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0463 El mar desierto

October 13, 2013
0463 Empty Copper Sea, The 503
  • Title: El mar desierto
  • English Title: The Empty Sea
  • Canon: The Empty Copper Sea
  • Language: Spanish
  • Country: Argentina
  • Format: Paperback
  • Year: 1981
  • Publisher: Emecé
  • Collection: Grandes Novelistas
  • Cover Artist: Richard Kolfield
  • Author of: Condominium


Sometimes the foreign publishers go to great lengths to make their covers different than the USA originals, and we’ve seen plenty of good ones. Other times, well, they don’t, and here is one example. Nothing new to see here, except that this is one of only two foreign language JDM’s (the other was also published by Emecé and also plugs El consorcio) that promotes another MacDonald book on its cover.

I wonder why Emecé chose to drop the color from the title, as they did to several other McGee titles (but hardly all of them). I always suspect that it has some not-quite-right suggested meaning that only a native speaker would understand.

Milk Carton

Have you seen me? I am a Spanish language paperback edition of The Last One Left, titled La superviente (The Survivor). I have a picture of a startled girl facing the reader on my cover.

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