Ryan Long is Associate Professor of Spanish at the University of Maryland. His research focuses on culture and politics in Mexico and Latin America, with an emphasis on the twentieth century. He has published articles on a range of topics, including the conflict in Chiapas, Mexican cinema, and a number of writers, including Bruno Montané Krebs, Álvaro Mutis, Ignacio Manuel Altamirano, José Gorostiza, Juan Villoro, Laura Esquivel, and Roberto Bolaño. His book, Fictions of Totality: The Mexican Novel, 1968, and the National-Popular State, was published in 2008 by Purdue University Press. He is currently working on two new book projects, one about Bolaño and another about the Swiss architect and one-time Bauhaus director Hannes Meyer, who lived and worked in Mexico from 1939 to 1949.
Juan Villoro: At Last, an English Translation Brings His Seriously Funny Take on Identity to New Audiences
Juan Villoro is an under-known Mexican writer, whose humorous short stories probe questions of identity, self-perception, and authorship....