Seventeenth-Century Spanish Poetry

Seventeenth-Century Spanish Poetry

by Arthur Terry
     
 

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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 to readers of English, French and Italian poetry, with which it had many… See more details below

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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 to readers of English, French and Italian poetry, with which it had many points of contact. He deals both with the major poets - Gongora, Lope de Vega, Quevedo, Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz - and with the impressively large number of good minor poets, from the Argensolas to Bocangel and Soto de Rojas, whose work is still relatively little read. Drawing upon recent developments in literary criticism as well as paying close attention to individual poems, the book discusses a wide range of issues including the re-working of classical and Renaissance models, the importance of rhetoric, and the relationship between author, poem and reader.

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"...demonstrates an impressive grasp of a key moment in literary history....the study is intelligent, richly textured, and engaging..." Calíope

"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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521023214
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)

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