Latin American Writer Series – Maarten Van Delden: “His Intimate Enemies: Carlos Fuentes’s Views of the United States”

Maarten van Delden is Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of California, Los Angeles. He received his BA from the University of Cambridge, his MA from the University of Utrecht, and his Ph.D. from Columbia University. Before coming to UCLA, he was on the faculty at New York University, Rice University, and the University of Southern California. He is the author of Carlos Fuentes, Mexico, and Modernity (Vanderbilt University Press, 1998), which was recognized as an “Outstanding Scholarly Book” by Choice Magazine, and co-author (with Yvon Grenier) of Gunshots at the Fiesta: Literature and Politics in Latin America (Vanderbilt University Press, 2009).  In addition, Van Delden has authored numerous articles, book chapters and reviews on the Latin American novel, Mexican intellectuals, and literary and cultural relations between Mexico and the United States.