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Geared toward advanced beginners, this dual-language volume offers the convenient, accessible format of English translations on pages facing the matching Spanish text. It introduces such authors as Lope de Vega, Cervantes, Alarcón, Unamuno, and Darío, and such works as El buscón, Cartas marruecas, El estudiante de Salamanca, and Santa. Contents include plays, lyric and narrative verse, and prose of many kinds — fiction, philosophy, autobiography, and more — for a generous sampling of the Spanish language's extraordinarily diverse and rich literary history.

The selections begin at around 1550, at the outset of the 100 years known as the Golden Age. Excerpts from the era's major genres and authors include the works of three prominent playwrights, plus pastoral and picaresque novels, religious meditations, and a report from the New World. Three outstanding exponents of the Enlightenment appear here, in addition to contributions from the major Romantic playwrights and poets, several Realist and Naturalist novelists, and the pillars of the Generation of 1898. One-third of the selections are the works of Spanish-American writers. Accurate and up to date, this new translation by Stanley Appelbaum features a detailed Introduction with background on all of the writers and their works.

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Geared toward advanced beginners, these highlights from poetry, plays, and stories by noted Spanish-language writers include works by Gabriela Mistral, Pedro Calderón de la Barca, and Lope de Vega.

Synopsis:

Geared toward advanced beginners, this dual-language volume offers students the convenient, accessible format of English translations on pages facing the matching Spanish text. Selections from poetry, plays, and stories include works by Gabriela Mistral, Pedro Calderón de la Barca, Lope de Vega, Simón Bolívar, Francisco de Quevedo, and other prominent Spanish-language writers.

Table of Contents

Las Casas (1474?–1566)
     Brevísima relación / Very Brief Report
Montemayor (1519?–1561
     La Diana / Diana
Luis de León (1527?–1591)
     De los nombres de Cristo / On the Names of Christ
Alemán (1547–1615)
     Guzmán de Alfarache
Cervantes (1547–1616)
     “El licenciado Vidriera” / “The Graduate Vidriera”
Espinel (1550–1624)
     Marcos de Obregón
Lope de Vega (1562–1635)
     El mejor alcalde, el rey / The Best Mayor—the King
Quevedo (1580–1645)
     El buscón / The Swindler
Tirso de Molina (1583–1648)
     Los cigarrales de Toledo / The Country Houses of Toledo
Calderón (1600–1681)
     El purgatorio de San Patricio / Saint Patricks Purgatory
Cadalso (1741–1782)
     Cartas marruecas / The Moroccan Letters
Jovellanos (1744–1811)
     Espectáculos y diversiones públicas / Shows and Public Entertainments
Samaniego (1745–1801)
     Fábulas / Fables
Bolívar (1783–1830)
      “A los pueblos de Venezuela” / “To the People of Venezuela”
Duque de Rivas (1791–1865)
     Don Álvaro 
“Fernán Caballero” (1796–1877)
     La gaviota / The Seagull
Heredia (1803–1839)
      “Al retrato de mi madre” / “To My Mothers Portrait”
Mesonero Romanos (1803–1882)
     Escenas matritenses / Scenes in Madrid
Echeverría (1805–1851)
     “El matadero” / “The Slaughterhouse”
Hartzenbusch (1806–1880)
     Los amantes de Teruel / The Lovers of Teruel
Espronceda (1808–1842)
     El estudiante de Salamanca / The Student of Salamanca
Sarmiento (1811–1888)
     Recuerdos de provincia / Provincial Recollections
García Gutiérrez (1813–1884)
     El trovador / The Troubadour
Gómez de Avellaneda (1814–1873)
     SabGil y
Carrasco (1815–1846)
     El Señor de Bembibre / The Lord of Bembibre
Lastarria (1817–1888)
     “Rosa”Zorrilla (1817–1893)
    “A buen juez, mejor testigo” / “For a Good Judge, a Witness Better Yet”
Mármol (1817–1871)
     Amalia
Tamayo y Baus (1829–1898)
    Un drama nuevo / A New Drama
Blest Gana (1830–1920)
     Martín Rivas
Alarcón (1833–1891)
     “La mujer alta” / “The Tall Woman”
Altamirano (1834–1893)
     Clemencia
Bécquer (1836–1870)
     Leyendas / Legends
Castro (1837–1885)
     En las orillas del Sar / On the Banks of the Sar
Pérez Galdós (1843–1920)
     El amigo Manso / Our Friend Manso
López Portillo (1850–1923)
     La parcela / The Plot of Land
Gutiérrez Nájera (1859–1895)
     Cuentos frágiles / Fragile Tales
Unamuno (1864–1936)
     Vida de Don Quijote y Sancho / Life of Don Quixote and Sancho
Gamboa (1864–1939)
     Santa
Valle-Inclán (1866–1936)
     Flor de santidad / Flower of Sanctity
Darío (1867–1916)
     “Canto a la Argentina” / “Hymn to Argentina”
Blasco Ibáñez (1867–1928)
     Cuentos valencianos / Valencian StoriesBaroja (1872–1956)
     Camino de perfección / On the Way to Perfection
 “Azorín” (1873–1967)
     La voluntad / Willpower
Lugones (1874–1938)
     La guerra gaucha / The Gaucho War
Quiroga (1878–1937)
    “El hombre muerto” / “The Dead Man”
Jiménez (1881–1958)
     Segunda antolojía poética / Second Poetic Anthology
DHalmar (1882–1950)
     “En provincia” / “In the Provinces”
Ortega y Gasset (1883–1955)
     El Espectador / The Spectator
Mistral (1889–1957)
     Desolación / Desolation 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486472355
Author:
Applebaum, Stanley
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Editor:
Appelbaum, Stanley
Author:
Appelbaum, Stanley
Author:
Appelbaum, Stanley, Comp
Subject:
Spanish language
Subject:
Spanish
Subject:
Brief Spanish stories
Subject:
dual language Spanish
Subject:
Spanish poetry plays stories
Subject:
Foreign Languages - Spanish
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Dual Language Spanish
Publication Date:
20090931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 0.62 lb

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Geared toward advanced beginners, these highlights from poetry, plays, and stories by noted Spanish-language writers include works by Gabriela Mistral, Pedro Calderón de la Barca, and Lope de Vega.
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Geared toward advanced beginners, this dual-language volume offers students the convenient, accessible format of English translations on pages facing the matching Spanish text. Selections from poetry, plays, and stories include works by Gabriela Mistral, Pedro Calderón de la Barca, Lope de Vega, Simón Bolívar, Francisco de Quevedo, and other prominent Spanish-language writers.
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