Subject Area: Literature & Art Racz, Gregary J.1993 0-7734-9251-8 208 pages
This is the first English translation of Galdós' historical novel Gerona (1874), which recounts the savage atrocities perpetrated by the French armies against the Spanish citizenry during the Napoleonic Wars in Spain at the beginning of the 19th century. Austin, Karen1992 0-7734-9175-9 272 pages
Reality/Realidad is the second of Galdós' paired novels which tell the same story from two very different perspectives, and through two very different narrative structures. The first, The Unknown, was an epistolary novel. Reality, presented here in English, is wholly theatrical and dramaticized - an intriguing and, for its time (1889), very innovative, standpoint. It was later reworked into a proper drama, acclaimed by publics and critics alike. Austin, Karen1991 0-7734-9444-8 252 pages
The Unknown (1889) is Galdós' first and only totally epistolary novel. The narrator, writing to a friend in the country, tells of Madrid's politics, society, amours, characters, and crimes, in lively, ironic, amusing style. This fresh and witty translation retains Galdós' humor and sarcasm on the society and people he knew so well. Ramos-Garcia, Luis A.1997 0-7734-8435-3 364 pages
Following a scholarly introduction by Miguel Casado, the anthology proceeds chronologically with bilingual renditions of several poems by each of these thirty poets who have contributed the most to the forging of the Generation '70. The translations accurately reproduce the spirit of historical rupture, the self-deceptions of postmodern societies, and refreshing testimony of what it means to be living in a post-Franco era away from oppressive cultural forces. Florián, Lorenzo R.2010 0-7734-1437-1 388 pages
This is the first linguistic resource of its kind. The innovation of this study is its comparison of the lexicons of all Spanish-speaking countries. It includes English translations and spanish
definitions. Morales, Marta Fernández2010 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. Pessoa, Fernando2003 0-7734-6586-3 172 pages
Fernando Pessoa is one of the greatest poets of the twentieth century. This dual-language format makes Quadras ao Gôsto Popular/Quatrains in the Popular Style
accessible to scholars who do not read Portuguese, and the preface and notes add a voice to the important, fruitful, ongoing debates about the role of the translator and the principles that should guide literary translation. Fernando Pessoa was himself a translator as well as a poet, translating Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Sonnets from the Portuguese
, and Poe’s The Raven
and Annabel Lee
, among others. Most of the 325 quatrains were written in the last two years of Pessoa’s too-short life. They are not readily available now even in Portuguese, and this is the first English translation to appear, making this edition valuable to all literary scholars. Barnette, W. Douglas1995 0-7734-8983-5 164 pages
This book is the first to study in English the poetry of Manuel Mantero, a member of the Spanish Generation of 1950, and winner of major prizes for his poetry while living in Spain, in self-exile in the United States since 1969. In order to make Mantero's poetry accessible to the English-speaker, all foreign quotes, including Mantero's poetry when cited, have been translated. The volume includes a discussion of his novels and critical works in addition to his poetry. Chávez, Marzena2001 0-7734-7533-8 136 pages Levi, Joseph Abraham1995 0-7734-8900-2 224 pages
This semi-paleographic edition of the life of Alexander the Great, as recounted by King Alfonso X, starts with the folio sequence 206 recto and ends with folio 239 verso. The transcription proper is very conservative, faithful to the Alfonsine original. This edition is useful to students and scholars of Old Spanish, as it faithfully reproduces the language employed at the time of composition, including scribal abbreviations, expansions, deletions and insertions. When appropriate, editorial insertions are used as a means to supply material missing or obliterated in the original text. The orthography of the scribe(s) has been respected, including work separation and conjunction, except when personal scribal patterns interfere with the general orthography of the lexical items in question. These are the cases in which the orthography represents an attempt on the part of the scribe(s) to reflect the pronunciation of the words selected. This semi-paleographic transcription contributes to the study of the Old Spanish language as it captures, unaltered, different stages of evolution present in the scribal orthography. Scholars of Hispanic and Romance philology, those concerned with the transmission of Islamic and ancient Greek/Hellenic knowledge in the Middle Ages will find this work helpful, as it portrays the role of Alfonso X and his royal scriptorum in the dissemination of Islamic Legacy to the West. Lerzundi, Patricio C.2008 0-7734-5048-3 164 pages
This work makes available for the first time an annotated critical edition of an early seventeenth-century Golden Age play nearly forgotten in the pantheon of Chilean literary history. In Spanish. Cobb, Carl W.1997 0-7734-8616-X 260 pages
This verse translation of the sonnets of Blas de Otero makes an important contribution to scholarship, given the importance of this post-Civil War poet, one of the first to explore the theme of the desperate (but doomed) search for God, and of brotherhood desperately seeking a voice in a world gone awry. The translation exactly follows Otero's form (usually Petrarchan), and the volume is unique in capturing both scholarly and aesthetic values. Includes an introduction to the essential themes. Weaver, Wesley J. III2003 0-7734-6989-3 304 pages
This is the first monograph on the work of Álvaro Pombo, one of the five most important novelists writing in Spain today. He explores themes such as death, homosexuality, religion, gender, adolescence, and writing in his novels. Through a careful analysis of the diverse literary and philosophical undercurrents that inform Pombo’s narrative, this study analyzes in detail the novels within novels that chronicle the fascinating encounter of the I and the other. In Spanish. Johnson, Diane Chalmers2004 0-7734-6410-7 160 pages
This work describes the concepts of Symbolist art used for this study and presents a sequence of the works and writings of five artists – Washington Allston at the beginning of the century, John La Farge and William Rimmer at mid-century, and George Inness and Albert Pinkham Ryder at the end. These five were selected after a lengthy survey of 19th and early 20th century American art. Although a broader selection might have been made, these particular artists successfully developed, at one point or another in their careers and with more or less clearly defined objectives, highly articulate visual art in the Symbolist mode, as well as writings about their Symbolist intentions (without using the term itself). In many instances, their words, as well as their art, recall those of artists like Paul Gauguin and Vincent Van Gogh, although predating the Europeans by several decades. The Symbolist works of these five Americans are analyzed along side their writings about art, as well as writings by the few major critics who understood their aesthetic intentions at the time, such as James Jackson Jarves, Charles de Kay, and Roger Fry. Not a survey, but rather a highly selective and suggestive study, this book was written with the intent of refining the historical concept of Symbolist Art in general, by extending the view further into American art. Millington, Mark I.1993 0-7734-9340-9 220 pages
Presents a comprehensive analysis drawing on concepts from psychoanalytical theory and paying particular attention to the representation of gender. After an exploration of the main theoretical concepts deployed, the emerging thematic and textual features in the early stories are defined. The study then concentrates on the stories of the 1950s and 1960s. A repeating pattern in the analyses is the elaboration of a reading and then the discovery of how the coherence of that reading unravels as the stories' textuality disrupts any simple desire to `make sense'. The reading process itself is problematized via concepts drawn from psychoanalysis which help to elucidate the non-transparency of the texts and transferential effects in reading. The final chapter considers the nature of repetition in Onetti: the fact that the stories return again and again to certain ideas is viewed as disabling of a final resolution of the gender problems which are implicit in the stories. Conversely, the fact that these problems are not resolved is also enabling of further writing and invention. March, Kathleen1991 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. Gil y Zárate, Don Antionia2008 0-7734-4908-6 140 pages
The first English translation published of Carlos Segundo, el Hechizado
The play Charles the Second, the Bewitched
was lauded as one of the great Romantic dramas, while at the same time, viewed as scandalous for dealing with the incompetence of the royalty and the policies of the Catholic Church. Lassiter, Linda E.2004 0-7734-6424-7 132 pages
The Estoria de los godos is a paraphrase and summary of the Latin text DeRebus Hispaniae, or Historia Gothica, written by Archbishop don Rodrigo Ximenez de Rada and completed in 1243. The creation of the Estoria de los godos was prompted by a genuine desire to afford the less learned inhabitants of Castile the opportunity to know more about the history of their culture and civilization. It served as a model for historiographers of the thirteenth, fourteenth and fifteenth centuries.
This etymological study of all the common names occurring in the text will serve to facilitate the reading comprehension of those interested in Spanish history who may have difficulty understanding and interpreting the language of the 13th century. de Baubeta, Patricia Anne Odber1992 0-7734-9607-6 356 pages
Much medieval anticlerical satire stems from perceived discrepancies between proclaimed ideal and everyday reality, but it also owes much to a particularly successful literary tradition and cannot be accepted without question. After identifying the predominant literary characteristics of the medieval Portuguese clergy, this study uses other sources - sermons, exempla, visitation documents, doctrinal tracts, confession manuals and chronicles - to gauge clerical success or failure in fundamental areas of responsibility: attending and convoking councils and synods, carrying out visitations and preaching. It reveals the contrast between the literary stereotypes and documentary evidence. Ginger, Andrew2000 0-7734-7609-1 248 pages
This study seeks to identify Ros de Olano’s specific innovations and departures from Romanticism through a detailed comparative study of his work and its precedents and contemporaries throughout Europe, with a view to later developments. It explores his literary engagement with the legacy of Transcendental Idealism and the autobiographical traditions. His privileging of incident and episode over more conventional narrative, his favoring of irreconcileability over resolution is explained and placed in a detailed context. In searching for alternatives to his literary problems, he makes a remarkable contribution to Spanish prose literature which will alter our perceptions of later innovations and their place in history. Raventos-Pons, Esther2012 0-7734-2643-4 288 pages
Examining modern interpretations of Spanish literature and art involves discussing the works from varying perspectives. The authors of these essays investigate the concept of narrative as portrayed by Spanish authors. Most of the essays discuss contemporary art, but others study art and literature from the Middle Ages up until the present day. Hortiguera, Hugo2007 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. Carys, Evans-Corrales1993 0-7734-9338-7 144 pages
This bilingual version of Murado's contemporary beast-fable features both English translation and the original Galician, a language of northwestern Spain currently enjoying a renaissance after centuries of political repression. This collection of riddles in the form of prose-poems presents traditional elements and innovations to the genre which combine to create a highly original portrayal of the nature of desire. Scari, Robert2001 0-7734-7562-1 424 pages
This bibliography consists of a complete list of articles and books dealing with al the works of this major 19th century Spanish author. Each entry is accompanied by a comprehensive summary o its essential facts and claims. An indispensable aspect of the work is the thoroughly cross-referenced index of subjects which allows the user to judge, on the basis of indicated treatment depth, the desirability of closer inspections. All entries in Spanish, with English and Spanish prefaces. Delgado-Costa, José2003 0-7734-6998-2 200 pages Gutiérrez, José Ismael2005 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. Nance, Kimberly A.2004 0-7734-6401-8 174 pages
This work is a critical examination of pre-testimonial engaged writing in late twentieth century Latin America that has been long overdue, not only to help flesh out the literary history of the region, but to help historicize what came after. As a Cervantine satire of indigenismo, Paulo de Carvalho-Neto’s 1972 novel offers an excellent start. As demonstrated in the first section of this study, not only is Mi tío Atahualpa
a capacious and critical overview of a genre that dominated the Andes for decades, the novel is also a virtual recapitulation of Latin American literary history, incorporating genres that range from the crónica and folktale through social and magical realisms, and even certain elements of the nueva narrativa
. Drawing on a background in the discipline of folklore studies as well as Latin American literature, the second part of this study examines the role of orality and folk syncretism in Mi tío Atahualpa
, as a means of inverting the indigenista norms of blanco as observer and indio as object of observation. A final section compares Carvalho-Neto’s literary responses to the cultural challenges of his time with those of two contemporary novelists who were also responding to the unfinished business of indigenismo, José María Arguedas and Manuel Scorza; and with the limit-case of the nueva narrativa, Julio Cortázar’s Rayuela
. As a narrative critique, Carvalho-Neto’s novel sheds light not only on indigenismo, but also on the crisis faced by Latin American narrative in the period of transition that followed the Boom. Molina-Gavilán, Yolanda2002 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. Stanton, Bob2000 0-7734-1250-6 88 pages
Having a deep interest in the visual arts, Stanton sees his poetic work in relation to four of the major art movements of the 20th century: Impressionism, Surrealism, Abstract Art, and Expressionism. Thus, he has prepared four major ‘galleries’ for us to view his word paintings. The first gallery shows us impressionistic portraits, self-portraits, landscapes, and vivid images of various scenes of everyday events and activities. The second gallery is filled with strange and sometimes playful ‘brainscapes’ (as opposed to impressionistic landscapes and seascapes). The third gallery contains abstract mood poetry revealing exotic, unexpected symbols and a variety of musical rhythms. The final gallery is made up completely of dramatic monologues, often employed for satiric purposes. Henao, Eda B.2003 0-7734-6551-0 162 pages Isbister, Rob1992 0-7734-9374-3 286 pages
A complete concordance to the works of Borges Isbister, Rob1992 0-7734-9376-X 371 pages
A complete concordance to the works of Borges Isbister, Rob1992 0-7734-9378-6 341 pages
A complete concordance to the works of Borges Isbister, Rob1992 0-7734-9380-8 460 pages
A complete concordance to the works of Borges Isbister, Rob1992 0-7734-9382-4 342 pages
A complete concordance to the works of Borges Isbister, Rob1992 0-7734-9339-5 392 pages
A complete concordance to the works of Borges Vilalta, Maruxa2006 0-7734-5973-1 312 pages
This mystery play by a contemporary Mexican dramatist premiered in 1991. It is based on the life of Saint Jerome (347-419) and the events of his times and his dedication to commenting on and translating the scriptures. The play won three awards: The Mexico Association of Drama Critics Best Play of Creative Research; The Society of Theatre Journalists Dramaturgy Prize; and the Claridades Best Play of the Year for 1991. Thon, Sonia2011 0-7734-1392-8 164 pages
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 Mortenson, Barbara J.1997 0-7734-8623-2 500 pages
The ballad collections, each significant in its own way, will fill major gaps in the history of the genre. This play represents a transition to the school of Lope de Vega. Includes Introduction, bibliography, reproduction of text with annotations, indexes (contents, onomastica, metrics, errata, authorship, glossary, etc.) In Spanish Mortenson, Barbara J.2006 0-7734-5781-X 512 pages
Gabriel Lobo Lasso de la Vega (1558-1616?) was one of the major composers of ballads of his generation. However, while Lope de Vega and his followers were creating a “New Ballad” oriented towards the lyric, Lasso, a traditionalist, cultivated the heroic. Indeed, he wrote an epic poem he dictated to Hernan Cortes, generally known as La Mexicana
(1588 and 1594), and in 1601 he published his Eulogies
to three Spanish heroes, one of whom was again Cortes. An inveterate patriot, he favored a strong, centralized monarchy. His tragedy, The Destruction of Constantinople
, the second of two in this collection, was a warning to the West with regard to the continued threat of Islam, and was aimed specifically at the problem of the moriscos
of Spain (the descendants of Moors).
The collection consists of 76 selections devoted principally to the history of Spain, with a final tribute to King Philip II. Lasso also cultivated themes from antiquity and the pastoral genre, then in vogue. The historical subjects naturally required a style more eloquent than emotional, more Renaissance than Baroque.
Many of the poems were repeated with abundant variants in the two ballad collections which followed in 1601 and 1603, titled Manojuelo de romances
(literally, “A Small Bundle of Ballads”). They are characterized by their introduction of a large number of satirical selections, a genre in which Lasso proved to be a master. Herein he was able to mock not only the foibles of contemporary society, but also his personal trials and tribulations.
Lasso de la Vega, like Cervantes, was at one and the same time an idealist and a realist – an advocate of strong moral fiber, but, without rancor, ever cognizant of its rarity. Cabañas, Miguel A.2008 0-7734-5240-0 336 pages
This book explores issues of representation and cultural negotiation in nineteenth-century travel narratives, focusing on writers from the United States who traveled to Latin America and Latin American writers who traveled to North America. Such a cross-cultural study of travel literature reveals the discursive processes of national formation in both the United States and Latin America. This book contains eight black and white photographs. Arredondo, Isabel1997 0-7734-2288-9 184 pages
This study uses a novel by Guatemalan writer Asturias, winner of the 1967 Nobel prize, to analyze the construction of Guatemalan identity at the end of the 1940s and to consider the factors involved in representing a Third World country. It contributes to the field of cultural studies by careful analysis of the factors that affect representation of other cultures, or the "other", by including information on how Third World countries represent themselves, in this case, an educated Guatemalan writer portraying the Mayan population of his own country. It also studies the theories and ideas that bought the change from Indigenism to Neo-Indigenism. It also considers how Asturias' work relates to that of other Guatemalan intellectuals, in particular to that of Carlos Samayoa Chinchilla, examining how they represent different countries, and the stand each novel takes on colonialism. De Brujos is a major contribution to the study of Latin American literature. It applies cultural studies theories that make the work of art an ideological construction where particular history can by studies.
In Spanish throughout. Mose, Kenrick1989 0-88946-387-5 350 pages
An original approach to the work of the Colombian Nobel laureate, painstakingly researched and documented to show the essential unity that underlies his works even when they differ in form. Furlong-Clancy, Sinéad2014 0-7734-1451-7 560 pages
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This book is a groundbreaking and illuminating study of nineteenth-century Paris, its art, culture, and the history of gender and urban space. Sinéad Furlong-Clancy’s choice of the public park as frame for the analysis of images of women in the city is a departure from existing art, cultural-material and literary histories and connects the disciplines of art history, literature, fashion history, urban history, garden history, nineteenth-century French studies, and gender studies. García-Corales, Guillermo2005 0-7734-5992-8 320 pages
The objective of this book is to document the perceptions of distinguished Chilean authors and critics with respect to their own literary works produced approximately during the last fifteen years (1990-2005) and the manners in which these texts have generated cultural debate. The book consists, in large part, of in-depth academic interviews completed during the second semester of 2004 and the first part of 2005 with prominent authors whom are related to the New Chilean Narrative. These interviews are preceded by an introductory chapter which outlines the key ideological and literary concepts present in the reflections found in the interviews.
This volume contributes material that will enhance the understanding of key representatives of the New Chilean Narrative. These distinguished authors have a fundamental place in the history of Chilean literature and play a crucial role in Chile’s and Latin America’s literary scene. As demonstrated in the foreword of each of the in-depth interviews in this book, all of the writers have been recognized at an international level and have been bestowed with prestigious literary awards. In addition, their novels and volumes of short stories can be appreciated by a large community of readers and are the focus of investigation in diverse academic centers of Latin America, the United States, and Europe. This work will appeal to scholars in Latin American Studies and Contemporary Latin American Literature Martin Armas, Dolores2013 0-7734-4478-5 172 pages
This provocative book examines the classic struggle between daughters seeking their mother’s affection and how these behavioral patterns in young girls lead them to seek maternal love in other women. Four Spanish novels, with lesbian characters, provide the backdrop for this psychoanalytic exploration of Spanish literature. Santos, José2002 0-7734-7109-X 206 pages Lara, Maria del Rosario2009 0-7734-3906-1 240 pages
This study analyzes the ideological discourse in José Joaquín Fernández de Lizardi’s writings, mainly in his articles and periodicals (from El Pensador Mexicano
to Conversaciones del Payo y el Sacristán
). Until this publication, critical scholarly attention has focused mainly on his novels. In Spanish. Lerzundi, Patricio C.2009 0-7734-4813-1 156 pages
This book is not only the first annotated edition of the play, El gobernador prudente
by Gaspar de Avila is the third, and last, play on the deeds of Don GarcIa Hurtado de Mendoza, governor of Chile from 1557 to 1561. Davis, Maria2012 0-7734-3063-6 468 pages
While writers such as Cervantes or Moliere could have written their works with humorous intentions, critics have a tendency to offer complex interpretations of their work that negate some of the fun they have. Nevertheless, there has been a trend in the last few years that authors previously considered pessimistic and tragic have been reimagined as comic writers.
Márquez falls into this category, which depicts a difficult Latin American reality with humor and irony. He does this because he cannot fathom the continents actual historical events being portrayed using a realistic approach. As they say, fiction is far more interesting than reality. Because of this he employs hyperbole, employed through his famous technique of “magical realism”, which uses humor to create a release, or catharsis in the readers. Tejada, Rita2006 0-7734-5961-8 192 pages
On April 24, 1965, a civil revolt broke out in the Dominican Republic. Dominicans were split into two factions that fought and inflicted material losses and psychological wounds on the nation. The fight ended on April 28, 1965, with an American military intervention. A post-war literature emerged after the intervention, ushering in the period of modern Dominican literature. Dominican writers preferred poetry and short stories to express their feelings about the war, although novels and plays were also written. This book studies three Dominican novels based on the April 1965 post-war period. Seaver, Paul W. Jr.1992 0-7734-9886-9 248 pages
This is a study of the humorous techniques employed by Jardiel in the novels and plays that comprise his first humorous phase. This first period constitutes a time of experimentation with audacity and inventive verve of new humorous themes and techniques, his establishment on the Madrid stage as viable theatrical author, and the development of his characteristic style. Based on his new esthetic precepts of renovation of the comic form, he developed a personal style of writing called "jardielism," characterized by hyperbole, the wildly ridiculous and the highly implausible. Further, as a result of his exposure to Hollywood in the 1930s, his works evidence a strong cinematic quality. The four novels studied are: Amor se escribe sin hache; ¡Espérame en Siberia, vida mía!; Pero... ¿hubo alguna vez once mil vírgenes?; and La `tournée' de Dios. Also examines the humorous structures in eight plays.
In Spanish throughout. Lee, Cecilia Castro2008 0-7734-4964-0 392 pages
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. Intemann, Marguerite DiNonno1994 0-7734-2293-5 240 pages
Studies the novels and short stories of post-Franco Spain writer Soledad Puértolas, examining the dominant and unifying theme of solitude and loneliness. Literal and visual correspondences are established with the "realistic" paintings of Edward Hopper and other contemporary artists. Puértolas's fiction exposes the social and moral ills of her country and of all men confronting the solitude of their lives at the end of the twentieth century. Indifference and the lack of communication are constant themes, conveyed in a style that is often lyrical. In Spanish Juega, Elisa Rosales2001 0-7734-7472-2 180 pages
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. Loubayssin’s 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. Almeida, Diane M.2000 0-7734-7693-8 120 pages
Valle-Inclán’s esperpentos are a particularly Spanish style of black comedy. This work analyses Valle-Inclán’s works, defines precisely what the term esperpento means, and what technique Valle-Inclán used to achieve his aesthetic. These techniques are demonstrated by examples from the plays themselves. The second part examines the manner in which Valle-Inclán’s esperpento blends with Buñuel’s surrealistic films, particularly Un Chien andalou, L’age d’or and Tierra Sin Pan. This book serves as a study of Spanish literature and film at the beginning of the 20th century, and as a demonstration of the great and often unacknowledged debt that the cinema owes to the theatre. Seaver, Paul W. Jr.2004 0-7734-6322-4 125 pages De Weese, Pamela2013 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. Robb, Anthony J.2010 0-7734-3833-5 224 pages
This book analyzes along thematic and stylistic lines, all the erotic poetry of the Costa Rican-Mexican avant-garde writer, Eunice Odio. To date, it is the only monographic study that specifically examines Odian erotic discourse through a confluence of closely imbricated parameters: Spanish American vanguard, feminine discourse and erotic literary theory. This book contains seven color photographs and six black and white photographs. Boucher, Teresa2004 0-7734-6477-8 210 pages
Reference to Miguel Delibes as a novelist of authenticity has become an unexplored cliché of Delibean criticism. Grounded in a Heideggerian approach to (in)authenticity, this is a philosophical reading of three of his texts: Cinco horas con Mario [Five Hours with Mario], Señora de rojo sobre fondo gris [Lady in Red on a Gray Background], and Cartas de amor de un sexagenario voluptuoso [Love Letters from a Voluptuous Sexagenarian]. Squires, Jeremy S.1998 0-7734-8239-3 264 pages
This study analyses the work of a spanish writer who in the 1950s was considered to be one of the foremost peninsular novelists of his generation. Known principally for his two early novels, Industrias y andanzas de Alfanhuí and El Jarama, Rafael Sánchez Ferlosio is often thought to have fallen silent since his second novel won the prestigious Nadal Prize in 1955, even though he has continued to write and publish just as extensively as before, albeit with less emphasis on the composition of fiction. This book provides, for the first time, an exposition of his philosophical writings – those on learning and cognition (as they emerge from his discussion, in the Comentarios (1973) of Jean Itard’s largely unsuccessful attempts to educate the wild boy of Aveyron) as well as those on reading, writing, and the nature of creativity in his quasi-Cervantine work, Las Semanas del jardín (1974). A consideration of these ‘forgotten’ works entails a reassessment both of Sánchez Ferlosio’s novels, particularly El Jarama, and a critique of some of the critical orthodoxies which have grown up around the objetivista movement of the 1950s. Mermier, Guy R.1993 0-7734-9261-5 206 pages
This textbook is an introduction to the traditional method of explication de texte. It leads the beginner from the basic concepts and definitions to gradual mastery of the method suggested. All literary genres (prose, poetry, theater) and centuries are represented in the theoretical and practical section. Texts are explicated in full at first, then suggested plans for a finished presentation are given. Later, texts are presented without guides and students are expected to imitate the sample texts. The book also includes an introduction to French prosody and criteria for evaluating ideas, emotions, style, composition and literary value. In French. Condé, Lisa Pauline1991 0-7734-9440-5 216 pages
These essays are the British 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. Altisent, Marta E.2006 0-7734-5868-9 488 pages
As a liberating mode that challenged and transformed the traditional values of Spain in the 1970s, the wave of erotic fiction anticipated the cultural and political turnover that followed Franco’s death in 1975. However, this fictional mode did not always run parallel to the assimilation of democratic values; rather, it often served to expose the internal contradictions Spaniards faced in the private sphere as they embraced more egalitarian attitudes. High and low erotic genres became the imaginary/liberatory arena in which gender, sexual, social and cultural differences could be played out, subverted, reappropriated, and renegotiated without substantial political consequences, often disengaging desire from the commitment to progressive attitudes toward change.
This monograph does not try to encompass or rigidly define the vast realm of erotic fiction. Instead, it systematically evaluates the development of sexual and sentimental themes through a close historical and contextual study of more than 40 novels and short stories, which are linked by a number of love paradigms (adolescent love, jealousy, adultery, homosexual desire, women’s epistolary writing, etc.) and archetypes (don Juan, vampires). The book also delineates the role that these themes play in a type of fiction that exhibits elements of the Bildungsroman
, the picaresque, the pastoral novel, the generational chronicle, the psychological novel, and tales of the fantastic.
An understanding of the symbolism, visual style, characters, motifs, and practices of sexual desire is key to a greater understanding of the social, religious, and existential themes present in the Spanish collective imaginary. This, in turn, allows for a revealing analysis of the evolution of eroticism vis-à-vis the democratic coming-of-age of contemporary Spain. Rodríguez del Pino, Salvador1999 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. Stone, Rob2004 0-7734-6429-8 312 pages
This study explores the meaning and importance of flamenco in the works of two of the most important and influential figures in twentieth-century Spanish culture, the poet and playwright Federico García Lorca and the film-maker Carlos Saura. Lorca and Saura shared a fascination for flamenco as a medium for the existential ideology of the marginalized and disenfranchised and this work evaluates the development of these themes through a close, contextual study of their works, which are linked explicitly by Saura’s film adaptation of Lorca’s Bodas de sangre and, more profoundly, by their use of flamenco to express ideas of sexual and political marginalization in pre- and post-Francoist Spain respectively. The study demonstrates that an understanding of the symbolism, visual style, characters, themes and performance system of flamenco is key to a greater understanding of the social, sexual, political and existential themes in the works of Lorca and Saura, and that this in turn allows for an original and revealing analysis of the evolution of flamenco and the development of modern Spain. Comprone, Raphael2008 0-7734-5016-5 304 pages
This study provides insights into the Latin American literary tradition by analyzing the diverse views of eminent and lesser known writers. The author’s use of critical theory—psychoanalysis, phenomenology, Bakhtin, Marx, postmodernism, and post-structuralism—enables scholars to link the study of world literature and contemporary trends in literary theory. Hara, Jacqueline1997 0-7734-8664-X 172 pages
Francisco Goya's Letters of Love and Friendship to Martin Zapater establish a connection between Goya's private life and his work. The correspondence reflects the painter's daily life in Madrid during the period from 1775 to 1800; he refers to friends and colleagues, entertainers, bullfighters, and work in progress. The letters are translated within the context of their time, and the translator provides biographical data and notes explaining difficult, archaic, or dialectal words and expressions. An extensive bibliography makes this text relevant not only to interdisciplinary scholars of Goya, but also to those who specialize in eighteenth-century studies. Patterson, Craig2006 0-7734-5716-X 424 pages
In the 1920’s, the grouping of Galician intellectuals known as the Xeración Nós began, through their wide-ranging literary output and political activities, to articulate and reinterpret essential notions of Galician cultural identity after several centuries of cultural repression and centralization. This book examines both the nexus of inherited positions informing this cultural recovery, and its original reformulation, through the works of the most prominent intellectual of the Xeración Nós, Ramón Otero Pedrayo (1888 - 1976). Otero was an important figure in Galician intellectual and cultural life over the larger part of the twentieth century, especially when expression of Galician distinctiveness, whether political or cultural, was severely limited and largely discouraged by the Franco regime. He is particularly deserving of an in-depth study, especially since this theme so intrinsically associated with him has not yet been written upon from a perspective of cultural history, and also given his sheer intellectual versatility and position as the leading cultural anthropologist of that generation of Galician writers and thinkers. This work is, therefore, an intellectual history of the cultural activity prevalent in the northwest of Spain - from 1918 to 1936 and beyond - and its interaction with other notions of Spanish identity. Roberts-Camps, Traci2008 0-7734-5235-4 212 pages
This book examines the various representations of the female body in four contemporary Mexican and Chicana novels written by women: Los recuerdos del porvenir
(1963) by Elena Garro, Nadie me verá llorar
(1999) by Cristina Rivera Garza, La piel del cielo
(2001) by Elena Poniatowska, and Caramelo
(2002) by Sandra Cisneros. This work also analyzes the depictions of the female body in these novels from the perspectives of space and violence, abjection and national progress, sexuality and sensuality, and visibility and invisibility. Nimetz, Michael1995 0-7734-8978-9 68 pages
Leopoldo Alas (Clarín)'s A Hoax/Superchería, while modest in scope compared to his massive La Regenta, contains the density and rich complexity of a work of far greater length. It displays many elements of fin-de-siècle neuroticism -- sexual ambivalence and timidity, world-weariness, spiritualism, and the fragmented image of the female as mother, religious icon, and carnal threat. A Hoax might have been written yesterday, so astute is its psychological portrait of an intellectual's angst and alienation from the world at large and from the sources of his own affective being. It is also one of the most poetic short novels in Spanish, reverberating in the mind long after the actual text has been read. Matz, Maria R.2012 0-7734-2922-0 280 pages
In the films of Pedro Almodóvar one experiences a vivid representation of Spanish life. His films are discussed here in lieu of gender relations, power dynamics, Spanish cultural identity, and inter-textually with other directors such as Alfred Hitchcock. The essays are written in both English and Spanish. They try to bring together a broad variety of interpretations to his popular films. Many articles deal with issues of gender and representations of cultural iconography from Catholicism on love and death.
Through a variety of authors and angles, as well as in two languages, this volume opens new perspectives on the films of Pedro Almodóvar. This work portrays how Almodóvar reaches into Spanish history and utilizes social changes that followed the fall of Franco to form his aesthetic creations. The book links the transformations of Spanish society and that of the evolution, if not the maturity of the filmmaker as he observes a society that is finally free to be and become what it desires. Each chapter reveals how the audience can witness the auteur’s maturation at the same pace as that of the Spanish society. Just like Almodóvar’s films, often criticized for their complex plots, today’s Spain is a complex mosaics that is constantly evolving and adjusting to the world that surrounds it. If many questions about what defines and inspires the filmmaker’s personal vision of the world still remain, one thing is for sure: the Almodóvar phenomenon has established an international image of Spain that is open and yet traditional, vibrant, and dynamic. 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. Callan, Richard J.2003 0-7734-6673-8 188 pages
This monograph documents for the first time in publication the Guatemalan Nobel recipient’s intentional substratum of Hindu mythology. El Alhajadito is the dream of the god Vishnu creating our illusory world. The Asian identity of characters and incidents lies veiled in metaphorical language, but with knowledge of Hinduism the design emerges and the reader can perceive the Indian connection necessary for a cohesive understanding of this unusual work. Asian deities and beliefs then come to life in Asturias’s colorful metaphors, reflecting his conviction that mythology is the ancient literary means for expressing the doubts, desires, and conflicts of human experience. This monograph joins the few studies extant about this novel, and broadens the field that has only focused so far on the language. Indologists and others attracted to the religion of India will find their field unexpectedly serving as the basis of a novel epitomizing literary creativity. Giovenco, Sydney N.2006 0-7734-5764-X 168 pagesÍndice para Hora de España I-XXII
is the index for the twenty-three issues of Hora de España
, a literary journal that circulated in Spain between January 1937 and October 1938. The Index
is composed of two main parts: the Introduction
and the Index
. The Introduction
includes an historical note about the journal and its founders, followed by seven major topics: Contributors to the Journal; Poetry; Poems by Miguel de Unamuno (1864-1936); Spanish American Writers; Book Reviews; European Writers; and Art and Theater. The Index
has three hundred and forty-five entries (114 contributing writers). It has an alphabetical listing of authors who wrote for the journal; it contains analytical synopses of as many articles as were written in its twenty-three issues – briefs (containing information on the journal), poems, and articles written by the editorial staff are included. In 2005, a Foreword and a Commendatory Preface by Roma Hoff were included. A bibliography completes the Index
. Ruston, Sharon1999 0-7734-7999-6 276 pages
This collection of essays examines the preoccupation of Romantic writers and Romantic critics with the presence of ghosts in the text. Contributors refer to theories of intertextuality influence and allusion, authorial presence and absence, and anatomy literature. They confront the ‘spectres' of both artistic and critical precursors in new readings of Romantic texts. The volume also widens the field of critical work on the Romantics' haunting of later writers, demonstrating that romantic influence has reached across geographical and historical boundaries, examining the work of Henry James, William Rossetti, and the Dutch poet Willem Kloos. Contains illustrations by William Blake. Pallady, Stephen1991 0-88946-227-5 183 pages
Stresses the various types of irony in the poetic works of José de Espronceda, whom many literary commentators regard as one of the most outstanding figures in nineteenth-century Spanish literature because he so completely represents all aspects of Romanticism. Explores Espronceda's poems, particularly the longer narrative ones, and the prominent role played by irony - a main feature of the literary temperament of the Romantic Generation. Ramblado-Minero, María Cinta2002 0-7734-6864-1 232 pages
This book is the first to look at all Allende’s fictional narratives to date, from The House of the Spirits to Portrait in Sepia, from the point of view of autobiography studies, and the re-creation of self-identity that takes place throughout her works. Racz, Gregary J.2002 0-7734-6904-4 196 pages Osorio, José Jesús2006 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. Callan, Richard J.2000 0-7734-7687-3 184 pages
This is the first comprehensive study of the novel El obsceno pájaro de la noche from the perspective of Jung’s analytical psychology. Callan explores how Donoso utilized Jung’s material to create his own literary version of that psychology. The novel is a structure of carefully connected multi-level images which originate in the disturbed psyche of the protagonist and are shown to depict the Jungian concept of Individuation. Callan demonstrates that the imagery derives from alchemy’s prima materia, Mercurius, solutio. Sulphur/quicksilver, retort, Sol/Luna, and more, together with alchemical references to mythology – all is original criticism on the novel. The documentation also includes substantive material from the Hebrew Cabala and the Hindu Upanishads, parallel fields referred to by Jung and incorporated by Donoso. López, Iraida2001 0-7734-7375-0 256 pages
This study focuses on the dieverse fiews on identity and cultural location inscribed in Latino/a autobiographical writings. Identities go beyond ethnic and national identity to become pluridimensional and postmodern. It contains close readings of seven Cuban-American, Puerto Rican, and Chicano/a contemporary autobiographies: Gustavo Pérez Firmat, Piri Thomas, Luis J. Rodríguez, Nicholasa Mohr, Gloria Anzaldúa, Norma Elia Cantú, and Judith Ortiz Cofer, in addition to a number of autobiographical essays. In Spanish 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. Rubio, Christian2005 0-7734-5950-2 236 pages
The goal of this work is to link Machado's work with Freemasonry. The influence he received is discussed within the ideology and goals of the three degrees of Freemasonry: The Entered Neophyte, the Fellow Craft, and the Master MAson. The connections are presented on the basis of the maxim of Freemasonry: Freedom, Equality, and Fraternity. Román-Lagunas, Jorge1994 0-7734-9082-5 364 pages
These essays are from the Primer Congreso Internacional de Literatura Centroamericana, held in Granada (Nicaragua) 24-26 February, 1993, under the auspices of the Instituto Nicaragüense de Cultura, and Florida State University. They cover many aspects of Central American literature, including indigenous cultures, colonial literature, examinations of fiction in Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, and feminist voices. Writers examined include Rigoberta Menchú, Rubén Darío, Ernesto Cardenal, Pablo Antonio Cuadra, Gioconda Belli, Roberto Sosa, Carmen Naranjo, Mario Roberto Morales, and more. In Spanish. Sobejano-Moran, Antonio1993 0-7734-9298-4 129 pages
This study examines the cardinal points of Goytisolo's masterpiece, the tetralogy Antagonía, and explores his experimentation with multiple techniques. Following a postmodernist/poststructuralist approach, it focuses upon the metaphorical meaning of the labyrinthine structure. It analyzes the therapeutic qualities that the narrators-protagonists find in their experiences as writers, and also the roles played by various readers, be these real or fictitious. The study also examines Goytisolo's deft articulation of straightforward exposition with parody and his trenchant criticism of Catalan society.In Spanish.
La emergencia de Luis Goytisolo como uno de los más destacados novelistas españoles de la actualidad se revela con la publicación de su tetralogía Antagonía, considera por muchos críticos como uno de los experimentos narrativos más importantes en la literatura española del siglo veinte. Antonio Sobejano-Morán estudia los puntos cardinales de la obra maestra de Luis Goytisolo y explora las múltiples técnicas narrativas que utiliza el autor. Partiendo de un enfoque postmodernista/poststructuralista, Sobejano se centra en el significado metafórico presente en la estructura laberíntica de la tetralogía. Acto seguido analiza, por un lado, las cualidades terapéuticas que los narradores-protagonistas encuentran en su experiencia como escritores, y, por otro lado, los papeles que juegan los diversos lectores, sean estos reales o ficticios. El estudio de Sobejano también analiza el uso de recursos como la ironía y la parodia con los que el autor realiza una incisiva crítica de la sociedad catalana. Estévez, Angel Luis2005 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. Rodríguez, Yesenia M.1997 0-7734-2215-3 108 pages
Salvador Garmendia is undoubtedly one of the most important Venzuelan and Latin American contemporary writers. He has been associated with the Latin American "boom" of the 60s along with Gabriel García Márquez, Carlos Fuentes, and Mario Vargas Llosa. Garmendia is said to be the first Venzuelan writer to leave behind the old regional patterns to incorporate in his writing the alienation of urban man. Garmendia's characters are not fighting against a powerful and devouring nature but rather against a dehumanizing city. Garmendia's short stories and novels contain excellent descriptions of the neurosis caused by city life and are distinguished for descriptive and blunt language. Carlos Fuentes has said that Garmendia is one of those writers who writes as object and subject, and his descriptions are born of his microscopic eye for detail. In Spanish. González, Ester Gimbernat2002 0-7734-7023-9 252 pages 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. Garza, Efraín E.2006 0-7734-5818-2 208 pages
This study reevaluates Gustavo Adolfo Béquer as a precursor of French Symbolism in Spain. Considering that French Symbolism flourished around 1885, this study invites Hispanics to reconsider currently accepted notions that presence of Symbolism in Hispanic writing came after 1870 and only from foreign literatures. This work explores current research indicating that some features in Béquer’s prose anticipate French Symbolism, being substantially identical to the movement without Béquer actually coming in contact with French writers. Ramos Anderson, Patricia T.2010 0-7734-3837-8 276 pages
This is the first in-depth study of Title II, Book IV of Alfonse X the Wise, a legal document based on the canonical laws that infiltrated the social life of thirteenth century Spain. It is a valuable scope to the history and development of the philosophical doctrines and theological mentality of the Latin Fathers of the Church that molded every aspect of the matrimonial behavior for the Christians during the Middle Ages.
In Spanish. Hall, John Mitchell2002 0-7734-6970-2 180 pages 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. Ojeda, Cecilia2004 0-7734-6367-4 172 pages
This book focuses on the “New Chilean Narrative” published in the historically significant decade of the 90s by a group of writers belonging to the “Generation of the 80s”. The analysis of selected texts by Ana María del Río, Diamela Eltit, Guadalupe Santa Cruz, Jaime Collyer, Ramón Díaz Eterovic, Gonzalo Contreras, and Alberto Fuguet explores the literary strategies by which these writers present literary “imageries of deception” that question the post-dictatorial order in Chile. The concept of “imageries of deception” alludes to literary motifs that represent a critical view of a Chilean contemporary reality whose source can be traced to the Pinochet dictatorship and its ideological aftermath. The “imageries of deception” question the dominant myths that sustain Chilean post-dictatorial society, and remember the nation’s ideological conflicts of the past three decades. As cultural spaces where memory resists the dominant will to deceptively erase the past, the narrative of the 90s reveals the enduring and debilitating impact of a dictatorship successfully disguised as the current “neo-liberal democracy”. Lisboa, Maria Manuel1996 0-7734-8828-6 248 pages
This study examines the author's potentially radical understanding of an interaction between the sexes in the course of which a series of social conventions uncontested in 19th-century Brazil are brought into question. The first two chapters are devoted to an exposition of accepted critical interpretations of Machado's position regarding the notoriously difficult gender relations in his novels. The rest of the book offers an alternative interpretation of the nine novels from a feminist theoretical perspective which situates his writing as a radical revision of contemporary received wisdom on sexual roles, and as profoundly interventionistic in the sexual politics debate. It offers a detailed analysis of patterns of male and female discourse, the institutions of marriage and motherhood, widowhood, and relationships of solidarity between women. It develops themes toward an entirely new reading of these novels as constituting a body of writing participant in and sympathetic with the then-embryonic women's movement in Brazil. Rogal, Samuel J.2014 0-7734-0083-4 180 pages
The principal purpose of the book concerns bringing into the public sphere knowledge of and insight into the relationships between the writer of popular short fiction and the magazine illustrator, whose work assisted readers in constructing a visualization of the story in popular American magazines of the first half of the twentieth century. Evenhuis, Francis D.1973 0-7734-0417-1 170 pages
Discusses Massinger's imagery and compares his art with that of Marlowe, Shakespeare, and Fletcher. Attention is focused on the function of imagery. Vann, Robert2009 0-7734-4871-3 300 pages
Despite previous explicit calls for such publications, Spanish in Catalonia still remains largely unrecognized in Spanish dialectology. This monograph provides a linguistic record that both recognizes the legitimacy of this Spanish dialect and facilitates its linguistic description and analysis. Febles, Jorge1997 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. Murphy, Russell Elliot2004 0-7734-6364-X 239 pages
An exploration of the interrelationship among Yeat’s 1925 version of his prose work, A Vision; his two poems Sailing to Byzantium and Byzantium from the same period; and the Byzantine icon The Christ Pantokrator. The poems in question are undoubtedly Yeats’ most critically evaluated and frequently anthologized poetic works, and are certainly among the most significant poems of the modernist era. This work will bring all this preceding scholarship together in a single source, as well as formulate what then ought to be a resulting interpretation of those richly complex (sometimes impenetrably so) and symbolic poems. Davies, Ann2004 0-7734-6343-7 304 pages
While many scholars have approached Don Juan in terms of myth, this study argues for the understanding of Don Juan as a discourse of gender relations, changing over time. Using examples from the plays by Tirso de Molina, Molière, Mozart, Zorrila, Shaw and Frisch, it argues that Don Juan’s entire identity as a male individual is constructed around women, but that over time – reflecting a growing sense of crisis in the male individual – the women appear more and more pathological in their desire for Don Juan. In contrast with early modern works where women fend for themselves in a positive manner, the heroines of later Don Juan works actively prey on the individual male. This book argues that these changes in approach to the female characters, and, in tandem, the developing identity of the male protagonist, suggest Don Juan as dischronic discourse rather than myth. Don Juan is not the eternal seducer, but one of a variety of discourses through which gender relations are negotiated. This book will interest not only Don Juan scholars but also scholars and students of European literature, theatre and gender discourses in literature and culture. Breining, Daniel2007 0-7734-5355-5 140 pages
The purpose of this annotated bibliography is to bring together under one title a diverse collection of works along with critical commentary that deal with the first centuries of colonial Mexican theater and drama. Shortly after the fall of the Aztec capital Tenochtitlán in 1521, the Spanish conquerors deemed it necessary to instruct the large indigenous populations and to quickly convert them to Catholicism. This task fell principally on the newly arrived religious orders, the first being the Franciscans who set foot in New Spain in 1523. Because of the linguistic barriers encountered by the clerics, there was a need to exemplify the Christian faith that did not rely so heavily on simple verbal instruction. Theater and dramatic performances proved to be the ideal format. The majority of the plays in this collection were written starting with the third decade of the sixteenth century and then concluding with pieces coming towards the end of the 1600s. Studies that center on these plays are mostly modern works stemming from the late 1800s and continue up to the publication of this bibliography. In addition to these dramatic works, the reader will find the more important and prevalent pre-Hispanic plays along with studies focusing on this native genre and the far reaching importance of theatrical performance to the Indian population of central Mexico prior to the arrival of the European. Along with native dramatic works propagating indigenous religious beliefs and the Christian plays of conversion, there are many ancillary studies that deal with performance practices and theatrical sites. One part of this category is the inclusion of works concerning the architectural properties of performance locales, and especially the open air chapel, which the early religious orders depended upon heavily and used extensively in central New Spain for conversional and didactic dramas. This annotated bibliography concludes with an extensive index allowing quick access to its contents further assisting the investigator in additional research. 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. Robertson, G. D.1996 0-7734-8846-4 448 pages Robertson, G. D.1998 0-7734-8850-2 324 pages Fontanet, Hernán2008 0-7734-4884-5 264 pages
Leónidas Lamborghini is one of the most well known, but least studied, contemporaneous Argentinean poets. This work examines the influence of the poet’s country’s tumultuous past on poetic compositions The study illustrates the mode in which Lamborghini approaches a contrasting conflict: his love for Buenos Aires and the frustrations produced by his exile. This book contains thirty-two black and white photographs and ten color photographs. In Spanish. Finnegan, Nuala2000 0-7734-7732-2 196 pages
One of the most unfathomable aspects of Castellanos’s work is the parade of female deformities within it, a record of the pain of women’s oppression in its diverse and varying forms, and the female body as a site of shame, disease, disfigurement and pain. This monograph examines the construction of femininity with reference to her novels, Balún-Canán and Oficio de tinieblas and her short story collections Ciudad Real, Los convidados de agosto and Álbum de familia. Kennedy, J. H.1996 0-7734-2795-3 Cocozzella, Peter1991 0-88946-388-3 308 pages
A critical 2-volume edition of the Poemas menores (vol. 1) and Poemas mayores (vol. 2) of Francesc Moner (1463-1492), a hitherto-little-known author of late-medieval Spain who wrote in Castilian and in Catalan. Cocozzella, who also edited Moner's Obres catalanes, offers in his commentary on the Obras castellanas a reassessment of peninsular Spanish literature of the late Middle Ages. In Spanish. Cocozzella, Peter1991 0-88946-389-1 244 pages
A critical 2-volume edition of the Poemas menores (vol. 1) and Poemas mayores (vol. 2) of Francesc Moner (1463-1492), a hitherto-little-known author of late-medieval Spain who wrote in Castilian and in Catalan. Cocozzella, who also edited Moner's Obres catalanes, offers in his commentary on the Obras castellanas a reassessment of peninsular Spanish literature of the late Middle Ages. In Spanish. Perdigó, Luisa Marina1995 0-7734-2299-4 360 pages
A detailed study of Huidobro's early works from 1911-1916 (including El espejo de agua), delving into the leitmotifs, images, themes, rhetorical and stylistic devices. The question of literary influences is studied in a chronological framework taking into account the gradual development of his style. The sources treated here have been poorly studied or totally ignored in relation to Huidobro: the French Symbolists, the Cubists, the Spanish American Modernista Amado Nervo, the Spanish mystics Santa Teresa de Jésus and Fray Luis de León, the American Transcendentalist Emerson, and the Belgian Symbolist Georges Rodenbach. Cobb, Carl W.1997 0-7734-8420-5 272 pages
This is a representative anthology of the verse of Jorge Guillén by noted translator Carl Cobb. Guillén used a wide variety of poetic forms, including traditional forms with rhyme and assonance, blank and unrhymed verse, and free verse. In a time of poets generally lost in the hell-hole of consciousness, Guillén set out to create a positive world of normal living, using a positive and courageous voice. In choosing the poems for this massive two-volume work, Dr. Cobb first respected the poet's own mature choices by translating all the poems he chose for his own Mis Mejores poesiás, a limited selection of the 'best' of his poetry. He has also translated all of his poems which have become anthology pieces, as well as choosing representative selections from Canticle, Clamor and Homage. Finally, he has translated a generous number of his décimas (a form he made his), a number of sections of his "Clovers" (a form he invented), and many sonnets. The result is a definitive representation of one of Spain's great poets of the 2oth century. Cobb, Carl W.1997 0-7734-8422-1 278 pages
This is a representative anthology of the verse of Jorge Guillén by noted translator Carl Cobb. Guillén used a wide variety of poetic forms, including traditional forms with rhyme and assonance, blank and unrhymed verse, and free verse. In a time of poets generally lost in the hell-hole of consciousness, Guillén set out to create a positive world of normal living, using a positive and courageous voice. In choosing the poems for this massive two-volume work, Dr. Cobb first respected the poet's own mature choices by translating all the poems he chose for his own Mis Mejores poesiás, a limited selection of the 'best' of his poetry. He has also translated all of his poems which have become anthology pieces, as well as choosing representative selections from Canticle, Clamor and Homage. Finally, he has translated a generous number of his décimas (a form he made his), a number of sections of his "Clovers" (a form he invented), and many sonnets. The result is a definitive representation of one of Spain's great poets of the 2oth century. Gottlieb, Marlene1997 0-7734-8673-9 120 pages
This bilingual critical edition deals with the speeches by two major poets pitted against one another, one known as the poet, and the other as the antipoet, of Chile, each expounding upon and defending his own view of poetry while simultaneously attacking the other between the lines. Contains a critical introduction, English translations of both Parra's and Neruda's speeches, and the original speeches in Spanish. Ramos-Garcia, Luis A.1998 0-7734-8492-2 324 pages
Purporting to chronicle historical, literary, political and interdisciplinary cultural manifestations, and discussing briefly the work of Ancient and XVIII Century European philosophers, artists and scientists, and the ways in which the labor of these historical figures was disseminated, Pedro Montengón's Frioleras Eruditas reveals more about the changing roles of the Spanish and European societies at the dawn of the Industrial Age than it does about establishing once again the literary importance of a generation of Italian-bound Jesuit exiles during the XVIII Century Spanish Enlightenment.
Based on the princeps edition (1801) and preceded by a lengthy introductory study, this critical annonated edition documents key aspects of Spain's controversial Age of Reason, particularly the uncertain shifts in ideas, and the peculiarities of Montengón's idiosyncratic philosophical system. Ramos-García's extensive archival research convincingly provides an expanded corpus of hundreds of endnotes - depicting historical and literary allusions - as well as identifying, correcting and translating numerous Latin epigraphs into the Spanish language. This is one of the most comprehensive assessments of a lesser-known Montengon work. In Spanish. 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. Garrison, David1991 0-7734-9778-1 114 pages
A selective translation of 112 poems taken from Bergamín's poetry, which has only recently received its deserved recognition and acclaim. Bergamín, a contemporary of Lorca and Aleixandre, has been known primarily for his essays and literary criticism. Late in his life, however, his poetry was rediscovered, leading to two major prizes, republication of nearly all of his nine volumes of poetry, and widespread recognition of his prominent place among the group of poets known as the "Generation of 1927." 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. Pozada-Burga, Mario A.2009 0-7734-4651-6 156 pages
This work examines the life and works of the Peruvian essayist Antenor Orrego (1892-1960). It analyzes aspects of his work, such as the beginning of the career of the great poet César Vallejo and his belief in Latin American unification. In Spanish. Lough, Francis1996 0-7734-8897-9 228 pages
In these early novels Sender concerned himself with the historical background to the socio-political problems of the 1930s and the moral qualities of those involved in the revolutionary struggle, in particular the Anarchists and Communists with whom he became involved. He also expressed a philosophical point of view which places man in a specific relationship with other men and with the universe as a whole. The novels show his attempt to integrate his socio-political and philosophical ideals. This study fills a gap in the critical bibliography of Sender - a gap which has been identified by a series of critics. This full appreciation of the writer's early works, seen as a whole, and the treatment they received after 1936 is essential to our understanding of a writer who is considered one of the most popular and important Spanish novelists of the twentieth century. Damian, Carol2005 0-7734-6217-1 164 pages
This volume traces in text and photographs the life and work of Peruvian folk artist Nicario Jiménez Quispe. One of Latin America's most renowned and original practitioners of this art form, Jiménez combines peasant traditions of his birthplace high in Peru's Central Andes with a keen eye and searching mind to create unique works of social and political as well as aesthetic impact. Jiménez expresses himself artistically through the creation of retablos, wooden boxes with colorful, complex and moving three-dimensional scenes portraying a variety of subjects that range from the daily lives and rituals of the Andean peasant to the political and social violence that has swept his home country of Peru over the past two decades. In some of his more recent work, Jiménez has also focused on social, political and cultural phenomena in North America with retablos that depict the human rights struggle in the United States and the plight of Hispanic immigrant who travel to El Norte. Examples of Jiménez's works may be found in the permanent collections of The Smithsonian Institution, the International Folklore Museum in Santa Fe, the Folk Art Museum in San Francisco and the Museum of Man in San Diego. In addition to illustrations of Jimenez's most important works, this volume contains interviews with the artist and essays by historians, art historians and anthropologists specializing in Latin America that describe his fascinating life's journey from Andean peasant to successful artist as well as evaluating the significance of his art. Janiga-Perkins, Constance G.2007 0-7734-5380-6 136 pages
This critical study examines various readings of Ramón Pané’s Relación acerca de las antigüedades de los indios
(c. 1498), telling the story of the multiple layered readings of the 1974 version of the text put together by José Juan Arrom. The original, written by Fray Ramón Pané, a young brother from the Convent of Saint Jerome de la Murta in Badalona, Spain who sailed with Christopher Columbus on his second voyage to the New World, offers a glimpse into the earliest moments of Europe’s encounter with the New World. The centuries of reading to which this work has been subjected have shaped its interpretation and translation as individuals from different times, places, and cultures have tried to associate with those things described in the text while also reflecting on themselves, producing an autoethnography. Coelsch-Foisner, Sabine1988 0-7734-0556-9 194 pages
Interprets Morris's early work in terms of unifying concepts as both derivable from and traceable in his aesthetic theory. The chapters are designed dialectically, hinging on the premise that contrast - both thematic and stylistic - represents the rationale of Morris's romances and poems. A brief survey of tendencies in the critical evaluation of his work is included. Fernández-Klohe, Carmen2006 0-7734-5918-9 212 pages
In this book, the author explores a variety of literary uses of the visual arts in La Escuela de Platón
, an autobiographical trilogy where Rosa Chacel relates her coming of age as an artist while creating a vivid chronicle of the cultural and intellectual environment experienced by her generation. Chacel’s background in sculpture and painting gives this trilogy its unique perspective, while her experiences as a woman in the male dominated art world influence the structure of the novels.
The book gives an overview of the cultural context of the Generation of 1927, which illustrates the limitations confronted by a woman wishing to develop her artistic vocation. This is followed by a thorough review of the inter-relations between literature and the visual arts, as a preamble to the analysis of the uses of painting and sculpture in the novels.
The author studies the ways in which painting and sculpture become an integral part of the narrative at various levels, from the most superficial mention of a painting by Velázquez to the most complex coding of themes in the statue of Ariadne. There are some allusions to well-known paintings which are merely decorative in the narrative; but some iconographical elements become important tools in character development. The work of art can also introduce in the narrative encoded themes related to gender and vocation, becoming an important hermeneutic tool. This analysis of the various uses of visual arts in La Escuela de Platón
reveals that the ekphrastic impulse is at the core of Chacel’s narrative. Guzmán, Lila Wells1993 0-7734-9360-3 488 pages
Galdós's Episodes nacionales are the epic of modern Spain, describing the major events of 19th-century Spanish history from 1805 to 1870. Though immensely popular in Spain, they are virtually unknown in the English-speaking world. A Royalist Volunteer is the first National Episode from the second series to be translated into English. It is a fast-paced story set in 1827 during the `War of the Aggrieved', an aborted prelude to the bloody Carlist War of the 1830s. It is unique among the National Episodes in that its fictional element predominates over its historical background. Facing-page text and translation. Tobío, Luis Martul1993 0-7734-9331-X 256 pages
This critical edition of the novel Sab (published in 1840 in Madrid) is based on the Cuban printing of the 1970s, now out of print. There is no other available edition of this novel. It is of particular interest not only because of its aesthetic qualities but also because it addresses issues of interest both for the period it was written and contemporary audiences. Among these topics are slavery, basic rights of the individual in society, nationalism, and women's issues. Another challenge for critics is the classification of the author, within the Latin American or Spanish canon, because she spent much of her life in Europe. Gómez de Avellaneda is currently attracting the attention of many scholars, and her novel Sab is considered basic reading for courses in Latin American literature in general and on women writers specifically. Bird-Soto, Nancy2009 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. Knights, Vanessa1999 0-7734-7984-8 348 pages
This study examines constructions of women’s individual and collective identity through a variety of discursive practices within the narrative of the contemporary Spanish writer, Rosa Montero. The narrative strategies used by Montero are placed in the context of the changing socio-political situation of women since the death of Franco. The study traces a trajectory from predominantly mimetic testimonial novels to an increased awareness of the possibilities of fantasy and the fantastic for identity politics, related to contemporary debates around the categories of equality and difference within Spanish feminism, using a multi-disciplinary approach. While particular attention is paid to sexuality and popular culture, the study also examines how the problematic relationship between feminist and postmodernist theorizing of identity and subjectivity is negotiated through Montero’s creative practice. Horne, Philip1996 0-7734-8745-X 220 pages
Selene is quintessential court theater, written by a courtier, performed before courtiers, and depicting events at a fictitious court. This volume proposes that after 1546, when he entered the service of the Duke of Ferrara as Secretary, Giraldi the playwright had more practical and pressing concerns than the pursuit of literary fame. Charged with the organization of dramatic entertainment, his prime obligation was to devise lively theatrical spectacles for the enjoyment and edification of his peers at court, and he used the theater as an instrument of moral and religious persuasion and as a vehicle for dynastic propaganda. In 1546 Giampaolo Manfrone had been convicted of two assassination attempts against Duke Ercole; it was politically apt, therefore, that Giraldi's choice of plot for the cautionary drama Selene should have been the downfall of a power-hungry noble intent upon murdering his sovereign. The introduction discusses personal experiences and cultural influences at work in Selene. Chapter I examines Giraldi's exposé of court life written for the guidance of an aspiring young courtier and based on his knowledge of the Ferrarese court. Chapter II illustrates his close rapport, as dramatist, with the Duke. Chapter III sets the play in the context of the burgeoning contemporary literature concerning the excellence of women. The Notes to the play comment on its ideological content, resolve syntactical problems, and clarify the movements of the actors on stage. The Glossary lists all word-forms found in the text not represented in modern Italian. Friedman, Mary Lusky2004 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. André, María Claudia2006 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. Cobb, Carl W.1996 0-7734-8889-8 136 pages
The major contribution of Spiritual Sonnets resides in the aesthetic quality of the poetic translations. The Sonetos espirituales is one of Jiménez's important books of poetry, which develops the specific and limited theme of the poet's soul in loving contact with nature, itself, and an idealized beloved. These translations follow Jiménez's original Petrarchan form faithfully. Nervo, Amado1999 0-7734-8206-7 192 pages
Translated by Michael F. Capobianco and Gloria Schaffer Meléndez
Amado Nervo (1870-1919) was a Mexican poet in the modernist tradition. He also wrote a considerable amount of prose which, despite the fact that it is beautifully poetic, is virtually unknown and untranslated. The Soul-Giver is a prose poem, a tale of deep love exploring male-female relationships in an atmosphere of mysticism, science fiction, and a hint of magical realism, anticipating some modern ideas in psychology. In his prose, Nervo was the forerunner of Latin American science fiction and one of the forerunners of magical realism. This is a facing-page translation of one of the earliest examples of that genre in Latin American literature. Andrews, Jean1991 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. 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. Hart, Stephen M.1991 0-88946-697-1 216 pages
Compares and evaluates specific landmarks in the history of modern Hispanic literature, with particular reference to modernismo, the avant-garde, surrealism, political and war poetry, and key pure poetry motifs such as self-reflexivity, the Work, essentialism, abstraction and silence. Seeks out the often invisible Hispanic connection linking the work of the Spanish, Catalan and Spanish-American poet in the twentieth century through close readings of selected poems. Makes a plea for a comparative approach in its use of Harold Bloom's theory of the `anxiety of influence.' Gives special attention to Darío's influence on Antonio Machado and Juan Ramón Jiménez; the influence of Stéphane Mallarmé and Paul Valéry in the works of Jiménez, Jorge Guillén, Salinas and Charles Riba; and the use of surrealist motifs in selected poems by Lorca, Cernuda, Alberti, Aleixandre, Foix, Rosselló Pòrcel and Octavio Paz. Condé, Lisa Pauline1990 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. Cockshott, Gerald1980 0-7734-0105-9 405 pages Adelstein, Miriam1990 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." Walkowiak, Marzena M.2000 0-7734-7851-5 204 pages
Juan Benet was one of the most influential contemporary Spanish novelists. Due to his emphasis on the importance of style and the process of creation, Benet has been called the father of Spanish modern narrative. Though the literary criticism devoted to Benet’s work is extensive, this is the first in-depth study of Una meditación. It explains the complex world of the novel by examining its narrative structure and techniques such as the plot, role of characters, narrator’s point of view, and the treatment of time and space. There is also an introduction to the Spanish post-war political and literary climate to emphasize Benet’s innovative role as a novelist and the social and political reality that influenced his works. Nuño Ávila, Anthony2011 0-7734-3680-4 268 pages
This study challenges the heterocentric and Eurocentric cultural hierarchies used Latin American leaders used to constrain cultural production related to gender practices and sexual identities.
In Spanish. Moran-Vasquez, Maria2007 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. Cabrera, Eduardo2009 0-7734-4869-1 212 pages
This work examines the hermeneutic work of theater directors as artists, a rarely considered aspect of contemporary theater in Argentina. In Spanish. Grabowska, James A.2006 0-7734-5913-8 228 pages
This study of rhetoric and power identifies and analyzes the ideological foundations of exemplary tales and proverbs in order to describe the evolution of power – its maintenance, transformation, shifts, use and abuse in Don Juan Manuel’s well-known text, El Conde Lucanor
. Contemporary and medieval history and rhetorical theories are employed in the process of decoding the text, its structure and meaning. This historical and contemporary approach re-situates Juan Manuel studies in a European context and proves that the work was not produced in isolation, but influenced by theories that were debated and discussed in the universities all over the continent. Attention to the entire text as an articulation of a rhetoric of power relocates the text in the Spanish canon, not just as a collection of exemplary tales and proverbs, but as a tightly constructed and reasoned rhetoric of power. The investigations into the historical context of author and text expand scholarship on ideological notions as held by Juan Manuel about the role of nobility in society, the secularization of power, the clergy (especially the mendicant orders) in general and the Church specifically. Models are provided for readings of medieval texts as products of a concern with memory, expanding the ramifications of the ‘didactic’ label that is so often hung on medieval texts. Likewise, the study provides models of analysis for the production of authority, and the relation between form and meaning in the construction of a medieval text. Shaughnessy, Lorna1995 0-7734-9012-4 312 pages
The study assesses the degree of thematic unity present in the complete poetic works of Pedro Salinas. The principal thematic thrust of his work is best captured by his own phrase la reconquista de la entereza del hombre. This quest for 'entereza', or wholeness, has emotional, ontological and linguistic resonances, and is evident in Salinas's poetic expression, as he subverts inherited semantic order built on Cartesian models. Accordingly, the categories of human experience traditionally regarded as antithetical are absorbed in his all-encompassing vision. Chapter titles point up the erosion of distinctions between such categories as abstract and concrete reality, the metaphysical and the physical, absence and presence, and the processes of accumulation and elimination. The critical emphasis given this poet's pre-1936 love poetry has overshadowed his public voice, and the predominantly social concerns of his later work. Whether as a theme or a linguistic aspiration the concept of 'entereza' represents an important unifying factor in his extensive and varied works. Coscio, Elizabeth A.2006 0-7734-5582-5 256 pages
The fiery Spanish liberal journalist Félix Mexía authored two dramas not previously analyzed: No hay union con los tiranos morirá quien lo pretenda o sea la muerte de Riego y España entre cadenas
and La Fayette en Monte Vernon
. Their analysis provides an understanding of Mexía’s political exile in the United States, employing the context of their historical setting. The application of new Romantic theory to his works published during his American exile due to censorship reveals his hidden political allegory.
Political allegory mediated the return, not only to a chaotic nineteenth-century political period in Spain, but also to an idealized Spanish medieval felicity and to the heroic Greek and Roman Age by way of the American Revolution. Readers here have traditionally ignored the allegory by remaining on the historical surface of both plays. Mexía dedicated the first dramatic work as a historical tragedy to Guadalupe Victoria, the first president of Mexico, to elevate the martyr’s death of his Spanish hero, the revolutionary Rafael de Reigo y Nuñez, by detailing the final moments of Riego’s imprisonment. Writing La Fayette en Monte Vernon
in the republican tradition of a Greco-Roman epic, Mexía refigured the Spanish guerilla fighter Francisco Javier Espoz y Mina as the patriot farmer George Washington. These dedications resulted from his denunciation of specific Spanish laws that shut down patriotic societies, disbanded the revolutionary national militia, and imprisoned popular heroes like Riego.
While Benito Pérez Galdós used Mexía as a fictional fanatical caricature of a whole generation of liberals in El terror de 1824
of the Episodios nacionales
, Mexía himself anticipated that usage of his persona fifty years earlier in the nineteenth century by entering his own performances as a fictional friend to his historical protagonist heroes, Riego
in one drama and La Fayette
in the other drama. Both dramas feature a romantic first: an allegorized female as a political constitution. These readings make public Mexía’s political issues mediated through allegorical syntagmatic historical correspondences, referencing back to his own particular exile identity in neoclassic political discourse, thus qualifying the two dramas as part of a transnational revolutionary utopist genre, but not Romantic theatre. Dugo, Carmen Caro1995 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. Schlig, Michael2004 0-7734-6190-6 180 pages
Mirrors that appear as motifs in the visual arts and literature abound throughout the history of all cultures of the world. Given its universality, the mirror often has served has a metaphor for introspection, self-contemplation and even autobiography, and has symbolized the structuring of works of fiction and drama. This study specifically examines the figurative mirrors that not only call attention to some aspect of the content of the work in which they appear, but also to the aesthetics with which that content is expressed. As such, it follows in the tradition of works such as M.H. Abrams's landmark study of the transition from Neoclassicism to Romanticism in England The Mirror and the Lamp and Marguerite Iknayan's The Concave Mirror: From Imitation to Expression in French Esthetic Theory: 1800–1830, but differs in that it seeks to incorporate theoretical and historical considerations of visual representation to the study of the mirror analogy in writing. Most importantly, and to the best of my knowledge, no such study exists that examines the mirror metaphor of representation in the literary tradition of Spain.
While the mirror metaphor is such a commonplace throughout the centuries of artistic and literary aesthetics, surprisingly little more than the two above-mentioned studies exist that explore the motivations underlying use of the mirror analogy. This study incorporates contemporary theories of semiotics and reader response along with more eclectic and traditional approaches to aesthetics in order to address the theoretical implications raised by the appearance of the metaphor in evolving contexts (i.e., across artistic movements and periods). In light of this, the theoretical and comparative considerations throughout the study could also be of interest to scholars and students of French, English and comparative literatures in spite of the focus on the Spanish tradition. Courteau, Joanna1995 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. Gonzalez-Moreno, Fernando2017 1-4955-0569-3 312 pages
One of main aims of Poe's narrative and poetry is to create powerful and suggesting pictures in the mind of the reader. Even more, Poe offers us an incredible visual richness, experimenting through all the main aesthetic categories, such as the Beautiful, the Sublime, the Picturesque, the Natural, the Artificial, the Grotesque, the Arabesque ... Elements that make is of his work an invitation for painters and artists to illustrate them, to transform them in powerful and suggesting pictures, such as the author that conceived them. Johnston, Philip G.2002 0-7734-7113-8 268 pages Condé, Lisa Pauline1993 0-7734-9254-2 232 pages
This new annotated edition of the great Spanish writer Galdós' first staged play, Realidad, marks the centary of its début in 1892. The compromise to which the new dramatist was subjected in the creative process is traced through the text by reference to the four sets of manuscripts conserved in the Casa-Museo in Las Palmas. Much of the confusion and apparent contradiction found in the published text of this ambitious play is thus clarified, and its latent dimensions revealed. Condé, Lisa Pauline2000 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. Condé, Lisa Pauline1996 0-7734-8862-6 150 pages
This new annotated edition of Galdós's second staged play, La loca de la casa (1893), is the second in the series The Theatre of Galdós launched in 1992 to mark the centenary of this great writer's turn to the stage. All manuscripts, adaptaciones and reviews available in the Casa-Museo in Las Palmas and the Biblioteca Nacional in Madrid have been consulted in order to provide as informed an edition as possible. Issues of class and gender are of particular interest in La loca de la casa, where social classes clash and then fuse as the power of motherhood is exploited and arguably abused. Torres, Sixto E.1993 0-7734-9356-5 408 pages
This collection provides scholars and researchers unique access to valuable, but heretofore unpublished work by one of Spain's most talented contemporary playwrights of the Franco and post-Franco eras. Of particular importance is the inclusion of El Enemigo, a psychological drama written in 1943 to which many of the elements of his more mature theatre may be traced. The remaining plays written between 1982 and 1991 are crucial in helping us gain greater insight and appreciation for the development of his theatre during the first full decade of Democratic Spain. The prefatory study and introduction provide a solid framework, and the volume contains the most extensive critical bibliography on his theatre to date. Bayó Belenguer, Susana2001 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. Williams, Jay G.2012 0-7734-4239-1 376 pages
America’s greatest 19th Century Cartoonist, Thomas Nast is the one chiefly responsible for our Christmas vision of a jolly, red-suited, and plump Santa Claus. But more than a playful artist, Jay G. Williams suggests that Nast is an iconographer, building within pictorial images the presence of the sacred as he popularized political and cultural symbols like Lady Columbia. Copiously illustrated, Williams presents Nash’s work in such a way as to bring together politics, religion, and culture in the images themselves. While popularizing these images, Nast also sanctified them. And in the tension between the two realms, Nast’s work lives on. Potter, Martin2009 0-7734-3854-8 320 pages
The only study to focus on these three novels. The argument departs from previous scholarship by emphasizing the ambivalence and even, to some extent, hostility, evinced by each of the authors to aspects of modern social conditions, and by examining their discontents in detail. Also shows a portrayal by the authors of a gradual increase in the tensions they detect in social and artistic conditions during the modern period. Toruño, Rhina1996 0-7734-4258-8 228 pages
Topic headings include: Marco Teorico; Datos biograficos de Elena Garro; Felipe Angeles - El juicio de la revolucion Mexicana; Y matarazo no llamo - Diversos analisis de interpretacion de esa novela, considerada como un reflejo de la conciencia social de Mexico en la decada de los; Reencuintro de personajes - metaficcion e intertextualidad se dan cita; Conclusiones finales.
In Spanish throughout. Romano, Evelia2004 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. Austin, Karen1990 0-88946-373-5 748 pages
Angel Guerra is an excellent example of the great tradition of nineteenth-century realism. The translation reveals the complex interplay of Spanish history, politics, and European literary influences that characterize the many works of Galdós. The introduction investigates the philosophical influences, especially Krausism, in his realist novels, and contains a biographical sketch of the author. Gutierrez, Antonio Garcia2005 0-7734-6170-1 140 pagesTranslation from Spanish to English Trimble, Robert G.2002 0-7734-7128-6 148 pages Hartzenbusch, Juan Eugenio2003 0-7734-6622-3 132 pages Cobb, Carl W.1997 0-7734-8418-3 272 pages
The major contribution of this volume resides in the aesthetic quality of the poetic translations. The originals are by a poet who cultivated the sonnet through his careeer, including during a period (toward the 1950s) when the sonnet was generally discarded in favor of social poetry, generally in simple prosaic forms. Gaos retained the trditional Spanish (or Petrarchan) form, and cultivated a high ideal which was subtly expressed in his poetry.This book is a loving contribution to an area of poetry often slighted in this century, but Vicente Gaos and his sonnets deserve to be remembered as a worthy addition to Spanish poetry. Partridge, Colin1995 0-7734-9089-2 250 pages Chishty-Mujahid, Nadya Q.2019 1-4955-0754-8 116 pages
This monograph examines a dozen British and American novels that focus on identical (monozygotic) twins, and attempts to determine how the complex relationships between twin siblings are perceived via the lens of modern English fiction. García-Corales, Guillermo2007 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. Dorsinville, Max2004 0-7734-6576-6 212 pages
This study is a contribution to literary and cultural history. It argues that, as mirrored acts of representation, the visual and verbal yield a common language based on the image defined by Ezra Pound as ‘an intellectual and emotional complex in an instant of time.’ The study refers to other modernist writers such as Joseph Conrad, T. S. Eliot, and Ernest Hemingway, the photography of Henri Cartier-Bresson, and the theories on perception of Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Jean-Paul Sartre, and John Berger. It applies these perspectives to the works of diverse writers who chose Cuba for a subject, finding a rich field for discussion of issues of representation, language and perception. In the concept of the gaze, it argues for the significance of a link between modernist theory and Cuban life represented in a range of works by Cristina Garcia, Edmundo Desnoes, Pico Iyer, Derek Walcott, and others, where nothing is what it seems. Helmbold, Anita2010 0-7734-4691-5 468 pages
This study utilizes a two-pronged approach to examine the rationale underlying the iconography of the frontispiece to Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyde in Corpus Christi College Cambridge Manuscript 61. It considers Chaucer in light of orality/literacy theory as well as in relation to prelection and interprets the work within a political framework. This book contains one color photograph. Barrow, Rosemary2007 0-7734-5443-8 292 pages
This book explores the reception of the classical world in painting from the mid-Victorian period to the second decade of the twentieth century, by seeking: to identify and interpret the artists’ choices of ancient textual and archaeological source material; to investigate significant relationships between particular works and contemporary literature and society; and to situate Victorian classicism in the visual arts within the practices of Victorian painting and the classical tradition. The nineteenth century witnessed important developments and discoveries in classical scholarship and archaeology which, along with major shifts in general sensibility, inevitably affected both academic and popular perceptions of antiquity. Drawing on such perceptions, painters in Victorian Britain brought new approaches to the visualization of the ancient past. Today, popular notions of classical-subject painting envision escapist images of a dreamy and idyllic ancient world. The stereotype is not wholly without foundation, but it drastically misrepresents the sophistication of Victorian constructions of antiquity which, among much else, make clear distinctions between representations of Rome and Greece and are capable of a strikingly original, and often deeply ironic, use of themes, motifs and allusions. This reality illustrates that, although classicism impinged on Victorian culture in a way that is almost unimaginable today, many artists acquired an unexpectedly precise and sophisticated knowledge of ancient history, literature and archaeology. Frier, David G.1996 0-7734-8836-7 372 pages
This study, the first book on Camilo Branco to appear in English, follows in the tradition of a biographical focus on the novelist's work but reevaluates this line of interpretation through a more rigorous approach than that attempted by previous readings of this kind. Camilo's religious sentiment, his sense of maternal deprivation and his presentation of love (in particular the fictional representation of his relationship with Ana Plácido) - topics frequently discussed by previous critics - are reassessed through an examination of non-fiction sources as well as through the novels themselves. In addition, this study establishes for the first time common features in the novelist's perspectives. A new reading is proposed which places Camilo in the context of an intense solipsistic doubt, which in turn leads to a projection of alternative visions of the self which prefigures Pessoa's project of heteronymy and, in a broader literary context, to a sense of existential anguish similar to that of many 19th- and 20th-century writers in other cultures. Rowe, Anne2002 0-7734-7288-6 236 pages
Reveals the visual arts as vital inspiration for many thematic and formal aspects of Iris Murdoch's fiction. It relates the paintings that appear in the novels to her experimentation with form, her attempts at rendering consciousness and to her philosophy. Finally, a study of characters who experience spiritual revelations in front of famous paintings endorses the centrality of the sublime in Murdoch's fiction and demonstrates how painting serves to liberate characters and readers alike from an illusory fantasy world. With illustrations. Lefkovitz, Aaron2016 1-63313-010-4 76 pages
This monograph argues and explains by popular musician and cultural icon Bob Dylan was rightly bestowed the Nobel Prize for Literature in October of 2016. The author connects the pieces of Dylan's long and interesting career to show that he was worthy of the honor that was bestowed on him. Combs, Colleen J.1997 0-7734-8424-8 152 pages
Examining Alarcón as a transitional figure between the Romantic and realist movements, this volume explores the effects of his Romantic tendencies on his portrayal of women. A brief biographical background focuses in particular on his relationships with women. The work proceeds with a story by story analysis of the female characters in Alarcón's largest collection, Cuentos amatorios, including his two best known stories, "El clavo" and "La Comendadora". It also covers stories from Historietas nacionales, and Narraciones inverosímiles. Chapter six examines three narratives that he excluded from his Obras completas. Their exclusion is based on the greater Romantic independence and subjectivity the young author allowed his female characters. Scarborough, Connie L.1993 0-7734-9316-6 196 pages
This study analyzes the female characters of the Cantigas as they appear in the written narrative and the illuminations of Escorial ms. T.J.I. In addition to the recurring presence of the Virgin Mary, the Cantigas portray women from a variety of social strata, racial and religious background, marital status, and occupations. The study examines visual narrative; theological and iconographic constructs of the Virgin; socio-historical, philosophical, and literary paradigms; female speech in the Miracle Narratives; the relationships of Mary to other women; and portrayals of female devotion to the Virgin. Davies, Catherine1993 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.