Theodore Alan Sackett

Theodore Alan Sackett

Theodore Alan Sackett is an American university professor and Spanish literature scholar. Sackett is considered one of the foremost experts on the writings of Ecuador’s most famous author Jorge Icaza and is cited often in critical essays and research studies on Icaza’s novels. In 1974, he authored an important book-length study on Jorge Icaza’s novels entitled, “El arte en la novelística de Jorge Icaza” (The Art in Jorge Icaza’s Novelistic Works) published by the House of Ecuadorian Culture. Sackett contributed to the 1988 critical edition of Jorge Icaza’s novel El Chulla Romero y Flores (1958), coordinated by Ricardo Descalzi and Renaud Richard, wherein Sackett analyzed the composition, lexicon and stylistics in Icaza’s mestizo-themed masterpiece. From 1965 to 1996, Sackett worked as a Spanish professor at the University of Southern California. From 1996-2002, he was a professor and Chair of the Spanish department at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Arizona, 1966
  • M.A., University of Arizona, 1965
  • B.A., University of California-Riverside, 1962

Selected Works

Theodore Alan Sackett’s “El arte en la novelística de Jorge Icaza,” (English: The Art in Jorge Icaza’s Novelistic Works), is a book-length study on Jorge Icaza’s novels. Published by Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana, 1974.
  • The crisis in the novel of Benito Perez (1966)
  • El arte en la novelística de Jorge Icaza (1974)
  • Galdós y las máscaras (1982)
  • Pérez Galdós : an annotated bibliography (1968)
  • The Place of Culture in Foreign Language Instruction A Practical View (1970)
  • Play reports and synopses: Huasipungo, drama (1971)

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