El mundo es ancho y ajeno

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Biblioteca Ayacucho, 1986 - Literary Criticism - 406 pages

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Antonio Cornejo-Polar was born in Arequipa, Peru on December 23, 1936. He received his B.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the Universidad Nacional Mayor in Lima. He taught at that institution and served as its Rector, a prestigious appointment made by the President of Peru. He also taught at the University of Pittsburgh and was visiting professor at several universities in the United States, Europe, and Latin America. Cornejo-Polar was appointed in 1991 to the Berkeley faculty and held the Class of 1941 World War II Memorial Professorship of Spanish American literature Cornejo-Polar was the author of 11 books, numerous articles, critical editions, and collaborative projects, and was one of the world's leading authorities on Latin American literature and culture. In 1994, he published Escribir en el aire (Writing in Air: Essays on Sociocultural Heterogeneity in Andean Literatures). Cornejo-Polar founded, edited, and brought to Berkeley the prestigious Revista de Critica Literaria Latinoamericana, now in its 25th year and considered by many scholars to be the leading journal in the field today. He was president of the International Association of Iberoamerican Literature, a member of the Real Academia de la Lengua, and a participant on the board of the Lampadia Foundation's Latin American Heritage Series. Cornejo-Polar died following a long illness on May 18, 1997, in Lima, Peru.

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