Dr. Patricio C. Lerzundi is the chair of the Department of Journalism, Communication and Theatre at Lehman College, CUNY. He received his Ph.D. from the Graduate Center,CUNY as a specialist in Colonial Latin American Literature. He has published five works on this subject.
2011 0-7734-1535-1 This book is the first annotated critical edition of a little known "auto sacramental" of early Spanish seventeenth century. The auto, representing the mystery of the Eucharist, developed as a literary genre peculiar to Spain, becoming a powerful vehicle to propagate Catholicism, first in Spain and later in the New World.
2008 0-7734-5048-3 This work makes available for the first time an annotated critical edition of an early seventeenth-century Golden Age play nearly forgotten in the pantheon of Chilean literary history. In Spanish.
2009 0-7734-4813-1 This book is not only the first annotated edition of the play, El gobernador prudente by Gaspar de Avila is the third, and last, play on the deeds of Don GarcIa Hurtado de Mendoza, governor of Chile from 1557 to 1561.