Subject Area: Literature - Spanish

Aesthetics of Contemporary Spanish American Social Protest Poetry
1990 0-88946-591-6
Explores Latin social conditions and the poets' world, the aesthetics of protest, aesthetic exhaustion and iconoclastic poetry, the aestheticization of the imagery of violence, Spanish-American prison poetry, the cultural poetics of social protest, and United States Third World Hispanic poetry (the Puerto Rican and Nuyorican, as in "New York Puerto Rican," cultural aesthetic).

Alegoria E Ironia Bajo Censura En La Argentina Del Proceso (1976-1983)
2010 0-7734-1292-1
This text offers an analysis of how rhetorical strategies such as allegory, irony and symbolism, were employed by dissenting Argentine writers and singer-songwriters during the military dictatorship that seized power on March 24th 1976.

Author’s Abstract:
During the military coup in Argentina (1976 – 1983) a machinery of censorship was imposed. The state had a systematic plan of cultural repression and manipulation of public opinion. However, the dissident writers and lyricists examined in this study developed strategies of resistance that depended largely on allegory and irony. Some of the regime’s plans created the opposite result to that which was desired originally. In the musical sphere, what the authorities wanted to quash was fostered: through avoiding the diffusion of a certain type of music, what was opened up was a space that was quickly occupied by dissident music. By means of a detailed rhetorical analysis, this study is focused on the functioning of allegory, irony and symbolism under constrains of censorship.

Allegories of Decadence in Fin-De-Siecle Spain
2006 0-7734-5610-4
This book examines the connections between national decadence and the figure of the female spendthrift in seven novels from the combined literary opus of Emilia Pardo Bazán (1851-1921) and Benito Pérez Galdós (1843-1920). A significant social phenomenon of this period was a prevailing sense of collective decline, and attempts by the Regenerationists to counter it through a spirit of reform aimed at bringing about Spain’s regeneration. One of the primary concepts inherent in this project was a perceived dichotomy between Spain and Europe and their corresponding correlates of old and new. It is against the backdrop of contrasts, specifically the tension between tradition and modernity, that the author analyzes the consuming women in Pardo Bazán’s and Pérez Galdós’ novels.

Amerindian Elements in the Poetry of Rubén Darío. The Alter Ego as the Indigenous Other
2008 0-7734-5119-6
This study explores the indigenous presence in the works of Rubén Darío, one of the most important and influential literary figures in the Spanish-speaking world. The work uncovers indigenous thematic, symbolic, mythological, and stylistic influences in Darío’s poetry, and reveals his deep social concerns along with the duality of his poetic inspiration, both European and Amerindian.

Antonio Machado’s Cartas De Amor a Pilar De Valderrama / Love Letters to Pilar De Valderrama: A Facing Page Translation From Spanish to English
2008 0-7734-4878-0
An annotated bilingual edition of Antonio Machado’s letters to Pilar de Valderrama. Their correspondence covers a range of topics and reveals Machado’s profound love for his secret muse.

Arte Y Literatura En la CuestiÓn Palpitante y Las Novelas Cortas De Emilia Pardo BazÁn
2008 0-7734-5232-X
A reevaluation of the literary production of Emilia Pardo Bazán (1851-1921), whose early feminist novels were dismissed by her male contemporaries as insignificant. This book contains nine color photographs. (Note: In Spanish)

Baroque Poetry of Fernando de Herrera, 1534-1597
2007 0-7734-5464-0
This study examines the way in which poetry, in this case the poetry of Fernando de Herrera, could function as an expression, and not simply as the result, of significant change in the social and economic ordering in sixteenth and seventeenth century Spanish life. The rise of the monarchical order, now based on imperial interests, replaced the earlier medieval dependence on theological justifications for the sate with a newly defined structure of secular beliefs and behaviors. Part of this emerging secular order was felt in poetry as a system of regulating principles and practices known as poetic decorum. The emergence of this defined aesthetic of the secular is revealed in Fernando de Herrera’s poetry, in both his awareness and use of this system of decoro.

Cervantes and Galdos in Fortunata y Jacinta - Tales of Impertinent Curiosity
1999 0-7734-7927-9
This study examines the profound impact of Cervantes and Don Quijote on the magnum opus of Benito Pérez Galdós, Spain's pre-eminent novelist of the 19th century. It demonstrates how he incorporates and rewrites aspects of the Quijote, specifically the intercalated El curioso impertinente, into his own work, showing his originality as well as his profound indebtedness.

Changing Faces of Chilean Poetry: A Translation of Avant Garde, Women’s , and Protest Poetry
2008 0-7734-5063-7
This study is devoted to illustrating the translations of selected Chilean poets to provide resources for scholars interested in Chilean poetry, history, and culture. Incorporating various elements of translation theory the author takes into account the continuous interaction of linguistic, cultural, and historical elements.

Christian Essence of Spanish Literature an Historical Survey
1989 0-88946-561-4
Surveys Spanish literature from 1100 to the present in order to reveal the subtle nuances of the Christian ingredient in the literature of various epochs of Spanish history. Shows how powerful, conflicting forces of secularization and supernaturalization are reflected in that literature.

Contexto, Estilo Y Forma En La Obra De Jorge Luis Borges Y Manuel Puig: Ensayos
2011 0-7734-1392-8
This study is focused on the contribution of Jorge Luis Borges and Manuel Puig to the formation of an Argentine linguistic identity in the twentieth century. In Spanish

Cross-Disciplinary Essay on Don Quixote
2007 0-7734-5386-5
This collection of essays is the product of a conference celebrating 400 years of Don Quixote readership, criticism and cultural productions which explores the enduring appeal of this literary masterpiece. The essays, articles and artistic representations included in this volume speak to the multi-disciplinary modern experience of reading and understanding Don Quixote in the twenty-first century. This book contains 12 color photos and 9 black and white photos.

Edward Ii, Dr. Faustus, Y the Jew of Malta: Analisis De Sus Traducciones Al Espanol
2014 0-7734-4075-5
The main aim of this work is to carry out a contrastive analysis of three tragedies by Christopher Marlowe: Edward II, The Tragical History of Dr. Faustus, The Jew of Malta and their translations into Spanish. It is divided into two chapters, an epilogue and two appendices. In chapter one, some grammatical and syntactic constructions are analysed by comparing the original play and its translations. In chapter two, by using the contrastive approach, a study is carried out on some cultural aspects which can be found both in the original texts and in their translations. The epilogue collects the main conclusions reached in both previous chapters. In appendix one, a brief biography on Marlowe is included. Finally, in appendis two, a typology of the plays chosen is offered, both of the English editions and their translations into Spanish. An analysis of the original plays is also included, regarding the number of acts, scenes, and what happens in each of them.

El Arte Narrative De GaldÓs: la Prohibido
2010 0-7734-3643-X
This work is one of only a few monographs devoted to the examination of one of Galdós novels. In Spanish.

El Exilio De RamÓn AlesÓn Alonso De Tejada
2012 0-7734-2612-4
This book is an important contribution to the history of Spanish liberalism, as well as a study of the exile communities of 19th century Europe, detailing the political encounters and exchanges that were generated. Many exiles left their countries in the aftermath of failed uprisings, when attempts to establish forms of constitutional and representative government for national independence resulted in reactionary backlash and foreign invasion. Their preferred destination was the United Kingdom, often settling in London. London was a cosmopolitan metropolis, famous for its toleration and openness to new ideas. In recent years, we have achieved a better grasp of the internal dynamic and political vision of these political refugees. This publication contributes a detailed dimension to this story, by reconstructing the experience of one distinguished Spanish liberal of this period, Ramón Alesón. Alesón was an Anglophile, and keen student of the British system of representative government. At the time of his arrival in 1823, Britain was an oasis of ‘liberalism’. The United Kingdom had a representative government and the Parliamentary tradition has survived unscathed through the revolutionary and counter-revolutionary upheavals which had devastated parts of Europe, including Spain.

El Haz De Lena / the Bundle of Firewood by Gaspar Nunez De Arce
2010 0-7734-1312-X
This work is a translation of a Spanish drama of the nineteenth century. It was first performed in Madrid in 1872. The play is based on the true life conflict between Spanish king, Phillip II, and his son Don Carlos during the political and religious turmoil of the sixteenth-century. It is an excellent example of Spanish drama in the neo-romantic tradition.

El Neopolicial Latinoamericano y La Crónica Del Chile Actual En Las Novelas De Ramón Díaz Eterovic
2008 0-7734-5189-7
This study examines the detective narrative of Ramón Díaz Eterovic with a particular emphasis on his novels published between 2001 and 2007. The book proposes an original and relevant analysis of Díaz Eterovic’s literary work by positing that his novels confront the dominant discourses of culture, politics, and histiography through the integration of the hard-boiled and so-called social novel. The result is a critical look at Chile’s democratic transition in the post-dictatorial era (1990-2007).

El Sueño De La Razón Y La Pesadilla De La Historia En Las Trilogies De Carlos Rojas / the Dream of Reason and the Nightmare of History in Carlos Rojas’s Trilogies
2008 0-7734-4964-0
Based on contemporary literary theory, this study analyzes how different narrative strategies produce diverse readings of Rojas’s fables.

This study explores the narrative art of Spanish writer Carlos Rojas (1928- ) based on the analysis of his mature fictional works, or the Trilogies written between 1978 and 1995. The motif that structures expressed in the phrase, “The Dream of Reason and the Nightmare of History,” or from Goya’s Dream of Reason to James Joyce’s Nightmare of History.
Reason is necessary to confront madness (the monsters that the dream or the abandonment of reason produces); likewise it constitutes a blindness, another type of dream, one that leads to the rationalist monster. Rojas humanizes the monster and his tormented characters are called to awake from their personal and collective nightmare.
The study dismantles Rojas’s multiple-layered texts espousing his art of fabulation. Different narrative strategies and theoretical themes lead to diverse readings: mythical, ekphrastic, historical, existentialist, metaphysical, and ideological. The novels form a palimpsest where surrealism and the baroque, the modern and the postmodern, history, art, and myth are layered.
This work is based on contemporary literary theory: Eco’s Open Work, Kristeva’s intertextuality, Hutcheon’s Poetics of Postmodernity, White’s History as Narrative, Turner’s Liminality, Kreiger’s Exphrasis and Bakhtin’s Dialogic Imagination. This book contains six color photographs and two black and white photographs.

Estatua Con Palomas / Statue with Doves (1992), a Novel by Luis Goytisolo Translated From Spanish by Pamela Jean De Weese
2013 0-7734-4521-8
Luis Goytisolo’s prize winning novel, Statue with Doves, first published in 1992, constitutes a reflection on the challenges of representing reality, especially given the sometimes arbitrary and random nature of what any given individual can come to know about himself and the world in his or her lifetime. And yet, what can be known, when considered as a cumulative, collective enterprise, with its varied context over time, may yield a more transcendent view for the individual, as it confirms our personal experiences, or causes us to challenge our questionable assumptions. The novel juxtaposes the perspectives of two real authors, separated by space and time, and yet connected by their quest to find a point of departure from which to apprehend what they can recognize to be true, and to represent it by whatever means available to them through their arsenal of observations, research, words, and thought. Within the frame of this novel, both consider the roles of genre, the narrator, and the reader as they reconsider the limits and possibilities of representation against the norms of their respective times.

Hero and Leander Theme in Iberian Literature 1500-1800
2006 0-7734-5694-5
The Hero and Leander theme enjoyed tremendous vogue during the Renaissance. This book offers English translations of works by twenty-three writers, including Garcilaso de la Vega, Luis de Camões, Francisco de Quevedo, and Luis de Góngora. The texts were all originally published between 1500 and 1800; most of them were written in Castilian Spanish, but there are also examples from Portuguese, Valencian, and Asturian. The literary forms represented include sonnets, ballads, odes, a prose narrative, a full-length play, and three long pieces of narrative verse. The book includes a critical and historical introduction, brief comments on each author and on the special challenges of each translation, an appendix on treatments of the Hero and Leander theme in other art forms, a substantial bibliography, and an index. It is intended as a resource for students of comparative literature and culture.

History and Anthology of the Spanish Folktale, with Studies of Selected Texts
2007 0-7734-5323-7
This ground-breaking book makes an invaluable contribution to scholarship by advancing knowledge and understanding of Spanish oral narrative and related areas of research. Added to the analysis of the Spanish folktale genre and the presentation of the history of research, this work also makes available to the English-speaking reader, for the first time, fifteen folktales that do not appear in any other collection. The result is a study that will certainly be an important point of reference and comparison for scholars of European folklore and cultural studies.

Imaginarios Literarios PolÍticos En El BrasileÑo Jorge Amado
2012 0-7734-2590-X
This book analyzes the influence and importance of the political convictions from the Brazilian writer Jorge Amado in the most representative phase of his literary career. The works presented in this book deal with social and political themes found within Amado’s novels from 1930-1950. More explicitly the book examines how Amado was influenced by communist ideology and employed literary strategies to legitimize his thought. In addition the book compares Amado’s representations of Brazilian people’s lives with political speeches during Getulio Vargas’ Estado Novo while providing a lumpenproletariat interpretation of socialist thought.

Interdisciplinary Essays on Darwinism in Hispanic Literature and Film: The Intersection of Science and the Humanities
2009 0-7734-4747-4
The subject matter of the analyses in this work ranges from works by Spanish masters such as Miguel de Cervantes and Federico García Lorca, to the nineteenth-century Brazilian author Aluísio Azevedo, and the twenty-first-century Mexican director Alejandro González Iñárritu. In addition to treatments of specific works, there are general theoretical overviews by such well-known scholars as Joseph Carroll and David Barash, together with a concluding study detailing the current understanding of Darwin by both Anglo and Hispanic college students in the United States. Overall, this collection of essays shows how the insights of Darwin’s theories can serve to illuminate Hispanic culture and cultural production in new and even groundbreaking ways.

Juan Martin El Empecinado
2000 0-7734-7779-9
This is the first English translation of Galdós’s Juan Martin El Empecinado (1874), in the first series of his Episodios nacionales. This is the only novel in the first series dedicated to a guerilla fighter rather than to analyses of the battles. In this novel, Galdós recreates the popular figure of Juan Martín “El Empecinado” from faithful accounts based on his personal life and deeds as a guerrillero. He skillfully depicts opposing political and ideological forces, revealing to his readers a variety of elements that were weakening the nation from within. The novel presents a vast context of historical, literary, and Biblical references which lead the reader to a deeper understanding of the force that makes people unite to preserve the integrity and cultural values of their nation. The heroic figure of Juan Martín highlights his successful military leadership, his campaigns against the French during the War of Independence and his unique characteristics as an exemplary leader. It presents a detailed view of the world of the Spanish guerrillas in the 19th century. It is a valuable source for historical information. This translation is must for scholars, researchers, and the general public interested in Spanish history, literature, and culture.

La EvoluciÓn Del Exudo Castellano-Rural En La Narrative De Miguel Delibes
2014 0-7734-4462-9
“ The book adds new perspective and interpretation to Delibes’ realists novels. The author takes some of Delibes’ works which are otherwise classified as naturalist or as work of “tremendismo” and gives them a refreshing twist by analyzing them as realist works of fiction.”
-Dr. Ruben Rodriguez,
Department of English, Speech, and Foreign Languages,
Texas Woman’s University



La Imagen Literaria De Carlos V En Sus Cronicas Castellanas
2009 0-7734-3821-1
This work analyzes the five chronicles, written by Pedro Mexía, Alonso de Santa Cruz, Pedro Girón, López de Gómara and fray Prudencio de Sandoval, of the life and deeds of the Emperor Charles V (1500-1558) not as historical documents, but as literary texts portraying an ideal monarch. The author teases out how the differences in the ideology, interests, purpose and background of each author influenced his portrayal of Charles V.

La Mujer Ante El Espejo: Un Motivo Literario Y ArtÍstico
2008 0-7734-4979-5
The most exhaustive study on the artistic treatments of the “woman before a mirror” in art and literature. (Note: In Spanish)

La Novela De Escritoras Dominicanas De 1990 a 2007
2007 0-7734-5359-8
This book offers the first critical analysis of the study of narrative literature written by women from the Dominican Republic during the past fifteen years. Beginning by tracing the history of Dominican women writers from the nineteenth century to the present, the study then moves on to an analysis of the construction of space and identity in the works of these authors. Opening the door to researching this new generation of Dominican women novelists, this work makes significant contributions to the fields of Caribbean and women’s studies.

Life, Poetry, and Music of the Provencal Troubadour Perdigon: Texts, Translations, and Interpretations
2013 0-7734-4523-4
There are only a select few poems by Perdigon that survive to this day. This is an amazing tour de force, in that these translations render him accessible to audiences in English and Spanish. He ranks among the finest poets in any vernacular language. This research presented in notes and descriptive analysis demonstrates the impressive range of influence he once had. This volume demonstrates through text, translation, and analyses, the poet Perdigon is an ingenious master craftsman in his own right who can afilatz, or hone, an image or a metrical device to perfection. This book reclaims Perdigon from the shadows of obscurity. This troubadour poet found a way to express the trials of the heart at war with itself, a spirit subject to love, and a sense of worth determined by the acceptance or rejection of the Beloved Lady.

Mary Symbolism in the Romances of Seville Poet Francisco De Medrano (1570-1607)
2004 0-7734-6248-1


Metaphorical
2006 0-7734-5576-0
This book explores the theme of emigration within the different genres of Azorean literature, arguing that it results from the historical and social phenomenon of emigration in the archipelago. The authors examined in this book portray a regional, cultural and literary uniqueness that is distinct from, but part of Portuguese literature. The exploration of the relationship between island writers and their emigrant counterparts illustrates the symbiosis between island writers and those of the diaspora, a dialogue that contributes to the evolution of the concept of “Azorean literature.” This produces a negotiation between cultures, and becomes a way in which the writers create a metaphorical “tenth island” that congregates myth and reality, past and present, whether the work is set in the islands or in the Azorean diaspora. The “tenth island” is also synonymous with the position of Azorean literature and its negotiation of a position between being part of a Portuguese literary tradition and mainstream American literature.

Narrar En La Era De Las Blogoficciones: Literatura Cultura Y Sociedad De Las Redes En El Siglo XXI
2010 0-7734-3599-9
This book examines the impact of recent technological developments in the literary field. The work provides evidence of how emerging media culture challenges the traditional concepts of authorship, textuality, fictionality, sequential structure, and readership, with tendencies toward anonymity, pseudonymity, collaborative authorship, hypertextual narrative structures, and the reader’s involvement in the creative process.

New Translation of Miguel De Unamuno's Tres Historias Mas ( Tthree Stories More)
2013 0-7734-4340-1
The translations constitute an important step in benefitting Anglophone scholars and readers with a careful and impeccable translation of three short lesser-known Unamuno masterpieces. These stories keenly explore our struggle as human beings to find meaning and definition within ourselves by bringing the reader closer to Unamuno’s frame of mind and spirit.

This excellent work constitutes a new and important contribution to the field of Unamuno scholarship by making these three long ignored gems available to the English reader and by providing the reader with an authentic Unamunian experience remaining true to the idiosyncrasies in his style and grammar where possible.


Poetry and Prose of Rosalía de Castro: A Bilingual Facing Page Edition
2010 0-7734-3809-2
This is the most thorough and representative volume of poetry and prose from Rosalía de Castro (1837-1885) ever translated into English. The book contains a comprehensive Introduction that provides essential information about the Galician land and language, supernatural spirits and shadows so significant in Rosalía de Castro’s works, her life and legacy, themes and techniques, principal publications. This book contains three color photographs and nine black and white photographs.

Reception of the Writings of Marcel Proust in Spain: Translations, Literary Criticism, and Narrative Influence
2012 0-7734-3064-4
The influence of Proust's writing on Spanish authors is far greater than previously believed. Several key Spanish authors have written critical essays on Proust. This book draws together Spanish analysis of Proust's conception of time, memory, literary vocation, art, psychology and high society. Spanish authors actually borrowed many ideas from this now canonical figure who was only one country removed from them.

Seafaring in the Sixteenth Century, the Letter of Eugenio De Salazar, 1573
1991 0-7734-9880-X
Major new translation of the famous Spanish letter of Eugenio de Salazar (1573). Salazar's letter describes his voyage -- what his family, shipmates, and crew experienced and endured. An unusual look at post-Columbian, pre-Armada Spanish seafaring. Foreword (Prólogo) by José-María Martínez-Hidalgo, Retired Director, Museo Marítimo, Barcelona. Bi-lingual.

Spanish Version of Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyde / Version Espanola Del Troilo y Criseida De Chaucer
2008 0-7734-5050-5
A vivid translation of Chaucer’s most ambitious poem, this work renders anew the classic tale of courtly true love.

Spanish Writer and Publisher Carlos Frontaura (1834-1910): A Study of His Social Influence and Ideology
2012 0-7734-2655-8
Gant’s book takes a careful look at the 19th century Spanish writer and publisher, Carlos Frontaura. According to Gant, it is wrong to consider Frontaura a second tier author, because his work was much more aligned with the politics and social opinions of the time period in which he lived. His work on religion, women, class and money, as well as politics cannot be undervalued as integral parts of Spanish life in the 19th century. This study addresses a gap in scholarship due to the lack of work devoted to Frontaura. Because of the availability of digital editions of his work and periodicals edited by him an extended discussion of his writings has become possible. His work during the 1868 Revolution prior to the restoration of the Bourbon monarchy brought him into prominence and elevated him to being quite influential on the period’s social and political conscience.
Carlos Frontaura is familiar to many scholars of nineteenth century Spain but he has been the subject of relatively little research despite his wide-ranging literary activities and contemporary importance. Until recently, Frontaura has been doubly neglected as both a secondary and a more ideologically conservative figure. This study addresses this gap in the light of increased academic interest and the availability of digital editions of his work and periodicals edited by him and it provides a reference point for future readers and scholars alike.

Studies in the Literary Achievement of JoÃo GuimarÃes Rosa, the Foremost Brazilian Writer of the Twentieth Century
2012 0-7734-3953-6
This collection of centenary conference essays examines and analyzes the literature of João Guimarães Rosa and his impact on literature.

Study of Twenty- First Century Andalusian Poetry: Facing Page Spanish / English Translations of Seven Andalusian Women Poets ( Juana Castro, Rosa Diaz, Paloma Fernandez Goma, Maria Rosal, Maria Del Valle Rubio, Pilar Sanabria, Maria Sanz )
2016 1-4955-0471-9
This work offers a fresh perspective on bilingual anthology. It’s expertly translated verses wonderfully capture the bold and vibrant contemporary Andalusian poetry of this select group of women. The added reader bonus is the inclusion of helpful and important biographical excerpts from interviews of these outstanding female poets.

Translation of la ConjuraciÓn De Venecia, AÑo 1310 / the Venetian Conspiracy of the Year 1310: A Drama in Five Acts by Francisco MartÍnez De La Rosa (1834 Madrid)
2009 0-7734-3859-9
An example of romanticist drama, this play is based on an actual rebellion against the government of Venice and the Doge, Pietro Gradenigo, on June 15, 1310. The author, Martínez de la Rosa, based this play on the event, setting it around a young couple passionately in love.

Translation of Benito PÉrez GaldÓs’ the Cape of Don Francisco Torquemada
2012 0-7734-2545-4
This is a translation and compilation of four books into one volume by the notable Spanish author Benito Perez Galdos. Usually the books are broken up into four separate stories, but this volume brings together all of the novels to provide their true meaning by juxtaposing them. Galdos is widely considered the most important Spanish language author since Cervantes.

Translation of Leandro Fernandez De MoratÍn’s el SÍ De Las NiÑas / an Innocent Girl’s Consent
2006 0-7734-6172-8
Following the Wars of the Spanish Succession in the early years of the eighteenth century, France sent a prince to become King Felipe V of Spain. With him came French Neo-Classicism into the Spanish court, an effect lasting into the nineteenth century. During this period the dramatists in Spain most often wrote translations of French plays, or their own, according to the strict Neo-Classical rules of time, place and action.

Leandro Fernández de Moratín was schooled by his father and the father’s friends in the Neo-Classic traditions, but he felt the differences between the French sense of good taste and the Spanish spirit that appreciates, even thrives on, the pleasures and sorrows of our human drama.

In the play El sí de las niñas, Moratín adheres to the Neo-Classical rules. The action of the play takes place in one location during the course of one night. The main characters are all of the same social class in spite of significant economic differences.

The play is a delightful farce, although in the early nineteenth century it was seen and even banned as sacrilegious by Spain’s Catholic Church. It is a love story about an older man, never married, who hopes to wed a young girl who will love and care for him in his dotage. His wealth will sustain not only the girl, but her impoverished mother who favors the marriage for her own benefits. Without the mother’s knowledge the girl has met and fallen in love with a handsome young army officer who gave her a false name. In fact, he is the nephew and presumed heir of the older man.

For a work of the early nineteenth century, El sí de las niñas was much more lively and popular than others, and, even today and in translation it is a very vibrant play.

Translation of Manuel Breton De Los Herreros' Muerete Y Veras (1837) / Go Ahead and Die, You'll See! : A Comedy in Fourt Acts
2013 0-7734-4504-8
The best translation of Manuel Bretón de los Herreros’ favorite play among his many plays brings new attention to the playwright Bretón who was once Spain’s most prolific and successful comic dramatist but for some time has been absent from the studied lists of noted playwrights of his time.

Women in the Novels of Benito PÉrez GaldÓs and EÇa De Queiroz
2007 0-7734-5222-2
This work offers a comparative study with regard to the treatment of women in the literature of Benito Pérez Galdós and Eça de Queiroz. Adopting a feminist approach, the author links themes affecting women as wives and mothers (education, religion, work and consumerism) to patterns in the novelists’ writing

Women, Revolution & Autobiographical Writing in the Twentieth Century
2007 0-7734-5367-9
This book considers issues of gender and representation through an analysis of twentieth-century female revolutionary figures from Ireland, Spain, Cuba, Nicaragua, and El Salvador. Since revolutions (and their siblings—civil wars) occasion social transformation under often chaotic conditions, they open up space for the potential transformation of gender relations. These women’s life writings illustrate gender relations in flux, expose the political symbolism of the strong woman at moments of nation formation and transformation, and display the multiple ways that gender enters into literary, historical, and visual narratives.