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Jul 15, 2015 | ISBN 9781101872482

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Praise for Seven Voices

“Ms. Guibert, a talented and witty interviewer who was formerly a reporter for Life, has been able, better than anyone else, to bring  writers like Asturias, Borges, Cabrera Infante, Garcia Márquez,  Cortázar, the poets Pablo Neruda and Octavio Paz, to life in  their own words.”
—Deborah Larrabee Davis, Publishers Weekly
“Ms. Guibert is the hero of this volume. She never intrudes, she acts as a catalyst to draw out the writers’ responses Seven Voices could become a cornerstone of Latin American studies.”
—Betty Adler, The Baltimore Sun
“An arresting series of long, first person interviews form a marvelous bridge of words to another culture, another world.”
—Philip Herrera, Time Magazine
“This is an immensely stimulating book, one which amply fulfills Rita Guibert’s state purpose: “to give the American people a broader and deeper view of what’s going on in Latin America”.
—John Charles, Providence Journal
“The author wants her readers to know what is going on in Latin America today, how people are thinking and what they feel about the destinies of their respective countries. With incisive and alert questioning, she draws out the private voices…She elicits fascinating opinions, declarations and confessions from her subjects, probing their attitudes and sentiments as men of their own time and circumstances. The book is full of memorable insights.”
—Professor Donald A. Yates, The Milwaukee Journal
“Most of the interviews are entertaining and informative, and fulfill their main function of introducing one of the most significant literary levels of recent years to a nation shamefully ignorant of the mind and culture of its closest neighbors.”
Virginia Quarterly Review 

“A major document in the history of Latin American literature and an impressive testament to each of its subjects the interviews themselves are brilliant and indispensable — fundamental texts for anyone interested in literature, Latin or not.” —Commonwealth
“Ms. Guibert has obviously applied her great ability and her great charm most effectively in drawing out these prominent writers and getting them to reveal in conversational language, the intellectual and spiritual sources of their inspiration. The reporter’s questions are brief, to the point, and probe deeply. The answers are characteristic of the men to whom they are addressed and will fascinate readers familiar with their writing. This is a book which belongs in every Hispanic library and should be used by every teacher of Hispanic literature.”
King Features Syndicate
“A wonderful collection.” —The Los Angeles Times

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