Mark Curran is a retired professor from Arizona State University where he taught Spanish and Portuguese languages and their respective cultures from 1968 to 2011. His research specialty was Brazil, and he made more than twenty trips to that country to collect Brazil’s folk-popular poetry, the “Literatura de Cordel,” and study its relationship to Brazilian erudite literature and history. Some twenty-five articles in research journals and eleven books published in Brazil, the United States, and Spain are the results of this endeavor. In retirement since 2011, Curran has written and published eight volumes of memory books from The Farm, growing up in Abilene, Kansas, and Coming of Age with the Jesuits, years of undergraduate and graduate education with the Jesuits, to books recounting travel and study in Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala, and Mexico—the latter treating topics he taught at ASU. This book is the latest in the series.