The Cambridge Introduction to Spanish Poetry: Spain and Spanish America

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521794640
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 2/1/2003
  • Series: Cambridge Introductions to Literature Series
  • Edition description: Bilingual
  • Pages: 236
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Meet the Author

D. Gareth Walters is Professor of Spanish at the University of Exeter. He is the author of The Poetry of Francisco de Aldana (1988) and Canciones and the Early Poetry of Lorca (2002).

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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction 1
1 Poets and readers 18
2 The interrelationship of texts 39
3 The epic and the poetry of place 63
4 The ballad and the poetry of tales 85
5 Songs and sonnets - popular and learned poetry 108
6 Love poetry 132
7 Religious and moral poetry 155
8 Satire, burlesque and poetry as celebration 178
App.: Chronological list of poets cited 199
Notes 202
Bibliography 212
Index of names 218
Subject Index 222
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