Juan E. De Castro
JUAN E. DE CASTRO is an Associate Professor in Literary Studies at Eugene Lang College, The New School, where he is Chair of Literature and co-Chair of Literary Studies. He is the author of three books, including Mario Vargas Llosa: Public Intellectual in Neoliberal Latin America (2011). With Nicholas Birns, he recently edited Roberto Bolaño as World Literature (2017).
The Inca Garcilaso de la Vega (1539 1616) is an iconic figure in Peru, where soccer teams, stadiums, city streets, and a universityare named after him, and more generally throughout Latin America, where he is often seen as a founding figure of the regions literary and cultural tradition, although he is hardly known in North America.