Dr. Pelayo with the 1982 Nobel Laureate in Literature, Gabriel García Márquez.
Professor Emeritus, Independent Scholar, 
Lecturer for Boutique Cruise Liners. 

Brief Biography


Mexico City-born American, Prof. Rubén Pelayo (Ph.D., University of California, Riverside) is professor Emeritus of Latin American literature, Southern Connecticut State University. His research encompasses film, music, the visual arts, and the lives of iconic Latin American figures, among others: Eva Perón, Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, Che Guevara, and the 1982 Nobel laureate Gabriel García Márquez, whom he met in Mexico City. A published author and world traveler, he has experienced life in Mexico, the United States, Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe, and Africa. He has spent most of his life in New England and Southern California. He is fluent in English, Spanish, and Italian.  He lives in Connecticut.

Book and Chapter Publications in English:

"The Magic of Love, the Horrors of Death, and Other Themes." Gabriel García Márquez in Retrospect: A Collection. ed. Gene H Bell-Villada. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books, (2016): 129-145.

"The Mythical South: From Mississippi to the Magdalena and into the Mainstream." Latin American Studies: Critiques of Cinema, Literatures, Politics, and Revolution," ed. David Gallagher. Palo Alto, CA: Academica Press (2012): 83-106.

Gabriel García Márquez: A Biography. Wesport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2009.

Pupazzo's Colorful World. Trans. New Haven, CT: Keylock Kreations, 2006.

"Love in the Time of Cholera" in Gabriel García Márquez's Love in the Time of Cholera, edit. Harold Bloom. Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers, 2005.

Gabriel García Márquez: A Critical Companion. Wesport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2001

Acambay: God's Rock: a Novel (Work in progress)

The Clear Side of the Moon: a Book of Poetry (Work in Progress)

Mass-Media Publications: 

          1. A Portrait of Gabriel García Márquez. You Tube. You Tube, LLC, 20 December, 2013. Click on the link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3c6JVe2iKw   --In Spanish with English Subtitles.  --04:34

           2. García Márquez's Masterpiece: The Myth of One Hundred Years of SolitudeYou Tube. You Tube, LLC, 20 December, 2013. Click on the link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OR9GAskpPnE  --In Spanish with English Subtitles. --08:27

          3. "Cinema, The Nobel Prize, and Death." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PmF2CTfWZU

You Tube. You Tube, LLC, 14 July (2015.) --Click on the link. In Spanish with English Subtitles. --12:53

   Love yourself, do things right, and don't lose track.