Antonio Cornejo Polar

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Antonio Cornejo Polar
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Rector of San Marcos University
In office
1985–1987
Preceded by Gastón Pons Muzzo
Succeeded by Jorge Campos Rey de Castro
Personal details
Born (1936-12-23)December 23, 1936
Arequipa, Peru
Died May 11, 1997
Lima, Peru
Spouse(s) Cristina Soto
Residence Lima, Peru
Alma mater San Agustin University
Profession Professor
Religion Roman Catholic
Website [1]

Antonio Cornejo-Polar (1936–1997) was a Peruvian-born academic, teacher, literature and cultural critic, known particularly for his theorization of the concept of "heterogeneity."

Biography[edit]

Cornejo Polar was born December 23, 1936 in Arequipa, Peru. He received a PhD from the National University of San Agustin in Arequipa, became a professor there as well, then in 1966 he becomes Professor in National University of San Marcos, Lima. He was also a visiting professor at the University of Pittsburgh and UC Berkeley.

He authored 11 books, and was considered an authority on Latin-American literature and culture. He was also the founder and editor of the Revista de Critica Literaria Latinoamericana, a journal which covered issues of culture and ideology in Latin-American literature.

Cornejo-Polar was married to Cristina Soto, who worked with him on the journal, and also managed "Latinoamericana Editores", a publishing company which covers Latin-American topics. They had four children Ursula, Alvaro, Gonzalo and Rafael and four grandsons Gonzalo, Juán Diego, Antonio and Natalia.

He died after a long illness on May 18, 1997, in Lima.

Works[edit]

  • Discurso en loor de la poesía: estudio y edición. (Lima: Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. 1964)
  • Los universos narrativos de José María Arguedas. (Buenos Aires: Losada. 1974)
  • La novela peruana: siete estudios (Lima: Horizonte. 1977)
  • Literatura y sociedad en el Perú: la novela indigenista. (Lima: Lasontay. 1980)
  • La cultura nacional, problema y posibilidad. (Lima: Lluvia. 1981)
  • Sobre literatura y crítica latinoamericanas. (Caracas: Universidad Central de Venezuela. 1982)
  • Vigencia y universalidad de José María Arguedas. (Lima: Horizonte. 1984)
  • La formación de la tradición literaria en el Perú. (Lima: CEP. 1989)
  • The multiple voices of Latin American literature. (Berkeley: University of California. 1994)
  • Escribir en el aire. Ensayo sobre la heterogeneidad socio-cultural en las literaturas andinas. (Lima: Editorial Horizonte. 1994)
  • Mestizaje e hibridez : los riesgos de las metáforas. (La Paz: Universidad Mayor de San Andrés. 1997)

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