This latest work by Lanin A. Gyurko explores the decisive impact of the films of one of the greatest of film directors, Alfred Hitchcock, on the intricate literary art of Latin America's outstanding novelist and short story writer and the founder of the Latin American Novel of the Boom, Carlos Fuentes. Alfred Hitchcock has transformed the cinematic world with a series of brilliant films, including Psycho, Vertigo, Rear Window, The Birds and Marnie, all of which are examined in Dr. Gyurko's new volume. Although the bibliography on Alfred Hitchcock is copious, attesting both to his import and his genius, Dr. Gyurko's fascinating volume is the first extensively to examine the impact of Hitchcock's paradoxical, both realistic and supernatural art on Latin American literature. Captivating readers throughout the world, Fuentes himself is captivated, like millions held Spellbound by Hitchcock's rivetting masterpieces. Dr.Gyurko's new book will be of interest to classroom teachers of Spanish and Cinema Studies, specialists in Latin American Literature and Comparative Literature and Film, and fans of Alfred Hitchcock and Carlos Fuentes.