Aesthetics of Equilibrium is the first book-length comparative analysis of the theoretical prose by two major Latin American vanguardist contemporaries, Mario de Andrade (Brazil, 1893-1945) and Vicente Huidobro (Chile, 1893-1948). Willis offers a comparative study of two allegorical texts, Huidobro's ""Non serviam"" and Mario's ""Parabola d'A escrava que nao e Isaura"".
Bruce Dean Willis received his M.A. in 1992 and Ph.D. from the University of Virginia in 1996. He teaches Spanish American Literature and Cultures on Portuguese languages at the University of Tulsa. He has published articles and chapters on poets and edited Essays on Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literature and Film in Memory of Dr. Howard M. Fraser.