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  • Galdós and the Irony of Languageby Diane F. Urey

    Cambridge University Press 1982; US$ 30.00

    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...

  • Creole Medievalismby Michelle R. Warren

    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...

  • Reading, Writing, and Errant Subjects in Inquisitorial Spainby Ryan Prendergast

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 99.95

    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...

  • Birthing Bodies in Early Modern Franceby Kirk D. Read

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 119.95

    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...

  • The Epic of The Cidby Michael Harney

    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...

  • Miguel De Cervantesby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 54.00

    Credited with having written one of the first "novels", Cerventes' masterwork Don Quixote continues to inspire and was recently released in a new translation. more...

  • Unmade Roadsby Alan Franks

    Muswell Press 2010; US$ 7.29

    A collection of moving, witty and passionate poems about love, loss and landscape, about men and women struggling to find meaning in a land reeling from urbanisation. Here too are beautifully crafted homages to Donne, Arnold, Clare, Betjeman and many more. more...

  • Translation and the Rise of Inter-American Literatureby Elizabeth Lowe; Earl E Fitz

    UPF 2007; US$ 34.95

    Explains how stylistic and linguistic choices made by the translator can have a profound effect on how literary works are perceived by readers unfamiliar with a foreign language. They also point out ways in which the act of translation is critical to the discipline of comparative literature. more...

  • Gender and Representationby Lou Charnon-Deutsch

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1990; US$ 158.00

    Applying recent European and Anglo-American feminist scholarship to the problems of gender representation, Charnon-Deutsch challenges the prevailing idea that the 19th-century Spanish novel is woman centered. The author's examination of novels by Valera, Pereda, Alas, and Galdos demonstrates that these works are instead a complex exploration of male... more...

  • Racial Experiments in Cuban Literature and Ethnographyby Emily Maguire

    UPF 2011; US$ 74.95

    Examines how a cadre of writers reimagined the nation and re-valorized Afro-Cuban culture through a textual production that incorporated elements of the ethnographic with the literary. more...