Dr. Mary L. Friedman, Professor of Spanish, has taught Spanish American literature in the Department of Romance Languages at Wake Forest University since 1987. Dr. Friedman earned her M.A. in English and her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Columbia University. She specializes in the fiction of the Southern Cone in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Her study, The Emperor’s Kites: A Morphology of Borges’ Tales (Duke University Press, 1987), identifies a narrative structure common to Jorge Luis Borges’ short stories. More recently, she has focused on Chilean narrative with The Self in the Narratives of José Donoso (1924-1996) (The Edwin Mellen Press, 2004). Her current research examines novels of the youngest cadre of Chilean novelists, those born after 1970.
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