The Divine Duty of Servants: A book of worship


Rolando Perez

ISBN: 978-1-887276-17-7 PB 12.95 HC 22.95

“Novelist and playwright Perez reimagines fairy tale princesses like Snow White and Cinderella as dominatrices enjoying the favors of their worshipper…while other…sketches aim to delineate the erotic visions and political theories of the Marquis de Sade, Wilhelm Reich, Marx and Freud.”
– Publishers Weekly December 20, 1999

Excerpts from Divine Duty of Servants


Rolando Pérez is professor of Spanish and Latin American literature and philosophy at the Romance Languages Department of Hunter College—CUNY. He is the author of numerous publications on the Neo-Baroque, and the relation between literature, the visual arts, and philosophy. He has written on Severo Sarduy, César Vallejo, Alejandra Pizarnik, Octavio Paz, as well as on Bartolomé de Las Casas, Enrique Dussel, Gilles Deleuz & Félix Guattari, Emmanuel Lévinas, Alain Badiou, and François Laruelle. Pérez is also the author of a number of literary works, some which have been anthologized in The Norton Anthology of Latino Literature (2012). His most recent publication, Severo Sarduy and the Neo-Baroque Image of Thought in the Visual Arts was published in 2011 by Perdue University Press. 2016 saw the publication of of two edited books of essays, Agorapoetics: Poetics after Postmodernism, and Filosofía y culturas hispánicas: nuevas perspectivas, co-edited with Nuria Morgado. And in 2017 of La comedia eléctrica, a translation by Óscar Curieses of The Electric Comedy was published by Amargord Ediciones in Madrid.