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- Penguin Group US 2006; US$ 13.00
The masterwork of Spain?s preeminent dramatist?now in a new verse translation Life Is a Dream is a work many hold to be the supreme example of Spanish Golden Age drama. Imbued with highly poetic language and humanist ideals, it is an allegory that considers contending themes of free will and predestination, illusion and reality, played out against... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 30.00
Known as the “Spanish Homer,” Luis de Góngora y Argote (1561–1627) is widely considered to be Spain’s greatest poet. He was both praised and vilified during his lifetime, but his reputation waned in the years after his death; in the 1920s, he was championed by the Modernists, including Federico García Lorca,... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 100.00
This book examines how Latin American writers, artists, and intellectuals negotiate with an evolving Western culture which, through neo-colonial structures, relegates them to marginal or subaltern positions. Among the authors studied are: Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, Rubén Darío, Jorge Luis Borges, and Alberto Fuguet. more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 18.99
"The Library of Babel" is arguably Jorge Luis Borges' best known story--memorialized along with Borges on an Argentine postage stamp. Now, in The Unimaginable Mathematics of Borges' Library of Babel, William Goldbloom Bloch takes readers on a fascinating tour of the mathematical ideas hidden within one of the classic works of modern... more...
- De Gruyter 2008; US$ 91.00
Selected present-day dramatists from Spain and Latin-America speak about their theatre and its present situation. The perspective is that of the authors, not of literary or drama critics. The result is a series of surprising thoughts and analyses which do not feature in the usual specialist discussions. more...
- Amsterdam University Press 2007; US$ 29.25
Cervantes, Lope de Vega, Gabriel Bocángel, Calderón de la Barca en natuurlijk Francisco de Quevedo, het is maar een greep uit de meesterdichters van wie werk in De Spaanse Gouden Eeuw in honderd sonnetten is opgenomen. Nijhoffprijswinnaar Dolf Verspoor nam van in totaal dertig bekende en minder bekende auteurs uit de Spaanse renaissance en barok herdichtingen... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 31.00
Garcilaso de la Vega (ca. 1501–36), a Castilian nobleman and soldier at the court of Charles V, lived a short but glamorous life. As the first poet to make the Italian Renaissance lyric style at home in Spanish, he is credited with beginning the golden age of Spanish poetry. Known for his sonnets and pastorals, gracefully depicting beauty... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 105.00
This book explores manifestations of physical disability in Spanish American narrative fiction and performance, from José Martí's late nineteenth century crónicas, to Mario Bellatín's twenty-first century novels, from the performances of Guillermo Gómez-Peńa and Coco Fusco to the testimonio and filmic depictions of Gabriela Brimmer. more...
- University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 18.00
A schoolteacher whose poetry catapulted her to early fame in her native Chile and an international diplomat whose boundary-defying sexuality still challenges scholars, Gabriela Mistral (1889–1957) is one of the most important and enigmatic figures in Latin American literature of the last century. The Locas mujeres poems collected here are... more...