Suggested Reading: Borges, Labyrinths (New Directions).
Gene Bell-Villada is the Professor of Romance Languages at Williams. Grew up in 3 Latin American countries. Author of Borges
and His Fiction: A Guide to His Mind and Art (1981, revised and expanded, 2000) and of Garcia Marquez: The Man and His
Work (1990, revised and expanded, 2010; translated into Spanish and Turkish). Has also published two volumes of fiction plus
a memoir, Overseas American: Growing Up Gringo in the Tropics (2005). His wide-ranging study, Art for Art’s Sake and Literary
Life (1996), was a finalist for the 1997 National Book Critics Circle Award, and was translated into Serbian and Chinese.