Cultural Writing. This unique work unites prose and art, exploring the dark mythologies of sexual fetishes and power. Based on the erotic drawings and etchings of Polish writer and artist Bruno Schulz, who died at the hands of the Nazis in 1942. Rolando Perez digs around in that rooted turf Schulz describes; he grows his own books in that fecund loam of literature and history, dreams and ideas. His writing is often inspired by or a response to his reading, which is wide and deep --John Strausbaugh, NY Press.
Rolando Pérez is professor of Spanish and Latin American literature and philosophy at the Romance Languages Department of Hunter College—CUNY. He is the author of numerous publications on the Neo- Baroque, and the relation between literature, the visual arts, and philosophy. Pérez is also the author of a number of literary works, some which have been anthologized in The Norton Anthology of Latino Literature (2012). His most recent publications are TEA CEREMONIES FOR WINTER, Severo Sarduy and the Neo-Baroque Image of Thought in the Visual Arts, Agorapoetics: Poetics after Postmodernism, and La comedia eléctrica, a translation by Óscar Curieses of THE ELECTRIC COMEDY was published by Amargord Ediciones in Madrid.Author City: USA