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  • Cervantes and the Mystery of Lawlessnessby Alban K. Forcione

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 31.50

    This examination of the last two tales of Cervantes' Novelas ejemplares reveals the Christian Humanist tradition implicit in the most elusive works of the collection. In his study of El casamiento enganoso and El coloquio de los perros Alban Forcione demonstrates that Cervantes retained in their ostensible pessimism the themes of Erasmus' vision of... more...

  • The Hitting Gameby Graham Clifford

    Seren 2014; US$ 14.57

    'The Hitting Game' is the first collection of poems by the London-based young poet Graham Clifford. The vibrancy of the poet's voice and the immediacy of his claims upon our attention are clear. These poems provoke as well as delight. Characters arrive as 'you' in 'Obvious Constellations' 'Amazing' and 'Trying'. Incidents are approached from disarmingly... more...

  • Life Is a Dreamby Pedro Calderon de la Barca; Denis Florence Mac-Carthy

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99

    Life is a Dream is a play about free will and fate. A king imprisons his son who, it is prophesied, will destroy the kingdom. The people believe the son to be dead, but when he is a grown man the king brings him before the public and asks them to chose his fate. The play was written in 1635 and is the most famous work by Spanish playwright Pedro Calderon... more...

  • Spansby Elizabeth Seydel Morgan

    LSU Press 2014; US$ 9.95

    Through the poems in Spans, Elizabeth Seydel Morgan examines life from the perspective of one who appreciates the complexities of the world but finds pleasure in events as predictable as the changing of the seasons or as uncomplicated as a visit to an art museum. Morgan accepts the inevitability of change but mourns the loss of "what we don't know... more...

  • Memory and Identity in the Narratives of Soledad Puértolasby Tamara L. Townsend

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    This study provides a comprehensive look at the writings of Soledad Puértolas, 2010 inductee into the Real Academia Española, and the ways in which the contemporary individual in Spain constructs meaning and identity through memory. more...

  • Querenciaby Stephen Bodio; Malcolm Brooks

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 14.95

    Born in Boston, Stephen Bodio wandered into Magdalena, New Mexico, in the 1970s while on his way to Montana and never left. He was accompanied by Betsy Huntington, who was twenty years his senior; the couple had been inseparable from the day they met. After stumbling upon a vintage home along the highway, they settled into a country life; it was the... more...

  • War Poetby Jon Stallworthy

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2014; US$ 15.99

    Jon Stallworthy wrote his first poems during school days shadowed by the Second World War and a mother?s memories of a brother and friends killed in the First. At school he was introduced to the poems of Wilfred Owen, whose biography he would later write, and to those of others who would be represented in his Oxford Books of War Poetry . Many of the... more...

  • Female Amerindians in Early Modern Spanish Theaterby Gladys Robalino; Judith G. Caballero; Erin Alice Cowling; Ronna Feit; Esther Fernandez; María Ferrer-Lightner; Melissa Figueroa; Glenda Nieto-Cuebas; María Luisa Quiroz Taub; Moisés R. Castillo

    Bucknell University Press 2014; US$ 84.99

    This book uses a gender perspective to study the female Amerindian characters in Early Modern Spanish Comedias. The chapters in this collection bring different approaches and perspectives that intersect between feminism and cultural studies while they also critically deconstruct the European representation of Amerindian women. more...

  • Broken Cupby Margaret Gibson

    LSU Press 2014; US$ 9.95

    Broken Cup brings breathtaking eloquence to what Margaret Gibson describes as "traveling the Way of Alzheimer's" with her husband, poet David McKain. After his initial and tentative diagnosis, Gibson suspended her writing for two years; but then poetry returned, and the creative process became the lightning rod that grounded her and presented a path... more...

  • Benito Perez Galdos and the Creative Processby Walter T. Pattison

    University of Minnesota Press 1954; US$ 67.50

    Most critics would rank Benito Perez Galdos second only to Cervantes among the great novelists of Spain. However, in spite of the esteem in which he is generally held, Galdos has been the subject of relatively few scholarly studies. Professor Pattison, by more...