The Buscón de Vierge. Francisco de Quevedo. Illustrations by Daniel Urrabieta Vierge. Modernized version. Placed in modern Spanish fully and faithfully, with introduction and notes, by Arturo Echavarren.
Beautiful edition published in 2019 of the classic of Spanish literature, El Buscón de Quevedo.
Hardcover bound with illustrated dust jacket. Format 18 x 23 cm. 352 pages masterfully illustrated with the drawings of the brilliant Vierge.
Although he was born in Madrid, Daniel Urrabieta Vierge spent most of his life in Paris, where he became one of the most famous illustrators in Europe. A friend and regular collaborator, among others, of Victor Hugo, around 1880 he began his great ambition to draw El Buscón de Quevedo, a task that he interrupted in 1881 due to a hemiplegia attack that left him speechless and paralyzed the right part of his body. Little by little he learned to draw with his left foot, with which he concluded the 120 drawings that complete this work, which would be published in London in 1892. This edition offers the complete version in its entirety, as conceived by Urrabieta Vierge. Arturo Echavarren, an expert philologist in literature from the Golden Age, has put Quevedo’s opaque and conceptist text into current Spanish, so that it is as clear and luminous as the images that illustrate it.
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