The Writing and Publishing Journey
About the Book
"The Writing and Publishing Journey" is a summary and catalogue of all of Professor Curran's writings. It includes the academic books before retirement, the academic and cultural books during retirement, the experiments with fiction based on the former, and a brief addendum of academic articles in research journals. Each volume is introduced by the cover image in full color. The abiding objective is to recall in a conversational way the when, why and how of each book, that is, when it was written, the circumstances of how and why it was written, and perhaps most interesting the odyssey of getting it into print. Any professor in Academia will relate to this endeavor, and amateur writers and interested readers should enjoy the journey as well.
About the Author
Mark J. Curran is Professor Emeritus from Arizona State University where he worked from 1968 to 2011. He taught Spanish Language as well as the Survey of Spanish Literature, a seminar on "Don Quixote," Civilization of Spain and Latin American Civilization. He also taught the Portuguese Language (Brazilian Variant) as well as Survey of Luso-Brazilian Literature, Luso-Brazilian Civilization, and seminars on Chico Buarque de Hollanda and Brazil's Folk-Popular Literature (the "Literatura de Cordel"). He has written forty-one books, eight in academic circles before retirement, thirty-three with Trafford in retirement. Images of the covers and summaries are in this book as well as on his website: www.currancordelconnection.com. His e-mail address is: email@example.com