The singular dedication of James Higgins to the study of Peruvian literature and culture is attested in the variety of work gathered here in his honour. His distinguished contribution to the shaping of this field began with his pioneering study of the poetry of Cesar Vallejo. The essays of this volume are gathered into two groups, the poet and the world, and narrative and social orders. There are a number of common threads that link them together and to themes which contribute to the notional map of Peruvian and Latin American literature and culture with which James Higgins’ own work is concerned. Distinguished authors in this volume include Astvaldsson, Belli, Bueno, Castro-Klaren, Cornejo Polar, Ferrari, Harris, Hart, Howard, Lambie, Millones, Moore, Puccinelli, Reedy, Rowe, Shaw, Silva-Santisteban, Sobrevilla, Swanson, Vilanova, and Wood.