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Spanish Stories of the Late Nineteenth Century: A Dual-Language Book (Dual-Language Book)by Stanley, Comp Appelbaum
Synopses & Reviews
These eleven tales are by four outstanding nineteenth-century authors whose work brought new life to Spanish literature. Published between 1870 and 1900, they include "El Hechicero" (The Sorcerer), by Juan Valera, a highly polished allegorical retelling of an Andalusian legend. Pedro Antonio de Alarcóns tale of bandits, "La buenaventura," appears with his "La Comendadora," inspired by an incident in a Granada convent. Three tales by Leopoldo Alas ("Clarín")--"Adios, Cordera," "Cambio de luz," and "Benedictino"--exemplify the author's remarkably protean style. Emilia Pardo Bazán's stories ("Afra," "La Santa de Karnar," "La cana," "Dios castiga," and "La Mayorazga de Bouzas") take place in her native Galicia. All exhibit the violence that fascinated Pardo Bazán, along with the independent, courageous female characters who populate her work.
This dual-language edition features an informative introduction and ample footnotes, making it not only a pleasure to read but also a valuable learning and teaching aid for students and teachers of Spanish literature.
These 11 tales are by 4 outstanding authors who brought new life to Spanish literature. Published between 1870 and 1900, they include "El Hechicero," an allegorical retelling of an Andalusian legend by Juan Valera, Pedro Antonio de Alarcón's tale of bandits, "La buenaventura," 3 stories by Leopoldo Alas ("Clarín"), and 5 by Emilia Pardo Bazán.
Great stories by four major writers
This collection of 11 stories features the work of four outstanding writers who reached their literary maturity between 1870 and 1900: Juan Valera, Pedro Antonio de Alarcón, Emilia Pardo Bazán, and Leopoldo Alas ("Clarín"). In addition to new English translations of the stories, Stanley Appelbaum has provided an informative Introduction and notes.
Table of Contents
El Hechicero / The Sorcerer
Pedro Antonio de Alarcón
La buenaventura / The Gypsy's Prediction
La Comendadora / The Nun of the Order of Saint James
Emilia Pardo Bazán
Afra / Afra
La Mayorazga de Bouzas / The Heiress of Bouzas
La Santa de Karnar / The Holy Woman of Karnar
La cana / The Gray Hair
Dios castiga / God Punishes
Leopoldo Alas ("Clarín")
¡Adiós, "Cordera"! / Good-bye, "Lamb"!
Cambio de luz / Change of Light
Benedictino / Benedictine
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