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  • Keats, Poe, and the Shaping of Cortazar's Mythopoesisby Ana Hernandez Del Castillo

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1981; US$ 158.00

    The Argentinian writer Julio Cortázar was clearly influenced by his predecessors John Keats and Edgar Allan Poe. However, to what extent? Which aspects of the two Romantics have been kept and which ones transformed by Cortázar?s imagination? And is there a common bond in the works of Keats and Poe which is also the common denominator for their works?... more...

  • Lorca, una escritura en tranceby Candelas Newton

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1992; US$ 165.00

    Lorca's poetry is founded upon a complex symbolical system of recurring motifs. This book analyses a number of those motifs as poetic signs through a contextual reading of Libro de poemas (1921) and Diván del Tamarit (1940) as the initial and final stages of Lorca's career. The sexual and religious crisis voiced in Libro de poemas achieves... more...

  • Mirages de la farceby Thierry Boucquey

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1991; US$ 158.00

    Establishing the notion of reasonable foolishness and foolish reason as a generic principle of the old French farce, Boucquey's study examines the interdependencies among four key mimetic phenomena: the demented universe of the Feast of Fools festival, the genre of the farce, Bruegel's representation of the world, and the euphoric comedies of triumphant... more...

  • Modelos dialógicos en la narrativa de Benito Pérez Galdósby Alicia G. Andreu

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1989; US$ 158.00

    Benito Perez Galdos sought a new narrative structure which would revitalize the literary models prevalent in 19th-century Spain. He found such a structure in the creation of a dialogue between normally incompatible texts — between old and new, national and foreign, high culture and low. From the confrontation of these incongruous texts a narrative... more...

  • Reading 'La Regenta'by Stephanie A. Sieburth

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1990; US$ 158.00

    Criticism of La Regenta has until recently focused on the text's plot as an extraordinarily coherent and convincing fictional world. Stephanie A. Sieburth demonstrates that the devices which produce order in the text are counterbalanced by an equally strong tendency toward entropy of meaning. The narrator is shown to be duplicitous and unreliable in... more...

  • Reason and the Passions in the 'Comedias' of Calderónby David Jonathan Hildner

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1982; US$ 158.00

    Introduction In 1675, six years before the death of Calderon, Benedict de Spinoza began to circulate cautiously among his friends and colleagues in the Netherlands the manuscripts of what was to be published posthumously as the Ethics. more...

  • Le Romantisme aux enchèresby Marie-Pierre Le Hir

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1992; US$ 158.00

    Reassessing the theoretical usefulness of the “high/low culture” perspective often found in writings on Romantic theater, this book shows how this dichotomy has obscured the centrality of melodrama as a dominant mode of Romantic expression in post-revolutionary France. The book focuses on Victor Ducange's production (1813-33) in order to... more...

  • Modern Argentine Poetryby Ben Bollig

    University of Wales Press 2011; US$ 150.00

    This book explores the themes of displacement, exile and migration in the work of the most important Argentine poets since the 1950s. The book outlines the poetry of key authors in the second half of the twentieth century as well as writing by younger poets at the turn of the century. It includes generous selections of the original poems with new translations... more...

  • Andreï Makine.by Murielle Lucie Clement

    Editions Rodopi 2011; US$ 30.00

    L’œuvre d’Andreï Makine, depuis Au temps du fleuve Amour , Le Testament français et Le Crime d’Olga Arbélina jusqu’à Requiem pour l’Est , La Musique d’une vie et La Vie d’un homme inconnu , ne cesse de déployer une sensibilité historique et une fine connaissance des comportements... more...

  • Narrating Indigenous Modernities.by Michaela Moura-Koçoglu

    Editions Rodopi 2011; US$ 85.80

    The Maori of New Zealand, a nation that quietly prides itself on its pioneering egalitarianism, have had to assert their indigenous rights against the demographic, institutional, and cultural dominance of Pakeha and other immigrant minorities – European, Asian, and Polynesian – in a postcolonial society characterized by neocolonial structures... more...