Roberto González Echevarría

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Roberto González Echevarría is a Cuban-born critic of Latin American literature and culture. He is the Sterling Professor of Hispanic and Comparative Literature at Yale University.

His Myth and Archive won the 1989-90 MLA’s Katherine Singer Kovacs Prize and the Latin American Studies Association’s 1992 Bryce Wood Book Award, and The Pride of Havana received the Dave Moore Award for the Best Baseball Book of 2002. His Love and the Law in Cervantes (2005) had its origin in his 2002 DeVane Lectures at Yale.

An international symposium was held in his honor at the Universidad de Puerto Rico, Arecibo (2002) and an issue (no. 33, 2004) of Encuentro de la cultura cubana was published in his honor. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

In March 2011, he was awarded the National Humanities Medal of 2010 by President Obama.


  • Modern Latin American Literature: A Very Short Introduction (2012)
  • Love and the Law in Cervantes (2005)
  • Alejo Carpentier: The Pilgrim at Home (1977, 1990)
  • The Voice of the Masters: Writing and Authority in Modern Latin American Literature (1985)
  • Myth and Archive: A Theory of Latin American Narrative (1990, 1998)
  • Celestina’s Brood: Continuities of the Baroque in Spanish and Latin American Literatures (1993)
  • The Pride of Havana: A History of Cuban Baseball (1999)
  • Crítica práctica, práctica crítica (2002)
  • Editor, The Oxford Book of Latin American Short Stories (1997)
  • Editor, Don Quixote: A Case Book (Oxford, 2005)
  • Editor, Historia de la literatura hispanoamericana (Cambridge University) (Gredos, 2006)
  • Co-editor, The Cambridge History of Latin American Literature (1996)
  • Co-editor, Cuba: un siglo de literatura (1902-2002) (2004)

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