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Rice Latin American literature expert available to comment on Nobel Prize winner

first_imgAddThis ShareCONTACT: Franz BrotzenPHONE: 713-348-6775E-MAIL: [email protected] Rice Latin American literature expert available to comment on Nobel Prize winnerRice University Latin American literature expert Gisela Heffes is available to comment on the winner of the 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature, Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa. The award was announced this morning.“Vargas Llosa emerged as a one of the leaders, along with Gabriel García Márquez, Julio Cortázar and Juan Rulfo, among the so-called ‘boom’ of Latin American writers,” Heffes said. “His groundbreaking debut novel ‘La Ciudad y los Perros’ (‘The Time of the Hero’) in 1963 is the account of a young boy and his experiences at a Peruvian military academy. Vargas Llosa followed that with more than 30 other novels. His work is some of the finest to come out of Latin America over the last half century.” Heffes, an assistant professor of Spanish, is the author of “Las Ciudades Imaginarias en la Literatura Latinoamericana” (2009), a study of the literary representations of nonexistent urban spaces and their significance in the wider political and cultural framework of Latin America. She can conduct the interview in English or Spanish.To speak with Heffes, contact Franz Brotzen at 713-348-6775 or [email protected] last_img read more

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