THE LINING OF OUR SOULS features short prose pieces inspired by the paintings of Edward Hopper. "Roland Perez's remarkable transpositions of art open the reader to a Hopper-inspired universe. His vignettes center on the big city and its inhabitants: apartment houses and hotels-their front desks, their windows with half-lowered shades; on to the shift and flow of small town life, with its mountains and sounds of the sea..Perez has superbly captured the physicality of Hopper's paintings in all of their hermeticism and brashness."-Bettina L. Knapp. Rolando Perez was born in Cuba and now works as a librarian at Hunter College in New York City. His book THE DIVINE DUTY OF SERVANTS is also available from SPD.
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