Seventeenth-Century Spanish Poetry

Seventeenth-Century Spanish Poetry

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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 - Gngora, Lope de Vega, Quevedo, Sor Juana Ins de la Cruz - and with the impressively large number of good minor poets, from the Argensolas to Bocngel 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.Like Lope de Vega (and unlike Gongora), Q_uevedo was also a prolific writer in other genres: his two most famous prose works, the Vida del Buscoa#39;n (Life of the Swindler; 1626) and the satirical fantasies of the Suefios (Visions; 1627) a€” bothanbsp;...

Title:Seventeenth-Century Spanish Poetry
Author:Arthur Terry
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 1993-11-11


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