Publisher :Taylor & Francis Release Date :2001 ISBN :9780815335658 Pages :406 pages Rating Book:4.3/5 (335 users)
Download or read book Spanish Literature written by David William Foster and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2001 with total page 406 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This anthology examines Love's Labours Lost from a variety of perspectives and through a wide range of materials. Selections discuss the play in terms of historical context, dating, and sources; character analysis; comic elements and verbal conceits; evidence of authorship; performance analysis; and feminist interpretations. Alongside theater reviews, production photographs, and critical commentary, the volume also includes essays written by practicing theater artists who have worked on the play. An index by name, literary work, and concept rounds out this valuable resource.
Publisher :Cambridge University Press Release Date :1983-12-15 ISBN :0521244935 Pages :246 pages Rating Book:4.2/5 (521 users)
Download or read book The Theatre of Valle-Inclan written by John Lyon and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 1983-12-15 with total page 246 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is a study of the Spanish dramatist RamØn del Valle-Inclan (1866-1936). John Lyon shows that Valle has links with two avant-garde movements: the turn of the century Symbolism associated with Maeterlinck and Yeats, and the anti-tragic values which surfaced in the 1920s and culminated in Absurdism.
Publisher :Tamesis Books Release Date :2003 ISBN :9781855660915 Pages :310 pages Rating Book:4.6/5 (66 users)
Download or read book The Dramatic World of Valle-Inclán written by Robert Lima and published by Tamesis Books. This book was released on 2003 with total page 310 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Valle-Inclan considered as actor, director and playwright, with bibliography of his plays.
Publisher :Routledge Release Date :2014-04-08 ISBN :1134402104 Pages :122 pages Rating Book:4.3/5 (134 users)
Download or read book Spanish Theatre 1920 - 1995 written by Maria M Delgado and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-04-08 with total page 122 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Beginning with a reassessment of the 1920s and 30s, this text looks beyond a consideration of just the most successful Spanish playwrights of the time, and discusses also the work of directors, theorists, actors and designers.
Publisher :VNR AG Release Date :1984 ISBN :9780070791695 Pages :538 pages Rating Book:4.9/5 (791 users)
Download or read book McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of World Drama written by and published by VNR AG. This book was released on 1984 with total page 538 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ranging from the earliest drama to the theater of the 1980's this encyclopedia includes coverage of national drama and theater around the world, theater companies, and musical comedy. Arrangement of the 1,300 entries is alphabetically by name or subject with nearly 950 of these devoted to individual playwrights and their works.
Publisher :Peter Lang Release Date :2010 ISBN :9783034302425 Pages :252 pages Rating Book:4.0/5 (32 users)
Download or read book The Galician Works of Ramón Del Valle-Inclán written by Ann Frost and published by Peter Lang. This book was released on 2010 with total page 252 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ramón del Valle-Inclán (1866-1936) was undoubtedly the most controversial literary figure of his generation. Whilst his genius was recognised by fellow writers, the reading public was slow to accept his work, and his theatre taxed directors and audiences alike. One of the harshest criticisms levelled against him concerned his use of repetition. This study shows how the reuse, recycling and development of material becomes one of the hallmarks of Valle-Inclán's writing during the first three decades of his literary career, linking one genre with another and blurring the borders between different aesthetics. The repetition of themes and motifs, characters and stylistic devices reveals an underlying interdependence among works that on the surface appear unconnected or even contradictory. Many of Valle-Inclán's works have been studied in isolation, rather than as pieces of a whole. This book examines the elements that provide significant links in his writing between 1889 and 1922, most of which shares the common backdrop of Galicia, and demonstrates that apparently unrelated works are part of a larger picture. Despite changes in perspective and genre, there are constants that relate individual works to those that precede and follow, creating a unifying pattern of continuity.
Publisher :DS Brewer Release Date :1999 ISBN :9780729304153 Pages :302 pages Rating Book:4.0/5 (34 users)
Download or read book Ramón Del Valle-Inclán: The works of Valle-Inclán written by Robert Lima and published by DS Brewer. This book was released on 1999 with total page 302 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Published by Boydell & Brewer Inc.
Publisher :Springer Release Date :2017-11-22 ISBN :3319673289 Pages :246 pages Rating Book:4.1/5 (319 users)
Download or read book Multilingualism and Modernity written by Laura Lonsdale and published by Springer. This book was released on 2017-11-22 with total page 246 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores multilingualism as an imaginative articulation of the experience of modernity in twentieth-century Spanish and American literature. It argues that while individual multilingual practices are highly singular, literary multilingualism exceeds the conventional bounds of modernism to become emblematic of the modern age. The book explores the confluence of multilingualism and modernity in the theme of barbarism, examining the significance of this theme to the relationship between language and modernity in the Spanish-speaking world, and the work of five authors in particular. These authors – Ramón del Valle-Inclán, Ernest Hemingway, José María Arguedas, Jorge Semprún and Juan Goytisolo – explore the stylistic and conceptual potential of the interaction between languages, including Spanish, French, English, Galician, Quechua and Arabic, their work reflecting the eclecticism of literary multilingualism while revealing its significance as a mode of response to modernity.
Publisher :Cambridge Scholars Publishing Release Date :2015-04-01 ISBN :144387681X Pages :310 pages Rating Book:4.4/5 (443 users)
Download or read book Telling Tales written by Anne L. Walsh and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2015-04-01 with total page 310 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume delves deeply into the role played by stories and storytelling in shaping, controlling and mapping present-day Spain, and examines fiction in various manifestations and genres, especially written and filmic. It contrasts such stories and their context with the past, investigating the differences and similarities between spatially and geographically varying narrations in order to tease out the link between the time of telling and the act of living. Throughout the book, scholars look separately at this phenomenon, and their findings reveal a close bond between events occurring in the real world and the relating of fictional stories. Particularly in Spain, the geographic space of interest here, storytelling is used both as catharsis and didactically. Authors and filmmakers find inspiration in everyday occurrences, and, while there is nothing unusual in that, the interest here lies in the consequent transformation of these occurrences into fascinating stories that attempt to make sense of chaotic events, connect those events temporally, and explore the meaning of the consequent coherence. Stories are at the very essence of humanity, be they fictional or based on everyday reality. This collection focuses specifically on Spain where easily identifiable features of history (such as the Spanish Civil War, the Franco Dictatorship, transition, democracy, and the global economic crisis) have had a major impact on everyday life. The narratives emerging show clear evidence of that impact, with an emphasis on such themes as the significance of memory, the impossibility and instability of such memory, the chaotic nature of life, and the place of the nation/state in the psyche of the individual, with emerging themes investigating the role of solidarity and empathy in the empowerment of the individual. This volume is informed by the shift that occurred in the twentieth century towards a world of unstable parameters, whereby whatever knowledge that is received must be questioned as to the extent of its authenticity since that knowledge is always affected by memory, experience, and time, all subjective phenomena in themselves.
Publisher :Duke University Press Release Date :1986 ISBN :9780822306580 Pages :216 pages Rating Book:4.0/5 (36 users)
Download or read book Literature and Liminality written by Gustavo Pérez Firmat and published by Duke University Press. This book was released on 1986 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Recent literary studies and related disciplines have given much attention to phenomena that seem to occupy more or less permanently eccentric positions in our experience. Gustavo Perez Firmat examines three of these marginal or liminal phenomena—paying particular attention to the distinction between "center" and "periphery"—as they appear in Hispanic literature. Carnival (the traditional festival in which normal behavior is overturned), choteo (an insulting form of humor), and disease are three liminal entities discussed. Less an attempt to frame a general theory of such "liminalities" than an effort to demonstrate the interpretive power of the liminality concept, this work challenges conventional boundaries of critical sense and offers new insights into a variety of questions, among them the notion of convertability in psychoanalysis and the relation of New World culture to its European forebears.
Publisher :Bucknell University Press Release Date :1994 ISBN :9780838752616 Pages :264 pages Rating Book:4.5/5 (752 users)
Download or read book Ramón María Del Valle-Inclán written by Carol Maier and published by Bucknell University Press. This book was released on 1994 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "This book is a collection of eleven essays devoted to the work of Ramon del Valle-Inclan (1866-1936). Long the recipient of critical analyses from various perspectives, Valle-Inclan's writing has nevertheless been virtually neglected in the gender-based criticism that has given rise to important studies of his contemporaries in other European literatures. This means that his diverse female characters have not been fully examined, that many scholars continue to consider him an unqualified misogynist, and that a marked effort to surmount gender constraints, present throughout his work, has not been acknowledged, much less explicated. This lack of study is intimately related to a much broader lacuna in Hispanic literature and scholarship, for the working of gender norms and their interaction with economic, religious, and political institutions inscribed in the literature of turn-of-the-century Spain have only recently begun to receive detailed study." "The essays in this volume identify, explore, and interrogate issues of gender with respect to Valle-Inclan's writing. The results offer an altered portrait of Valle-Inclan in which attitudes attributed to him are questioned and reevaluated. In particular, studies of several strong female characters indicate that he envisioned a far more complex role for women than has formerly been recognized." "Three previously published essays were chosen to provide a grounding in work on gender and Valle-Inclan. The remaining essays were written for this volume. As an orientation for the reader and in order to assure that the collection will be of use and interest to non-Hispanists as well as specialized readers, an introduction to the collection defines the intentions of the editors, discusses the essays with respect to current criticism, and places Valle-Inclan and his writing in turn-of-the-century Spanish history and aesthetics. As a whole, the collection reads as far more than the sum of its individual essays, prompting a fuller appreciation of both Valle-Inclan and the social and cultural system to which he belongs."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Publisher :LSU Press Release Date :1991-09-01 ISBN :9780807117354 Pages :460 pages Rating Book:4.1/5 (117 users)
Download or read book A New History of Spanish Literature written by Richard E. Chandler and published by LSU Press. This book was released on 1991-09-01 with total page 460 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First published in 1961, A New History of Spanish Literature has been a much-used resource for generations of students. The book has now been completely revised and updated to include extensive discussion of Spanish literature of the past thirty years. Richard E. Chandler and Kessel Schwartz, both longtime students of the literature, write authoritatively about every Spanish literary work of consequence. From the earliest extant writings though the literature of the 1980s, they draw on the latest scholarship. Unlike most literary histories, this one treats each genre fully in its own section, thus making it easy for the reader to follow the development of poetry, the drama, the novel, other prose fiction, and nonfiction prose. Students of the first edition have found this method particularly useful. However, this approach does not preclude study of the literature by period. A full index easily enables the reader to find all references to any individual author or book. Another noteworthy feature of the book, and one omitted from many books of this kind, is the comprehensive attention the authors accord nonfiction prose, including, for example, essays, philosophy, literary criticism, politics, and historiography. Encyclopedic in scope yet concise and eminently readable, the revised edition of A New History of Spanish Literature bids fair to be the standard reference well into the next century.
Publisher :University of Texas Press Release Date :2013-11-18 ISBN :0292733399 Pages :216 pages Rating Book:4.9/5 (292 users)
Download or read book Alfonso Reyes and Spain written by Barbara Bockus Aponte and published by University of Texas Press. This book was released on 2013-11-18 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Alfonso Reyes, the great humanist and man of letters of contemporary Spanish America, began his literary career just before the outbreak of the Mexican Revolution of 1910. He spearheaded the radical shift in Mexico's cultural and philosophical orientation as a leading member of the famous "Athenaeum Generation." The crucial years of his literary formation, however, were those he spent in Spain (1914-1924). He arrived in Madrid unknown and unsure of his future. When he left, he had achieved both professional maturity and wide acclaim as a writer. This book has, as its basis, the remarkable correspondence between Reyes and some of the leading spirits of the Spanish intellectual world, covering not only his years in Spain but also later exchanges of letters. Although Reyes always made it clear that he was a Mexican and a Spanish American, he became a full-fledged member of the closed aristocracy of Spanish literature. It was the most brilliant period in Spain's cultural history since the Golden Age, and it is richly represented here by Reyes' association with five of its most important figures: Miguel de Unamuno and Ramón del Valle-Inclán were of the great "Generation of 98"; among the younger writers were José Ortega y Gasset, essayist and philosopher; the Nobel poet Juan Ramón Jiménez; and Ramón Gómez de la Serna, a precursor of surrealism. Alfonso Reyes maintained lifelong friendships with these men, and their exchanges of letters are of a dual significance. They reveal how the years in Spain allowed Reyes to pursue his vocation independently, thereby prompting him to seek universal values. Coincidentally, they provide a unique glimpse into the inner world of those friends—and their dreams of a new Spain.
Publisher :Cambridge University Press Release Date :2004 ISBN :9780521806183 Pages :906 pages Rating Book:4.0/5 (86 users)
Download or read book The Cambridge History of Spanish Literature written by David T. Gies and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2004 with total page 906 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Publisher Description
Publisher :Cambridge University Press Release Date :1996-03-07 ISBN :9780521446549 Pages :436 pages Rating Book:4.4/5 (446 users)
Download or read book The Cambridge Paperback Guide to Theatre written by Sarah Stanton and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 1996-03-07 with total page 436 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Derived from The Cambridge guide to theatre_
Publisher :Liverpool University Press Release Date :1993 ISBN :0856685658 Pages :193 pages Rating Book:4.5/5 (856 users)
Download or read book Lights of Bohemia written by Ramón del Valle-Inclán and published by Liverpool University Press. This book was released on 1993 with total page 193 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Written in the early 1920s, Lights of Bohemia is set in the twilight phase of Madrid's bohemian artistic life against the turbulent social and political background of events between 1900 and 1920. The play's protagonist, the poet Max Estrella, confronts the dilemma between art and social commitment and the problem of salvaging some sort of authenticity and identity in a context which converts him into an anachronism. This is the first play in a series of 'esperpentos' or 'grotesques' in which Valle-Inclan tries to convey the tragi-grotesque contradictions of his contemporary surroundings by the use of similarly contrasting registers in his theatre.
Publisher :Routledge Release Date :2017-07-05 ISBN :1351559095 Pages :273 pages Rating Book:4.5/5 (351 users)
Download or read book Maruja Mallo and the Spanish Avant-Garde written by Shirley Mangini and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-07-05 with total page 273 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The first book in English on Maruja Mallo, this volume is an insightful examination of the life and work of this seminal artist of the Spanish avant-garde. Previously sidelined by a culture that treated women as "insider-outsiders" and by her own mythmaking, Mallo no longer can be viewed as simply a muse to famous counterparts such as Salvador Dal?nd Federico Garc?Lorca; her role has been re-contextualized to demonstrate that she was a driving force in the flowering of Spanish culture through the 1920s and 1930s. The analysis of Mallo's unique life and extraordinary art is set against the complicated social and political backdrop of interwar Madrid. This book highlights the struggle of Mallo and other women artists against the rampant misogyny of both Spanish culture and the avant-garde community of the time. The effects of the Spanish Civil War are also analyzed-in Mallo's case, Franco's victory forced her into exile in South America for almost 30 years, with profound effects on her art and her life. Added to this rich context, the author's numerous interviews with members of the Mallo family provide essential new background material. Maruja Mallo and the Spanish Avant-Garde recasts this artist as a vital figure in the heretofore all-male establishment of the Spanish artistic vanguard.