Deceit Plus Desire Equals Violence: A Girardian Study of the Spanish 'Comedia'

Deceit Plus Desire Equals Violence: A Girardian Study of the Spanish 'Comedia'

by Debra D. Andrist
ISBN-10:
0820408816
ISBN-13:
2900820408810
Pub. Date:
05/01/1989
Publisher:
Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
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Deceit Plus Desire Equals Violence: A Girardian Study of the Spanish 'Comedia'

In comedia societies, a public-opinion system known as honor, complicated by love and desire among men and women, organizes the characters. Violence, the oldest means of social control, results, defining class lines as well as sex roles. A model based on René Girard's theories exposes the social dynamic of works by Lope de Vega and Calderón, and illuminates their portrayal of societies, especially as interpreted for the viewing public.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900820408810
Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 05/01/1989
Series: American University Studies: Romance, Languages and Literature
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 229
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

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Contens: A theoretical, sociological approach to the 17th-Century Spanish dramas known as comedias examines 18 plays by the two best known dramatists of the Golden Age period.

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