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Book La Celestina

    Book Details:
  • Author : Fernando de Rojas
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1841
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 412 pages

Download or read book La Celestina written by Fernando de Rojas and published by . This book was released on 1841 with total page 412 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book The Image of Celestina

Download or read book The Image of Celestina written by Enrique Fernández and published by University of Toronto Press. This book was released on 2024-01-31 with total page 254 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: La Celestina, a Spanish literary masterpiece second only in importance to Don Quixote in Spanish literature, has been shaped by the inclusion of images from its very first edition in 1499. The subsequent five centuries were punctuated by many illustrated editions; imaginary portraits of the eponymous procuress Celestina by painters such as Murillo, Goya, and Picasso; and, more recently, screen and stage adaptations. Celestina became the prototype from which later representations of procuresses and bawds derived. The Image of Celestina sheds light on the visual culture that developed around La Celestina, including paintings, illustrations, and advertisements. Enrique Fernández examines La Celestina as a mixed-media text, incorporating methods from disciplines such as art history and women’s and cinema studies, and considers a variety of images including promotional posters, lobby pictures, and playbills of theatrical and cinematic adaptations of the book. Using a visual studies approach, The Image of Celestina ultimately illuminates the culture of Celestina, a mythical figure, who surpasses the literary text in which she originated.

Book Tragicomedy and Novelistic Discourse in Celestina

Download or read book Tragicomedy and Novelistic Discourse in Celestina written by Dorothy Sherman Severin and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 1989-06 with total page 158 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An investigation by Dorothy Sherman Severin of the importance of Rojas' Celestina as a precursor to the modern novel.

Book A Companion to Celestina

Download or read book A Companion to Celestina written by and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2017-07-10 with total page 444 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Twenty-three hitherto unpublished contributions by leading experts that summarize and expand on the main areas of Celestina scholarship, offering a critical overview of the field together with innovative approaches and readings.

Book Celestina

    Book Details:
  • Author : Fernando de Rojas
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 2009-09-15
  • ISBN : 0300156197
  • Pages : 281 pages

Download or read book Celestina written by Fernando de Rojas and published by Yale University Press. This book was released on 2009-09-15 with total page 281 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A timeless story of love, morality, and tragedy, Fernando de Rojas's Celestina is a classic of Spanish literature. Second only to Don Quixote in its cultural importance, Rojas's dramatic dialogue presents the elaborate tale of a star-crossed courtship between the young nobleman Calisto and the beautiful maiden Melibea in fifteenth-century Spain. Their unforgettable saga plays out in vibrant exchanges, presented here in a brilliant new translation by award-winning translator Margaret Sayers Peden. After a chance encounter with Melibea leaves Calisto entranced by her charms, he enlists the services of Celestina, an aged prostitute, madam, and procuress, to arrange another meeting. She promptly seizes control of the affair, guiding it through a series of mishaps before it meets its tragic end. At times a comic character and at others a self-assertive promoter of women's sexual license, Celestina is an inimitable personality with a surprisingly modern consciousness, certain to be relished by a new generation of readers.

Book From Iberia to Diaspora

    Book Details:
  • Author : Yedida Kalfon Stillman
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release : 1999
  • ISBN : 9789004107205
  • Pages : 606 pages

Download or read book From Iberia to Diaspora written by Yedida Kalfon Stillman and published by BRILL. This book was released on 1999 with total page 606 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This rich, interdisciplinary collection of articles offers fascinating new insights into the history and culture of Sephardic Jewry both in pre-Expulsion Iberia and throughout the far-flung diaspora.

Book Celestina s Brood

    Book Details:
  • Author : Roberto González Echevarría
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release : 1993
  • ISBN : 9780822313717
  • Pages : 300 pages

Download or read book Celestina s Brood written by Roberto González Echevarría and published by Duke University Press. This book was released on 1993 with total page 300 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Published in 1499 and centered on the figure of a bawd and witch, Fernando de Rojas' dark and disturbing Celestina was destined to become the most suppressed classic in Spanish literary history. Routinely ignored in Spanish letters, the book nonetheless echoes through contemporary Spanish and Latin American literature. This is the phenomenon that Celestina's Brood explores. Roberto González Echevarría, one of the most eminent and influential critics of Hispanic literature writing today, uses Rojas' text as his starting point to offer an exploration of modernity in the Hispanic literary tradition, and of the Baroque as an expression of the modern. His analysis of Celestina reveals the relentless probing of the limits of language and morality that mark the work as the beginning of literary modernity in Spanish, and the start of a tradition distinguished by a penchant for the excesses of the Baroque. González Echevarría pursues this tradition and its meaning through the works of major figures such as Cervantes, Lope de Vega, Calderón de la Barca, Alejo Carpentier, Carlos Fuentes, Gabriel García Márquez, Nicolás Guillén, and Severo Sarduy, as well as through the works of lesser-known authors. By revealing continuities of the Baroque, Celestina's Brood cuts across conventional distinctions between Spanish and Latin American literary traditions to show their profound and previously unimagined affinity.

Book The Petrarchan Sources of La Celestina

Download or read book The Petrarchan Sources of La Celestina written by A. D. Deyermond and published by Greenwood. This book was released on 1975 with total page 184 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Speaking in the Medieval World

Download or read book Speaking in the Medieval World written by Jean E. Godsall-Myers and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2003-01-01 with total page 212 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection of essays treats medieval language use in its sociolinguistic context, drawing primarily on texts in English, French, German, and Spanish.

Book Spanish Dramatists of the Golden Age

Download or read book Spanish Dramatists of the Golden Age written by Mary Parker and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 1998-09-17 with total page 297 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Golden Age of Spanish drama extends from the close of the 15th century to the death of Calderón in 1681. During that time, the humanists, as dramatists, followed Italy's artistic awakening direction, and imitated Classical drama. With originality and dreams of greatness, they subverted the nature of tragedy; modified the approach of Comedy and invented the New Play, the Comedia Nueva. In it the poet-dramatists introduced important modificaitons of realism, included imagined reality, Christian symbolism and theatricality, as artistic truth. They elaborate all kinds of syntheses. For this reason, the Spanish Golden Age theater can be viewed as part of a tradition that includes the Greco-Roman comedy and tragedy, Christian tragedy, and the authentic national literary and dramatic tendencies. The entries in this reference book explore the fascinating history of the Golden Age of Spanish drama. The volume begins with an introductory overview of the literary, cultural, and historical contexts that shaped dramatic writing of the period. The book then presents alphabetically arranged essays for nineteen significant Spanish dramatists of the Golden Age. Each essay is written by an expert contributor and includes biographical information, an analysis and evaluation of major works, a discussion of critical response to the plays, and an extensive bibliography of primary and secondary sources. The volume closes with a selected general bibliography of central critical studies of Golden Age Spanish drama.

Book Medieval Iberia

    Book Details:
  • Author : E. Michael Gerli
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release : 2003
  • ISBN : 9780415939188
  • Pages : 960 pages

Download or read book Medieval Iberia written by E. Michael Gerli and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2003 with total page 960 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Also providing in-depth discussions of the rich contributions of Muslim and Jewish cultures, and offering useful insights into their interactions with Catholic Spain, this comprehensive work is an invaluable tool for students, scholars, and general readers alike."--BOOK JACKET.

Book La Celestina Studies

Download or read book La Celestina Studies written by Adrienne Schizzano Mandel and published by . This book was released on 1971 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Consists of a survey of the scholarly and critical literature which surrounds Rojas' work, and a bibliography of Celestina studies.

Book Postcolonial Approaches to the European Middle Ages

Download or read book Postcolonial Approaches to the European Middle Ages written by Ananya Jahanara Kabir and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2005-03-10 with total page 324 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A collection of original essays exploring the intersections between medieval and postcolonial studies.

Book Spinoza and Other Heretics  Volume 1

Download or read book Spinoza and Other Heretics Volume 1 written by Yirmiyahu Yovel and published by Princeton University Press. This book was released on 2021-10-12 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This ambitious study presents Baruch Spinoza (1632-1677) as the most outstanding and influential thinker of modernity—and examines the question of whether he was the "first secular Jew." A number-one bestseller in Israel, Spinoza and Other Heretics is made up of two volumes—The Marrano of Reason and The Adventures of Immanence. Yirmiyahu Yovel shows how Spinoza grounded a philosophical revolution in a radically new principle—the philosophy of immanence, or the idea that this world is all there is—and how he thereby anticipated secularization, the Enlightenment, the disintegration of ghetto life, and the rise of natural science and the liberal-democratic state. The Marrano of Reason finds the origins of the idea of immanence in the culture of Spinoza's Marrano ancestors, Jews in Spain and Portugal who had been forcibly converted to Christianity. Yovel uses their fascinating story to show how the crypto-Jewish life they maintained in the face of the Inquisition mixed Judaism and Christianity in ways that undermined both religions and led to rational skepticism and secularism. He identifies Marrano patterns that recur in Spinoza in a secularized context: a "this-worldly" disposition, a split religious identity, an opposition between inner and outer life, a quest for salvation outside official doctrines, and a gift for dual language and equivocation. This same background explains the drama of the young Spinoza's excommunication from the Jewish community in his native Amsterdam. Convention portrays the Amsterdam Jews as narrow-minded and fanatical, but in Yovel's vivid account they emerge as highly civilized former Marranos with cosmopolitan leanings, struggling to renew their Jewish identity and to build a "new Jerusalem" in the Netherlands.

Book Celestina and the Ends of Desire

Download or read book Celestina and the Ends of Desire written by E. Michael Gerli and published by University of Toronto Press. This book was released on 2011-01-01 with total page 281 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: One of the most widely-read and translated Spanish works in sixteenth-century Europe was Fernando de Rojas' Celestina, a 1499 novel in dialogue about a couple that faces heartbreak and tragedy after being united by the titular brothel madam. In 'Celestina' and the Ends of Desire, E. Michael Gerli illustrates how this work straddles the medieval and the modern in its exploration of changing categories of human desire - from the European courtly love tradition to the interpretation of want as an insatiable, destructive force. Gerli's analysis draws on a wide range of Celestina scholarship but is unique in its use of modern literary and psychoanalytic theory to confront the problematic links between literature and life. Explorations of influence of desire on knowledge, action, and lived experience connect the work to seismic shifts in the culture of early modern Europe. Engaging and original, 'Celestina' and the Ends of Desire takes a fresh look at the timeless work's widespread appeal and enduring popularity.

Book Festschrift

    Book Details:
  • Author : A. D. Deyermond
  • Publisher : Tamesis
  • Release : 1997
  • ISBN : 9781855660519
  • Pages : 594 pages

Download or read book Festschrift written by A. D. Deyermond and published by Tamesis. This book was released on 1997 with total page 594 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Distinguished scholars from both sides of the Atlantic make a major contribution to medieval literary studies in contributions ranging from early epic to Fernando de Rojas. Studies on cuaderna via' verse and the poets of the cancionero' figure prominently, as do the Libro de buen amor' and Celestina'; these are complemented by individual essays on texts outside the mainstream, on the language and versification of the period, on the prose writers of the fifteenth century, and on literary activity in Catalonia, Galicia and Portugal. The collection demonstrates the range of interest and approach characteristic of recent Hispanic scholarship, and provides new insights into the medieval mind at work in the Iberian peninsula. IAN MACPHERSON is former Professor of Spanish, University of Durham; RALPH PENNY is Professor of Romance Philology, Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London. Studies in Honour of Professor Alan Deyermond, Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London. Contributors: LOLA BADIA, RAFAEL BELTRAN, CHARLES BURNETT, LLUIS CABRE, ROSANNA CANTAVELLA, PEDRO CATEDRA, JUAN CARLOS CONDE LOPEZ, MARTIN DUFFELL, JOSE FRADEJAS LEBRERO, JOSE MANUEL FRADEJAS RUEDA, JOHN GORNALL, L.P. HARVEY, THOMAS R. HART, LOUISE M. HAYWOOD, DAVID HOOK, VICTOR INFANTES DE MIGUEL, JEREMY LAWRENCE, HELDER MACEDO, IAN MACPHERSON, IAN MICHAEL, ALBERTO MONTANER FRUTOS, D.G. PATTISON, RALPH PENNY, STEPHEN RECKERT, FRANCISCO RICO, REGULA ROHLAND DE LANGBEHN, NICHOLAS G. ROUND, PETER RUSSELL, DOROTHY S. SEVERIN, COLIN SMITH, BARRY TAYLOR, ARTHUR TERRY, J.E. VAREY, JULIAN WEISS, GEOFFREY WEST, JANE WHETNALL.

Book Reconsidering Boccaccio

Download or read book Reconsidering Boccaccio written by Olivia Holmes and published by University of Toronto Press. This book was released on 2018-01-01 with total page 452 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Reconsidering Boccaccio explores the exceptional social, geographic, and intellectual range of the Florentine writer Giovanni Boccaccio, his dialogue with voices and traditions that surrounded him, and the way that his legacy illuminates the interconnectivity of numerous cultural networks.