*POOF.* This post was related to my just having been informed by one who should know better that GABRIEL GARCIA MARQUEZ was a “Mexican” writer. Please, everybody, realize that Latin America has many countries. Not every Latin American who has lived in Mexico is Mexican. Not every Latin American whose work has been translated to English is a “U.S. Latino.”
But what the original post addressed directly was the rift between “creative” writing about literature and “scholarship” on it, about which I am just learning and which is interesting. I deleted the post because of a comment. I should have deleted the comment, not the post.