts, about a young Spanish farmer who emigrates to Cuba, "where the rising wave of a boom-period sweeps him tempestuously into the drama of Cuban life. He answers the confusion of American mines, local politics, sugar boom, and local revolution with a stubborn simplicity." (That's a quote from the jacket blurb, but note that NO jacket is present on this copy of the book, although the trimmed jacket flaps are affixed to the pastedowns.) The Time magazine reviewer observed that "sinister echoes of U.S. big business [and] Havana terrorism are felt only in the background of this pastoral tale of Cuban peasantry," also noting that the author had spent a year in Cuba circa 1928, where he "wandered the countryside, spoke the language, watched the people instead of the politicians."

Title: Man Wants But Little

Author: Wright, Wilson (pseud. for William Reitzel)

Categories: Fiction: Vintage,

Edition: 2nd printing

Publisher: New York, Albert & Charles Boni, Inc.: 1933

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: 16227

Keywords: Cuba Havana Farm Life Cuban Revolution