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  • 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...

  • Antigüedad y actualidad de Luis Vélez de Guevaraby C. George Peale

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1983; US$ 173.00

    Esta colección de estudios críticos se ha compilado con el propósito de revalorar al genial comediógrafo del siglo XVII, Luis Vélez de Guevara (1579-1644), y, posiblemente, restablecerlo como figura de importancia en la historia del teatro español. 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...

  • The Art of Worldly Wisdomby Baltasar Gracian; Christopher Maurer

    The 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...

  • Aspects of Góngora's 'Soledades'by John R. Beverley

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1980; US$ 158.00

    This study of Góngora?s Soledades is intended to summarize and discuss some of the problems which seemed important for a better understanding of these poems. Special attention is paid to the two opposing ?camps? that developed over time; one mainly focussing on the form and the other on the content of Soledades . In this volume the authors tries... 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...

  • Calderón y el Barrocoby María Alicia Amadei-Pulice

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1990; US$ 90.00

    Amadei-Pulice examines the conflict between Lope's dramatic formula (comedia) and the new polytechnic formula that in the hands of Calderon merged dramatic poetry with visual and auditory effects (comedia de teatro). The author places the Spanish baroque theater within the wider context of a revolution in the theory of representation, signs, and meanings... 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...

  • 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...

  • Calderón de la Barca: Los Cabellos de Absalónby Gwynne Edwards

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 31.95

    Calderon de la Barca: Los Cabellos de Absalon is a part of a small yet important body of genuinely tragic plays written by Pedro Calderon de la Barca, one of the greatest tragic dramatis of the Golden Age. The book begins with a short biography of the life of Pedro Calderon de la Barca and how it influenced his works. It also discusses his greatest... more...