In over thirty years of prodigious journalistic activity captured in The Scandal of the Century and Other Writings there is not much Gabriel García Márquez has not witnessed, read about, investigated, or invented. His style evolved and matured, but even his early writings never really feel like those of a young apprentice, crafted as they are with flair and a great deal of self-confidence.
Elzbieta Sklodowska is a Randolph Family Professor of Spanish at Washington University in St. Louis. She has published widely on contemporary Spanish American literatures and cultures, with special focus on Cuba and the Caribbean. She is currently at work on a book tentatively titled Alternative Lineages: Contemporary Cuban Women Writers and Artists.
Posts by Elzbieta Sklodowska
The first woman to paint the official portrait of a U.S. president, Greta Kempton also painted Cabinet officials, governors, senators, the head of the Atomic Energy Commission, two Postmasters General, a Supreme Court justice, several university presidents, and a Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. But what would have happened if she had painted a self-portrait?