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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Cervantes' Christian Romanceby Alban K. Forcione

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    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...

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

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 53.00

    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...

  • Libro de Buen Amorby Juan Ruiz; Raymond Smith Willis

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 79.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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 Book of Count Lucanor and Patronioby Juan Manuel; John E. Keller; L. Clark Keating

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Don Juan Manuel, nephew of King Alfonso X, The Wise, knew well the appeal of exempla (moralized tales), which he believed should entertain if they were to provide ways and means for solving life's problems. His fourteenth-century book, known as El Conde lucanor , is considered by many to be the purest Spanish prose before the immortal Don Quixote... 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...