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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • French Dressingby Nancy K. Miller

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    French Dressing looks at the ancien régime's scenarios of libertine seduction--unsafe sex and its consequences for women's lives. It places the gender performances of male and female-authored novels in dialogue in order to recover the complexity of a century obsessed, as we are today, with writing and living plots of desire. French ... more...

  • Suche nach dem Handorakelby Helmut Lethen

    Wallstein Verlag 2012; US$ 8.47

    Hauptbeschreibung "Handorakel" nannte der spanische Jesuit Balthasar Gracián 300 Regeln der Weltklugheit, die er 1647 zusammenstellte. Helmut Lethen zeigte in seinen Verhaltenslehren der Kälte (1994), dass das spanische Brevier durch alle politischen, philosophischen und künstlerischen Fraktionen der Weimarer Republik kursierte. In seinem Essay "Suche... more...

  • El caballero de Olmedoby Teresa Otal

    Edhasa 2012; US$ 4.33

    Lope de Vega se basó en una popular leyenda castellana, Alonso, caballero procedente de Olmedo, se enamora en la feria de Medina ?y es correspondido? de Inés, prometida por su padre a Rodrigo. La dama, para evitar el enlace, finge una repentina vocación religiosa. Durante una corrida de toros en Medina Alonso salva la vida de su rival que, resentido... more...

  • The Epic of The Cidby Michael Harney

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2011; US$ 10.95

    The Epic of the Cid records the deeds of Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, the “Cid” of history and legend. A powerful warrior in the Christian reconquest of medieval Spain, a formidable strategist, and a charismatic leader, the Cid deeply impressed his contemporaries, both Christian and Muslim. Already, in his lifetime, songs, stories, and chronicles... more...

  • Traits d'unionby Andrew Wallis

    Narr Francke Attempto 2011; US$ 50.59

    Hauptbeschreibung La production romanesque au dix-septième siècle résiste à des définitions simples, surtout lorsqu'il s'agit du sous-genre des romans comiques. Cette étude, en passant par les anti-romans de Sorel, de Scarron et de Furetière, entreprend une analyse des espaces et des discours hybrides, en marge de la littérature dite " traditionnelle... more...

  • The Art of Worldly Wisdomby Baltasar Gracian; Christopher Maurer

    Crown Publishing Group 2010; US$ 19.99

    The remarkable best-seller -- a long-lost, 300-year-old book of wisdom on how to live successfully yet responsibly in a society governed by self-interest -- as acute as Machiavelli yet as humanistic and scrupulously moral as Marcus Aurelius. From the Hardcover edition. more...

  • Six French and English Translations of Don Quixote Comparedby Paula Luteran

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2010; US$ 139.95

    This study addresses some of the practical problems encountered in translating a literary work, whether within the same historical time frame or centuries later. Cervantes’ masterpiece is carefully compared to translations in French by Cësar Oudin, Francois Filleau de Saint-Martin and Louis Viardot and in English by Thomas Shelton, Peter... more...