About the Author
Jean Franco is Professor Emeritus of English and comparative literature at Columbia University. Professor Franco is the author of The Decline and Fall of the Lettered City: Latin America and the Cold War, which was translated into Spanish and awarded the Bolton-Johnson Prize by the Conference of Latin American Historians for the best work in English on the history of Latin America published in 2003. The governments of Mexico, Chile, and Venezuela have honored Professor Franco for her work on Latin American literature. Franco was the first Latin American Literature professor in England.