51. DISCOURSE STUDIES IN HONOR OF JAMES L. KINNEAVY
Rosalind J . Gabin, ed.
Fifteen new essays on the history and theory of rhetoric, the art of composition, discourse education over history, academic writing programs, ethics and language, rhetoric and literature, the evangelical movement and American advertising, etc.. A fitting tribute to the distinguished career of James L Kinneavy, author of A Theory of Discourse and The Greek Rhetorical Origins of Christian Faith.
ISBN 0-916379-57-4 245pp. $69.50
52. TEXTUAL HISTORY AND THE “DIVINE COMEDY”
This book examines the Commedia as a text, set in a discursive space, which can only be interpreted in terms of the other texts that it absorbs and transforms. It is only in the simultaneous reading of these voices that the voice of the Commedia exists. Texts such as the Bible, the Aeneid, the Metamorphoses, the Thebaid and the Commedia itself, coalesce into a textual “history” which must be examined in retrospect in order to interpret the “events” of the poet's text. Cantos studied include: Inferno XX, Purgatorio XXI, and Inferno XIII, V, and XXVI.
ISBN 0-916379-58 2 150pp. Index. $50.50
53. CIRCLING HOME
Cheryl Brown Rush
Ms. Rush’s poetry both enlightens and sustains as it explores the past and anticipates the future. By taking uncompromising risks, she makes startling connections between love and death, loss and victory, and what she accomplishes with her poetry has been compared to what Eugene O’Neill did in the theatre: an in-depth exploration and re-evaluation of the much loved myths of the American family and American Dream. As a descendent of the original Mormon pioneers and child of the West, she knows her subject matter intimately. She questions what values we should choose to propel us safely into the twenty-first century and by peeling away accepted layers of hypocrisy, she captures intense pain and ecstasy with both clarity and passion. “Her poems are marked by acute observation.... Penetrating insight presented in clear and compelling language.”—Senator Eugene McCarthy.
ISBN 0-916379-59-0 85pp. $52.50
54. CLASSICAL MYTH AND THE “POLIFEMO” OF GÓNGORA
Topics included in this monograph are the classical predecessors to the Polifemo, Carrillo’s “Fábula de Acis y Galatea,” and Góngora’s unique contribution, the Acis-Galatea interlude. The author brilliantly shows how Góngora created an alternate plot of images, contrasts, and tensions in the Polifemo, a major work which was profoundly related to his life and the period in which he lived. “The comparative aspect of Lehrer's study is...a valuable addition to the criticism of this most important poem.”—Ted E. McVay, Jr., Hispania.
ISBN 0-916379-60-4 130pp. $59.50
55. THE GENERATION OF ‘98: INTELLECTUAL POLITICIANS
This book shows the importance of key figures of the Generation of 1898, their political writings and activities, and how they contributed to the government and history of present-day Spain. The significance of the study is that it shows how Miguel de Unamuno, José Ortega y Gasset, and Ramiro de Maeztu did not just write about philosophy but how they stepped into the political arena and became active participants in the historical event of their time.
ISBN 0-916379-61-2 150pp. Bibliography. Index. [out of print]
56. THE LITURGICAL CONTEXT OF EARLY EUROPEAN DRAMA
Salvatore Paterno -- Preface by Lawrence H. Klibbe
“This book can be interestingly and profitably read not only by an academic audience but also by a general public for an understanding and appreciation of two bedrocks, drama and liturgy, a twentieth-century culture.”— Lawrence H. Klibbe, New York University. “A chapter on coronation rituals will attract special interest among historians.”—Journal of Medieval History.
ISBN 0-916379-62-0 158pp. Bibliography. $53.50
57. LITERATURA Y POLÍTlCA: EL “LIBRO DE LOS ESTADOS” Y EL “LIBRO DE LAS ARMAS” DE DON JUAN MANUEL
María Cecilia Ruiz -- Prólogo de Diego Catalán
This new book on don Juan Manuel shows how these two works are important not only for constituting excellent examples of the literary traditions to which they belong, but also for being don Juan Manuel's most political books. “Cecilia Ruiz ha sabido...salir al encuentro de la ‘persona,’ identificarse con el orgullo y la sonrisa irónica de don Juan, hijo del infante don Manuel, [y] analizar paso a paso cómo ‘el mayor omme que señor ouiesse’ castellano de la primera mitad del s. XIV construye dos de sus obras más comprometidas, y lo que revela y lo que encubre con su extraordinaria estrategia literaria.”—Diego Catalán, University of California, San Diego.
ISBN 0-916379-63-9 xvi+136pp. Index. $57.50
58. PRÉVOST’S MENTORS: THE MASTER-PUPIL RELATIONSHIP IN THE MAJOR NOVELS OF THE ABBÉ PRÉVOST
James P. Gilroy
This study focuses on Prévost's flue major fictional works, written mostly during the 1730’s, his most prolific period of novel writing. A special feature of Prévost’s treatment of the mentor-pupil theme is his sympathy and admiration for women, who reveal more sensitivity and insight than the male characters both as teachers and as students. “Gilroy's monograph is well documented and competently written. He provides many intelligent restatements of important elements of the common fund of critical thought surrounding Prévost’s novels, which may be useful to new readers.”—Alan J. Singerman, French Review.
ISBN 0-916379-69-8 113pp. Bibliography. Index. $59.95
59. A CRITICAL EDITION OF JUAN BAUTISTA DIAMANTE'S “LA REINA MARÍA ESTUARDA”
Michael G. Paulson and Tamara Álvarez-Detrell
Diamante’s Reina María Estuarda traces the tragic misfortunes of Mary Queen of Scots from her arrival in England until her death. The value of the present edition is not only the availability of this inaccessible play in a readable format, but also its efforts to rehabilitate Diamante, to demonstrate the value of this comedia and to enable the Hispanist to consult the writings of one of Calderón's significant contemporaries.
ISBN 0-916379-64-7 233pp. Appendices. Bibliography. $54.50
60. LIKE TAXES: MARCHING THROUGH GAUL
David Craig -- Preface by Howard McCord
“Like Taxes, by David Craig, is an impressive book. In an age dominated by the secular and characterized by the pretentious and trivial, we are fortunate to have a book so rooted in authentic experience, and serious concern. Craig is eager for the fullness of the religious experience, but he does not let himself be deceived by the superficially religious. He is a subtle enough theologian to know that God hides in strange places, and reveals Himself as He wills, not as mortals might imagine. The best way to encounter Him is to get on with your life— driving a cab, talking with friends, eating supper—and staying as alert as the hunter is for the deer. These are the hunter's poems.”—Howard McCord.
ISBN 0-916379-65-6 96pp. $51.50
61. LOS REFRANES EN EL “QUIJOTE”: TEXTO Y CONTEXTO
M. Cecilia Colombi -- Prólogo de Juan Bautista Avalle-Arce
“La profesora Cecilia Colombi estudia con ciencia y celo la panorámica que se abre al seguir la hilada de afirmaciones transidas de humanismo. ... Todo esto lo hace Cecilia Colombi desde la perspectiva adquirida con sus sólidos conocimientos de Lingüística, entretejidos con una cuidadosa lectura de los textos cervantinos.... Es de placentera lectura el estudio de la profesora Colombi, quien, al estudiar, con inteligencia y método, el funcionamiento de los refranes en el Quijote nos recuerda, asimismo, algunos de los más hermosos valores tradicionales de nuestro idioma.”—Juan Bautista Aualle-Arce, University of California, Santa Barbara.
ISBN 0-916379-66-3 x+142pp. Appendix. Bibliography. $50.50
62. LA MÍSTlCA CIUDAD DE DIOS (1670)
Edition and study by Rev. Augustine M. Esposito, O.S.A.
The book introduces readers to literary links between this seventeenth-century prose of Sor María de Jesús de Agreda and other Spanish Baroque masterpieces. The author reexamines the original text and discovers significant dimensions regarding its historical, religious, and literary importance. His research of the novelesque form and “dialogical principles” operative in La mística ciudad de Dios provides convincing evidence of substantive prose literature.
ISBN 0-916379-67-1 92pp. $56.50
63. FROM VERSE TO PROSE: THE BARLAAM AND JOSAPHAT LEGEND IN FIFTEENTH-CENTURY GERMANY
This monograph examines a fifteenth-century German prose redaction of the Barlaam and Josaphat legend. Through a comparison with contemporary versions of the story, the text edited here is shown to be an original contribution to the corpus of fifteenth-century hagiographic literature. A discussion of innovations in the prose Barlaam and Josaphat text further emphasizes differences from earlier poetic versions of the legend. Through an expansion of liturgical references and corresponding deletion of any secular commentary, the prose reviser has effectively adapted his material to a fifteenth-century clerical audience.
ISBN 0-916379-68-X 215pp. Bibliography. $57.50
64. WORKS OF LOVE? REFLECTION ON “WORKS OF LOVE”
In writing on Kierkegaard an author should consider—as Kierkegaard did, not only his purpose in writing, but the purposes of writing—which may contradict him. Gene Fendt offers a polyvocalic reading of Works of Love, grounded in a post-structuralist theory of signs, leading—as a matter of literary and psychological, if not ontological, course—to Fear and Trembling.
ISBN 0-916379-70-1 67pp. $57.50
65. LUCIAN OF SAMOSATA IN THE TWO HESPERIAS: AN ESSAY IN LITERARY AND
This important diachronic study of the life and works of Lucian of Samosata investigates the varied images of the Sophist from Syria from late Antiquity to the seventeenth-century. Using sources in Patristic literature, Byzantine glosses, the Neo-Latin satire of the Quattrocento, the Vitae Luciani, and Golden Age texts, Zappala demonstrates how the writings of Lucian are fragmented into a series of “authors”: the historiographer, the writer of fantasy, the moralist, the atheist, the stylist. The study illustrates the dynamic relationship between a fixed text and the cultural translation which “unfixes” that text and spins it out onto surprising, paradoxical recreations. Both in its sources and its treatment, this work is a groundbreaking study which illuminates previously unstudied areas of the continuing mutation of Classical literature in the European heritage. “El estudio de Michael O. Zappala viene a llenar un vacío en la historia de las relaciones culturales entre la tradición griega, la italiana renacentista y la española.”—Victoriana Roncero López, Cuadernos de ALDEEU.
ISBN 0-916379-71-X ix+380pp. $59.50
66. REMEMBERING ROSARIO
Oscar Bonifaz -- Myralyn F. Allwood, ed. and trans. Preface by Oscar Bonifaz Foreword by Edward D. Terry
Poet, novelist, dramatist, essayist, Rosario Castellanos (1925-1974) is one of Spanish America's most distinguished and multifaceted writers. Remembering Rosario provides an intimate glimpse into the life and works of this intensely Mexican writer whose universality speaks to the minds and hearts of readers everywhere. In addition to previously unpublished and untranslated poetry, the volume contains an introductory essay, the author's preface to the English edition, a foreword by Edward D. Terry, a memorial poem by Jaime Sabines, and an extensive bibliography of Castellanos criticism. “A useful attempt to illuminate corners of the life of the Mexican poet.”—Julian Palley, Hispania.
ISBN 0-916379-72-8 68pp. Appendix. Bibliography. Photos. [out of print]
67. OTHER VOICES: ESSAYS ON ITALIAN REGIONAL CULTURE AND LANGUAGE
John Staulo, ed. A collection of six original and brilliantly-written studies on the linguistic, cultural, and literary contributions of Italian regional writings. Recommended for students of Italian, comparative literature, folklore.
ISBN 0-916379-73-6 148pp. $55.50
68. GRAZIA DELEDDA: ETHNIC NOVELIST
In this most authoritative study of Nobel Prize winner, Grazia Deledda, Professor Aste sheds new light on the life and work of the famed Sardinian writer. A scrupulous analysis of the socio-linguistic, cultural, literary and philosophical dimensions of Deledda and Sardinian traditions makes this the best and most complete work ever written on Deledda.
ISBN 0-916379-74-4 102pp. Bibliography. $58.50
69. THE TREE SURGEON'S GIFT
Edward C. Lynskey -- Foreword by Fred Chappell
“Edward Lynskey has given the force of his fine talent, and the strong faith of his poetry, to the people of this world... And the poems bountifully reward his readers.”—Fred Chappell, University of North Carolina, Greensboro. “It is good to have these poems. Lynskey is well worth reading, and the best poems in this volume leave the reader looking forward to the next.”—O. B. Hardison, Small Press Review. “The title poems reveal Lynskey's gift in what he does best—seeing beauty in the ugly, putting the job, the ordinary work, within a context of wonder and ritual.”—Shelby Stephenson, The Pilot, North Carolina.
ISBN 0-916379-75-2 58pp. $52.50
70. EL IDEALISMO SINTÉTICO DE JUAN VALERA
Henry Thurston-Griswold -- Prólogo de Lee Fontanella
“Thurston-Griswold’s book on Juan Valera lends fresh credence to traditionalist art and criticism of Spain’s early modern period, while it also depicts Valera as a modern esthetician. In contradiction to the critics who see discrepancies between Valera’s critical preaching and his novelistic practice, Thurston-Griswold argues a tight linkage between the two. In the development of this critical argument, he searches for a common denominator for the novels: an esthetic which is based on a persistent theme of love and an insistent love ethic.”—Lee Fontanella, University of Texas, Austin. “... a carefully crafted study.”—Teresia Taylor, Hispania.
ISBN 0-916379-76-0 200pp. $54 50
71. LAYING WAYS
Mechthild Cranston Preface by Germaine Brée
“A familiar imagery—free of conscious symbolism—is woven into the fabric of these texts: beaches, shells, ships, tides keenly observed; the play of light as day passes into night, or from night to day; as winter moues toward spring and spring to summer and autumn. Places like Key West, or Proust’s fictional Combray, appear side by side: motifs, among others, in a tapestry peopled with human figures encountered along the way of the ‘we,’ the elusive lovers who, wiser than Dante’s Paolo and Francesca, will read ‘on and on.’ Love is at the center of the poet's itinerary. One feels the presence of a keen and unflinching ‘eye’ within the text, and withal an ‘I’ gentle and compassionate in a deeply humane way. Laying Ways is an appealing and ‘charming’ book with which it is, I feel, an honor and a pleasure to be associated.”—Germaine Brée, Wake Forest University.
ISBN 0-916379-77-9 75pp. Photograph. $56.50
72. MARIO VARGAS LLOSA: CRITICAL ESSAYS ON CHARACTERIZATION
R. A. Kerr
A collection of ten essays that examine the techniques of characterization and the interrelationship of character with other narrative components in Mario Vargas Llosa's fiction from Los jefes to El hablador. Essays deal either with individual novels or suggest recurring patterns or modes of characterization in several works. The critical focus of the collection is eclectic, incorporating elements from reader-response theories, archetypal criticism, pointof-view theories, structuralism, semiotics, stylistics, rhetoric, onomastics, and psychology. With an introduction.
ISBN 0-916379-78-7 171pp. Index. $53.50
73. PRINCIPIOS Y FINES DEL “QUIJOTE”
A study of Cervantes’ narrative modes in Don Quijote: irony, parody and the grotesque, written by a foremost Cervantine scholar. Cervantine irony, whose origins can be found in medieval romance, represents the basic narrative principle serving the ends of parody. Its goal is the creation of a fiction at once comic and serious. The present volume is original in its focus, well written and documented, and a major contribution to Spanish Golden Age studies. “Urbina should be thanked for his thoroughness. His prose is a pleasure to read; his bibliography is pertinent and very useful; his presentation of the material is we organized and clear. This is a book that brings together a difficult set of topic and analyzes them convincingly. It is valuable both as an essay and as reference work.”—Julio Baena, South Atlantic Review.
ISBN 0-916379-79-5 210pp. [out of print]
74. FERNANDO VILLALÓN: EL POETA Y SU OBRA
Prólogo de Luis Monguió Spanish literary critics and poets of the stature of Juan Ramón Jiménez, Gerardo Diego, Rafael Alberti and Pedro Salinas, have noted repeatedly the importance of Fernando Villalón's work, and the originality and significance of his poetry. The present book is the first in-depth study of Villalón’s literary production. It examines how the extraordinary popularity Villalón enjoyed as a person has to a great extent overshadowed his work, and separates, finally, the myth relative to Villalón’s personality and life-style from historical reality. “Una buena aportación a los estudios en torno a Villalón ... libro completo, ameno, y documentado.”—Francisco Javier Díez de Revenga, Romance Quarterly.
ISBN 0-916379-80-9 230pp. $55.50
75. “LA CELESTINA”: A FEMINIST READING OF THE “CARPE DIEM” THEME
Diane Hartunian -- Preface by Barbara Mujica
This book, which offers the first feminist reading of the “carpe diem” theme in Fernando de Rojas’ masterpiece, reveals a positive and liberating portrayal of female characters. The application of certain contemporary French feminist theories such as those of Helene Cixous and Luce Irigaray, elucidates Rojas’ “deconstruction” process, which breaks with patriarchal attitudes towards women. “This new, provocative feminist approach to La Celestina is sure to elicit passionate reactions. Whether or not you agree with Hartunian's premise, you will enjoy this lively, unconventional book. Diane Hartunian makes us rethink our notions on La Celestina.”—Barbara Mujica, Georgetown University.
ISBN 0-916379-81-7 150pp. $55.50
76. SOR JUANA INÉS DE LA CRUZ: AMOR, POESÍA, SOLEDUMBRE
Victoria Urbano -- Edición y prólogo de Adelaida López de Martínez
This is a study of the interaction between biographical experience and literary performance. A superb critical reading of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, showing the Mexican writer as a champion of women's intellectual rights and thus a feminist avant la lettre. “Un magistral estudio relativo a la sensibilidad de Sor Juana.”—M. Hernández Sánchez Barba, Universidad Complutense, Madrid. “Highly readable, well-researched, and persuasive.”—Bart L. Lewis, Hispania. ISBN 0-916379-82-5 200pp. Photograph. [out of print]
77. EL PAPEL DEL LECTOR EN LA NOVELA MEXICANA CONTEMPORÁNEA: JOSÉ EMILIO PACHECO Y SALVADOR ELIZONDO
This text discusses the essential features of the contemporary Mexican novel as presented by semioticians, hermeneutists, phenomenologists, rhetoricians, sociologists, psychologists, as well as deconstructionists. Furthermore, the book contributes to the understanding of Mexican and Spanish-American Literature by reinterpreting its evolution from the reader's role perspective. This volume proposes the concepts of “The Novel of the Reader,” which allows the critic to argue that the restructuring of the relationship author-text-reader is one of the basic traits of Latin American literary expression during the sixties. “The critic is to be commended for attempting to bring a major current in contemporary literary theory to bear on appropriately chosen material.”— Beth E. Jorgensen, Hispanic Review.
ISBN 0-916379-83-3 200pp. $56.50
78. EL PRIMER GARCÍA MÁRQUEZ: UN ESTUDIO DE SU PERIODISMO DE 1948-1955
Robert L. Sims
This study breaks new ground in García Márquez studies by focusing on the author’s journalistic writings between 1948 and 1955. By using a combination of modern critical methods, including narratology, dialogism and transtextuality, this study shows how García Márquez' early journalism laid the foundations for his later fiction writing. This work provides an exhaustive, coherent and comprehensive analysis of a neglected area of the Colombian author’s writing. This study shows that García Márquez is a bigeneric writer, a journalist-fiction writer, who constantly combines genres in his writing. This study opens new critical channels for the study of his fiction by establishing its solid link with his journalism. “An important contribution that helps fill a gap in contemporary studies of García Márquez.”—Daniel F. Chamberlain, Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos.
ISBN 0-916379-84-1 220pp. $58 00
79. POET, MYSTIC, MODERN HERO: FERNANDO RIELO PARDAL
Zelda Irene Brooks
The most authoritative study of one of Spain’s leading philosophers whose Teoría del Quijote has received worldwide acclaim. In the present volume, Professor Brooks gives us a penetrating insight into the poetical and mystical qualities of the man and his work.
ISBN 0-916379-85-X 200pp. $59.50
80. LA CELESTINA
Edición, introducción y notas de Bruno M. Damiani
A carefully edited text of Fernando de Rojas’ masterpiece based on the Valencia 1514 edition with ample notes to clarify contextual, historical and linguistic difficulties. The introduction provides a brief history of the text, the problem of authorship, bio-bibliographical information on Rojas and the Celestina as well as a useful commentary on the special nature of the Spanish Renaissance, the social and ideological intention of the novel, and its dialogue and style. Excellent for classroom use.
ISBN 0-916379-86-8 302pp. $55.00
81. THE POET'S MYTH OF FERNÁN GONZÁLEZ
Jean P. Keller
A scrupulous examination of the historical and cultural background of the thirteenth-century epic, a study of its structure and a scholarly explanation of the major episodes of Fernán González. “... a significant addition to the secondary literature on the poem.”—David Hook, Bulletin of Hispanic Studies.
ISBN 0-916379-87-6 168pp. Bibliography. $57.50
82. CARLOS ALBERTO TRUJILLO: UNA VOZ POÉTICA DE AMÉRICA DEL SUR
Zelda Irene Brooks
A thorough study of the life and works of the Chilean poet, winner of the 1991 “Premio Pablo Neruda.”
ISBN 0-916379-88-4 125pp. $59.50
83. LE PHÉNOMÈNE DE CONSTRUCTION ET DE DESTRUCTION DANS “LE SONGE” DE DU BELLAY
Maksoud Feghali -- Preface by Michael J. Giordano
“Feghali's research is timely and mature... In a clear and convincing manner, Feghali shows that the reader of Songe will observe a dissonant narrative voice that wavers between intention and rhetoric, moral and practice, and the simultaneous affirmation and denial of narrative responsibility.”—Michael Giordano, Wayne State University.
ISBN 0-916379-89-2 150pp. Bibliography. $59.50
84. EL CONTEXTO DRAMÁTICO DE “LA LOZANA ANDALUZA”
Louis Imperiale -- Preface by Marco De Marinis
“Amplio y riguroso estudio sobre La Lozana Andaluza…. Impecable articulación de un complejo instrumental interdisciplinario.”—Marco De Marinis, Università degli Studi di Macerata. “Gracias a la profunda labor de Imperiale se nos abre otra cortina en el gran teatro del mundo de la Lozana para poder calibrar nuevas dimensiones de la singularidad artística del retrato delicadiano.”—Bruno M. Damiani, The Catholic University of America. “This work is rooted in narrative, dramatic and linguistic theory [which is] deep and solid.”—Joseph Ricapito, Hispanic Review.
ISBN 0-916379-90-6 291pp. Bibliography. $59.50
85. FASCISMO Y FICCION EN ITALIA: CÓMO LOS NOVELISTAS ITALIANOS EL RÉGIMEN DE MUSSOLINI
Thought-provoking study of the impact of Fascism on Italian literature. Excellent political and historical perspective on World War ll, propaganda myths of the regime; satire and surrealism; anti-Semitism; and the Renaissance. “Ci troviamo di fronte ad un grande sforzo indagativo, riassuntivo e informativo.”—Franco Di Carlo, Rassegna della Letteratura Italiana.
ISBN 0-916379-91-4 233pp. Bibliography. Index. $59.50
Jules Supervielle -- Philip Cranston, ed. and trans.
The Uruguayan-born twentieth-century French poet, Jules Supervielle, admired by Rilke, T. S. Eliot, Paul Celan and Richard Howard, here appears for the first time in a bilingual French-English edition of an entire work—in a project authorized and encouraged by Gallimard and the Supervielle family. Naissances provides an epitome—a sampling and a summing up—of much that is fascinating in Supervielle: traditional and free verse poems—lyric, dramatic and narrative—expressing many of his obsessive themes (angoisse, gravitations, metamorphoses, births, loss, exile, death).
ISBN 0-916379-92-2 99pp. $55.00
87. JIMENA: A WOMAN IN SPANISH LITERATURE
A rigorous examination of the treatment of Jimena from the Cantar de Mío Cid to Renaissance, Romantic, and modern adaptations of the story of the Cid. Presents a picture of Jimena that is more complete and revealing than any other study of the character. Provocative and informative literary, cultural, historical, and social interpretations. Annotated.
ISBN 0-916379-94-9 250pp. Bibliography. $63.50
88. EN EL SIGLO DE ORO. ESTUDIOS Y TEXTOS DE LITERATURA ÁUREA
Comprehensive study of major literary genres of the Spanish Golden Age. Didactic, theoretical and referential aspects of poetry, drama, and prose. A collection of brilliantly-written essays and texts. “Nos encontramos ante doce trabajos luminosos, fruto de una erudición y una entrega poco comunes.”—José Manuel López de Abiada, NOTAS: Literatura española: historia y crítica.
ISBN 0-916379-93-0 255pp. $59.50
89. SOFÍA CASANOVA (1862-1958): SPANISH WOMAN POET, JOURNALIST AND AUTHOR
Ofelia L. Alayeto -- Preface by Janet Pérez
Poet, journalist of world wars and the Russian Revolution, prolific novelist, translator, playwright, respected society figure: Sofía Casanova intrigued and influenced the Spanish reading public for over fifty years. Sofía Casanova’s unique achievements should have drawn considerable critical and scholarly notice. Yet today her life and works remain unexamined or ignored. It is the purpose of this book, researched in Spain and Poland, to reintroduce Sofía Casanova to the scholarly and general public.
ISBN 0-916379-95-7 200pp. Bibliography. Appendices. $54.50
*90. LITERATURA Y PERIODISMO EN EL FIN DE SIGLO 1880-1907
María Pilar Celma Valero
A comprehensive study of the development of major literary journals over a generation in turn-of-the-century Spain. Includes introduction, a critical review of 20 journals (100 pp), and bibliography (30651 items).
ISBN 84-334-8301-3 898pp. Bibliography. Index. $85.50
*91. ESTRUCTURAS IMAGINARIAS EN LA POESÍA
María Rubio Martín
This book postulates an original and systematic poetics of the imagination that synthesizes various modern theories of textuality, semantics, syntax, phenomenology, psychoanalysis, myth, and anthropology. Among the critics discussed are Bachelard, Mauron, and Durand.
ISBN 84-334-8302-1 192pp. Bibliography. $57.50
*92. LOS FORMALISTAS RUSOS Y LA TEORÍA DE LOS GÉNEROS LITERARIOS
Mercedes Rodríguez Pequeño
An analysis of the concept of genres in relation to formalist theory. The first part distinguishes theoretical and historical approaches to genres. The second considers the major Russian critics' understanding of genre formation of verse and prose in dramatic, lyrical, and narrative modes.
ISBN 84-334-8303-X 121pp. Bibliography. $53.50
*93. ASPECTOS DEL TALLER POÉTICO DE JAIME GIL DE BIEDMA
Gonzalo Corona Marzol
This is a complete study of the creative work of contemporary Spanish poet and critic Gil de Biedma as published from 1965 to 1975. It focuses on the notion of the “poetry of experience” in terms of the Anglo-Saxon Romantic tradition and of the author's confessional mode.
ISBN 84-334-8304-8 141pp. Bibliography. [out of print]
*94. CÓMO LEER A JUAN RAMÓN JIMÉNEZ
Isabel Paraíso Almansa
Critical introduction to one of modern Spain's greatest poets. Includes a detailed summary of the author's life and works, systematic analyses of the early Diario de un poeta recién casado and late Animal de fondo, and comentarios de texto of passages from Platero y yo and Jardines lejanos.
ISBN 84-334-0801-1 162pp. Bibliography. [out of print]
*95. CÓMO LEER A LEANDRO FERNÁNDEZ DE MORATÍN
Rosalía Fernández Cabezón
A critical introduction to the major playwright of eighteenth-century Spain. Includes a summary of the author's life and works, and analysis of the plot, themes, characters, and dramatic techniques in El sí de las niñas and La comedia nueva, with a comentario de texto of the latter.
ISBN 84-334-0801-1 116 pp. Bibliography. [out of print]
*96. CÓMO LEER A BLAS DE OTERO
José Ángel Ascunce Arrieta
Critical introduction with a summary of the modern Spanish poet’s life and works, analyses of major writings, comentarios de texto.
[out of print]
*97. CÓMO LEER A JULIO CORTÁZAR
Alicia H. Puleo
Critical introduction with a summary of the Argentinian novelist’s life and works, analyses of major writings, comentarios de texto.
[out of print]
*98. CÓMO LEER “LA CELESTINA”
María Eugenia Lacarra Lanz
Critical introduction with summary of Rojas’ authorship and the work’s evolution, analysis of major aspects, comentarios de texto.
*99. CÓMO LEER EL “LAZARILLO”
Francisco Garrote Pérez
A critical introduction to the first Renaissance picaresque novel with a summary, analysis of major aspects, comentarios de texto.
[out of print]
100. MIRACLES, DUELS AND CIDE HAMETE’S MOORISH DISSENT
A study of narrative and ideological functions of the Moorish narrator in Don Quijote. It uses narratology and epistemology to argue that Cide Hamete represents key aspects of Arabic learning that are incorporated into Cervantes’ work and affect the development of the modern novel. “Estudio breve y muy jugoso ... no puede negarse la sugestión y simpatía que despierta este concentrado librito en el ánimo del lector.”—Alberto Sánchez, Anales Cervantinos. ISBN 0-916379-96-5 50pp. Index. $52.50
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