Loubayssin de Lamarca, Francisco
About the author: Dr. Elisa Rosales Juega received her PhD in Spanish Language Literature and Culture from Syracuse University. She is currently Assistant Professor at northern Arizone University.2001 0-7734-7472-2
This novel is unique in the time period. Written in Spanish, by a French author, and published in Paris, it was well-received. The title (Deceits of this world) relates to a well-established genre wherein literature and morality were intertwined. Loubayssinās Spanish is impeccable. He writes with irony and wit. Also, it is delicately erotic, a feature that cannot be found in its Spanish counterparts, due to the repressive censorship in Spain at that time. The careful preparation of this virtually unknown text and the in-depth introduction make this a valuable contribution to Golden Age Hispanic studies. In Spanish.