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Paul Ilie (1932-2017)

It is with great sadness that we inform you that Paul Ilie passed away on July 18, 2017. According to a "Distinguished Alumnus" citation from Brown University in 1984, Paul was considered "one of the most significant authorities on modern Spanish literature." His broad interests included French-Spanish eighteenth century intellectual relations, Nietzsche in Spain, Unamuno's existentialism, Surrealism, Futurism, the literary grotesque, inner exile, poetry, fiction, and the painter Goya.

Born in Brooklyn, New York in 1932, the youngest child of immigrant Jewish parents from Romania, Paul attended Stuyvesant High School and Brooklyn College (BA 1954). He had MA and PhD degrees from Brown University (1956, 1959). He taught at the University of Michigan from 1959 to 1982 and at USC from 1982 until 1997 when he retired.

His books include Unamuno: An Existential View of Self and Society (U Wisconsin P,1967); The Surrealist Mode in Spanish Literature (UMichigan P, 1968), Los surrealistas españoles (Taurus, 1972), La novelística de Camilo José Cela (Gredos,1978), Literature and Inner Exile (Johns Hopkins UP, 1981), The Age of Minerva. Volume I: Counter Rational Reason in Eighteenth-Century Thought. Volume II: Cognitive Discontinuities in Eighteenth-Century from Body to Mind in Biology and Art (U Pennsylvania P, 2009).

Paul had an elegant mind and a generous spirit. He tirelessly promoted and encouraged his students and mentees, although it was not always easy to live up to his high expectations. He was ever eager for intellectual engagement. Although in recent years, he lived very privately, we will miss knowing that his fertile mind is devouring the latest trends in literary criticism and formulating his acerbic critiques of them or fashioning them to his own inimitable approach to Spanish literature and art.

-Roberta Johnson (friend and mentee) and Silvia Bermúdez (doctoral student and mentee)



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Estelle Irizarry


[Submitted to AATSP from ANLE]

Estimados colegas y amigos: Les informo, con profunda tristeza, que ayer 17 [de marzo] falleció en Washington DC nuestra colega en la ANLE Da. Estelle Irizarry. Estelle fue editora de la prestigiosa revista Hispania desde 1993 al 2000, numeraria de la Academia Norteamericana de la Lengua Española (ANLE) y correspondiente de la Real Academia Española. Irizarry era Professor Emerita de Georgetown University.

Entre sus innumerables publicaciones se encuentran:Teoría y creación literaria en Francisco Ayala. Madrid: Editorial Gredos, l97l. Martín Fierro, de José Hernández. Zaragoza: Clásicos Ebro, l975. La inventiva surrealista de E. F.

Granell. Madrid: Insula, l976. La broma literaria en nuestros días: Aub, Ayala, Gullón, Ripoll, Tiempo. New York: Eliseo Torres, l979. Rafael Dieste. Boston: G. K. Hall: Twayne's World Authors Series, l979. Enrique A. LaguerreBoston: G. K. Hall: Twayne's World Authors Series, l982. Writer-Painters of Contemporary Spain. Boston: G. K. Hall: Twayne's World Authors Series, l984. Historias e invenciones de Félix Muriel, by Rafael Dieste. Madrid: Ediciones Cátedra, l985.Escritores pintores españoles del siglo XX. Sada-A Coruña: Do Castro, 1991. Estudios sobre Rafael Dieste. Barcelona: Anthropos. 1992. Estudios sobre la obra de Tomás Barros. Estelle Irizarry y Luz Pozo García. La Coruña: Universidad de La Coruña & P.V.P., 1992. Dos poetas de Huelva en América: Juan Ramón Jiménez, cronista, Odón Betanzos Palacios, juglar. Rociana del Condado: Fundación Odón Betanzos Palacios and Fundación El Monte (Colección Investigación) 1996. Informática y literatura. Barcelona & San Juan: Proyecto A/ Ediciones & University of Puerto Rico.1997. Altruismo y literatura: Odón Betanzos Palacios. Rociana del Condado: Fundación Odón Betanzos Palacios and Fundación El Monte (Colección Investigación) 1999. Sonetos de la muerte, by Odón Betanzos Palacios. Fundación Odón Betanzos Palacios, 2000. Edition. Concordancias al Félix Muriel de Rafael Dieste. Online. Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes, 2004. Estudios sobre Enrique A. Laguerre. San Juan: Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, 2005. El arte de la tergiversación en nuevos cuentos y la novela de Luis López Nieves. Carolina, PR: Terranova Editores, 2006. Edición de Seva de Luis López Nieves. Editorial Grupo Norma, 2006. La voz que rompió el silencio: la novelística singular de J. Elías Levis, en Puerto Rico post-1898. San Juan: Ediciones Puerto, 2007. Edición de Vida nueva de J. Elías Levis. San Juan: Ediciones Puerto, 2007. PQ7797.M277 Z73 1997. Las novelas Estercolero de José Élías Levis. San Juan: Ediciones Puerto, 2008.



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