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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 Doubleday Religious Publishing Group 2010; US$ 11.99

    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...

  • Arte nuevo de hacer comediasby Lope de Vega

    Edhasa 1753; US$ 9.25

    Cruce de caminos entre un pasado de tentativas, un presente de evidencias y un futuro de indudables repercusiones, el Arte nuevo de hacer comedias en este tiempo (1609) resume el pulso dramático de una época y la posición estética y vital de su autor. Considerado el primer manifiesto del teatro moderno, Lope de Vega plasmó en él lo que ya había conseguido... 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...

  • Calderón y el Barrocoby María Alicia Amadei-Pulice

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1990; US$ 165.00

    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...

  • 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...