1. THE “COMEDIA” AND POINTS OF VIEW
Everett W. Hesse
The nine essays that make up this collection underscore Hesse's support for the notion of plurality in the seventeenth-century Spanish comedia. “Hesse has given us still another opportunity to share his imaginative and provocative observations on the Golden Age comedia.”—James Agustín Castañeda, Hispania.
ISBN 0-916379-07-8 xiii+175pp. Index. $54.50
2. PATRONIO Y LUCANOR: LA LECTURA INTELIGENTE “EN EL TIEMPO QUE ES TURBlO”
Marta Ana Diz
Language—as signifier and signified—serves as the focus of Diz's book on the Conde Lucanor. “This is an important work, a brilliant application of semiotics and narratology, precise, clear, and (unusual in such writing) eloquent.”—Peter Dunn, Journal of Hispanic Philology. “Diz's book offers several valuable new insights on the Conde Lucanor.”—Marina Scordilis Brownlee, Hispania. “This is, indeed, an intelligent reading of the Conde Lucanor which will have considerable impact on Juan Manuel criticism and fourteenth-century studies.”—Dayle Seidenspinner Núñez, Romance Philology.
ISBN 0-916379-01-9 183pp. Index. $56.00
3. THE STORY OF A FAIR GREEK OF YESTER-YEAR: A TRANSLATION FROM THE FRENCH OF ANTOINE-FRANÇOIS PRÉVOST'S “L'HIS-TOIRE D'UNE GRECQUE MODERNE”
James F. Jones, Jr.
The most competent and reliable English translation of Abbé Prévost's novel with an in-depth, scholarly, and brilliantly annotated introduction. “The text is introduced by a stimulating essay revealing a critical keenness and depth of perception as well as solid scholarship.”—Robert G. Marshall, The Eighteenth Century.
ISBN 0-916379-08-6 294pp. Bibliography. $50.00
4. JEAN DE SPONDE: LES SONNETS DE LA MORT OU LA POÉTIQUE DE L'ACCOUTUMANCE
Colette H. Winn
A stylistic analysis of the twelve Sonnets de la mort, based on the concept of “coupling.” “The scholarly research done for this study is great and the footnotes extensive.”—Catherine E. Campbell, The Sixteenth Century Journal. “Professor Winn's monograph deserves to be widely read, discussed, and used as a point of departure for the reassessment of Les Sonnets de la mort.”—David Lee Rubin, Renaissance Quarterly.
ISBN 0-916379-03-5 xi+108pp. [out of print]
5. EN BUSCA DE LA JUSTICIA SOCIAL: ESTUDI0 SOBRE EL TEATRO ESPAÑOL DEL SIGLO DE ORO
This book shows how Spanish Golden Age dramatists viewed various social problems of the time, among them the limpieza de sangre, conjugal honor and the incorporation of indigenous Americans into Spanish society. “While not everyone will agree with Weiner’s approach in these essays, all can learn from them.”—Daniel Heiple, Journal of Hispanic Philology. “The book can be recommended as a contribution on this very important subject.”—Joseph V. Ricapito, Revista de Estudios Hispánicos.
ISBN 0-916379-11-6 150pp. $54.50
6. COLLAPSE AND REORGANIZATION OF THE LATIN NOMINAL FLECTION AS REFLECTED IN EPIGRAPHIC SOURCES
Paul A. Gaeng, assisted by Jeffrey T. Chamberlain
A study of changes in noun and adjective declensional patterns in late Latin inscriptions from the eastern part of the Roman Empire (Dalmatia and the Balkans). “A valuable buttress to our theorizing concerning the stages in the collapse of the Latin declension.”—Douglas C. Walker, Language. “Une véritable étude definitive.”—Frank R. Hamlin, Critique. “...It affords a good overview of the inscriptional evidence for the development of noun and adjective inflection in the Imperial period. ...[This study] can be warmly recommended.”—Robert A. Hall, Romance Philology.
ISBN 0-916379-06-X xxvi+140pp. Appendices. Index. $54.00
7. THE ALEPH WEAVER: BIBLICAL, KABBALISTIC, AND JUDAIC ELEMENTS IN BORGES
A study of the Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges. The author traces the origin and development of his interest in Judaism and the ways in which he uses textual strategies and archetypal metaphors drawn from Jewish sources, including the Kabbalah. “One gains a better understanding of Borges' response to Nazism and how crucial this response was to his finest tales.”—Choice. “Una fuente particularmente valiosa para los críticos y lectores de habla inglesa y una contribución importante al campo general de los estudios borgianos”—Malva E. Filer, Discurso Literario. “An excellent introduction to an important aspect of Borges’ ‘oeuvre,’ a successful blend of literary history and criticism.”—John King, Bulletin of Hispanic Studies. “A stimulating addition to Borges studies.”—Salomon Lipp, Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos.
ISBN 0-916379-12-4 162pp. Index. $55.00
8. CERVANTES, HARDY, AND “LA FUERZA DE LA SANGRE”
Michael G. Paulson and Tamara Álvarez-Detrell
A critical edition of the early seventeenth-century French dramatist Alexandre Hardy's play, La Force du sang, which claims Cervantes’ novella as its unique source. “The edition is a good one...is most welcome, as it is the first critical edition ever offered of this play.”—Theodore E. D. Braun, Hispania.
ISBN 0-916379-13-2 178pp. Bibliography. Index. $55.50
9. DEFLECTION/REFLECTION IN THE LYRIC POETRY OF CHARLES D’ORLÉANS: A PSYCHOSEMIOTIC READING
Through a meticulous analysis of syntax, this psychosemiotic reading of the ballades and rondeaux of Charles d’Orléans demonstrates how both content and form reveal the paradoxes and complexities of the poetic persona created by this fifteenth century French poet. “Cholakian's analysis is perceptive, thought-provoking, and intriguing...the author avoids gratuitous observations, and responsibly defends his views on the psychological tensions underlying Charles’ poetry. In addressing the complicated question of Charles’ persona, focusing on imagery and especially on the use of syntax, Cholakian has made an important contribution to the study of Charles d'Orléans... His book demonstrates, at the very least, that there is much more to these deceptively simple poems than meets the eye.”—David A. Fein, French Review. “The book is cleanly organized, tersely written, provocative and rational at the same time.” —Ann Tukey Harrison, Fifteenth Century Studies.
ISBN 0-916379-21-3 94pp. Appendix. Bibliography. $55.00
10. THE GRAND AND THE FAIR: POE’S LANDSCAPE AESTHETICS AND PICTORIAL TECHNIQUES
Kent P. Ljungquist
An examination of Poe’s use of the conventions of the sublime and the picturesque, with a brief history of both traditions as they were developed in eighteenth-century America. “...an informative and provocative study.”—Glen A. Omans, Poe Studies Association Newsletter. “This is a book filled with new insights into individual tales and poems by Poe. ...It also provides a solid theoretical background for them.”— Donald Barlow Stauffer, University of Mississippi Studies in English.
ISBN 0-916379-20-5 216pp. $57.50
11. ESTUDIOS HUMANÍSTICOS SOBRE LA “CELESTINA”
D. W. McPheeters
This volume contains six previously-published studies, most of them substantially expanded, covering the years 1961-80. “These are all of McPheeters' most important studies.”—Alan Deyermond, Medieval Hispanic Research Seminar Newsletter. “The humanistic thrust of the essays reflect Professor McPheeters' thorough knowledge of the Spanish and Italian Renaissance.”—Charlotte Stern, Celestinesca. “A welcome collection.”—Dorothy Sherman Severin, Bulletin of Hispanic Studies.
ISBN 0-916379-09-4 110pp. Index. [out of print]
12. THE POETRY AND SELECTED PROSE OF CAMILLO SBARBARO
Vittorio Felaco, ed. and trans.
First English edition and translation of the works of Camillo Sbarbaro, leading twentieth-century Italian poet and prose writer. “This book provides an opportunity to become better acquainted with Sbarbaro, and therefore represents a step in the right direction.”—Franco Fido, Brown University.
ISBN 0-916379-19-1 312pp. Appendix. Bibliography $55.00
13. HISTORIA DE LA LENGUA ESPAÑOLA
María del C. Candau de Cevallos The book, consisting of fifteen chapters, begins with a synthesis of the theories of modern linguistics, traces the historical, cultural and linguistic development of the Spanish language, and ends with an interesting chapter on the Spanish spoken in Latin America.
ISBN 0-916379-22-1 284pp. [out of print]
14. RENAISSANCE AND GOLDEN AGE STUDIES IN HONOR OF D. W. McPHEETERS
Bruno M. Damiani, ed. and trans.
This volume gathers seventeen important contributions to a better understanding of the poetry, drama, and prose of the Golden Age. Theodore S. Beardsley, Jr., Francisco López Estrada, Everett W. Hesse, Margherita Morreale and A. Valbuena Briones are among the contributors.
ISBN 0-916379-10-8 xiii+255pp. $55.00
15. PARÁBOLAS DE IDENTIDAD: REALIDAD INTERIOR Y ESTRATEGIA NARRATIVA EN TRES NOVELISTAS DE POSGUERRA
Bernardo Antonio González A synchronic and diachronic study of works by Camilo José Cela, Miguel Delibes and Juan Goytisolo. “A solid contribution to modern Hispanic criticism”—Noël Valis, Johns Hopkins University.
ISBN 0-916379-31-0 195pp. $58.00
16. LA EDAD MEDIA (APROXIMACIÓN ALFONSINA)
In five concise chapters, this work represents the Middle Ages through the mental prism of Alfonso Reyes, better known as the “Mexicano Universal.” The book gives new insights into chivalric values, Marian movements, philosophic thought, mythical cycles, and folkloric tales of the age. “Una síntesis crítica definitiva del Alfonso Reyes medievalista”—James W. Robb, George Washington University. “Gariano has given us an important and unique piece of scholarship which besides being of interest to medievalists should be recommended to our Latin Americanist colleagues as well.”—Anthony P. Espósito, Speculum.
ISBN 0-916379-26-4 257pp. Index $50.00
17. TRADITION AND RENEWAL IN “LA GLORIA DE DON RAMIRO”
The first major study in English of La Gloria de don Ramiro discusses Enrique Lareta’s brilliant modernista novel in relation to nineteenth century European and Spanish-American literature, and offers lucid, fresh, and challenging critical analysis of its major themes. “Excellent book. Ibieta's research is solid, well organized, well controlled, and superbly documented; it is a model of fine scholarship.”—Myron I. Lichtblau, Hispanic Review. “The reader will find this a thorough and careful examination of Larreta's literary sources.”—Annella McDermott, Bulletin of Hispanic Studies.
lSBN 0-916379-29-9 147pp. Index [out of print]
18. ESTUDIOS LITERARIOS EN HONOR DE GUSTAVO CORREA
Charles Faulhaber, Richard Kinkade, T. A. Perry, eds.
Fifteen leading Hispanists contribute to this impressive volume with studies ranging from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century. Among the contributors are Reynaldo Ayerbe-Chaux, Theodore S. Beardsley, Jr., Biruté Ciplijauskaité, Manuel Durán, Charles Faulhaber, Richard Kinkade, Elias Rivers and Francisco Ruiz-Ramón.
ISBN 0-916379-14-0 229pp. [out of print]
19. PIERACCI AND SHELLEY: AN ITALIAN UR-CENCI
The author shows the English poet's genius in reshaping materials from an Italian neoclassical play to his own Romantic and Shakespearean work. This book includes the Italian original of Pieracci and an English translation. “The author has made two important and valuable contributions to the literature of the theater, for he has resurrected Pieracci's play and he has demonstrated its relevance to Shelley's work.”—Barbara Groseclose, Comparative Drama.
ISBN 0-916379-33-7 141pp. $57.50
20. THE POETRY OF GABRIEL CELAYA
Zelda Irene Brooks
Innovative socio-philosophical interpretation of the poetry of Gabriel Celaya, renowned poet personally known by the author. “Libro de valioso y variado trasfondo filosófico...extenso e importantísimo estudio.”—Alberto Baeza Flores, Nueva Estafeta.
ISBN 0-916379-27-2 98pp. Illustrations. $56.00
21. LA RELACIÓN O NAUFRAGIOS DE ÁLVAR NÚÑEZ CABEZA DE VACA
Martin A. Favata and José B. Fernández, eds.
A critical edition of Cabeza de Vaca's account of his North American journey, the Relación or Naufragios, based on the Valladolid text of 1555. Variants from the 1542 Zamora edition are noted, as well as information from the summary sent by Cabeza de Vaca and his companions to the Audiencia of Santo Domingo in 1539. Ample footnotes on names, history, geography, flora, fauna, and Cabeza de Vaca's route. “La edición es una contribución a la bibliografía de Cabeza de Vaca. El texto de la Relación está cuidadosamente fijado, y las notas son de utilidad. Es una bienvenida adición al campo de los estudios sobre las letras coloniales.”—Francisco J. Cevallos, Hispania. “A fine reproduction of the texts of both editions of Cabeza's tale.”—Paul E. Hoffman, Tampa Bay History.
ISBN 0-916379-35-3 172pp. Index. [out of print]
22. THE THEOLOGY OF “LA LOZANA ANDALUZA”
Pamela S. Brakhage
This book examines the relationship of Delicado's humanistic theology to the ironical and paradoxical style of La Lozana andaluza. “Meticulous study of Delicado's sense of word-play, vocabulary, rhetoric and of Lozana's novelistic structure.”—Bruno M. Damiani, Catholic University of America. ISBN 0-916379-34-5 77pp. [out of print]
23. GRACIÁN Y LA IMAGINACIÓN ARQUITECTÓNICA
A detailed analysis of the functional role of architectonic images from the Middle Ages to the seventeenth century. “A very valuable and well-structured study.”—David J. Hilner, Hispania. “[Checa] presents a perceptive and unique contribution to the traditional corpus of critical interpretation of allegorical works and provides the foundation for future research.”—Joan Cammarata, Modern Language Studies. “La labor de Checa es muy meritoria por su planteamiento, originalidad y meticulosa articulación teórica.”—Antonio Torres Alcalá, Revista de Estudios Hispánicos.
ISBN 0-916379-28-0 147pp. Index. [out of print]
24. MARÍA LUISA BOMBAL: REALIDAD Y FANTASÍA
Gloria Gálvez Lira
This volume examines Bombal's fictional works as a reflection of a socioeconomic period in Chilean life. It emphasizes the positive utilization of fantasy throughout Bombal's work as a compensatory and sublimating counterpart to the unsatisfied desires and emotional needs of her protagonists. This unique view is convincingly reinforced by Bombal's own words. The author conducted the last recorded interview with Bombal before her death. The interview took place in Viña del Mar in January 1979, and is included in its entirety as an Appendix. “[This work] will most certainly appeal to a broad range of readers... One gains a greater appreciation of the universality of Bombal's works.”—Virginia Brownell Levine, Hispania.
lSBN 0-916379-25-6 121pp. Appendix. Bibliography. [out of print]
25. IRONÍA Y TRAGEDIA EN CALDERÓN
Susana Hernández Araico
The author follows Hofmannsthal's and Ortega y Gasset's historical application of the Schlegels’ ideas on irony in order to establish the Spanish tragicomedia as an ironic response to social and aesthetic ualues. Her study touches on various Calderonian works but deals in particular with La hija del aire, Los cabellos de Absalón, Apolo y Climene, and El hijo del sol, Faetón. “Many of Hernández-Araico's remarks on the individual works [are] valuable and worthy of further attention.”—Diane Fox, Journal of Hispanic Philology. “Hernández-Araico adeptly synthesizes and interrelates complex techniques and theories. Her book is a valuable contribution to Calderonian criticism.”—Ann E. Wiltrout, Hispania.
ISBN 0-916379-18-3 154pp. [out of print]
26. GIACOMO ZANELLA: POET, ESSAYIST, AND CRITIC OF THE “RlSORGlMENTO”
Philip J. Spartano
The first comprehensive treatment, in English, of Giacomo Zanella. “Professor Spartano is to be commended for making available to the English reader a whole new corpus of information and original data on Zanella and the Veneto's men of letters of the Risorgimento.”—Roberto Severino, Georgetown University.
ISBN 0-916379-02-7 162pp. [out of print]
27. ARTHUR SHERBURNE HARDY: MAN OF AMERICAN LETTERS
E. Kate Stewart Preface by Louis J. Budd
A thorough and engaging treatment of Hardy as poet and prose writer. “Now that Dr. Stewart has introduced Hardy properly, [the reader] will get a surprised scrutiny as we reshape the history of American letters between the Civil War and World War I.”—Louis J. Budd, James B. Duke Professor of English, Duke University. Mentioned in American Literature. “Stewart's volume will be of value.”—Glenn O. Carey, American Literary Realism.
ISBN 0-916379-38-8 128pp. Appendix. Index. $58.50
28. THE DECAMERON
Giovanni Boccaccio -- Carmelo Gariano, ed. and trans.
Perceptive and well-written adaptation of Boccaccio's masterpiece, The Decameron. Superb reading for student and layman alike.
ISBN 0-916379-37-X 241pp. $50.00
29. ALIENATION IN GIUSEPPE BERTO
Giacomo A. Striuli
A most comprehensive study of alienation in Giuseppe Berto (1914-1978), the popular but controversial Italian author whose artistic endeavors include fiction, journalism, play writing, and cinematography. “A valuable, scholarly tool for the study of this contemporary author.”—Santo L. Arico, Italica.
ISBN 0-916379-30-2 96pp. Bibliography $56.50
30. IBERIAN PASTORAL CHARACTERS
An in-depth study of the Spanish pastoral romance from its Italian and Portuguese precedents through its demise in the early sixteenth century. Dr. Mujica examines the process of maturation in the art of character development that contributes to the transformation of the genre from simple romance to a form that more closely resembles the modern novel. Dr. Mujica demonstrates that Spanish pastoral characters evolve from the allegorical to the concrete, from the decorative to the substantive, as the role of free will increases in the genre. “[This book] constitutes a successful revaluation of the pastoral that leads to its greater appreciation.”—Anthony J. Cárdenas, Hispania. “Mujica aporta un filón de estudios que conviene tener en cuenta para conocer mejor la compleja literatura española de los Siglos de Oro y romper clichés seculares.”—Francisco López Estrada, Ínsula. “Mujica's analyses are interesting and useful.”—John A. Jones, Bulletin of Hispanic Studies. “Mujica mantiene su análisis en un equilibrio laudable.”—Pilar Fernández-Cañadas Greenwood, Cuadernos de ALDEEU.
ISBN 0-916379-17-S 261pp. $53.00
31. “EL ÚLTIMO GODO” AND THE DYNAMICS OF THE URDRAMA
Susan Niehoff McCrary -- Preface by John E. Keller
A figural and typological study of Lope's important historical drama. “A fresh and vital interpretation of an unfortunately half-forgotten play.” —John E. Keller, University of Kentucky. “[McCrary] has opened the way to a real and more profound comprehension of the complexity of Lope's historical vision in his dramas.”—Thomas E. Case, Hispania.
ISBN 0-916379-36-1 116pp. Index $57.50
32. EN TORNO AL HOMBRE Y A SUS MONSTRUOS: ENSAYOS CRÍTICOS SOBRE LA NOVELÍSTICA DE CARLOS ROJAS
Cecilia Castro Lee and C. Christopher Soufas, Jr., eds.
Fourteen critical essays on Carlos Rojas, one of the leading contemporary Spanish novelists, and winner of the Premio Nacional de Literatura, the Premio Planeta and the Premio Nadal. A study of characterization, symbolism, time, magic, and death, makes this the most important and comprehensive examination of Rojas' outstanding novelistic contributions. “Una valiosa aportación a la bibliografía del insigne novelista: un collage literario muy digno de Carlos Rojas.”—Concha Alborg, Hispanic Review. “This collection of critical essays is a timely addition to the current state of Rojas' studies.”—Margaret E. W. Jones, Bulletin of Hispanic Studies.
ISBN 0-916379-38-8 xvii+183pp. Bibliography. [out of print]
33. MOUNT ZION FIELD
J. Thomas O'Connell
Novelistic fiction about the relationship and interaction of men projected against the background of the civil rights movement in the south of the United States. Detailed characterization and setting description and intriguing plot; historically and culturally relevant. Excellent reading.
ISBN 0-916379-39-6 101pp. $54.50
34. PORTRAIT OF LOZANA: THE LUSTY ANDALUSIAN WOMAN
Francisco Delicado -- Translation, introduction, and notes by Bruno M. Damiani
“La aparición de esta traducción va a ser muy útil a los investigadores angloparlantes, especialmente los que quieren incluir esta obra en estudios de tipo comparativo.... Hay que aplaudir la labor del profesor Damiani en esta traducción; seguramente le costó más trabajo hacerla que le costó a Delicado escribir el original.”—Thomas Deveny, Cuadernos de ALDEEU. “A very important and highly recommendable translation by a known scholar devoted to this early picaresque novel.”—Lawrence H. Klibbe, Modern Language Studies.
ISBN 0-916379-41-8 vii+301pp. $55.50
35. OUT OF BOUNDS
Elizabeth Sullam -- Preface by Michael G. Cooke
A collection of sixty poems touching on the essence of existence: life, joy, sorrow, death. “Here is poetry, with the heft that comes from a gift for catching in flight a particular person, a place, an event, an object.”—Michael G. Cooke, Yale University.
ISBN 0-916379-40-X xii+116pp. $53.50
36. IL “MODUS DIGRESSIVUS” NELLA “DIVINA COMMEDIA”
Original study on the usefulness of the digressivus, one of the modi tractandi in Dante’s Commedia, seen as a calculated, challenging, and significant feature of the text. This book shows how well integrated the digressions are into Dante’s discourse, both from rhetorical (dispositio and elocutio) and poetical (themes and fabula) points of view. “The subject is most welcome.”—Marianne Shapiro, Italica. “Professor Corsi has earned the congratulations of all students of these perennially fascinating texts.”—Steven Botterill, Romanische Forschungen.
ISBN 0-916379-46-9 201pp. Index $58.75
37. LECTURAS (DEL TEMPRANO RENACIMIENTO A VALLE INCLÁN)
Juan Bautista Avalle-Arce
Some of the themes studied in depth with originality and erudition: the non-Castilian Spanish Renaissance of 1350; romances fronterizos, fuller background and new dates; Estebanillo González, beyond the picaresque; Juan Valera, summa artis; structure and Carlismo in the Episodios nacionales of Galdós; the Carlismo of Valle-lnclán confirming the deformation of Spain and extraordinary concept of Don Juan. “The range and depth of AvalleArce’s contributions make this volume a welcome addition to literary investigation and a model for further study.”—Sharon Ghertman Dahlgren, Modern Language Studies.
ISBN 0-916379-43-4 139pp. Index. [out of print]
38. LAS NOVELAS DE UNAMUNO
Rosendo Díaz Peterson
This book represents a new in-depth study of the main novels and the artistry of Miguel de Unamuno. The author argues convincingly that many of the interpretations applied to Unamuno’s novels are no longer valid, forcing us to reconsider the whole approach to the Rector of Salamanca. By submitting Unamuno's novels to a detailed textual analysis and comparing them with the rest of Don Miguel’s work, Díaz-Peterson places them within a perspective which allows the reader to perceive in a definitive manner their thought and artistry, emphasizing the role of scholasticism in all of Unamuno’s novels. “Una obra crítica de gran profundidad y de ineludible utilidad por sus aportaciones documentadas y bien analizadas.”—Lía N. Uriarte Rebandi, Letras Peninsulares.
ISBN 0-916379-44-2 104pp. [out of print]
39. SYNTAXE COMPARATIVE FRANÇAIS-ANGLAIS
Written in French, this book provides an analysis of parts of French syntax from the point of view of transformational linguistics. The book is based on recent research in that field. This method gives new insight into traditional matters and treats several topics which have never been discussed in traditional grammars. This book is aimed at the advanced undergraduate and graduate level and should be read by all teachers of the French language. The text is accompanied by exercises which involve the application of the theory. “Cet ouvrage a le mérite de donner un aperçu très clair de la version actuelle de la théorie transformationnelle et de son application au domaine contrastif. Les enseignants apprécieront également les nombreux exercices contenus dans l'ouvrage.”—Sylviane Granger, Centre d'Études Anglaises U. C. L., Cahiers de l'lnstitut de Linguistique de Louvaine.
ISBN 0-916379-42-6 123pp. Index. $59.50
40. LA SERRANILLA ESPAÑOLA
A model source study and an outstanding contribution to a better understanding and a greater appreciation of the serranilla, one of the most interesting expressions of medieval lyric poetry. “Scholars will find Marino’s analysis and discussion of the final stage of the development of the serranilla interesting and worthwhile.”—James F. Burke, Hispanic Review.
ISBN 0-916379-45-0 153pp. Appendix. Index. $59.50
41. CONTRARY VISIONS
Carolyn Kreiter-Kurylo -- Preface by Peter Klappert
“It is in a Blakean sense of Contraries that Carolyn Kreiter-Kurylo titles her first book Contrary Visions... The people in a number of these poems are deaf or blind or infirm, but the poet knows the world is no less various and intense when the eye is lightless or the ear mute, and she intuits how the senses may complement and supplement each other... Kreiter-Kurylo's poems proclaim the beauty and abundance of this world—of memory, history, art and music, of outcasts and exemplars and the fragile, natural economies they inhabit—and as they do so, quietly they celebrate themselves. They are their own best source of wonder...."—Peter Klappert, George Mason University. Award Winner, Yale Series of Younger Poets. “The concern in these poems with the visual, with how artists see, is obvious and praiseworthy, but what strikes me even more forcefully is the variety of tones and sound effects that are available to this poet, whose ear is as keen as her eye. There is plenty of intelligent pleasure in this collection.”— Henry Taylor, Pulitzer Prize Winner.
ISBN 0-916379-47-7 xvii+102pp. $54.50
42. RECONQUISTA Y LITERATURA MEDIEVAL
This study is a novel approach and significant contribution to the always challenging relationship between historical events and their representation in literature. The author argues forcefully and lucidly that the concept of Reconquest is not a post facto reflection of literary historians, but is very much present in the texts he studies (Poema de Mio Cid, Poema de Fernán González, Mocedades de Rodrigo). By submitting the literature to a close textual analysis, he is able to validate the thematic value of the Reconquest in Medieval Spanish literature.
ISBN 0-916379-48-5 127pp. $59.50
43. BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HEART PLACE
Rick Wilson -- Foreword by Richard Bausch
Winner of the David Lloyd Kreeger Creativity Award (1988) and the George Mason University Poetry Prize (1976), Brother Rick Wilson, T.O.R., presents here a collection of his finest creative writing—poems of family, love, suffering and memory. His poems are vivid, intelligent, musical, and intimate. “Sound is wonderfully wedded to sense here... This is a book which yields up in richness what I most long for when I pick up a book of poems: vision; experience; travel in the world as another soul views it.”—Richard Bausch. O. Henry Award; PEN/ Faulkner Award Citation.
ISBN 0-916379-51-5 63pp. [out of print]
44. FEMININE CONCERNS IN CONTEMPORARY SPANISH FICTION BY WOMEN
Roberto C. Manteiga, Carolyn Galerstein, and Kathleen McNerney, eds.
This book addresses a critical need in modern day literary criticism. While the literary work of contemporary Spanish male writers has received considerable attention, the same cannot be said for that of their female counterparts. The eleven articles in this collection—the first of its kind to be published in English—deal specifically with the social and psychological needs of women as reflected in the works of several contemporary Spanish women writers. “. . . well written, well researched, and thoughtfully articulated essays.”—Francesca Colecchia, Crítica Hispánica.
ISBN 0-916379-49-3 186pp. Bibliography [out of print]
45. A CONTRAPUNTAL METHOD FOR ANALYZING SPANISH LITERATURE
Pierre L. Ullman
This volume demonstrates how literary critics seeking to establish a structure for certain works of Spanish literature can classify their symbols according to the first two essays of Northrop Frye's Anatomy of Criticism. The present study essays the method with two episodes from Don Quixote, Lope de Vega's El caballero de Olmedo, Gallego's “Oda a la muerte de la Duquesa de Frías,” Zorilla’s Don Juan Tenorio, Galdós’' Torquemada en la hoguera, Clarín’s “¡Adiós, Cordera!,” Palacio Valdés’ José, Valle-lnclán's “Rosarito,” and two vignettes from Juan Ramón Jiménez' Platero y yo. “The book under review will be of value to anyone studying the titles listed above. Ullman's interpretations are too powerful to be ignored by any scholar researching a work he studies here.”—Stephen Miller, Hispanic Review.
ISBN 0-916379-52-3 260pp. [out of print]
46. SPANISH GRAMMAR AND CULTURE THROUGH PROVERBS
Richard D. Woods
Over 3500 proverbs comprise this collection for teachers and students of Spanish who wish to pursue grammar through the delightful medium of folk wisdom. These maxims, arranged by twenty categories of grammar, are immediately retrievable through a detailed index. Furthermore, a bonus feature is highlighted cognates, that is, words susceptible to instant recognition and exact translation from Spanish to English for easy vocabulary development. “Appreciative of the volume's useful and accessible arrangement, I am compelled to conclude that 'un libro bueno no tiene precio’.”—Bart L. Lewis, Scolas Bulletin.
ISBN 0-916379-53-1 xvi+108pp. Indexes. Bibliography. [out of print]
47. THE LEGEND OF BERNARDO DEL CARPIO: FROM CHRONICLE TO DRAMA
David G. Burton -- Preface by John Lihani
Comedia de la libertad de España por Bernardo del Carpio, a play written in 1579 by Juan de la Cueva, is based upon events in the life of the legendary hero of the Spanish Middle Ages. Professor Burton demonstrates in this first complete study of the play that Cueva goes beyond the mere presentation of Bernardo del Carpio and his victory over Charlemagne and the French army at Roncesvalles. The study is important in the criticism of the early Spanish Theater because it shows that Cueva imbued his play with many levels of meaning, as the exultation of a national hero, as a political allegory of Philip lI's attempt to add Portugal to the Spanish crown, as a triumph of virtue over vice, and, at its heart, as a statement of faith in which forgiveness and the promise of redemption follow sin and repentance. “Burton deserves thanks for his interesting analysis of Cueva's style. Future Bernardo studies will have to take this work into consideration.”—Anthony J. Cárdenas, Journal of Hispanic Philology.
ISBN 0-916379-54-X 150pp. $50.00
48. PIRANDELLISM AND SAMUEL BECKETT'S PLAYS
Godwin Okebaram Uwah
Thorough presentation of Pirandello's concepts of drama, reality, stage innovation, and parallels with the theater of Samuel Beckett.
ISBN 0-916379-55-8 145pp. $58.00
49. ITALO-HISPANIC LITERARY RELATIONS
J. Helí Hernández, ed.
This collection of comparative essays re-examines and discovers new literary links between Italy, Spain, and Latin America which will provide the reader with a better understanding of the meaning, significance, and literary value of the works examined. Among the co-authors and their essays are: Nancy D'Antuono on commedia dell'arte in Spain; Giulio Massano on Italian influences in the genesis of the pícaro; Luigi Imperiale on Aretino and Francisco Delicado; Mario Aste on Hispanic-Sardinian writers. In addition, this collection also includes two Italo-Latin American essays by Vincenzo Bolletino and Galo Acevedo-Vaca.
ISBN 0-916379-56-6 150pp. $53.00
50. STUDIES IN HONOR OF ELIAS RIVERS
Bruno M. Damiani and Ruth El Saffar, eds.
Former students of the distinguished professor and scholar provide here a collection of thought-provoking studies touching on a variety of topics, from secular poetry and pastoral prose to Don Quixote and mysticism. "These essays, contributed by fifteen of Elias Rivers' students, are a fitting tribute to a teacher capable of awakening interests and inspiring careers."—Eric W Naylor, Hispania.
ISBN 0-916379-32-0 200pp. $50.00