Oakley, Robert J.
About the author: R. J. Oakley is Senior Lecturer in Spanish and Portuguese in the Department of Hispanic Studies at the University of Birmingham. Previous books include The English in Portugal: 1367-87 (with Derek W. Lomax, Aris & Phillips, 1988); A Critical Guide to 'El condenado por desconfiado' by Tirso de Molina (Tamesis, 1994), and New Frontiers in Hispanic and Luso-Bralian Scholarship (with T. Dadson and P. Odber de Baubeta, Mellen, 1994)1998 0-7734-8493-0
This study endeavors to resolve some of the ideological and literary contradictions in Barreto's fictional world, and to shift critical focus away from the crusading content of his prose fiction and toward a reassessment of the way his thematic informs his novels and shorter fiction. It views him as an inheritor of European cultural baggage that was philosophical as well as literary.1994 0-7734-9117-1
These 32 essays cover social, ecclesiastical, political and economic history as well as literary theory, comparative literature, and translation theory. They also cover time and space: Catalonia, Galicia, Castile, Portugal, Germany, Cuba, Mexico, Argentina, Peru, Uruguay, and Brazil, from the Middle Ages to the late twentieth century. Hispanists around the world will recognize and appreciate the intertextuality of these essays. This collection bears the subtitle Como se fue el Maestro and is intended to pay homage to Derek Lomax and acknowledge his place in the pantheon of scholars of late twentieth-century Spain.