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ALFRED HITCHCOCK AND CARLOS FUENTES

 


Cover Design by Carlos Mal Pacheco and Ector Sandoval

 

 

Alfred Hitchcock Directing a Lion

 

Carlos Fuentes

 

by

Lanin Gyurko

LANIN A. GYURKO

(University of Arizona, USA)

 

 

ISBN: 978-1-937030-08-7


     
       This latest work by Lanin A. Gyurko explores the decisive impact of the films of one of the greatest of film directors, Alfred Hitchcock, on the intricate literary art of Latin America's outstanding novelist and short story writer and the founder of the Latin American Novel of the Boom, Carlos Fuentes.

      Alfred Hitchcock has transformed the cinematic world with a series of brilliant films, including Psycho, Vertigo, Rear Window, The Birds and Marnie, all of which are examined in Dr. Gyurko's new volume. Although the bibliography on Alfred Hitchcock is copious, attesting both to his import and his genius, Dr. Gyurko's fascinating volume is the first extensively to examine the impact of Hitchcock's paradoxical, both realistic and supernatural art on Latin American literature. Captivating readers throughout the world, Fuentes himself is captivated, like millions held Spellbound by Hitchcock's rivetting masterpieces.

     Dr.Gyurko's new book will be of interest to classroom teachers of Spanish and Cinema Studies, specialists in Latin American Literature and Comparative Literature and Film, and fans of Alfred Hitchcock and Carlos Fuentes.

 

Dr. LANIN A. GYURKO

Recipient of the

 Outstanding Achievement Award

 below  the great bell
 of the USS Arizona
sunk at Pearl Harbor.


USS ARIZONA MEMORIAL, HAWAII, 1962

The bell was rung in April of 2009
 seven times in honor of the 1,177 valiant crewmen
 who lost their lives on December 7th, 1941.

 Said Dr. Lanin A. Gyurko:
'It was a great and moving event to have the bell rung
 in honor of the
Outstanding Achievement Award Recipients'

 

 

Dr. LANIN A. GYURKO

Recipient of the

 Outstanding Achievement Award

At The Outstanding

Achievement Award Ceremony

 With

 Dr. ROBERT N. SHELTON,

President of

 The University of Arizona

(USA)

 

Professor Lanin A. Gyurko is Professor of Cinema Studies and Latin American Literatures in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Arizona, where he also directs the Mexican and Mexican American Literature and Culture Program.

      Professor Lanin A. Gyurko has authored three books on the works of Carlos Fuentes, including a volume The Shattered Screen: Myth and Demythification in the  Art of Carlos Fuentes and Billy Wilder, published by the University Press of the South in 2009, and Magic Lens. The Transformation of the Visual Arts in the Narrative World of Carlos Fuentes, published by University Press of the South in 2010. Dr. Gyurko is also the author of two extensive monographs and more than sixty essays on the narrative  dramatic, and essayistic art of Carlos Fuentes. Dr. Gyurko has also published extensively on Argentine literature, including Julio Cortazar and Jorge Luis Borges. His acclaimed book, Twilight Zone. Reality and Fantasy in the Narrative Art of Julio Cortazar, was published by University Press of the South in 2011. Dr. Gyurko is currently preparing a second volume on Cortazar entitled, Blow-Up: Julio Cortazar and World Film, to be published by University Press of the South in 2013.

Professor Lanin A. Gyurko was honored in 2009 by the publication Studies in Honor of Lanin A. Gyurko, a book of essays written by his former Ph.D. students at Arizona, now Professors, Chairs of Departments and Deans at universities throughout the United States and Mexico.

Professor Lanin A. Gyurko, in 2009, received the Outstanding Achievement Award, granted by the University of Arizona Student Union Council.

 

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