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  • 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...

  • Selected Poems of Luis de Góngoraby Luis de Góngora; John Dent-Young

    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...

  • Selected Poems of Garcilaso de la Vegaby Garcilaso de la Vega; John Dent-Young

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 32.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Art of Humour in the Teatro Breve and Comedias of Calderón de la Barcaby Ted L.L. Bergman

    Boydell & Brewer 2003; US$ 95.00

    Parody, satire and a number of other comic techniques are shown to play an unsuspected but integral part in Calderon's work. more...

  • Rhetoric and Politicsby Nicholas Spadaccini; Jenaro Talens

    University of Minnesota Press 1997; US$ 90.00

    Wide-ranging in focus, these essays demonstrate that the work of seventeenth-century Spanish Jesuit Baltasar Gracián offers insights into the deployment of rhetoric under the ?New World Order.? ?Rhetoric and Politics will do much to stimulate a renewed interest in Gracián and in the originality of Spanish culture.? David William Foster, Arizona State... more...

  • Woman, Your Hour Is Soundingby Nancy Sloan Goldberg

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 110.00

    French women of letters responded to the call to help their nation during the Great War, producing a large collection of war-centered writing including novels and short stories. While these authors were among the best-known, most critically-acclaimed, and prolific writers of their time, their names and works are largely forgotten now. Woman, Your... more...

  • Pedro Calderón de la Barcaby T. R. A. Mason

    Liverpool University Press 2003; US$ 70.00

    This is a definitive critical edition of the holograph manuscript (1639) of Calderón’s comedy. This volume traces the textual history of the play and lists variants from all known editions printed in or immediately after Calderón’s lifetime; it also gives a brief account of editions printed up to the end of the eighteenth century.... more...