Keynote by Prof. Bell-Villada

gene_b-v  GENE H. BELL-VILLADA, was born in Haiti and raised in Puerto Rico, Cuba, and Venezuela. His general-interest studies, Borges and His Fiction: A Guide to His Mind and Art (1981; 2nd ed., 1999) and García Márquez: The Man and His Work (1990; 2nd ed., 2010) are used widely in high school AP and college courses; the latter has also appeared in Spanish and Turkish translations. His broad-ranging study, Art for Art’s Sake & Literary Life: How Politics & Markets Helped Shape the Ideology & Culture of Aestheticism, 1790-1990, was a finalist for the 1997 National Book Critics Circle Award, and has been translated into Serbian and Chinese. In addition, Bell-Villada is the author of two volumes of fiction (The Carlos Chadwick Mystery [1990]; The Pianist Who Liked Ayn Rand [1998]) and has explored his confused past in a personal memoir, Overseas American: Growing up Gringo in the Tropics (2005). His latest book is humorously entitled On Nabokov, Ayn Rand and the Libertarian Mind: What the Russian-American Odd Pair Can Tell Us about Some Values, Myths and Manias Widely Held Most Dear (2011). In 2004, Bell-Villada served as a consultant to Oprah Winfrey’s Book Club when One Hundred Years of Solitude was the TV program’s title selection. He is a professor of Romance Languages at Williams College in Massachusetts.

Here are some of his books on Gabriel García Márquez

index García Márquez. The Man and His Work








Conversationgene2s with Gabriel García Márquez


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