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The Return of Philip Latinowicz

By Krleza, Miroslav; Depolo, Zora (translator)

Evanston, IL, U.S.A.: Northwestern University Press, 1995 Orginally published in 1932, this novel is the first book translated into English by the author generally considered Croatia's greatest writer; it is the story of a successful but disillusioned painter who returns to his hometown in Croatia after many years absence in the hope that revisiting his cultural roots will inspire him to create the perfect work of art and thereby restore his faith in both art and life; however, haunted by a troubled childhood, he falls in with shady characters and discovers the emotional, intellectual, and imaginative poverty of his own background; introduction by Stuart Morgan (green pictorial cover with Matisse painting on the front, slight edgewear, otherwise a bright, clean, tight copy). Trade Paperback. Very Good.