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  • 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...

  • Aesop's Fablesby John E. Keller; L. Clark Keating

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 50.00

    In 1489 Johan Hurus printed the first collection of fables in Spain, Lavida del Ysopetconsusfabulas hystoriadas . Illustrated with nearly 200 woodcuts, this work quickly became the most-read book in Spain, beloved of both children and adults. Reprinted many times in the next three centuries and carried to the New World, it brought to Spanish letters... more...

  • The Return of Astraeaby Frederick A. de Armas

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    In classical mythology Astraea, the goddess of justice, chastity, and truth, was the last of the immortals to leave Earth with the decline of the ages. Her return was to signal the dawn of a new Golden Age. This myth not only survived the Christian Middle Ages but also became a commonplace in the Renaissance when courtly poets praised their patrons... 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...

  • 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...

  • The Song of the Cidby Anonymous; Burton Raffel; Maria Rosa Menocal

    Penguin Group US 2009; US$ 15.00

    From a legendary translator: a magnificent new rendering of Spain's national epic Venture into the heart of Islamic Spain in this vibrant, rollicking new translation of The Song of the Cid , the only surviving epic from medieval Spain. Banished from the court of King Alfonso, the noble warrior Rodrigo Diaz, know as the Cid, sets out from Castile... more...

  • Selected Poetry of Francisco de Quevedoby Francisco de Quevedo; Christopher Johnson

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 40.00

    Francisco de Quevedo (1580–1645), one of the greatest poets of the Spanish Golden Age, was the master of the baroque style known as “conceptismo,” a complex form of expression fueled by elaborate conceits and constant wordplay as well as ethical and philosophical concerns. Although scattered translations of his works have appeared... more...

  • International Don Quixoteby Theo D'haen; Reindert Dhondt

    Editions Rodopi 2009; US$ 78.40

    Ever since its appearance, Miguel de Cervantes’ Don Quixote has exerted a powerful influence on the artistic imagination all around the world. This cross-cultural volume offers important new readings of canonical reinterpretations of the Quixote : from Unamuno to Borges, from Ortega y Gasset to Calvino, from Mark Twain to Carlos Fuentes. But to... more...

  • El Quijote en Américaby Friedhelm Schmidt-Welle

    Editions Rodopi 2010; US$ 85.80

    La novela Don Quijote forma parte de la herencia común de España y Latinoamérica más que cualquier otra obra española. Difícilmente se encontrará a un autor hispanoamericano que no haya dado su parecer sobre el Quijote, la novela o su creador, o qu more...