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Review: Literature and Arts of the Americas

Classical and Modern Languages & Literatures

Review: Literature and Arts of the Americas

Review: Literature and Arts of the Americas is the major U.S. forum for contemporary
Latin American and Caribbean writing in English and English translation; it also covers
Canadian writing and visual and performing arts in the Americas. Founded in 1968 by
the Center for Inter-American Relations (later known as the Americas Society),
Review is now published by Routledge in association with The City College of New
York, CUNY, through its Department of Classical and Modern Languages and
Literatures. Daniel Shapiro serves as the journal's Editor.

Review regularly features critical articles, fiction, poetry, essays, book reviews, and arts
profiles. It has showcased work by/about Isabel Allende, Jorge Amado, Jorge Luis
Borges, Guillermo Cabrera Infante, Alejo Carpentier, Julio Cortázar, Carlos Fuentes,
Gabriel García Márquez, Clarice Lispector, Elena Poniatowska, Manuel Puig, Luis
Rafael Sánchez, Mario Vargas Llosa, Derek Walcott, and many other writers as well as
critics, translators, and visual and performing artists. Translators who have published
their work in Review include the late Gregory Rabassa, Edith Grossman, Suzanne Jill
Levine, Alfred Mac Adam, and Margaret Sayers Peden, in addition to numerous
younger practitioners. Through the years, issues have focused on the above and other
iconic authors and on foundational works of literature such as García Márquez’s One
Hundred Years of Solitude
, Pablo Neruda’s Residence on Earth, and Vargas Llosa’s
Conversation in the Cathedral, as well as on diverse and timely themes, including, most
recently, Cuba Inside and Out, Eco-Literature in Latin America, 21st Century Mexican
Writing and Arts, Latin American Cyber-culture, and The Americas in New York.


The Launch of Review 95: April 16th, 2018 at 5:00 PM Faculty Dining Room, Nac, 3rd Floor

Review 95 (Fall 2017), guest-edited by scholar and author Deborah Cohn (Indiana University Bloomington), focuses on the reception and legacy of Gabriel García Márquez’s masterpiece, Cien años de soledad (One Hundred Years of Solitude).  The issue includes scholarly and creative essays by friends, colleagues, and younger writers—among them Jaime Abello, Santiago Gamboa, Gerald Martin, Julio Ortega, Pedro Palou, Silvana Paternostro, Elena Poniatowska, María Helena Rueda, Philip Swanson, and Rose Styron—whose lives and work have been touched by García Márquez’s novel, as well as texts addressing other dimensions of the author’s development, including his forays into film and his long career as a journalist. It also includes a conversation with renowned translators Edith Grossman, Suzanne Jill Levine, and Alfred Mac Adam exploring the novel and its landmark English version by the late Gregory Rabassa.  Fiction by Boom-era novelist Juan Carlos Onetti, a memorial piece by poet Lorna Goodison on the late Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott, and reviews of new Latin American and Caribbean titles round out this exciting issue.     


The Launch of Review 94: October 5th, 2017 at 5:30 PM Faculty Dining Room, Nac, 3rd Floor

Review 94 (Fall 2017), guest-edited by author Ernesto Quiñónez, focuses on Latin American and Latino writers affiliated with The City College of New York, CUNY, as alumni and/or faculty. The selection of writers, scholars, and others in the issue includes texts by Ernesto Quiñónez, Guest Editor; and by Oscar Hijuelos; Raquel Chang-Rodríguez; Lyn Di Iorio; Edith Grossman; Jaime Manrique; Luis Rafael Sánchez; and David Unger; as well as a conversation between Nobel Laureate Mario Vargas Llosa and author Alonso Cueto, as part of the Cátedra Vargas Llosa at CCNY; an interview by Jerry W. Carlson with Cuban author Leonardo Padura; essays and fiction by former CCNY students Victoria Chevalier, Jaime Mundo, Richard Perez, and Abraham Rodriguez; other literary texts; and art by Tanya Torres. This special issue celebrates the rebranding of Review Magazine via Routledge and The City College of New York.



The launch of Review 92/93: April 19th, 2017 at 5:00 PM - Shepard Hall 250

Review 92/93 (June-December 2016), guest-edited by Elizabeth Lowe, focuses on the Brazilian
Backlands in Literature and Arts. It includes scholarly articles on literature, film,
music, and art of the Brazilian Northeast; fiction by seminal figures such as José de
Alencar, Euclides da Cunha, Gracilano Ramos, and Ariano Suassuna, as well as cordel
poetry, and work by modern and contemporary authors such as João Cabral de Melo
Neto, Rachel de Queiroz, Marcelino Freire, Clarice Lispector, and Nélida Piñon. The issue
includes features by a plethora of writers from throughout the region, reviews of major
literary festivals and book fairs, and book reviews of new titles in English translation.

For further information about Review, visit:

Contact: Daniel Shapiro, Editor, at or (212) 650-6338.

Above: Review 91 (“A Year in Review,” Fall 2015). Cover-image (detail) by Lydia Rubio © 2015.

Top: Review 95. Cover image: Detail from Gabriel García Márquez’s Cien años de soledad (Buenos Aires: Sudamericana, 1967). Cover artist: Iris Alba. Courtesy Penguin Random House Argentina.  Magazine design:  Daimys García. 

Middle:  Review 94.  Cover image by Tanya Torres, Music (detail), 2007. Mosaic. P.S. / M.S. 57, New York City. Courtesy of the artist. Photo © 2016 Elsa Ruiz. Design: Daimys García.

Below: Review 92/93. Cover image by Manoel Eudócio, Retirantes, 1995. © Museum of International Folk Art, photo by E. Luthi.