The Cambridge Introduction to Spanish Poetry: Spain and Spanish America

The Cambridge Introduction to Spanish Poetry: Spain and Spanish America

by D. Gareth Walters, Gareth Walters
     
 

The Cambridge Introduction to Spanish Poetry comprises an extended survey of poetry written in Spanish from the Middle Ages to the present day, including both Iberian and Latin American writing. This volume offers a non-chronological approach to the subject in order to highlight the continuity and persistence of genres and forms (epic, ballad, sonnet) and of themes… See more details below

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The Cambridge Introduction to Spanish Poetry comprises an extended survey of poetry written in Spanish from the Middle Ages to the present day, including both Iberian and Latin American writing. This volume offers a non-chronological approach to the subject in order to highlight the continuity and persistence of genres and forms (epic, ballad, sonnet) and of themes and motifs (love, religious and moral poetry, satirical and pure poetry). It also supplies a thorough examination of the various interactions between author, text and reader. Containing abundant quotation, it gives a refreshing introduction to an impressive and varied body of poetry from two continents, and is an accessible and wide-ranging reference-work, designed specifically for use on undergraduate and taught graduate courses.

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ISBN-13:
9780521791229
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/21/2004
Series:
Cambridge Introductions to Literature Series
Pages:
236
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.67(d)

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