Marcia Phillips McGowan

Marcia Phillips McGowan teaches English and is Director of Women’s Studies at Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic, Connecticut.

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These essays examine the multifaceted work of the Central American author whom Latin American literary historians consider precursor of “cultural dialogism” in poetry and fiction. As poet, essayist, journalist, novelist, and writer of “quasi–testimonio,” Alegría’s multiple discourses transgress the boundaries between traditional and postmodern political theories and practices.

“…Even the casual reader interested in contemporary Central American life and culture is certain to acquire a better understanding of its literature and recent developments. It is to the editors’ credit that all the Spanish material is translated into English, making a wealth of information and timely experiences available to English–speakers.”

Evelyn Urhan Irving, Tennessee Technological University, World Literature Today