Poetry. Latino/Latina Studies. Just as Dante's Divina Commedia dealt with the political and social conditions of Renaissance Italy, Rolando Perez's ELECTRIC COMEDY takes the reader on a journey of the soul through the contemporary global landscape of simulated love, Internet capitalism, and the new metaphysics of virtual realities. ELECTRIC COMEDY returns to the distant past to answer questions about the present and our possible future.
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