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Seventeenth-Century Spanish Poetry - Arthur Terry

Seventeenth-Century Spanish Poetry

Hardcover Published: 26th November 1993
ISBN: 9780521444217
Number Of Pages: 320

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This is the first comprehensive study in English of one of the most important bodies of verse in European literature. Seventeenth-century Spanish poetry represents the culmination of a rich Renaissance tradition, and Professor Terry sets out to make this accessible not only to Hispanists but also to readers of English, French and Italian poetry, with which it had many points of contact. He deals both with the major poets of the period and with their numerous lesser-known contemporaries, paying close attention to individual poems, and providing English translations for all quotations. The book also raises important general issues in the light of recent criticism.

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"...demonstrates an impressive grasp of a key moment in literary history...the study is intelligent, richly textured, and engaging..." Caliope "The book succeeds admirably in narrating the literary history of Spanish poetry during its most exceptional period; put simply, no other study today covers the subject matter quite so eloquently nor so thoroughly...As a brilliant exponent of the best of British criticism, Terry's book should be required reading for all students of the period." Anne J. Cruz, Renaissance Quarterly

The inheritance
Theory and practice
Luis de G=ngora: the Poetry of Transformation
Lope de Vega: Re-writing a life
Between two centuries: from Medrano to Valdivielso
Francisco de Quevedo: The force of eloquence
The literary epic
Plenitude and decline: from Villamediana to the second half of the century
Sor Juana InFs de la Cruz: the end of a tradition
Epilogue
Select Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521444217
ISBN-10: 0521444217
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 26th November 1993
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.24
Weight (kg): 0.64

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