October 22, 2004
Director of Media Relations

AMHERST, Mass.-Enrico Mario Santí, the William T. Bryan Professor of Hispanic Studies at the University of Kentucky, will present a lecture titled "Parallel Lives: Pablo Neruda and Octavio Paz" on Thursday, Oct. 28, at 4 p.m. in the Pruyne Lecture Hall (Fayerweather 115) at Amherst College. Sponsored by the Spanish department at Amherst, Santí's talk and a reception to follow, are free and open to the public.

An authority on modern Latin American literature, Santí is the author of Pablo Neruda: The Poetics of Prophecy and El acto de las palabras: Estudios y diálogos con Octavio Paz. He is also the editor of Neruda's Canto general and Paz's El laberinto de la soledad. He previously taught at Cornell, Georgetown and the University of Miami.