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  • Politics and Violence in Cuban and Argentine Theaterby Katherine Ford

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 100.00

    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...

  • Classical Spanish Drama in Restoration English (1660?1700)by Jorge Braga Riera

    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...

  • 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...

  • Modernity's Metonymsby Geraldine Lawless

    Bucknell University Press 2011; US$ 89.99

    Modernity's Metonyms considers the representation of temporal frameworks in stories by two nineteenth-century Spanish authors: the canonical Leopoldo Alas and Antonio Ros de Olano, an author who is receiving increasing attention from scholars of nineteenth-century Spanish literature. These narratives are considered in terms of their treatment of three... 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...