Antonio Cornejo Polar
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Job / Known for: Academic
Left traces: Heterogeneity theory
Date: 1936-12-23
Location: PE Arequipa
Date: 1997-05-18 (aged 61)
Resting place: PE Lima
Death Cause: Long illness
Spouse: Cristina Soto
Children: Ursula, Alvaro, Gonzalo, Rafael
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Antonio Cornejo Polar was a renowned Peruvian academic, teacher, and critic, known for his work on Latin American literature and culture. He was born on December 23, 1936, in Arequipa, Peru, and passed away on May 18, 1997, in Lima, Peru. He received his PhD from the National University of San Agustin in Arequipa and became a professor there. In 1966, he became a professor at the National University of San Marcos in Lima. He was also a visiting professor at the University of Pittsburgh and UC Berkeley. Cornejo Polar authored 11 books and was considered an authority on Latin American literature and culture. He was the founder and editor of the Revista de Critica Literaria Latinoamericana, a journal covering issues of culture and ideology in Latin-American literature.
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