John Brushwood is a Roy A. Roberts Professor of Latin American Literature at the University of Kansas. He is the author of Mexico in Its Novel: A Nation’s Search for Identity, The Spanish American Novel: A Twentieth-Century Survey, and Genteel Barbarism: Experiments In Analysis of Nineteenth-Century Spanish American Novels.
Dec 01 1982
Recent Translations of Latin American Fiction
Alejo Carpenter, the Cuban novelist, invented the phrase “marvelous reality” to describe a particular way of viewing Lating America. So many things seemed extraordinary, paradoxical, and magical that he could hardly believe what his own eyes saw.