Jay Corwin is Senior Lecturer of Spanish at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. He received his PhD in Spanish from Florida State University in 1995. His first book was La transposición de fuentes indígenas en Cien años de soledad [The Transposition of Indigenous Sources in One Hundred Years of Solitude], (Romance Monographs number 52, 1997). Most recently he was invited to give a keynote presentation in Lima, Peru to mark the fortieth anniversary of the publication of One Hundred Years of Solitude. His forthcoming publications include articles on One Hundred Years of Solitude, Like Water for Chocolate, and Pedro Páramo. He is currently working on a book about myth in the novels of Gabriel García Márquez. He serves on the editorial board of Theory in Action, a scholarly journal.