Mutual impressions : writers from the Americas reading one another / edited by Ilan Stavans

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Subjects: American literature--History and criticism
Latin American literature--Appreciation--United States
Latin American literature--History and criticism
American literature--Appreciation--Latin America
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Durham, NC : Duke University Press, 1999
LC Classification: P, PS
Physical Description: xii, 326 p. ; 23 cm
Table of Contents: Introduction: Coincidence and Dissidence / Ilan Stavans 1
I. South Reading North 11
Prologue: Pedro Henriquez Urena 13
Jose Marti on Walt Whitman 31
Victoria Ocampo on John Steinbeck 44
Alejo Carpentier on Herman Melville 56
Carlos Fuentes on William Styron 59
Jorge Luis Borges on Nathaniel Hawthorne 66
Gabriel Garcia Marquez on William Faulkner 85
Hiber Conteris on Raymond Chandler 87
Ezequiel Martinez Estrada on Henry David Thoreau 107
Ilan Stavans on Julia Alvarez 113
Derek Walcott on V. S. Naipaul 119
Jose Bianco on Ambrose Bierce 129
Antonio Benitez Rojo on Lafcadio Hearn 135
Juan Carlos Onetti on Vladimir Nabokov 140
Mario Vargas Llosa on Ernest Hemingway 143
Nicolas Guillen on Langston Hughes 151
Octavio Paz on William Carlos Williams 155
Pablo Neruda on Robert Frost 165
Julio Cortazar on Edgar Allan Poe 168
II. North Reading South 177
Prologue: John Barth 179
John Updike on Augusto Roa Bastos 191
Grace Paley on Clarice Lispector 195
Katherine Anne Porter on Jose Joaquin Fernandez de Lizardi 198
William H. Gass on Jorge Luis Borges 228
Mark Strand on Nicanor Parra 239
Paul West on Alejo Carpentier 242
Waldo Frank on Ricardo Guiraldes 249
Barbara Probst Solomon on Teresa de la Parra 252
Robert Bly on Pablo Neruda 260
Kenneth Rexroth on Homero Aridjis 267
Robert Coover on Julio Cortazar 269
Susan Sontag on Machado de Assis 272
Thomas Pynchon on Gabriel Garcia Marquez 282
William Kennedy on Ernesto Sabato 289
Acknowledgments 299
Index 303
Additional Authors: Stavans, Ilan
Notes: LCCN: 99034818
ISBN: 0822324237 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
ISBN: 0822324008 (acid-free paper)
Includes bibliographical references and index
OCLC Number: 41488805
ISBN/ISSN: 0822324237
0822324008