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- De Gruyter 2010; US$ 126.00
the East Prussian poet Simon Dach is considered to be the master of Baroque social poetry. However, the narrative subject in his occasional poems cannot always be interpreted as the conventional "I" role. Rather, it is the bearer of different discourses which come into conflict with each other in times of a personal crisis of the poet. The study interprets... more...
- Princeton University Press 1993; US$ 27.50
Here David Ellison explores the problems encountered by France's best experimental authors writing between 1956 and 1984, when faced with the question: "What should my writing be about ?" These years are characterized by the rise of the "new novelists," who questioned the representational function of writing as they created works of imagination that... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 149.00
From 1660 to c 1700, England set her eyes on Spain and on the seventeenth-century Spanish comedy of intrigue with an aim to import new plots and characters that might appeal to the Anglo-Saxon audience. As a consequence, Hispanic drama in translation enjoyed a period of relative popularity never to be repeated until the turn of the twenty-first century.... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 95.00
This book looks at Cuban and Argentine theater of the late 1960s and early 1970s to see how the idea of spectacle as violence was used to comment on and question the social and political violence that was unfolding offstage. more...
- Cambridge University Press 1982; US$ 29.00
This clearly argued study, structuralist in approach and sensitive to nuances of style and language, will appeal to students of modern critical theory and comparative literature as well as to Hispanists. more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2010; US$ 75.00
Joseph Bédier (1864-1938) was one of the most famous scholars of his day. He held prestigious posts and lectured throughout Europe and the United States, an activity unusual for an academic of his time. A scholar of the French Middle Ages, he translated Tristan and Isolde as well as France's national epic, The Song of Roland. Bédier was... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 89.95
Reading, Writing, and Errant Subjects in Inquisitorial Spain explores the conception and production of early modern Spanish literary texts in the context of the inquisitorial socio-cultural environment of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Prendergast analyzes instances of how the elaborate censorial system and the threat of punishment that both... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 99.95
The pregnant, birthing, and nurturing body is a recurring topos in early modern French literature. Such bodies, often metaphors for issues and anxieties obtaining to the gendered control of social and political institutions, acquired much of their descriptive power from contemporaneous medical and scientific discourse. Read brings together literary... more...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2011; US$ 10.95
The Epic of the Cid records the deeds of Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, the Cid of history and legend. A powerful warrior in the Christian reconquest of medieval Spain, a formidable strategist, and a charismatic leader, the Cid deeply impressed his contemporaries, both Christian and Muslim. Already, in his lifetime, songs, stories, and chronicles... more...