New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1983. 8vo. [x], 578 pp., including half-title. FIRST EDITION. Linen-backed boards, original pictorial dust jacket in fine condition. Item #12065
First edition of Cantor’s first novel and second book, based upon the life of Ernesto Che Guevara (1928-67), who graduated from the University of Buenos Aires medical school in 1953. Cantor attended Harvard College, and completed his Ph.D at the University of California at Santa Cruz. His other works include the novels Krazy Kat, and Great Neck, as well as two books of essays, The Space between: Literature and politics and On giving birth to one’s own mother. A MacArthur Prize fellow, Cantor is part of the full-time faculty in the graduate English department at Tufts University.