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  • Lorca's Poet in New Yorkby Betty Jean Craige

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Written in 1929--1930, when Federico García Lorca was visiting Columbia University, Poet in New York stands as one of the great Waste Land poems of the 20th century. It expresses, as Betty Jean Craige writes in this volume,"a sudden radical estrangement of the poet from his universe" -- an an estrangement graphically delineated in the dissonant,... more...

  • The Literary Mind of Medieval and Renaissance Spainby Otis H. Green; John E. Keller

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    The twelve essays in this fiorilegio of the work of Otis H. Green afford a representative view of the thought and scholarship of one of the world's foremost Hispanists. In each of them is developed some important facet of the intellectual milieu of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, reflecting Otis Green's life-long and wide-ranging quest for evidence... more...

  • The New Dramatists of Mexico 1967--1985by Ronald D. Burgess

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    In 1976 a dozen hopeful young Mexican dramatists -- most of them studying with Emilio Carballido -- began staging plays, primarily in small, out-of-the-way theater, and publishing them, mostly in university magazines with limited distribution. Until now, more than twenty years later, there has been no comprehensive study devoted either to this original... more...

  • The Double Strandby Frank Dauster

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Two strands, one indigenous, the other imposed, pro-duce the poetic and cultural tensions that give form to the work of five contemporary Mexican poets -- All Chumacero, Efrain Huerta, Jaime Sabines, Ruben Bonifaz Nuno, and Rosario Castellanos. Although all five are significant figures, only Castellanos has yet been widely studied in the United States,... more...

  • La Diana of Montemayor as Social and Religious Teachingby Bruno M. Damiani

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Jorge de Montemayor's great pastoral novel La Diana (1559), one of the fountainheads of Spanish Renaissance literature, has often been regarded as a work written merely to amuse an effete courtly world. Bruno M. Damiani argues here that, far from being simply a "pastoral dream," Diana has profound socio-historical and religious dimensions, and... more...

  • Christian Allegory in Early Hispanic Poetryby David William Foster

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Distinguishing figural or typological allegory -- a method adapted from the Christian exegesis of the Old Testament -- from the broader Hellenistic concept of allegory, this book examines its use in representative poems of early Hispanic literature. The author focuses on the thematic and structural employment of this originally nonliterary device... more...

  • Toward Octavio Pazby John M. Fein

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    The undisputed intellectual leadership of Octavio Paz, not only in Mexico but throughout Spanish America, rests on achievements in the essay and in poetry. In the field of the essay, he is the author of more than twenty-five books on subjects whose diversity -- esthetics, politics, surrealist art, the Mexican character, cultural anthropology, and... more...

  • Four Comedies by Pedro Calderón de la Barcaby Pedro Calderón de la Barca; Kenneth Muir

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Calderón, the great dramatist of Spain's Golden Age, was a skilled writer of comedy. His serious dramas have long been highly regarded in the English-speaking world, but his many sparkling comedies are an untapped reservoir for the contemporary theater. The four plays in this volume, three of which appear in English for the first time, have been translated... more...

  • Beyond the Metafictional Modeby Robert C. Spires

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    The term metafiction invaded the vocabulary of literary criticism around 1970, yet the textual strategies involved in turning fiction back onto itself can be traced through several centuries. In this theoretical/critical study Robert C. Spires examines the nature of metafiction and chronicles its evolution in Spain from the time of Cervantes to the... more...

  • Refiguring Authorityby E. Michael Gerli

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00

    In this wide-ranging study E. Michael Gerli shows how Cervantes and his contemporaries ceaselessly imitated one another -- glossing works, dismembering and reconstructing them, writing for and against one another -- while playing sophisticated games of literary one-upmanship. The result was that literature in late Renaissance Spain was often more... more...