I would have never expected to have gained my first bit of media recognition as a Toole biographer in Puerto Rico, but it seems apropos considering I have been continuously thinking about the Puerto Rico, and more specifically Fort Buchanan, of 1962 and 1963 over the past few months.
Sofia Cardona, a professor at University of Puerto Rico, contacted me a few weeks ago to ask some questions about Toole. We exchanged a few emails and then she posted a link to her very interesting review of Confederacy. She approaches the novel from a Puerto Rican perspective, which I think is an approach that deserves more exploration.
Her review was published in Claridad, a primary source for news and arts in Puerto Rico. View it here: “Sobre el libro de aquel gringo”
For those of you who do not speak Spanish, Google translator will give you a rough translation–but enough to get an idea of the article.