Edition : First / New York / Little Big Man / 2011 / Hardcover. / Fine / Fine 8vo. Unpaginated (ca 200pp). Printed boards in dustwrap. Numerous Colour and Black and white plates. One of 450 signed and numbered copies. Text in Spanish and English.
“Eden is a Magic World is a story of obsession. The central figure of Calderﾗn`s book is Flor Eduarda, a former child actress in her native Mexico. After Carrusel (the hugely successful telenovela she appeared in as an infant) began screening around the world, Eduarda started to receive letters from a besotted admirer, Choi Chun Moon, an 18 year old student based in Seoul, Korea. Moon`s letters demand that Eduarda reply in her own handwriting, so that he may study her spirit, and also send pictures of herself to him. While the off-screen persona of Eduarda remains a mystery to the obsessive Moon, Calderﾗn happily obliges our own curiosities by providing insight into Eduarda`s private life – no longer the innocent girl of television. Capturing many lost days and nights spent between the pair, Calderﾗn`s images detail a close friendship, and Calderﾗn`s subsequent and brilliant transformation into Eduarda`s number one fan. Within Eden is a Magic World, Calderﾗn`s own obsession, coupled with that of his rival Moon`s resembles the building melodramatic narrative of a soap opera. Hints of attraction develop into hidden displays of longing and keep the viewer guessing. In the end, ultimately, Calderﾗn`s story of Eduarda avoids a clear resolve, continuing evermore as it would on the small screen.”