101. IN LANGUAGE AND IN LOVE: MARGUERITE DURAS: THE UNSPEAKABLE
Mechthild Cranston, ed.
This collection of eight critical essays on the modern French novelist (selected from a session devoted to her at the 1991 MLA meeting) employs contemporary theory to examine “the unspeakable” in relation to postmodern (and classical) issues of desire and language: textuality, selfhood, femininity, psychoanalysis, madness, ontology, and mythology.
ISBN 0-916379-97-3 160pp. Bibliography. $56.75
102. REDUCTIONISM IN DRAMA AND THE THEATER: THE CASE OF SAMUEL BECKETT
A detailed examination of Beckett's dramas based on reductionist models in the arts and sciences. Various experimental aspects of composition and production are shown to reflect Beckett’s search for a minimal theater of silence and inaction, as well as his epistemological uncertainty.
ISBN 0-916379-98-1 230pp. Appendices. Bibliography. $59.50
103. POESÍA, SOCIEDAD Y CULTURA: DIÁLOGOS Y RETRATOS DEL PERÚ COLONIAL
Marta Bermúdez Gallegos Prólogo de Maureen Ahern
This study applies to texts of sixteenth-century Perú contemporary semiotic theory and interdisciplinary approaches to cultural history in order to trace the development of a colonial cultural discourse. Among the issues discussed are dialogics, polyphony, intertexts, and metatexts.
ISBN 0-916379-99-X 189pp. Bibliography. $59.50
104. TRACTADO DE VIÇIOS E VIRTUDES
Cleveland Johnson, ed.
This represents the first critical edition of a fourteenth-century Castilian version of Iacobo de Benavento's thirteenth-century Viridarium consolationis. A comprehensive introductory study (76pp.) serves to document the text’s provenance, compare major versions, and analyze the homiletic form and ethical content. It includes an extensive glossary (32pp.).
ISBN 0-916379-50-7 220pp. Study. Glossary. Bibliography. $59.00
105. GIANTS IN THEIR FIELD: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE NOBEL PRIZES IN LITERATURE
A complete guide to Nobel Prizes in literature from Sully-Prudhomme to Derek Walcott (1901-1992), which can appeal to all readers as a source of documented facts and interesting anecdotes. It contains year-by-year summaries of literary events, parallel lives of laureates, concise biographies, lists of major works, and extensive tables in appendices (32pp.). “Brillante estudio ... con una documentación amplísima ... interesante e instructiva lectura, un instrumento de trabajo y un libro de consulta útil para los comparistas, investigadores, docentes y estudiantes universitarios.”—Louis Imperiale, Quaderni Ibero-Americani.
ISBN 1-882528-01-8 538pp. Appendices. Bibliography. $69.50
106. INTRA-HISTORIA IN MIGUEL DE UNAMUNO’S NOVELS: A CONTINUAL PRESENCE
Peggy Whitten Watson
This study of the modern Spanish writer and philosopher Unamuno focuses on his concept of intra-historia, which is central to understanding the evolution of essayist into novelist. Among the works studied are En torno al casticismo, Paz en la guerra, Niebla, and San Manuel Bueno. These show the metaphorical and ideological aspects of intrahistoria.
ISBN 1-882528-00-X 138pp. Bibliography. $59.50
107. MANUEL DÍAZ RODRÍGUEZ: EVOLUTION AND DYNAMICS OF THE STYLIST
Marianna Merritt Matteson
This book offers a stylistic analysis of an early-twentieth-century Venezuelan writer known for his travel accounts, stories, novels, and essays. It concentrates on three novels: Ídolos rotos, Sangre patricidia, and Peregrina. It discusses contexts (criollismo and modernismo), summarizes plots, and examines sense impressions, imagery, and syntactic devices.
ISBN 1-882528-02-6 101pp. Tables. Bibliography. $55.00
108. BOTTICELLI’S NEOPLATONIC IMAGES
Liana de Girolami Cheney
This is a revised edition of the author’s 1985 study, now out of print, which has been republished in response to the great interest of its subject matter, Botticelli, and of its critical approach, a humanistic analysis of the cultural contexts of Renaissance painting. Among the aspects discussed are the artist’s evolution, Medici patronage, Neoplatonism, and ways of interpreting mythology, allegory, and iconography in art.
ISBN 1-882528-03-4 204pp. 11 Illustrations. Appendices. Glossary. Bibliography. Index. $59.50
109. LA POESÍA FEMENINA ACTUAL DE SUDAMÉRICA
A study of women poets from South America writing in the last two decades. It includes critical analyses of poetry from Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Paraguay, Perú, Uruguay, and Venezuela. The central issues discussed are feminine self-definition, protests against injustice, new socio-political perspectives, and new literary voices.
ISBN 1-882528-0-2 420pp. Bibliography. $59.50
110. CENSORSHIP AND ART IN PRE-ENLIGHTENMENT LIMA—PEDRO DE PERALTA BARNUEVO’S “DIÁLOGO DE LOS MUERTOS”: LA CAUSA ACADÉMICA
Jerry M. Williams, ed. and trans.
This is the first translation and critical edition of Peralta's work. The Diálogo, an allegorical satire, has challenged scholars for centuries; it represents a critique of pre-Enlightenment academies and a defense of artistic freedom. The study focuses on issues of colonial discourse and status, literary convention and censorship, social tradition and crisis.
ISBN 1-882528-06-9 220pp. Bibliography. Index. $59.50
111. MARÍA GREVER: POETA Y COMPOSITORA
María Luisa Rodríguez Lee
A comprehensive, interdisciplinary study of this prolific Mexican poet-composer of the early twentieth century. It analyzes in depth the relation of literature to music in twenty-five compositions. Also examined is Grever's development of a feminine voice and international career in the male-dominated music publishing world of New York and Mexico.
ISBN 1-882528-05-0 175pp. Discography. Bibliography. $54.50
112. EL DESDEÑADO MÁS FIRME
Leonor de Meneses -- Eds. Judith A Whitenack and Gwyn Campbell
This is the first modern edition and critical study of a dramatic courtly tale from 1655 by a forgotten woman writer of Spain’s Golden Age. The extensive introduction and notes serve to restore the work to the literary history of its period and to relate it to contemporary tales by Lope de Vega, María de Zayas, and other masters of fiction after Cervantes. “This edition is of interest to students of Spanish Golden Age literature, women’s studies, and cultural studies.”—Carmen Chaves Tesser, Hispania.
ISBN 1-882528-07-7 150pp. Bibliography. $59.50
113. ENRICO ANNIBALE BUTTI: THE PREDICAMENT OF THE MINOR WRITER
A re-evaluation of the works by this novelist, dramatist, and critic of turn-of-the-century Milan. The issue of Butti’s place in literary history leads to a critical definition of the minor writer in relation to his public.
ISBN 1-882528-08-5 160pp. Bibliography. $58.50
114. ARTE Y MUSICA EN LAS NOVELAS DE BLASCO IBAÑEZ
A conceptualization of an interdisciplinary sign which combines painting, music, and literature is presented in seven of Blasco Ibañez’s novels.
ISBN 1-882528-09-03 305pp. Bibliography. $59.50
115. EL IMPACTO DEL HUMANISMO EN EL NUEVO MUNDO
Eds. Bruno Damiani, Benjamin Rodríguez, et al.
This volume contains the Proceedings of an NEH-sponsored seminar on the above topic. The book presents the lectures by Juan Bautista de Avalle-Arce, Jorge E. Gracia, Francisco Miranda, José Rabasa, nineteen essays written by participating faculty, and twelve summaries presented by other scholars.
ISBN 1-882528-10-7 vi + 307pp. $75.00
116. THEY BUILT UTOPIA (THE JESUIT MISSIONS IN PARAGUAY): 1610-1768
Frederick J. Reiter
The present study, brilliantly written and scrupulously documented, examines the spiritual conquest of the southern American continent, as well as the political, historical, and social ramificacions of such a conquest. An indispensable research tool of interest to the specialist and the general reader alike.
ISBN 1-882528-11-5 x + 401 pp. Maps. Photographs. Documents. Index. $75.00
117. THE “SECRETO DE LOS SECRETOS”: A CASTILIAN VERSION. CRITICAL EDITION WITH INTRODUCTION AND NOTES
Philip Jones, ed.
An authoritative study of the history and content of the famed didactic work with manuscript description and meticulous transcription of text. A must for Medieval scholars and students.
ISBN 1-882528-12-3 ix + 111pp. Bibliography $59.50
118. L’UMILE ITALIA IN DANTE ALIGHIERI
A thorough and scholarly interpretation of the description of Italy in the works of Dante. A cogent review of Dante’s criticism on the subject is followed by extensive chapters on the varied, intricate, and symbolic uses of “umilità,” “superbia,” and “magnanimità.” Brilliant exposition of a most engaging topic. Well written and amply documented.
ISBN 1-882528-13-1 360pp. $69.50
119. OMBRE E LUCI
An aspiring collection of original poems on hermeneutical, metaphysical, and existential aspects of the human experience. Profoundly moving and thought-provoking. Written in Italian.
ISBN 1-882528-14-x 125pp. $62.50
120. LIGHT IMAGERY IN THE “ROMANCERO”
This book examines the origin of the medieval Spanish concept of light and the poetic function which luminous imagery serves. It concludes with an investigation of the traditional element (radiance) in the balladry of three Spanish poets: Lope de Vega, the Duque de Rivas, and Federico García Lorca.
ISBN 1-882528-16-8 160pp. $59.50
121. PRIMITIVES, PATRIARCHY, AND THE PICARESQUE IN VICENTE BLASCO IBAÑEZ’S “CAÑAS Y BARRO”
A study that challenges many traditional ideas about “Cañas y barro” and re-evaluates it as a complex, many layered fabric informed by sources both personal and literary in origin. This book is significant in that it re(dis)covers the novel’s female characters and views them within the context of life in a male-dominated society and their reactions to the codes they inherit with it and in that it raises questions about the book’s touted objectivity, especially in those sections of the novel that deal with women.
ISBN 1-882528-16-6 xi + 186pp. $65.00
122. SANTAS, REINAS, MÁRTIRES Y CORTESANAS: EL TRATAMIENTO DE LA MUJER EN DIAMANTE
In this innovative and comprehensive study, Parker brings to light the scope of Diamante’s treatment of a variety of female characters in several of his most significant works. A must for scholars interested in this important yet often overlooked Golden Age dramatist. “With this study, Mary Parker fills a void in the critical bibliography of Juan Bautista Diamante . . . [and it] will be of interest not only to Diamante scholars but also to those interested in the characterization of women in Golden Age theater.”—De Lys Osmond, Hispania. Text in Spanish.
ISBN 1-882528-17-4 200pp. $69.95
123. EL MUNDO COMO VOLUNTAD Y REPRESENTACIÓN: BORGES Y SCHOPENHAUER
A highly original study on the relationship between the aesthetic theory of Schopenhauer and Borges’s fictions, this book analyzes several essays and short stories in order to reveal facets of the aesthetic experience. The first part broadly outlines some of the principal ideas of El mundo como voluntad y representación, as a background to the aesthetic theory: the concept of perception; the oneiric character of reality; the different meanings of the term ‘will’; and the relationship between will and intellect, among others. The rest of the book analyzes how Schopenhauer’s theories transform Borges’ discourse in a sort of palimpsest of the origin of the artistic work. “…a highlyvaluable and useful reference book.”—Harley D. Oberhelman, Hispania. Text in Spanish.
ISBN 1-882525-18-2 200pp. $69.95
∞124. L’HUMEUR NOIRE, MÉLANCOLE, ÉCRITURE ET PENSÉE EN ESPAGNE AU XVIe ET XVIIe SIÈCLE
This superb book explains the importance of melancholy in the early modern society of the Golden Age of Spain. This is an interdisciplinary approach by one of the best young specialists of Spanish literature in France. Orobitg uses methodology from a variety of disciplines and will prove useful for those interested in Spanish literature, comparative literature, psychoanalysis, and medicine. Text in French.
ISBN 1-57309-073-5 200pp. [out of print]
∞125. BARTOLOMÉ BERMEJO: THE MAN, HIS ART AND HIS TIMES
Bartolomé de Cárdenas, known as “el Bermejo” (fl. 1468-1495) was the foremost Hispanic painter of his century, and one of the few artists of his generation to master the technique of oil glazing and adapt it to the demands of the Hispanic market. During his fascinating career Bermejo sometimes drew on the local “art scene” and produced altarpieces of astounding quality. This monograph examines the artist’s career in the various cities in which he worked: Valencia, Daroca, Zaragoza, and Barcelona.
ISBN 1-57309-063-8 320pp. [out of print]
∞126. HISTORIOLOGY, RESEARCH AND DIDACTICS: ELABORATION AND TRANSMISSION OF HISTORICAL KNOWLEDGE
José Manuel de Bernardo Ares
Based on his extensive teaching and research experiences, as well as his rigorous analysis of historical scholarship, Bernardo Ares’s study sets historical knowledge against the general framework of scientific knowledge. Supported by a thorough definition of the concept of history, Historiology, Research and Didactics focuses on the basic epistemological and methodological questions involved in the study of history and provides a unique analysis of the didactics of history. Text in Spanish.
ISBN 1-883255-87-2 175pp. [out of print]
∞ 127. THE ARIAS DÁVILA FAMILY OF SEGOVIA: BETWEEN THE SYNAGOGUE AND THECHURCH
David M. Gitlitz
In this remarkable, lucid, and thorough investigation, Gitlitz portrays a prominent Christian/Jewish family of late fifteenth-century Spain, a time in which systematic persecution of Jewish converts to Christianity led to the founding of the Inquisition and the Expulsion of the Jews. Gitlitz’s study of the colorful Arias family, which included bishops and rabbis, soldiers and merchants, royal counselors and nuns and tavern keepers, details textbook cases of successful and failed assimilation. It is an important contribution towards understanding how real people struggled to maintain their identity in politically and religiously dangerous times, pulled from one side by the synagogue and the other by the church. Text in Spanish.
ISBN 1-57309-039-5 146pp. [out of print]
∞128. ARISTOTLE AND ARISTOTELIANISM IN MEDIEVAL MUSLIM, JEWISH AND CHRISTIAN PHILOSOPHY Husain Kassim
This work is a major contribution to understanding the revival of Aristotelian thought in Europe through the contribution of Islamic scholars as well as their Jewish and Christian colleagues. Kassim discusses the influence of Aristotle in Muslim speculative thought and the emergence of a Neo-Aristotelian school in Côrdoba and other Muslim centers in Spain and the transmission of philosophic ideas via Jewish and Christian translators, clergy, scholars, and musicians. Kassim draws valuable parallels between the re-emergence of Aristotelian thought from the East via Constantinople into Italy and its emergence from the South via Spain into France and the Low Countries.
ISBN 1-57292-046-7 256pp. [out of print]
129. ESTUDIOS EN HONOR DE JANET PÉREZ: EL SUJETO FEMENINO EN ESCRITORAS HISPÁNICAS
Susana Cavallo, Luis Jiménez, and Oralia Preble-Niemi, eds.
This book explores the question of female identity and subjectivity through a series of articles on Spanish and Latin American women writers. Collaborators to this commemorative volume include such internationally known scholars such as Randolph Pope, Eunice Myers, María Salgado, María-Elena Bravo, etc. “[This volume] affords the opportunity to read some fine articles that shed light on the work of various Hispanic women writers.”— Kathleen M. Glenn, Revista de Estudios Hispánicos.
ISBN 1-882528-19-0 200pp. $69.95
∞∞130. ESPAÑOL PARA LOS NEGOCIOS: ESTUDIOS DE CASOS
Adaptados y editados por Irene Mizrahi y Gregory B. Kaplan
In this highly innovative book intended for classroom use, Mizrahi and Kaplan present eight “Casos” which are designed to help students gain a practical knowledge of some of the strategies used and problems faced by actual companies in the Spanish speaking business world. Each “Caso” is followed by “Términos de gerencia,” which provide explanations in Spanish of the key terms used in the “Caso,” “Preguntas,” which concern the text of the “Caso” and “Temas para discutir o escribir,” which are intended to stimulate class discussion. The second part of the book, consisting of ten “Casos cortos,” offers the student opportunities to prepare oral presentations in order to solve a variety problems faced by different types of companies. A thorough Spanish-English vocabulary complements the “Casos” and “Casos Cortos.” Text in Spanish.
ISBN 1-882528-20-4 131 pp. Vocabulary. [out of print]
131. BEYOND THE BOOK. MARGUERITE DURAS: “INFANS”
Mechthild Cranston Preface by Germaine Brée
Close analyses of some of Marguerite Duras’ early works (Le Marin de Gibraltar, Les Petits Chevaux de Tarquinia, Le Square) followed by readings of Les Yeux bleus cheveux noirs and Le Douleur. “The texts chosen by Cranston are particularly challenging and are ‘read’ by her in the light of Duras’ own statements concerning the nature of the literary endeavor,” writes Germaine Brée in her Preface. “Cranston explores the many levels of linguistic play and resonance, the ambiguities of Duras ... Cranston’s own cultural memory is particularly rich and crosses the frontiers of separate linguistic frames.”
ISBN 1-882528-21-2 140pp. $59.00
132. THE SEMIOTICS OF A BOURGEOIS SOCIETY: AN ANALYSIS OF THE AGUAFUERTES PORTEÑAS BY ROBERTO ARLT
As an exciting addition to the several collections of Arlt’s essays, this study offers a new perspective through its examination of the language of the essays and the semiotic codes that provide insight into Arlt’s opinions on porteño social structure, including the place of women within that structure. Through its literary analysis, this book opens the possibilities for further comparison of Arlt’s articles to his fiction. The addendum contains previously unedited essays from El Mundo.
ISBN 1-882528-22-0 198pp. $69.95
133. AUTODESCUBRIMIENTO Y AUTODOMINIO DE COLÓN A CALDERÓN: DISCURSOS RENACENTISTAS DE AUTORIDAD Y EXPERIENCIA (INTERPRETACIONES FENOMENOLÓGICAS Y SOCIOSEMIÓTICAS)
This work examines the cultural discourses of authority and experience (in their historical, religious, and literary aspects) that emerge in the Spanish Golden Age as a result of the new world order of an expanded Christendom, the Catholic Counter-Reformation, and an evolving Christian humanism. The opening and closing chapters develop a critical model based on dialogical interpretations of ideology, typology, and narratology, which is then related to Spanish Golden Age culture and discourse. The eight main chapters treat a representative selection of travels, meditations, devotional lyrics, novels, stories, prologues, philosophical dramas, and allegorical plays by such major authors as Columbus, Santa Teresa de Jesús, Lope de Vega, Cervantes, Quevedo, Calderón, and sor Juana Inés de la Cruz.
ISBN 1-882528-23-9 170pp. Bibliography. Index. $69.95
134. IMPERIAL HISTORIES FROM ALFONSO X TO INCA GARCILASO: REVISIONIST MYTHS OF RECONQUEST AND CONQUEST
This study situates medieval, renaissance, and colonial Spanish chronicles about the Reconquest of Iberia and Conquest of America in comparative cultural contexts of Iberian expansion. The book’s purpose is not to survey or compare the chronicles themselves in terms of discrete traditions, contents, or forms, but rather to construct a critical model of national-imperial historiography as a discourse of cultural authority and reception. These issues are examined in relation to the authorial-editorial frames in works from Alfonso X of Castile and James I of Aragon to Columbus, Cortés, Cabeza de Vaca, Las Casas, Díaz del Castillo, and Inca Garcilaso; they are accompanied by parallel readings of Portuguese, French, and Italian works by Barcelos, Joinville, Compagni, and Camões.
ISBN 1-882528-24-7 186pp. Bibliography. Index. $69.95
∞135. CANCIONES ENTRE EL ALMA Y EL ESPOSO OF JUAN DE LA CRUZ: A HERMENEUTICAL INTERPRETATION
David Brian Perrin
This book is a methodological study which constructs a hermeneutical framework for an interpretation of the poem commonly known as the “Cántico espiritual” of Juan de la Cruz. In constructing a hermeneutical framework for interpretation, David Perrin is suggesting not a new and original interpretation of the poem, but rather, a theoretical framework (Global Hermeneutical Method) within which a hermeneutical interpretation can take place.
ISBN 1-57309-095-6 430pp. Bibliography. Index. [out of print]
∞136. FOR LOVE OF THE WORLD: THE “OLD” AND “NEW SELF” OF JOHN OF THE CROSS
David Brian Perrin
This book is a study of John’s attitude towards the world in which this loving journey of the transformation from the “old self” to the “new self” takes place. John knows that it is in “this world” that the journey of transformation takes place, in whatever way God works that transformation.
ISBN 1-57309-146-4 124pp. Bibliography. Index. [out of print]
137. TEXTO HÍBRIDO: ENTRE FICCIÓN E INFORMACIÓN ¿PERIODISMO O LITERATURA?
Juan J. Pindado
This book treats such topics as genres, ideological features, and objective “editorializing” conditions and demonstrates persuasively the characteristics of the journalistic articles written by the main Latin American literary authors in the newspaper El País (Madrid). A corpus of journalistic collaborations is scrutinized in a comprehensive interdisciplinary context by Professor Pindado. His effort has been focused on analyzing the nature, ambiguities, and precisions of this type of narrative discourse.
ISBN 1-882528-26-3 iii+149pp. $69.95
138. SELECTED PROCEEDINGS OF THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON HISPANIC HUMOR
Paul W. Seaver, Jr., ed. and intro.
The essays selected for inclusion in this volume derive from the first international conference solely dedicated to the study of Hispanic humor, which took place September 29-30, 1995, in Philadelphia, PA. The essays deal with manifestations of humor in literature, film, cartoons, linguistics, art, and popular culture, and treat themes from the Middle Ages to the present in Spain, Latin America, and the United States. The scope of this collection affirms the important role of humor in Hispanic culture, a topic which had been previously been under appreciated in Hispanic studies.
ISBN 1-882528-27-1 xv+163pp. $69.95
139. THE READER IN LUIS GOYTISOLO’S ANTAGONÍA TETRALOGY: A STUDY IN NARRATIVE COMMUNICATION
Kevin E. Teegarden
This study of the four installments comprising Luis Goytisolo’s Antagonía tetralogy—Recuento (1973), Los verdes de mayo hasta el mar (1976), La cólera de Aquiles (1979), and Teoría del conocimiento (1981)—examines the means by which these works of fiction, despite their structurally and linguistically complex discourse, seek to make themselves intelligible to the traditional reader. This reader-response approach to Antagonía demonstrates how the work, notwithstanding its efforts to elaborate an innovative prose that would supersede the tenets of (neo)realism that characterized Spanish fiction from the 1940s to the 1960s, reaches out to the traditional reader and ultimately affirms the power of language and literature as vehicles for understanding oneself and the world.
ISBN 1-88258-28-X 211pp. $69.95
140. AFRODITA EN EL TRÓPICO: EROTISMO Y LA CONSTRUCCIÓN DEL SUJETO FEMENINO EN OBRAS DE AUTORAS CENTROAMERICANAS Oralia Preble-Niemi
This collection of essays investigates a new and relevant phenomenon in the writings of Central American women writers of the 20th Century: the uninhibited approach to the theme of eroticism. The sixteen scholars included in the work examine the presence of the topic in this literature and the manner in which it serves to construct the feminine subject. Several of the articles discuss the revolutionary nature of eroticism in women’s literature. This revolution is analyzed in the altered nature of fictional, personal relationships and domestic settings, as well as in the political realm. The articles bring different critical approaches to bear on the works of authors such as Gloconda Belli, Jacinta Escudos, Gloria Guardia, Ana Istarú, Luz Méndez de la Vega, Michele Najlis, etc. “Este trabajo es, sin lugar a dudas, imprescindible para los que se interesan en el tema, y fuente obligada de referencia para los que quieran estudiar a fondo la producción poética de las mujeres centroamericanas.”—Lourdes Rojas, Revista de Folología Hispánica. “…de sumo interés … particularmente en el ámbito frecuentemente soslayado de la poesía.”—Leah Fonder-Solano, Letras Femeninas.
ISBN 1-882528-29-8 xi+264pp. $69.95
141. EL DISCURSO DE LOS PRÓLOGOS DEL SIGLO DE ORO: LA RETÓRICA DE LA REPRESENTACIÓN
Diana Alvarez-Amell -- Preface by Antonio Cao
This study is a timely rereading of the prologues of three influential Golden Age Spanish novels: Lazarillo de Tormes, Guzmán de Alfarache, and Don Quijote. By addressing the literary issues raised in these very distinct and different prologues, this study places them within a literary tradition while analyzing how these topoi are transformed when deployed in the formation of a new literary form. The study is divided into four parts, while the introduction analyzes how different theoretical schools of the last decades have grappled with the problem of explaining how literary significance is actually achieved, taking into account the complex dynamic set off in the interrelationship among the author, the text, and the reader. Preface by Antonio Cao.
ISBN 1-882528-30-1 179pp.+Bibliography $69.95
142. THE TRANSFORMING TEXT: A STUDY OF LUIS DE GÓNGORA’S SOLEDADES
Robert John McCaw
In this study the author shows that, because of its formal complexities and peculiarities, the Soledades does indeed communicate a well-defined message, and that this message is utterly compatible with seventeenth-century CounterReformation philosophy. McCaw’s study—an explication de texte based on the poem’s literary, iconographic, and philosophical intertexts—demonstrates that the Soledades nor only communicates a worldview of metamorphosis and mutability, of material and spiritual transformation, but also promotes a code of personal conduct that is grounded in the pastoral values of modesty and humility.
ISBN 1-882528-32-8 200 pp. $69.95
143. HUMANITIES AND THE HEALTH SCIENCES—A COLLABORATIVE PROJECT FOR FACULTY DEVELOPMENT AND CURRICULAR REVISION: A PUERTO RICAN EXPERIENCE
Edited by Leonides Santos y Vargas, Jorge Ferrer, and Bruno M. Damiani. Prologue by Bruno M. Damiani
This volume contains the Proceedings of a three-year NEH-sponsored seminar on bioethics, held at the University of Puerto Rico during the summers of 1998-2000. This is one of the finest collections of interdisciplinary studies covering the areas of philosophy, history, theology, literature, and the behavioral sciences. A distinguished international panel of scholars, including Edmund Pellegrino, Diego Gracia Guillén, Javier Gafo, Samuel Banks, and Joanne Trautman, among others, present their penetrating research in a lucid and engaging style.
ISBN 1-882528-33-6 250 pp. $89.95
144. THE MYTH OF REHABILITATION
Paul A. Jones
While working with prison systems, work release programs, mental hospitals, and alternative settings in the public schools, it has become clear to this author that the almost universally accepted idea of rehabilitating criminal offenders is basically false—a myth. The author argues that we need to stop wasting time and money on current forms of rehabilitating criminals and adopt less-traditional methods.
ISBN 1-882528-34-4 105 pp. $49.95
145. L’OMBRE DE LA COUPURE: A STUDY OF THE SHADOW METAPHOR IN HENRI BOSCO’S TEXTS
Mylène J. Catel
Stories of lost shadows culminate in Romantic Europe with Chamisso’s Peter Schlemihl linking them to the Faustian tradition and triggering a renewed interest in the already popular theme. Imitations and sophistications of Peter’s strange adventure are to be found in numerous shadow authors, including Andersen, Poe, Gilson, and, more recently, Henri Bosco. Catel’s study is anchored in the context of the renewal of signs through shadow reflections. Redirecting traditional Jungian shadow interpretations, Catel departs from a feminist perspective in order to connect shadow tales to the traditional patriarchal myths and more particularly the androgyne archetype.
ISBN 1-882528-35-2 200 pp. $69.95
146. LA CONCLUSIÓN DEL AMADÍS DE GAULA: LAS SERGAS DE ESPLANDIÁN DE GARCI RODRÍGUEZ DE MONTALVO
Eloy R. González Argüelles
The Amadís de Gaula, the most important of all Spanish chivalric texts, has been known to readers through the recasting of Garci Rodríguez de Montalvo, who also penned his own (for the most part) conclusion to the work, the Sergas de Esplandián. While the intentions of the original Amadís may have been quite different from those of Montalvo, he adopted and adapted it as part of an overall plan. In this study González takes side with those scholars who have argued that both works must be read as part of the same roman fleuve in order to ascertain what this plan was. The author probes deeply into Montalvo’s efforts to sustain the interest of his reader while adhering to the narrative model of the Amadís. González’s analysis of the Sergas leads him to a thorough examination of its literary techniques, plot construction, the moralizing interspersed throughout the text, and the functions of main and secondary characters, including the auctor, Montalvo’s fictional alter-ego.
ISBN 1-882528-36-0 276 pp. $69.95
147. WOMEN AND CHILDREN FIRST: SPANISH WOMEN WRITERS AND THE FAIRY TALE TRADITION
María Elena Soliño
Although the three authors studied, Ana María Matute, Carmen Martín Gaite, and Esther Tusquets, are sophisticated intellectuals, they have chosen fairy tales and texts from other marginalized genres originally for female consumption (such as the novela rosa and the Hollywood women’s picture) as the major intertexts in their novels for adults as well as in their fictions for children. Against the backdrop feminist theory and recent critical studies of fairy tales and children’s literature, Soliño studies the works of these authors as “gendered texts.” Soliño’s book opens with a chapter that traces the historical development of the fairy tale genre, examines their didactic intent, and critiques the images of women in fairy tales. The second chapter explores the manners by which fairy tales were used as a tool for indoctrination during the formative years of the three authors under consideration. These introductory chapters are followed by individual chapters devoted to Martín Gaite, Matute, and Tusquets in which Soliño explores the connections between the literature these authors published for children and the novels they penned for an adult readership.
ISBN 1-882528-37-9 200 pp. $69.95
148. MYTH AND MEANING: A PARADIGMATIC ANALYSIS OF GALDÓS’S FORTUNATA Y JACINTA
Edith Moss Jackson
This work is a symbolic study of Benito Pérez Galdós’s masterful novel, Fortunata y Jacinta (1887). It is the first book to apply the totalizing body of Claude Lèvi-Strauss’s anthropological structuralism to analyze the fictive model society encoded in this novel. Jackson discovers that the results of narrative techniques in Fortunata y Jacinta reflect the implied author’s theoretical move from a mimetic mirroring of society to the presentation of an image of life that is consistent with Galdós’s critiques of the excessive formalism of the external society of 19th-century Madrid.
ISBN 1-882528-38-7 200 pp. $69.95
149. TONES/COUNTERTONES: A BILINGUAL EDITION: ENGLISH TRANSLATIONS, ADAPTATIONS, IMITATIONS AND TRANSFORMATIONS OF SHORT POETIC TEXTS FROM THE LATIN, FRENCH, SPANISH, AND GERMAN
Tones/Countertones proposes formal verse translations of a large selection of well-known (and less well-known) poetry, drawn from ten centuries and five languages: Latin, Italian, French, Spanish, and German. Included are short poems and excerpts from long poems by, among others, Vergil, Horace, Dante, Petrarch, Gil Vicente, Marot, Du Bellay, Ronsard, La Fontaine, Voltaire, Goethe, Foscolo, Leopardi, Musset, Baudelaire, Bécquer, Mallarmé, Rimbaud, Rilke, Apollinaire, Supervielle, and Char. A thirteen-page introduction lays out, in some detail, the translator’s methods and procedures, referring specifically to texts found in this volume and arguing that (despite reservations or even strong objections by critics —and poets – like Yves Bonnefoy) a poem’s form is as essential as its content – and is, in fact, essential to its content. In an “Afterword,” Roger Asselineau, a published poet and professor emeritus of the Sorbonne, writes: “Tones/Countertones, offering a broad sampling of Western literatures of diverse periods, is . . . in every respect remarkable: at once translation and poetry.”
ISBN 1-882528-39-5 176 pp., Index, Bibliography $69.95
148. THE MAGIC ZONE: SKETCHES OF THE NOBEL LAUREATES
The present volume introduces the reader to a wide range of information about the men and women who have won Nobel Prizes. Excerpts from their life histories, from their achievements in the sciences and the arts, are interspersed with an array of anecdotes and chance occurrences which make for highly entertaining reading. The national anthems of three countries are the creations of Nobel laureates. While in office, the presidents of six countries were awarded Nobel prizes. It will attract attention that among the Nobel laureates one can find astronomers, aircraft pilots, performers of music, philosophers, revolutionaries, inventors, art collectors, mountaineers; not to mention the occasional gold digger, terrorist, lumberjack, fruit picker, and explorer of unchartered territories. It was a Nobel laureate who first addressed Mohandas Gandhi as “Mahatma” (Great Soul), anticipating the role that the future leader of the passive resistance movement would play on the Indian subcontinent. It was a Nobel laureate who identified and isolated the chemical species in coffee; that is to say, the species that give coffee its flavor and aroma. Between 1901 and 2002, more than seven hundred people were awarded Nobel Prizes. Covering a time span of 102 years, the book contains more than two hundred wellresearched sketches – and the notion that if history is the essence of many biographies, the biographies of the Nobel laureates along can throw a prominent light on the twentieth century and the beginning of the twenty-first.
ISBN 1-882528-40-9 279 pp., Appendices, Bibliography $89.50
149. TONES / COUNTERTONES. ENGLISH TRANSLATIONS, ADAPTATIONS, IMITATIONS AND TRANSFORMATIONS OF SHORT POETIC TEXTS FROM THE LATIN, ITALIAN, FRENCH, SPANISH, AND GERMAN
A Bilingual Edition Edited by Mechthild Cranston and Philip Cranston with an Afterword by Roger Asselineau
Included are short poems and excerpts from long poems by, among others, Vergil, Horace, Dante, Petrarch, Gil Vicente, Marot, Du Bellay, Ronsard, La Fontaine, Voltaire, Goethe, Foscolo, Leopardi, Musset, Baudelaire, Bécquer, Mallarmé, Rimbaud, Rilke, Apollinaire, Supervielle, and Char. Roger Asselineau, a published poet and professor emeritus of the Sorbonne, writes: "Tones / Countertones, offering a broad sampling of Western literatures of diverse periods, is … in every respect remarkable: at once translation and poetry."
ISBN 1-882528-39-5 156pp. $69.95
150. THE MAGIC ZONE: SKETCHES OF THE NOBEL LAUREATES
The present volume introduces the reader to a wide range of information about the men and women who won Nobel Prizes. Excerpts from their life histories, from their achievements in the sciences and arts, are interspersed with an array of anecdotes and chance occurrences which make for highly entertaining reading. Between 1901 and 2002, more than seven hundred people were awarded Nobel Prizes. Covering a time span of 102 years, the book contains more than two hundred well-researched sketches – and the notion that if history is the essence of many biographies, the biographies of the Nobel laureates alone can throw a prominent light on the twentieth century and the beginning of the twenty-first.
ISBN 1-882528-40-9 279pp. Appendices and Bibliography $89.50
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