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  • Gracian's Manualby Martin Fischer

    Charles C Thomas 1979; US$ 44.95

    This timeless collection of the aphorisms of Balthasar Gracian, the seventeenth century Spanish philosopher, continues to appeal to knowledgeable and reflective people the world over. Presented here in a precise and sensitive translation of Oraculo Manual y Artye de Prudencia, Gracian's wit and lore will delight and instruct the reader on the spectrum... more...

  • Cervantesby Jeremy Robbins; Edwin Wiliamson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    This volume commemorates the quatercentenary of Don Quijote (Part I, 1604-05), widely acknowledged to be the 'first modern novel'. Through Don Quijote , his Exemplary Novels and other major works, Cervantes, Spain's master novelist, has for centuries shaped and profoundly influenced the different literatures and cultures of numerous countries... more...

  • Poems to Lisiby Francisco de Quevedo; D. Gareth

    Exeter University Press 2014; US$ 95.00

    This edition of Quevedo’s Poems to Lisi is a successor to the same editor’s original text in Exeter Hispanic Texts, which only contained the Spanish text of the poems. Rather than reprint that edition, the editor has chosen to make the text more widely available by setting his own English verse translations alongside the Spanish originals.... more...

  • No Ordinary Manby Donald P. McCrory

    Peter Owen Publishers 2005; US$ 12.99

    The first biography to be aimed at the general reader as much as at students and historians, No Ordinary Man is a fascinating study of the life and work of Miguel de Cervantes (1547–1616), the writer known as the "Spanish Shakespeare" and author of the timeless classic Don Quixote . A renaissance man in all senses of the term, Cervantes was,... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Calderónby Robert ter Horst

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Although Pedro Calderón de la Barca was one of the greatest and most prolific playwrights of Spain's Golden Age, most of his nonallegorical comedias -- 118 in all -- have remained unknown. Robert ter Horst presents here the first full-length study of these works, a sustained, meditative analysis dealing with more than 80 plays, conveying a sense... more...

  • Calderónby Pedro Calderón de la Barca; Kenneth Muir; Ann L. Mackenzie

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    This volume is a sequel to Four Comedies of Calderón (1980), which was hailed by reviewers as superb, faithful, and actable. The three comedies in the present volume are generally counted among Calderón's masterpieces: Casa con dos puertas mala es de guardar (A House with Two Doors Is Difficult to Guard) ; No hay burlas con el amor (No Trifling... more...