Young Ultraista

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Atopon Books
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6.0 X 9.0 X 0.72 inches | 1.04 pounds
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About the Author
Mario René Padilla is a tenured professor of English at Santa Monica College, where he teaches creative writing and Latin-American literature. He was born in Detroit, Michigan, and is of Mexican and Italian descent, but grew up nevertheless a "mid-western" kid in Columbus, Ohio. Multiculturalism and mixed-cultural identity issues are central themes in his work. His poetry and stories have appeared in North American Review, The Antioch Review, New Letters, Alligator Juniper, The Ledge, INKWELL Magazine, Americas Review, Tulip Tree Review, Chiron Review, Atlanta Review, Westwind UCLA, among others. His first collection of poetry, Reaching Back for the Neverendings (1993), was published by Red Dancefloor Press in LA. His second collection of poetry, Blue Plums & Weeds (2021), was published by PSPOETS in LA. His short story "Scales" won first prize in TulipTree Publishing's fiction contest, Stories That Need to Be Told 2020. Another story, "Le Château Poissonnière," won the same prize in 2017. Padilla won a Fulbright Award for collecting and translating the early poetry and prose of Jorge Luis Borges for his dissertation Borges, Faulkner and Hemingway: Young Poets of Prose. He has an MA in English from Loyola Marymount and a PhD in Comparative Literature from USC. He currently resides in Venice, CA with his wife Christine and blended family of six.

"[T]he insightful research carried out in Young Ultraísta: the early writing of Jorge Luis Borges will be indispensable for readers to understand how one of the greatest prose fiction writers from the Latin American twentieth century, Borges, el narrador, was also, and above all, the 'poet of ideas.'"

Natalia Candorcio Rodríguez

Investigadora predoctoral en Literatura española Programa de Doctorado en Humanidades: Lenguaje y Cultura

Departamento de Estudios Históricos y Sociales, Lengua Española, Literatura, Filosofía Moral y Didácticas Específicas

Universidad Rey Juan Carlos Campus de Fuenlabrada (Madrid)