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  • Libro de Buen Amorby Juan Ruiz; Raymond Smith Willis

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 79.00 US$ 71.89

    This edition is designed to open the enchanting book to all readers of modern Spanish. Raymond Willis has regularized and brought the medieval text as close as possible, without falsification, to modern canons. The text is printed integrally, without annotation. Mr. Willis' English paraphrase, printed on facing pages, is written in syntactical constructions... more...

  • The Evolution of the French Novel, 1641-1782by Elaine Showalter

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 53.00 US$ 48.23

    In France between 1641 and 1782 the romance developed into the novel. Mr. Showalter's intensive study of the novel, particularly during the critical period 1700-1720, shows that an important movement toward nineteenth century realism was taking place. To trace this development the author has selected five phenomena?time, space, names, money, and the... more...

  • Cervantes' Christian Romanceby Alban K. Forcione

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 29.95 US$ 27.25

    Alban Forcione analyzes the problem which has most troubled modern readers of the Persiles , its episodic character and confusing proliferation of action. Examining closely the structure of the romance Cervantes considered his masterpiece and boldest contribution to literature, Mr. Forcione discerns in it a simple pattern: a coherent cycle of catastrophe... more...

  • Juan de Menaby Cristina Moya García

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 115.00

    A collection of essays by leading scholars that examine the two facets of Juan de Mena's life as lawyer and poet. more...

  • Remembering French Algeriaby Amy L. Hubbell

    UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 55.00

    Colonized by the French in 1830, Algeria was an important French settler colony that, unlike its neighbors, endured a lengthy and brutal war for independence from 1954 to 1962. The nearly one million Pieds-Noirs (literally ?black-feet?) were former French citizens of Algeria who suffered a traumatic departure from their homes and discrimination upon... more...

  • The Other Rise of the Novel in Eighteenth-Century French Fictionby Olivier Delers

    University of Delaware Press 2015; US$ 69.99

    The Other Rise of the Novel relies on new research concerning the relevance of bourgeois values and ideals in the early modern period in France to question the extent to which characters in works of fiction portray the rise of individualistic and self-interested behavior. It argues that novels like Manon Lescaut , Lettres d?une Péruvienne... 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...

  • Woman, Your Hour Is Soundingby Nancy Sloan Goldberg

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 115.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...