Subject Area: Hispanic

A COMPARISON OF POPULAR TV IN ENGLISH AND SPANISH SPEAKING SOCIETIES: Soaps, Sci-Fi, Sitcoms, Adult Cartoons, and Cult Series
 Morales, Marta Fernández
2010 0-7734-3595-6 276 pages
This work is an interdisciplinary collection of essays by Spanish speaking authors that analyzes television fiction as it is experienced in the Spanish-speaking market. Comparisons are made to the productions launched in the USA during the Third Golden Age of TV Fiction.

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Amerindian Elements in the Poetry of Ernesto Cardenal: Mythic Foundations of the Colloquial Narrative
 Morrow, John A.
2010 0-7734-3660-X 364 pages
This study explores the Amerindian elements in the works of Ernesto Cardenal, the revolutionary poet-priest from Nicaragua. The work examines the three main currents which flow through Cardenal’s poetry: the socio-political current, the religious current, and the indigenous current.

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An Anthology of Galician Short Stories Asi Vai O Conto
 March, Kathleen
1991 0-7734-9749-8 248 pages
A selection of a literary genre little known outside its geographical area is here represented to give the English-speaking public useful information about the work of some writers in this field, extending modern Galician literature beyond the confines of the Spanish State. It forms part of a growing awareness among Hispanists and Luso-Brazilian scholars of the other Iberian languages with their corresponding cultures: Galician, Catalan and Basque.

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Aproximaciones a La Narrativa Femenina Del Diecinueve En Latinoamerica
 Torres-Pou, Juan
2002 0-7734-7307-6 164 pages
Writers include: Lindaura Anzoátegui de Campero; Rosa Duarte; Amelia Francasci; Maria Firmina dos Reis; María Amaparo Ruiz de Burton; María Mercedes Santacruz y Montalvo; Ramón Emeterio Betances; Eduarda Mansilla; Leonor Villegas de Magnón.

This monograph is in Spanish.

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Argentinean Cultural Production During the Neoliberal Years (1989-2001)
 Hortiguera, Hugo
2007 0-7734-5348-2 248 pages
This groundbreaking collection of essays examines Argentine cultural production during the 1989-2001 period, which coincided with the implementation of neoliberalism under President Carlos Saúl Menem (1989-1999) and his successor, Fernando de la Rúa (1999-2001), thereby providing an overview of the way Argentine writers, filmmakers, musicians and media reacted to this centrality of the market forces. This collection will be of interest to scholars of Latin American Cultural Studies, Hispanic Studies, Film Studies as well as those of Comparative Literature.

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Binarración Y Parodia En Las Primeras Tres Novelas De Osvaldo Soriano
 Delgado-Costa, José
2003 0-7734-6998-2 200 pages


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Carlos Fuentes’s Terra Nostra and the Kabbalah: The Recreation of the Hispanic World
 Penn, Sheldon
2003 0-7734-6711-4 300 pages
This study offers a new reading of Fuentes’s major novel by focusing on the function of Jewish mysticism in the text. Organized around the linguistic and textual philosophy/theosophy of the Kabbalah, it argues that the fundamental project of Terra nostra is a literary re-construction of the cultural development of Hispanic America. The monograph breaks new ground through the thorough analysis of the novel’s strategy of textual re-creation. In the Kabbalah, due to the supposed intimate connection between divine language and the physical reality of every aspect of the universe, the re-reading and re-writing of biblical texts is carried out in order to reshape and ultimately redeem the world. Fuentes adopts this notion of creative textuality as the driving force behind his own novelistic re-creation of Hispanic America. The monograph systematically considers the role of the Kabbalah in relation to language, visual art, time and textuality. The study also considers the connections between Fuentes’s novel and the work of immediate precursors such as Jorge Luis Borges, Alejo Carpentier, and Franz Kafka. It also advances the understanding of the novel’s engagement with the great works of early Spanish literature such as Rojas’s La Celestina and Cervantes’s Don Quijote.

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CartografiÁs Literarias Del Exilio: Tres PoÉticas Hispanoamericanas
 Gutiérrez, José Ismael
2005 0-7734-6225-2 228 pages
Along with the reshaping of territories, and socio-economic and cultural dimensions which took place on a worldwide scale, the last few decades have also witnessed a reshaping of the spectrum and voices of Latin-American writers that have created, revisited and suffered the complex and multifaceted phenomenon of exile. Jose Ismael Gutierrez's work shares this concern, namely the need for research, which for some time has been enriching the Latin-American literary bibliography in these parts, as never before. Linked to one of the essential discursive categories of the literary phenomenon in the New World -territorial displacement as a system, involuntary displacement and the stigma of exclusion- and being based on points of view drawn from sociology, politics, philosophy, psychology and culture in general, this study deals with the experience of exile in the works of three Spanish American writers: the Cuban authors, Reinaldo Arenas and Manuel Diaz Martinez, as well as the Uruguayan author, Fernando Ainsa.

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Ciencia FiccÍon En EspaÑol Una Mitología Moderna Ante El Cambio
 Molina-Gavilán, Yolanda
2002 0-7734-7270-3 244 pages
This study examines science fiction written originally in Spanish. It reviews the general state of the genre in the Hispanic world and then concentrates on analyzing key novels and short stories from Argentina, Cuba, Mexico and Spain. Authors examined include Carlos Saiz Cidoncha, Ángel Torres Quesada, Rafael Marín Trechera, Tomás Salvador, Magdalena Mouján Otaño, Angélica Gorodischer, Alejandro Vignatti, Daína Chaviano, Miguel Mihura, Alberto Vanasco, Eduardo Goligorsky, Domingo Santos, Rosa Montero, Elia Barceló, Gabriel Bermúdez Castillo, Pablo Capanna, Carlos María Carón. In Spanish.

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Clasificación y Análisis de Prestamos del Ingles en la Prensa de España y Mexico
 Sanchez, Maria F.
1995 0-7734-9125-2 180 pages
This volume investigates the influence of modern English on the lexicon of the press of Mexico and Spain. A classification and comparative study of all the English loanwords found in the written Spanish of the Mexican and Peninsular press has been carried out, as well as an analysis of the morpho-orthographic adaptation of the same loanwords in both linguistic varieties. The newspapers used were El País, Madrid, and El Universal, México Distrito Federal. In Spanish.

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De La Cultura De Desigualdad Al Espacio De Violencia En La NovelÍstica De Arturo Uslar Pietri
 Webster, Johnny
2001 0-7734-7324-6 212 pages
This study presents a critique of the culture of violence in Arturo Uslar Pietri’s novels: Las lanzas coloradas and El camino de El Dorado. Drawing from cultural theories expounded principally by Spivak, Eagleton, William, Jameson, Massumi, and Marcos, it demonstrates that the expression of violence in Uslar Pietri’s fiction reveals multiple axes of exploitation of subject people (women, Indians and blacks) in colonial Venezuela and in the Latin American continent at large. In Spanish.

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El Edipo En Unamuno Y El Espejo De Lacan
 Fox, Arturo A.
2001 0-7734-7673-3 128 pages
Certain facts in Unamuno’s biography and statements in his correspondence and autobiographical texts suggest a passage through the Oedipus phase that was not wholly successful. This study examines this data through the psychoanalytical approach developed by French analyst Jacques Lacan. In Spanish.

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El Nuevo Lazarillo De Camilo J. Cela - PolÍtica Y Cultura En Su Alimpsesto
 Merino, Eloy Eduardo
2001 0-7734-7712-8 392 pages
This volume deals with the ideological connotations of Cela’s third novel which was a rewriting of a Spanish picaresque classic from the 16th century, the Lazarillo de Tormes. The study analyzes it as a political apologia, an endorsing textual vehicle for the Spanish fascist movement, the Falange. The study develops a category of interpretation related to the rightist engagé literature of the age, which is still infrequent in Peninsular literary studies. Literature of rewritings palimpsests has seldom been studied in depth in Spanish literary criticism, this work makes use of current theory to expose the political and cultural implications of the rewriting of a classic. It substantiates the controversy that Cela’s early novels generated in the post-war Spanish literary environment. It places the novel in its historical, cultural, social and political context. In Spanish.

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English Translation of Bolivian Novel ¡ Hijo De Opa! / Son of the Murdered Maid
 Vallejo, Gaby
2002 0-7734-7211-8 208 pages
The novel chronicles the degeneration of a middle-class landowning family related to the national Revolution of 1952, agrarian reform and three decades of political repression. Vallejo skillfully intertwines “public” political abuse with “private” abuse of females, in which both silence and illness play major thematic and stylistic roles.

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English Translations of Short Stories by Contemporary Argentine Women Writers
 Hermann, Eliana Cazaubon
2002 0-7734-6920-6 204 pages


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Essays in Luso-Hispanic Humor
 Seaver, Paul W. Jr.
2004 0-7734-6322-4 125 pages


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Estatua Con Palomas / Statue with Doves (1992), a Novel by Luis Goytisolo Translated From Spanish by Pamela Jean De Weese
 De Weese, Pamela
2013 0-7734-4521-8 340 pages
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.

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Explaining the Bilingual and Bicultural Poetry and Narratives of Julia Alvarez
 Blauman, Wendy S.
2012 0-7734-2552-7 256 pages
This comprehensive study examines the full body of works by Dominican-American author Julia Alvarez, whose literary corpus includes poetry, historical-fiction novels, essays, short stories, young adult books, and folkloric-based children’s texts. This research examines the duality of present in the recurrent and intertwined topics of language, identity, and homeland. Particular attention is focused on the manner in which Alvarez stretches the linguistic boundaries of her two languages, as well as the importance this author places on education in her writing, particularly for women and the poor.

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Feminist Readings on Spanish and Latin-American Literature
 Condé, Lisa Pauline
1991 0-7734-9440-5 216 pages
These essays are a contribution to the ongoing debate on the interaction between feminism and hispanism. Writers examined include Calderón, Galdós, Valle-Inclán, Unamuno, Pardo Bazán, Rosa Chacel, Alfonsina Storni, Bombal, Luisa Valenzuela, and others.

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Five Plays in Translation From Contemporary Mexican Theater a New Golden Age
 Rodríguez del Pino, Salvador
1999 0-7734-8274-1 296 pages
This anthology features recent Mexican theater by several of the best contemporary playwrights, showcasing the eclecticism that characterizes recent theater. The volume includes brief biographies and interviews with each playwright.

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Hispanic Poetry in Los Angeles 1850-1900 La Poesía Angelina
 Ruiz, Reynaldo
2000 0-7734-7747-0 484 pages
This anthology features poems published in Spanish-language newspapers during the years 1850-1900, now accessible only in microfiche. The anthology has an 85 page introduction (in English) that briefly presents the major literary tendencies in Spain, Latin America, and Mexico during those years. This literary history serves to demonstrate how the Angelino poetry followed these major paradigms and how it evolved and became a unique poetry. To complement the historical survey, a brief description of the social environment in Los Angeles is included. In addition, a short presentation on how the Spanish printing press and newspapers evolved in America is presented to show how these two processes contributed to the literary and cultural background of this ethnic group. The newspapers include: La Estrella, El Clamor Público, La Crónica, El Aguacero, La Reforma, El Eco de la Patria, El Demócratica, El Eco Mexicano, Spanish American Review, and La Unión

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Hispanicisms in Romance Fiction: An Annotated Glossary
 González-Cruz, María Isabel
2022 1-4955-0970-2 204 pages
From the Author's Introduction (ix-xiv):
"The Spanish language has significantly contributed to the lexical enrichment of English throughout history. Although the Spanish influence has ebbed and flowed over the centuries, scholarly studies prove that the greatest number of borrowings come from the period of the Spanish colonization of America, when the language was "the faithful companion of empire" (Rodriguez-González, 1996: vii). ...

"Actually, it is American English that is currently subject to the greatest influence, because of the impact of the Hispanic community in the United States. This has led to fears about a future Hispanicization of the country, as a result of the increasing number of Latinos who have been settling there over the years. ...

"The situation can [hence] be described as one of languages in contact, or rather, contact between speakers of mutually unintelligible languages. Many factors can play a role in such situations, which means that a large number of outcomes are possible. As Trask (1999: 151) put it,'[t]he consequences of contact may range from the trivial to the far-reaching,' i.e. they may include bilingualism, language merging, or the development of code-switching skills, as well as language (and political) conflict and even language loss, as contact between languages or language varieties affects variation and change (Meyerhoff, 2006: 238-239)....

"Conceived as a contribution to the studies on the role of Spanish as a loan-giver language, this volume offers an inventory of all the Hispanicisms (words and expressions) that occur in 36 English romances published mostly by Harlequin and Mills & Boon between 1955 and 2004."

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History and Types of Mexican Psychology from Indigenous to Postmodern: Listening to Our Ancestors
 Ortiz, Fernando
2021 1-4955-0868-4 476 pages
This book on the history of Mexican and Mexican American psychology is written for students of the history of psychology. It is intended to fill a void in the extensive literature of history and systems that focuses primarily on the history of European and American psychology. A review of existing textbooks and publications on the topic reveals several trends. Most noticeably, psychology is often and exclusively treated in its modern and European context. Sigmund Freud is one of the “fathers” of psychological thinking in the Western intellectual tradition for his insightful contributions into the inner workings of the human mind.

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Imaginary in the Writing of Latin American Author Amanda Labarca Hubertson (1886-1975): Supplements to a Feminist Critique
 Boschetto-Sandoval, Sandra M.
2004 0-7734-6395-X 240 pages
This thematic study is the only in-depth investigation into the fictional and testimonial literature of Amanda Labarca Hubertson, Chilean educator, reformer, and promoter of women’s rights. These imaginary writings include such little-known works as her semi-autobiographical novel, En tierras extrañas (1915), the short novel, La lámpara maravillosa (1921), the collection of short stories entitled “Cuentos a mi señor,” the testimonial Meditaciones and Meditaciones breves (1928-1931), and the “marginal” journal fragments, Desvelos en el alba (1945). A preliminary chapter also addresses the controversy surrounding her published literary thesis, La novela castellana de hoi [sic, 1906]. The study corrects some interpretive errors regarding earlier scholarship on Labarca’s perceived feminist writings by examining the sexual (gendered) complexities that imprint themselves in Labarca’s fictional work and literary criticism. While she may be criticized for omitting any materialist analysis of power, in her literature Labarca attempted to effect change in the social order by pointing out its contradictions. Paradoxically, a close reading of Labarca’s dangerously contradictory and yet amorous inner landscape recovers not only her desire to feminize patriarchal culture. It also uncovers a “more true self” struggling between “dispersion and continuity,” as she claimed throughout her extensive life and career.

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Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986) as Writer and Social Critic
 Racz, Gregary J.
2002 0-7734-6904-4 196 pages


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JosÉ AsunciÓn Silva Y La Ciudad Letrada
 Osorio, José Jesús
2006 0-7734-5802-6 244 pages
This book focuses on the cultural and political conditions of Colombia in relationship with their most notorious poet in its history. The relationship between José Asunción Silva, the cultural institutions and the social and political environment at the end of the 19th century in Bogotá is the main interest of this book. The Colombian nation underwent great political and social changes at the end of the century. Silva lived in a narrow-minded society that achieved a short but very important period of peace. Critics from different perspectives, in many cases contradictious, bother Silva because of his novelty characteristics. Nonetheless, they do not take into consideration the sensible intellectual that cares about the social situation, the city and the country. Journal articles and chronics about the city written by Silva denote the conditions of the relationship established by the poet with the politicians, groups of writers and the city as generator of culture.

This book analyzes the poetic works of Silva, which deals with the topic of childhood, the poetry book Intimidades, and his first poem “The first communion”, written when he was ten years old. The reconstruction of Silva’s childhood by some of his friends is also analyzed. This late reconstruction of his infancy just serves to create an impression of a weird, uneasy being that does not fit according to Bogotá’s society of the epoch.

Literary anthologies such as Parnaso colombiano, La lira nueva y the Estudio preliminar written by Jose Maria Rivas Groot are also analyzed. The revolutionary ideas of Silva cause uneasiness and discrimination against him because they are far from the traditional norms imposed by the culture of the time. Silva does not accept that a poet has to be regulated by the catholic preceptors. This book considers that relationship of Silva with the letrados of the Regeneration group was uncomfortable.

Silva was interested in the societal chronic and he thought journalism was an idoneous medium to express his ideas about the society and particularly the literature and culture in general. Silva creates turmoil for the way he carries himself, way of dressing, and gestures, which did not correspond with a man of the time. It is observed that Silva’s isolation did not happen due to the idiosyncrasy of his great talent but because of local circumstances created by critics who did not always carry them with honesty and fairness.

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La Expresividad En La CuentÍstica De Juan Bosch / Expressiveness in Juan Bosch’s Short Stories: A Stylistic Analysis
 Ossers, Manuel A.
2010 0-7734-1382-0 356 pages
The purpose of this work has been to study the narrative of Juan Bosch from the point of view of stylistic analysis. Such an analysis allows for an in depth examination of the sensorial dynamics as the means of expression of the author. By taking a stylistic approach to Juan Bosch’s short stories, I have drawn conclusions on the relationship between the expressive means selected by Bosch and his intent when making such selections.

In Part I, I have studied the expression in terms of sensorial experience. I hope to have established the degree of effectiveness with which the author is able to transmit his sensations (and those of his characters as he wishes the reader to perceive them) by means of the images produced through the word.

In Part II, I have studied the expression in terms of the intentional intensification of the word or phrase. I hope to have demonstrated the fidelity and originality with which Bosch interprets the existential reality of his characters and the natural or social milieu in which it takes place. This work will be of interest to scholars of the literatures of the Dominican Republic, the Spanish Caribbean, and Latin American in general.

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LA LITERATURA DE VIAJE ESPAÑOLA DEL SIGLO DIECINUEVE CLASIFICADA EN SUBGÉNEROS: Los Diferentes Tipos de Libros de Viaje Escritos en España durante el Siglo Diecinueve, del Duque de Rivas a Miguel De Unamuno
 Roussel Zuazu, Chantal
2011 0-7734-1498-3 272 pages
This typology of the XIXth century peninsular travel literature offers a model for possible future studies of the travel literature of different countries and leads to the tracking of a possible evolution of the subgenres proposed. In the light of numerous previous and recent events of classification by authors such as Angela Pérez Mejía, Fernando Cristovaõ, Lily Litvak, Otmar Ette, Charles Batten and many more, and as they transcend a chronological order or an evolution according to the many literary trends of the century, the subgenres are based on content, which was determined to be the best way to proceed. The findings of this study show that what determines the determines the subgenres is, beside the examination of the content, the didactic intention of the author combined with the specific reader horizon of expections for the particular travel book.

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La Modalidad FantÁstica En El Cuento Dominicano Del Siglo XX
 Estévez, Angel Luis
2005 0-7734-6071-3 180 pages
In this study, the author suggests that the fantastic Dominican short story of the twentieth century does not fit into the model of the traditional fantastic. He explains the differences between the Marvelous Real and Magic Realism, and how the Fantastic differs from both of these modes of writing. His theoretical approach is principally based on the works of Tzvetan Todorov, Amaryll Beatrice Chanady, Rosemary Jackson, and Jaime Alazraki. The main analysis includes the works of four Dominican writers: Juan Bosch, Virgilio Díaz Grullón, José Alcántara Almánzar, and Diógenes Valdez. The analysis of fourteen short stories by these authors reveals that, in fact, the fantastic modality practiced today in the Dominican Republic, and elsewhere in Spanish America, does not fit into the model of conventional fantastic short story writing. The author’s analysis centers upon the intention with which these authors have written their stories and argues that the modern Dominican fantastic is no longer used to terrify the reader - hence its distinctiveness - but rather the fantastic is used as a vehicle to express the writers’ concern about the social, psychological, and political issues of their time.

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La Satira, La Ironia, Y El Carnaval Literario En Leprosorio (trilogia Poetica) De Reinaldo Arenas
 Bordao, Rafael
2002 0-7734-7177-4 204 pages
This work studies Cuban writer Reinaldo Arenas’ poetry in Leprosorio. It examines the problems of culture in conflict; the perspective of both exiled people who have left Cuba and the marginalized population left on the island, the use of slangs and idioms created by people in the 1960s and 70s, and the impact produced by political terror. This study is in Spanish.

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La TransiciÓn a La Democracia En La Novela EspaÑola
 Ardavín, Carlos X.
2006 0-7734-5790-9 372 pages
This book is an analysis of how several contemporary Spanish writers (Francisco Umbral, Manuel Vázquez Montalbán, Manuel Vicent and Félix de Azúa) view Spain’s transition to democracy in their novels. These authors and their texts offer alternative narratives of the transition that disrupt and contradict the complacent and monological version elaborated by post-Francoist historiography; a version that is, fundamentally, a mythical narrative construction. How does fiction contradict the myth of the democratic restoration? By using – and abusing – memory. In these novels, memory is used as an epistemic instrument to investigate the recent and unresolved political past of Spain, and rebuild a solid collective and personal identity.

Taken together, the novels of this study suggest that there is a gap between memory and history, a sharp opposition between what the author refers to as a politics of forgetting promoted by the historians and politicians, and a poetics of memory fostered by the fiction writers, which establishes a dialogue with the transition’s history in order to apprehend its complexity through imagination.

A more extensive and profound knowledge of Spanish literature related to the issue of the political transition will serve to understand this complex event (the transition to democracy), and the origins and developments of post-Franco’s Spanish culture and society.

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Las Novelas De MarÍa De Zayas (1590-1650): Lo Sobrenatural Y Lo Oculto En La Literatura Femenina Espanola Del Siglo XVII
 Matos-Nin, Ingrid E.
2010 0-7734-3718-5 172 pages
This work examines some of the sources that María de Zayas uses to present some of her concepts about the devil, evil, men, honor and love in relationship to the supernatural. Contrary to some modern critics, the Spanish people of the Seventeenth century were very much aware of the significance, customs, and relevance of these supernatural beliefs in their lives.

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Life and Writings of Honduran Poet Juan RamÓn Molina (1875-1908)
 Hall, John Mitchell
2002 0-7734-6970-2 180 pages


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Linguistic Variation in Mexican Spanish as Spoken in Two Communities: Moroléon, Mexico and Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
 Matus-Mendoza, Maríadelaluz
2002 0-7734-7149-9 144 pages


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Literary Representation of Peru
 Higgins, James
2002 0-7734-7277-0 336 pages
This study pieces together an image of Peru as a society through readings of a corpus of literary texts dating from the Conquest to the 1990s. Some chapters focus on recurrent topics: the centralization of power in Lima; the position of the indigenous population; literacy as power; the issue of national identity in a country characterized by diversity. It also examines other literary motifs such as dramatic social changes, communities living in isolation; the mestizo condition; the hopes invested in modernization. “The author is a scholar recognised internationally for his expertise on Peruvian literature, his History of Peruvian Literature (1987) having now acquired the status of a classic of its genre. The present book. . . develops naturally from the intimate knowledge manifest in the History, and offers a refreshing and innovative insight that will influence readers for years to come.” – Peter Beardsell

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Lo Positivo / the Right Track: A Play by Manuel Tamayo Y Baus
 Wyszynski, Matthew A.
2009 0-7734-4704-0 184 pages
Tamayo y Baus’ (1829-1898) The Right Track (1862) is a product of the swirling social context of nineteenth-century Spain. This comedy is typical of the alta comedia [high comedy]: it is a didactic work that hopes to offer the bourgeois a model of virtue. As a genre, the high comedy supplanted the symbolism and declamation of romantic drama with a “realistic” portrayal of the moral dilemmas faced by the growing middle class. The climax and resolution of The Right Track unequivocally support the return advocated by Tamayo to virtue and to what he understood to be traditional Spanish values.

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Matias Montes Huidobro - Acercamientos a Su Obra Literaria
 Febles, Jorge
1997 0-7734-8723-9 258 pages
This work is a compendium of perceptive analyses of his output and includes essays by well-known critics such as Gemma Roberts, José Escarpanter, Elsa Martínez-Gilmore, Guillermo Schmidhuber, Mariela Gutiérrez, Daniel Zalacaín, and several others. The collection is prefaced by a lengthy study which clarifies the writer's place within the larger spectrum of Cuban theatre. A detailed interview with the playwright and a highly informative personal essay written by his wife, critic Yara González-Montes, provide insight into his creative persona. In Spanish.

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MIGUEL DE UNAMUNO'S POLITICAL WRITINGS, 1918-1924 Volume 2 EL ABSOLUTISMO EN ACECHO (1921-1922)
 Robertson, G. D.
1996 0-7734-8848-0 520 pages
Unamuno, known as novelist, poet, essayist, and philosopher, was also passionately interested in the political development of Spain, and devoted much time to expressing his political ideas in thousands of articles for the Spanish and foreign press. Most of these were omitted from both editions of his Complete Works, and although several editions of articles have appeared in recent years, there is still a great deal of material which is still unavailable. The articles in this 4-volume edition reflect both the persistence of Unamuno's campaign against politicians and royals and the complex picture of political, regional, and social tensions in post-bellum Spain. The original articles are in Spanish, the introduction, notes, and appendices in English.

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Morsamor, a Novel by Don Juan Valera
 Trimble, Robert G.
2007 0-7734-5432-2 284 pages
This book is an English translation of Don Juan Valera’s novel Morsamor. In 1521, as Spanish and Portuguese mariners are navigating the seas and discovering new worlds, Miguel de Zuheros, an aging friar, leads a contemplative life, cloistered in Seville. From outside the monastery walls, news arrives of the fame, glory and achievements of his compatriots, heightening the friar’s sense of his own insignificance and obscurity, while arousing a desire to share in the excitement of the Age of Exploration. Nearing death as he is, Friar Miguel feels he must abandon such hopes for adventure until he encounters a new individual in the monastery, Father Ambrosio, a priest schooled in the art of alchemy and the magic of the faith. Anointing the despondent friar, Father Ambrosio gives him a potion whereby he becomes the dashing young adventurer Morsamor (“death-love”) who seeks to circumnavigate the globe and explore the deep recesses of the heart. Shipwrecked after the many entertaining exploits, Morsamor awakes, back in the monastery, having reverted to his alter-ego, the dying Friar Miguel, where he ponders the reality and meaning of his adventures while struggling for the purity of his soul.

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Narrative Voices and the Liberation Movement in the Mexican State of Chiapas
 Caldwell, Wendy
2004 0-7734-6376-3 219 pages
This book focuses on a series of indigenista novels of Chiapas, Mexico published between 1957 and 1994 and examines these works of fiction as mirrors of important social, political, and economic realities plaguing contemporary Mexican society, in particular Chiapas. From this narrative sequence, a liberationist discourse emerges that reflects the ideas of Liberation Theology and its approach to the plight of the poor. The authors portray a set of obstacles that impede the liberation process and, in doing so, project movement toward the authentic liberation of the native inhabitants of their novels. Through the theoretical framework of liberation thought, this book shows how literature, specifically the novel, can transcend the boundaries of genre and transform itself into a participant in the debate on multiethnic identity in Mexico. With the 1994 uprising led by the Zapatista Army of National Liberation, Chiapas has become a global symbol for marginalized voices that struggle to gain a legitimate space in Mexican society. The novels treated in the book outline the context which led to the “¡YA BASTA!” of the EZLN. The content is presented within an interdisciplinary context and, therefore, is attractive to a variety of fields.

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New Frontiers in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Scholarship. Como Se Fue El Maestro
 Dadson, Trevor
1994 0-7734-9117-1 580 pages
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.

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Philosophy of Yoga in Octavio Paz’s Poem
 Callan, Richard J.
2005 0-7734-6200-7 176 pages
This study is the first complete verse analysis of the Mexican Nobel laureate's poem, a work designed in highly figurative language to present the philosophy of India's equally metaphoric Yoga. The analysis explains essentials illustrated in the poem for achieving nirvana and avoiding repeated reincarnation. For example, sakti is the feminine energy which creates mind, the body, and the world, three illusions of the feminine force who is in essence silent nirvana but sound and turmoil when, as maya, she creates the world (samsara). Sakti, personified in woman, appears to be the link in Paz's well-known triad of sexual love, the alien but fascinating "other," and language, subjects in numerous poems, essays, and in "Blanco." This yogic poem stresses that sakti's creation of mind as manifested in language (sound) must be withdrawn from phenomena, spiritualized, and directed to its nirvanic origin of silence. This book should appeal to those interested in Latin American literature, Asian thought, and the Eastern content in much of Paz's writings.

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Poetry and Doubt in the Work of Jose Angel Valente and Guillermo Carnero
 Christie, C. R.
1995 0-7734-8901-0 290 pages
This study places Valente's and Carnero's poetry in a socio-historical context, and discusses influences and antecedents in relation to doubt and loss of faith, but the main body of the work concentrates on the poetry itself. It follows the poetic process involved in translating world to word, discusses the kind of poetry which loss of belief in the efficacy of these processes makes inevitable, and examines how the poetry of both poets produces meaning through interaction with other texts.

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Poetry and Poetics of Cesar Vallejo the Fourth Angle of the Circle
 Sharman, Adam
1997 0-7734-8461-2 200 pages
The collection draws on both contemporary and traditional poetics, keeping to the fore the need to respect the difficulty and hermeticism of the poet's writing. The volume reassesses Vallejo's oeuvre in the light of contemporary theories of literature, bringing together perspectives informed by feminist, postcolonial and poststructuralist theory. It also pursues more traditional approaches, in relation to metaphor, socialism, and Northrop Frye's notion of the Promethean furnace. “. . . Sharman’s fine collection of essays deals more with ways of reading, responding to and thinking about a seemingly hermetic form of writing. Sharman’s own qualities of theoretical rigour a sensitive reading mark the bringing together of these essays, which employ a ‘mixture’ of methodologies or strategies to examine a poetic corpus which is itself characterized by ‘mixture,’ hybridity and the transformational. . . . All in all, then, an impressive volume which consistently reflects upon the poetic sign in a way which actually teases apart hermetic closure in a fruitful and indeed meaningful way.” – Bulletin of Hispanic Studies

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Poetry by Contemporary Honduran Women
 Castro, Amanda
2002 0-7734-7303-3 352 pages
Poetry by more than 15 contemporary women in Honduras, only three of authors in this volume have been translated into English before. Facing page translations. Poets include: Aída Sabonge; Alejandra Flores Bermúdez; Amanda Castro; Armida García; Blanca Guifarro; Claudia Torres; Débora Ramos; Elisa Logan; Francesca Randazzo; Indira Flamenco; Juana Pavón; Lety Elvir; Maria Eugenia Ramos; Mirna Rivera; Normandina Pagoada; Raquel Lobo; Rebeca Becerra; Sara Salazar; Waldina Mejía; Xiomara Bú;Yadira Eguiguren

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REDISCOVERING THE LANGUAGE OF THE TRIBE IN MODERN VENEZUELAN POETRY: The Poetry of Tráfico and Guaire
 Nichols, Elizabeth Gackstetter
2000 0-7734-7710-1 220 pages
This study examines the work of two revolutionary modern poetry groups, Tráfico and Guaire. The poets of these groups, heady with the success of one of Latin America’s oldest democracies, and reared in the optimistic climate of the petroleum boom, felt sure of their ability to defy their poetic predecessors by revitalizing poetry with a populist infusion of everyday images and colloquial language. Using a cultural studies approach, this work examines the historical and cultural context of the poetic revolution they achieved, and discusses specific texts by many of the members, including Armando Rojas Guardia, Yolanda Pantin, Rafael Castillo Zapata, Igor Barreto, Miguel Márquez, and Rafael Arráiz Lucca. Textual analysis and consideration of cultural influences show how the main themes of the poets’ work: everyday life, alienation. love, and self-reflexive metapoetry reflect the specific modern, urban environment of Caracas in the early 1980s. Very little has been published on the subject of urban literature. This work will appeal not only to those interested in Latin American literature, but also readers interested in cultural studies, 20th-century popular culture, and the socio-cultural effects of the urban environment.

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ReligiÓn Y Militarismo En La Obra De Marcos Aguinis 1963-2000
 López-Calvo, Ignacio
2002 0-7734-7292-4 332 pages
This study offers a rigorous analysis of Marcos Aguinis’ works from the double theoretical perspective of his Jewish and Latin American identities. It contextualizes Aguinis’ fiction in the historical space in which the stories take place, paying special attention to the cyclical recurrence of oppression, intolerance, and discrimination. Among other topics, it deals with the Sephardic Diaspora, the Holocaust, the creation of the state of Israel, the Argentinean “Dirty War”. In Spanish.

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Rodrigo DÍaz, Del Hombre Al Mito Textos Y Contextos De La Primera TradiciÓn Cidiana (1099-1207)
 Martin, Oscar
2015 1-4955-0387-9 484 pages
This book explores the development of the early historical and legendary tradition concerning Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, el Cid (c. 1048-1099), the most famous medieval Spanish hero. It traces the development of the early heroic discourse mostly through the 12th century and how it takes shape in historical and poetic texts that built the legend with a clear and concise navigation of the political, historical, and sociocultural ideologies represented in the epic hero’s transformation.


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Role of Cervantes’s El Curioso Impertinente/tales of Impertinent Curiosity in Galdos’s Fortunata Y Jacinta
 Larsen, Kevin S.
1999 0-7734-7927-9 176 pages
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.

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Sara La Obrera Y Otros Cuentos: El Repertorio Femenino De Ana RoquÉ
 Bird-Soto, Nancy
2009 0-7734-4887-X 156 pages
This study analyzes the literary importance of the collection of stories entitled Sara la obrera (y otros cuentos) (1895) by Puerto Rican author Ana Roqué. Its primary focus is the concept of ‘woman’ through a repertoire of female characters that, due to its own variety, challenge the uniform aspect embedded in that concept. By underscoring it literary value and including an edition of this text, this book re-inscribes Sara la obrera (y otros cuentos) in the area of Puerto Rican and women’s literature.

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Self in the Narratives of JosÉ Donoso (chile 1924-1996)
 Friedman, Mary Lusky
2004 0-7734-6419-0 150 pages
José Donoso (1924-1996), the most celebrated fiction writer Chile has produced, created over a span of some fifty years, a large and remarkably various body of work. His ten novels, nine novellas and four volumes of tales take up many of the social and political questions of his day. Although each work probes a different social issue, each contains as well Donoso’s lifelong meditation on the nature of the self. “José Donoso’s Conjuring of the Self” explores this central theme in Donoso’s writings.

This study explores in rigorous detail José Donoso’s most important theme – the perils of establishing a self. Concentrating on the Chilean’s late writings -- The Garden Next Door, Curfew, “Taratuta,” Conjeturas sobre la memoria de mi tribu and Donde van a morir los elefantes, the author infers from these little studied narratives Donoso’s idiosyncratic views about selfhood. Donoso, who conceived of individual identity as compact of social role and intrapsychic form, fuses his social vision with psychoanalysis. The author points out that what permits Donoso to combine with seeming naturalness these two incongruent sets of ideas about the self is his stark ambivalence toward selfhood, understood in either way. Psychoanalytic theorist Melanie Klein, whose theories were in vogue in Chile as Donoso came of age, gives primacy to ambivalence, and the author is the first to suggest that Klein may have influenced Donoso. As the author traces Kleinian tendencies in Donoso’s work, she reveals how they inform a paradigmatic storyline that inheres in most Donosan texts. The author’s special access to the voluminous personal notes Donoso made as he wrote Curfew gives her special insight into the creative process of one of Latin America’s most brilliant novelists.

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Seven Plays by Argentine Playwright Susana Torres Molina
 André, María Claudia
2006 0-7734-5620-1 244 pages
This anthology features a collection of translated plays by Argentine actress and playwright Susana Torres Molina. The seven pieces gathered in this collection are some of the works that established Torres Molina’s reputation as one of the most outstanding and innovative female playwrights in contemporary Latin American theatre. Each piece not only reveals the author’s creative talents as a dramatist, director, and stage designer, but also offers an aesthetic perspective that challenges more realistic and conventional forms of playwriting.

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Sonnets of Sor Juana InÉs De La Cruz in English Verse
 de la Cruz, Sor Juana Inés
2001 0-7734-7338-6 172 pages
ranslation of seventy Baroque sonnets by Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (c. 1648-1695), closely following her Petrarchan (and Spanish) form, syntax and phrasing. Sor Juana was a Mexican nun, known to her contemporaries as the Décima Musa (Tenth Muse). After a Translator’s Foreword and Introduction by Melvin S. Arrington, Jr., facing page translations of the sonnets are grouped by type: Philosophical-Moral; Historical-Mythological; Satirical-Burlesque; Love and Wit; Homages of Court, Friendship, or Letters; Religious.

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Spanish Reactions to the Anglo-Irish Literary Revival the Stone by the Elixir
 Andrews, Jean
1991 0-7734-9698-X 224 pages
This study examines broadly aesthetic, cultural, personal and public issues in the work of Juan Ramón Jiménez, Valle-Inclán and their Irish contemporaries. Jiménez knew Irish literature and corresponded with Yeats; Valle, as a Galician writing in Castilian, was subject to the same crisis of identity as his Irish contemporaries. This study attempts to draw conclusions about communal identity, the presentation of nature and the peasantry, and the search for spiritual and aesthetic fulfilment in Spanish and Anglo-Irish literature during the first quarter of this century. This study examines broadly aesthetic, cultural, personal and public issues in the work of Juan Ramón Jiménez, Valle-Inclán and their Irish contemporaries. Jiménez knew Irish literature and corresponded with Yeats; Valle, as a Galician writing in Castilian, was subject to the same crisis of identity as his Irish contemporaries. This study attempts to draw conclusions about communal identity, the presentation of nature and the peasantry, and the search for spiritual and aesthetic fulfilment in Spanish and Anglo-Irish literature during the first quarter of this century.

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Spanish Women Poets of the Generation of 1927
 Cole, Gregory K.
2000 0-7734-7944-9 204 pages
The Generation of 1927 will be remembered as one of the most important literary periods in Spain during the 20th century. Few scholars, critics, and students know that there were also women publishing their work at that time. This group published more than any previous generation. An introduction sets the poets in context with the better-known male poets of the generation. Poets include: Pilar de Valderrama; Elisabeth Mulder; Rosa Chacel; Josefina de la Torre Concha Méndez; and Ernestina de Champourcin.

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Stages in the Development of a Feminist Consciousness in Benito Pérez Galdós (1843-1920): A Biographical Sketch
 Condé, Lisa Pauline
1990 0-88946-375-1 392 pages
Explores the various stages in the evolution of Galdós' approach to the roles of women in society, leading to a breakthrough in his mature thought to a "feminist" perspective. Recently acknowledged by several critics, this phenomenon has not, as yet, been analyzed within the wider context of the writer's life and work. Traces Galdós' trajectory, illuminated where appropriate by manuscripts and correspondence now available in the Casa-Museo, and focuses on the roles of the real and fictional women affecting and reflecting this evolution.

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Studies on the Works of JosÉ Donoso
 Adelstein, Miriam
1990 0-88946-390-5 212 pages
This book eeks to fill a void which exists in the psycho-social study of José Donoso's works. Includes articles such as: "Literature as an Exploration of Self"; "El obsceno pájaro de la noche and the role of the Narrator Agent"; and "El jardín de al lado: Rewriting the Boom."

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Subversion Y Creatividad En Los Cuentos Escritos Por Mujeres Del Caribe Hispanico
 Moran-Vasquez, Maria
2007 0-7734-5477-2 204 pages
In this study, the author sustains that the women writers of the Spanish Caribbean have a distinct style and a very particular narrative discourse that differs from the male discourse that has traditionally dominated the literary realm of this region. Her theoretical approach is based on the Kafkian notion of “minor” literature, developed by Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari (1986). The body of her analysis includes the works of the Puerto Rican authors Ana Lydia Vega and Carmen Lugo Filippi, the Dominican authors Aurora Arias and Ligia Minaya, and the Cuban authors Sonia Rivera-Valdés, Odette Alonso, Jacqueline Herranz Brooks, Manelic Ferret, Ena Lucía Portela, and Karla Suárez Rodríguez. The author concludes that through humor, parody, satire, the open treatment of themes traditionally considered taboo, variety of styles and the unrestricted use of a language that seizes the popular, the vulgar and the ordinary to represent the feminine universe, among other subversive strategies, these authors have created a voice of their own, different from the dominant male discourse. With their production the Hispanic Caribbean has an alternative to the phallocentric literature and has made significant gains toward the expansion of the canon.

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THE CHANGING FACES OF CHILEAN POETRY A Translation of Avant Garde, Women’s, and Protest Poetry
 Herron, Sandra
2008 0-7734-5063-7 144 pages
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.

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THE EMERGENCE OF LATINO AMERICANOS ON THE UNITED STATES POLITICAL STAGE: The Case of Illinois
 Sisneros, Anthony A.
2007 0-7734-5451-9 228 pages
This work analyzes the development of Latino empowerment in Illinois. Recent events give due cause to be impressed with Latino Americanos: first, the fact that in 2003, Latinos became the United States’ largest minority; second, three Latino U.S. Senators, first-time Latino Attorney General and Secretary of Commerce, and female Mexican-born defeats incumbent native-born Hispanic and MPA graduate for a House seat in the Illinois State General Assembly are all historic events for the Latino community in America. This book is timely, considering significant population shifts in the United States which are redefining the minority, plurality, and majority status of Latinos, by utilizing data collected from voter behavior research, narrative inquiry, participant-observation, interviews, content analysis, case study analysis, case law analysis, and examinations of national and state labor force statistical data.

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The Hero and Leander Theme in Iberian Literature, 1500-1800: An Anthology of Translations
 Krummrich, Philip
2006 0-7734-5694-5 412 pages
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.

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The Importance of the Don Quixote Myth in the Works of Antonio Buero Vallejo
 Dugo, Carmen Caro
1995 0-7734-9015-9 284 pages
The study examines the strong degree to which contemporary Spanish playwright Antonio Buero Vallejo is influenced by Cervantes, in particular by the Don Quixote myth. Buero attaches great relevance to the power of madness and dreams, and makes use of what he regards as one of Cervantes' greatest achievements: the fusion of fantasy and reality.

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The Influence of Russian Literature on Spanish Authors in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries: Reception, Translation, Inspiration
 Tejerizo, Margaret H.
2007 0-7734-5193-5 352 pages
This monograph studies the characteristics of the reception, familiarization and influence of Russian writers in late nineteen- and early twentieth-century Spain. Beginning with early Spanish attitudes towards Pushkin, the author offers a reassessment of the evidence in this long-neglected area of investigation.

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The Literary Theory of Juan Carlos Rodríguez, Contemporary Spanish Cultural Critic
 Caamaño, Juan Manuel
2008 0-7734-5057-8 200 pages
This study mines the work of the preeminent Spanish cultural theorist and philosopher Juan Carlos Rodríguez. By elucidating some of the key features of his work, this work advances debate on the broader problems of literary analysis within and beyond Hispanism.

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THE POETICS OF ROSALÍA DE CASTRO'S NEGRA SOMBRA
 Courteau, Joanna
1995 0-7734-9055-8 150 pages
Rosalía de Castro is today recognized as one of the outstanding writers of Spanish romanticism and as a pivotal figure in the Galician Nationalist Movement of the 19th century. This volume examines her contribution to the preservation and restoration of Galician language and culture by means of her poetry written in Galician and Castilian. It develops a theory of textuality based on the poem Negra Sombra. Strict philological analysis is combined with a deconstructive reading to the contexts in which the image of sombra is embedded throughout de Castro's poetry. This formulation of a poetic metatheory grounded in a poem written in Galician attests to the advanced level of development of the Galician language and its capacity to illuminate metapoetic discourse through the image of negra sombra.

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The Theater of Galdós -- Voluntad, 1895
 Condé, Lisa Pauline
2000 0-7734-7525-7 208 pages
In this play, Galdós’s concept of ‘la mujer nueva’ is incarnated in his new heroine, Isidora, whose willpower or ‘womanpower’ he acknowledged as having been directly inspired by his leading lady, Maria Guerrero. For the feminist, the triumphant Isidora of Voluntad is one of Galdós’s more satisfying heroines, as traditional binary oppositions are broken down and the new woman is allowed to spread her wings and take control.

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The Theme of Urban Violence in Three Lusophone Novelists: António Lobo Antunes, Paulo Lins, Boaventura Cardoso
 Oliveira, Jurema
2017 1-4955-0608-8 336 pages
Dr. Jurema Oliveira approaches the themes of violence and violation within the works of three Lusophone writers, . António Lobo Antunes, Paulo Lins, and Boaventura Cardosa. These three writers are from different places, (Brazil, Portugal, and Angola) and yet they touch among common themes about the nature of violence.

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Theory, Genre, and Memory in the Carvalho Series of Manuel VÁzquez MontalbÁn
 Bayó Belenguer, Susana
2001 0-7734-7404-8 360 pages
Manuel Vázquez Montalbán is one of Spain’s more prolific, prominent, and controversial contemporary writers. His articles, poems, short stories, and novels have been acclaimed for their insightful view of a society which is recognized as a model for the transformation of opposing ideologies into a working relationship. His best know collection is the Carvalho series, stories about a private detective whose wit and irony reveal a state of affairs that many might wish hidden. Barcelona is an ideal setting for that conflict of the classes, political ideals which is at the heart of the author’s chronicle of the post-Civil War years and the Transition.

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Three Asian-Hispanic Writers From Peru: Doris Moromisato, José Watanabe, Siu Kam Wen
 Lee-DiStefano, Debbie
2008 0-7734-4933-7 152 pages
One of the first texts to examine the literary contributions of writers of the Asian diaspora in Spanish America.

Translation and Interpretation of Rosa Chacel’s Sonnets a La Orrilla De Un Pozo at the Edge of a Well
 Pieropan, Maria Domenica
2001 0-7734-7635-0 344 pages
Each of these sonnets, written in the early 30s, is written to a friend, relative or acquaintance of Chacel’s, and is a critical commentary on that person’s life circumstances. A prescription for action is contained in the tercets. Included among these are luminaries such as Pablo Neruda and Nikos Kazantzakis. The sonnets’ most unique feature is their deliberately cryptic nature: each poem is an erudite riddle. Without thorough and arduous investigation of a term’s symbolic, intertextual and linguistic complexity, the reader’s understanding of the sonnets is hindered. This book is the sole study of the sonnets, and the fundamental guide to decoding their content and dissecting their formal complexity. An introductory chapter that contextualizes Chacel as a Spanish poet, presents the circumstances surrounding the creation of the sonnets and a description of their content and form. Succeeding chapters investigate form, imagery, language, themes. An appendix presents each of the 30 sonnets in the original Spanish with a facing page English translation.

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Translation of Alfonsina Storni’s Cimbelina En 1900 Y Pico / Cymbeline in 1900-and-Something and Polixena Y La Cocinerita / Polyxena and the Little Cook
 Romano, Evelia
2004 0-7734-6270-8 279 pages
Alfonsina Storni was one of the leading feminist poets and playwrights in Latin America at the beginning of the twentieth century. Storni's poetry has been widely translated and has received various studies and criticism On the other hand, her theater has been mostly neglected until the present. The translation of Two Pyrotechnic Forces consisting of Cimbelina en 1900 y pico (Cvmbeline in 1900-and-something) and Polixena y la cocinerita (Polyxena and the Little Cook) gives scholars and students in the fields of Latin American literature, women's studies and world theater the opportunity to study rare examples of theater written by a woman on very controversial and progressive issues at the beginning of the twentieth century. Storni's farces are a striking example of experimental language to portray and criticize social and political realities. The plays also constitute an iconoclastic approach to the theatrical canon, since Polyxena and the Little Cook is based on Euripides' Hecuba and Cymbeline in the 1900-and-Something parodies the creation of another great name, William Shakespeare The translation is furnished with an introduction that reviews the whole theatrical production of Storni in relation to the historical and social developments of her time and places her work within the context of the literature and theater of Argentina and the Southern Cone. It emphasizes the role of Storni's plays in the foundation of a lineage of female playwrights on the Argentine stage.

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Translation of Antonio Garcia Gutíerrézs El Trovador (the Troubadour)
 Gutierrez, Antonio Garcia
2005 0-7734-6170-1 140 pages
Translation from Spanish to English

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Translation of Don Alvaro, O La Fuerza Del Sino by Angel De Saavedra, Duke of Rivas
 Trimble, Robert G.
2002 0-7734-7128-6 148 pages


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Translation of Juan Eugenio Hartzenbusch’s the Lovers of Teruel
 Hartzenbusch, Juan Eugenio
2003 0-7734-6622-3 132 pages


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Translations of the American Plays of Lope De Vega
 de Vega, Lope
2003 0-7734-6892-7 608 pages


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Transvestite Narratives in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Hispanic Authors: Using the Voice of the Opposite Gender
 Gilmour, Nicola M.
2008 0-7734-5083-1 360 pages
This study offers new insights into the works of canonical nineteenth-century authors, Emilia Pardo Bazán and Benito Pérez Galdós, and into those of the twentieth-century writers, Cristina Peri Rossi and Antonio Gala. The work questions the view that these transvestite narratives subvert traditional images of gender and the act of literary creation.

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Tri-cultural Personality ( Chinese, Hispanic, English): A Paradigm for Connecting Culture Differences
 Yang, Mimi Y.
2014 0-7734-3513-1 172 pages
A new direction in multicultural studies. This in-depth intercultural mirroring study examines the convergence of the Chinese, English, and Spanish worlds from a cultural and language perspective. The interlocking of three seemingly foreign mindsets in dealing with issues of nationalism, power, personal identity and life expectations opens a new window exposing our similarities through our intercultural connectors. The reader is taken on a new and fresh journey away from the routine stereotypical approach that relies on examining cultural diversity.

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Ultimo Cuerpo De Campanas/the Last Toll of the Bells
 Hidalgo-Calle, Lola
2006 0-7734-5635-X 120 pages
This work includes the first collection of poems by Rafael Montesinos to be translated into English, with hopes of making the works of one of the most notable twentieth century Spanish poets of post-civil war Spain more well-known. His collection of free verse poems, including El Ultimo Cuerpo de Campanas (The Last Toll of the Bells), reflects the poet’s deep concern with existentialist themes as reflected in poems steeped in nostalgia, childhood, love, friendship, and his birthplace, Seville. Through this collection of poetry the poet defines himself as existentialist and a master of capturing subtle bittersweet irony.

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Un Debate Cultural Y La Literatura Chilena Actual
 García-Corales, Guillermo
2007 0-7734-5431-4 284 pages
This book presents a panoramic view of contemporary Chilean literature from an aesthetic and ideological perspective in connection with the country’s recent history. To accomplish this main objective, the volume offers a series of in-depth academic interviews with representatives of five generations of Chilean writers. These authors are: Volodia Teitelboim( b. 1916), Jorge Edwards (b. 1931), Poli Délano (b. 1936), Antonio Skármeta (b. 1940), Jaime Collyer (b. 1955), Ramón Díaz Eterovic (b. 1956), Alberto Fuguet (b. 1964), Andrea Jeftanovic (b. 1970), Alejandra Costamagna (b. 1970), Nona Fernández (b. 1971), and Roberto Fuentes (b. 1973). The writers presented in this work are the leaders of their literary generations and have acquired, or are acquiring, prominence in Chile and Latin America. Therefore, their novels, volumes of short stories, and essays are worthy of attention by an extensive reading community as these are the focal point of study in diverse academic centers in Latin America, the United States and Europe. In Spanish.

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Unveiling the Body in Hispanic Women's Literature
 Scott, Renée Sum
2006 0-7734-5673-2 240 pages
This book is the first book to include women authors from Hispanic regions never before brought together in one text to examine how women’s bodies reveal complex exchanges between political representations, self-definitions and gender designations. Although past scholars have considered discourses of women’s bodies a propos food and cooking, power relations, and gender negotiations, few explore how Hispanic women authors represent it. This book uses the most influential currents in existing literary criticism – from postcolonial theory to psychoanalytical literary criticism, from postmodern cultural studies to French and American feminisms – to correct past oversights and reveal bold new ways in which authors from Spain, the Caribbean, Latin America, and the United States address the body. With accessible language that does not sacrifice intellectual rigor, it appeals to an array of academic demands, provoking new debate on female identity, literary authority, race, gender, queerness, and sexuality from the 19th century to the present.

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Veracity of Disguise in Selected Works of JosÉ Donoso Illusory Deception
 Carbajal, Brent J.
2000 0-7734-7752-7 132 pages
While much has been written about the importance of masks as a thematic element in the works of Chilean author José Donoso, little scholarship exists in which the principles of disguise are utilized to analyze the narrative structure of Donoso’s novels. The notion that language and narrative form serve as literary disguises that further distort identities already masked by sociopolitical reality is crucial to the study of much of Donoso’s fiction. In this study, the theme of the mask is considered on a variety of narrative levels in four of Donoso’s novels to approach a more complete understanding of his use of the motif. Another contribution to scholarship is the fact that an entire chapter is dedicated to the role of the double in masking/exposing identity in little-studied novel Donde van a morir los elefantes.

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WESTERN CULTURAL SYMBOLS IN LATIN AMERICAN AND CHICANO LITERATURE An Historical and Semiotic Analysis
 Breining, Daniel
2010 0-7734-1301-4 288 pages
This book explains the fundamentals of semiotic theory (the study of signs), and applies it to more than twenty works by a dozen Latin American and Mexican American authors. Using a post-modernist interpretation of signs, Breining makes the point that there exists a relationship of the privileged and disenfranchised within Latin America and Chicano literature. Covering a span of more than five hundred years, from pre-Hispanic times to the late twentieth century, Breining demonstrates how the signs found with the literature of each period of Latin American history, define social interactions, cultural anomalies, and political situations.

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Women in the Theatre of Galdós: From Realidad (1892) to Voluntad (1895)
 Condé, Lisa Pauline
1990 0-88946-391-3 472 pages
Examines in depth the great Spanish novelist's turn to the stage in 1892 and his simultaneous shift in approach towards the roles of women in society. Particular attention is paid to the creation of and compromise involved in Galdós' dramatic debut, Realidad, which marks a significant turning point in both artistic and ideological terms. Analyzes through the contemporary drama of "the first period" the subsequent evolution of "la mujer nueva" on stage. All the relevant manuscripts, correspondence, and reviews available in the Casa-Museo and the Biblioteca Nacional have been studied in order to present as complete a picture as possible of this crucial phase in Galdós' career.

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Women Writers in Twentieth-Century Spain and Spanish America
 Davies, Catherine
1993 0-88946-423-5 224 pages
Each study suggests new and detailed readings of selected texts. Some of the writers discussed are recognized as key figures in the Hispanic canon (Carmen Laforet, Rosario Castellanos, Carmen Conde, Mercè Rodoreda, Juana de Ibarbourou). Others are less well-known (María Luisa Bombal, Idea Vilariño, Dora Alonso, Gioconda Belli, Julie Sopetrán, Tina Díaz) but important to an understanding of women as producers of textual meaning. Among the contributors are Clara Janés, Montserrat Ordóñez, and Mirta Yáñez. What emerges are the multiple subversive strategies used by women writing in Spanish and Catalan to enable self-representation and to challenge hegemonic discourse.

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