Hispanic Connection: Spanish and Spanish-American Literature in the Arts of the World / Edition 1

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DaSilva draws together key essays dealing with the span of Spanish and Latin American arts, ranging from literature, music, film, and ballet to painting. Scholars and researchers involved with the scope of Spanish and Spanish American arts will find this collection of particular value. The selections center on basic themes including the icons of Spain, the use of characters from classic Spanish literature in performing and visual arts, romantic and modern Spanish writers and their influences, and the fusion of Mexican and Spanish culture.

The selections center on ten basic themes: The early icons of Spain; the uses of Don Quixote from operas to painting; Don Juan is given a similar treatment, with theater, film, and ballet in addition to literature and opera; an examination of areas of fusion of Spanish and Mexican culture; Spanish Romantics in opera and ballet; modern writers whose work appears in musical transcription; modern writers whose novels appear in film; an examination of works that parody earlier pieces; a survey of the interrelationship between painting and its literary sources; and a look at the variegated artistic peregrinations of such contemporaries as Marquez, Puig, Skarmeta, and others. Scholars and researchers involved with the scope of Spanish and Spanish American arts will find this collection of particular value.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780275980900
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/30/2004
  • Series: Contributions to the Study of World Literature
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

ZENIA SACKS DaSILVA is Professor of Spanish at Hofstra University. She is the author of numerous textbooks, among them, on the university level, the Concept Approach series, the cultural history Margenes: Historia intima del pueblo hispano, the Experiencias program, and two literary collections. A specialist in peninsular literature, she is now completing an anthology of humor and charm in Hispanic literature.

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Table of Contents

Pt. I Icons of early Spain
1 The existential Rodrigo, last of the Goths 3
2 The Cid : four operatic transformations of a Spanish classic 15
3 Bridges of song : Christian, Judaic, and Islamic influences in poetry and music 31
4 The Spanish muse in Italy : Tirante el Blanco, La vida es sueno, and Don Quijote 43
5 The golden age revisited in twentieth-century art songs 55
Pt. II The universal Don Quixote
6 Don Quixote on the western frontier 69
7 Don Quixote chez Donizetti, chez Massenet 75
8 George Eliot's Dorothea in light of Cervantes's Dorotea 85
9 Cervantes in Bolivia : the painter Walter Solon Romero as spokesman of Don Quixote 95
10 Don Quixote as theatre 105
11 "Monsignor Quixote" : Graham Greene rewriting Unamuno rewriting Cervantes 111
12 The filmic Quixote of The Fisher King : Sancho as radio talk-show host 121
Pt. III The peripatetic Don Juan
13 Mythic Misnomers : reinventing Don Juan in Moliere and Mozart 135
14 Byron's Don Juan : the Burlador burlesqued 147
15 Don Juan in hell : George Bernard Shaw's perverse sexual politics 159
16 Don Juan Tenorio : from the "romancero" to Don Juan de Marco 165
17 Don Juan in the new world : the erotics of conquest in Chocano, Fuentes, and Walcott 175
Pt. IV Point of contact : new Spain
18 A diverse legacy : the Hispanic impact on mask use in Mexico 191
19 Poetry of praise to the Virgin of Guadalupe 199
20 Century XX : legacy of the Spanish exiles in Mexican music 211
Pt. V Spanish romantics et al. in opera and ballet
21 La Forza del Destino : destiny as portrayed by Rivas and Verdi 221
22 Garcia Gutierrez's bequest to Verdi : Il Trovatore and Simon Boccanegra 229
23 The fatal triangle : Don Carlos, King Philip, and Elizabeth of Valois in literature and opera 235
24 El sombrero de tres picos and its projection in opera and ballet 247
25 Albeniz's Pepita Jimenez : the strange expropriation of Juan Valera's novel 253
Pt. VI Modern writers in musical transcription
26 Federico Garcia Lorca and his influence on music and dance 263
27 A composer's journey with the poetry of Federico Garcia Lorca 275
28 Poetry to song : modern Spanish poetry set of music by twentieth-century composers 285
29 From the composer's viewpoint : the dialogue between music and poetry 295
30 Harmonic mirrors within circular times : a study of Mario Lavista's Ficciones 299
31 Of echoes and clones : mirror image in Borges's The Approach to Al-Mu'tasim 303
Pt. VII From novel to silver screen
32 Galdos on film : Dona Perfecta, a Mexican melodrama 313
33 Vicente Blasco Ibanez and the movie novel 323
34 Garcia Marquez in film : his image of women 333
Pt. VIII Texts intertwined
35 Play it again, Sam : the reappearance of Spanish plays in Genero Chico parodies 343
36 Against the grain : a revisionist view of golden age icons in Fuentes's Terra Nostra 353
37 Integrating multiple texts in Pablo Iglesias, an original play with music by Lauro Olmo 365
38 Parallel worlds in The House of Bernarda Alba and Like Water for Chocolate 375
Pt. IX Word pictures and stroke of brush
39 Speaking in white cloth : painting on writing, writing on painting (a presentation in dialogue form) 385
40 Painting the poetic image : lessons James Wright learned from Hispanic poets and painters 399
Pt. X The pointed pen at large
41 The literary relationship between Derek Walcott and Gabriel Garcia Marquez 413
42 Metaphors of progress : the transmigration of The Kiss of the Spider Woman 421
43 Children's "subversive literature" : Heriberto Frias, Antonio Skarmeta, and Ana Maria Shua 433
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