Paradise Lost or Gained: The Literature of Hispanic Exile
Edited by Fernando Alegria and Jorge Ruffinelli
Publication Date: 1991
Bind: Trade Paperback
This chronicle of exile is filled not with proclamations or denunciations, but instead with voices of nostalgic reflection, of evocations and secret wishes, visions of return and the anticipation of a fate discerned in the noise of battle as well as in the joy of solidarity.
FERNANDO ALEGRIA was the author of numerous literary works spanning the various genres of prose fiction, poetry and essays. He was also one of the country’s most highly regarded critics of Latin American literature. Before his death in 2005, Alegria held a chair in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Stanford University.