Donald Shaw (academic)

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Donald Leslie Shaw (born February 11, 1930-Italy 2017) was a writer, literary critic and the Brown-Forman Professor of Latin American Literature at the University of Virginia.

He graduated from the University of Manchester (B.A., M.A.) and the University of Dublin (Ph.D.). He lived in Italy, spending each academic semester in Charlottesville, Virginia.

He wrote several books, including A Literary History of Spain: The Nineteenth Century and A companion to modern Spanish American fiction Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK ; Rochester, N.Y. : Tamesis, 2002. ISBN 1-85566-078-4. Also, he wrote The generation of 1898 in Spain, London, E. Benn, 1975. He wrote extensively on, and taught a course about, Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges.

Shaw died on January 30, 2017 in Bologna, Italy.[1]


  1. ^ "Spanish, Italian & Portuguese". 2017-01-30. Retrieved 2018-04-08.