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Antonio Cornejo Polar

Antonio Cornejo-Polar (1936-1997) was a Peruvian-born academic, teacher, literature and cultural critic, known particularly for his theorization of the concept of "heterogeneity."


Cornejo-Polar was born December 23, 1936 in Arequipa, Peru. He received a PhD from the National University of San Agustin in Arequipa, became a professor there as well, then in 1966 he becomes Professor in National University f San Marcos, Lima. He was also a visiting professor at the University of Pittsburgh and UC Berkeley.

He authored 11 books, and was considered an authority on Latin-American literature and culture. He was also the founder and editor of ...

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