Catalogue


Spanish and English literature of the 16th and 17th centuries : studies in discretion, illusion, and mutability /
Edward M. Wilson ; [edited by D. W. Cruickshank].
imprint
Cambridge [Eng.] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1980.
description
xix, 281 p., [1] leaf of plates : ill.
ISBN
0521228441
format(s)
Book
Holdings
More Details
imprint
Cambridge [Eng.] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1980.
isbn
0521228441
general note
Includes index.
catalogue key
39368
A Look Inside
Summaries
Main Description
Edward M. Wilson's reputation as a scholar of Calderón, and of classical Spanish literature in general, is almost unrivalled. He was also an expert in English works of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and in the popular literature of both languages. These essays, written at various stages of Wilson's career, reflect his scholarship in all these fields. They also reveal the recurrent themes which Wilson found in the literature of this period: discretion and the dangers of rashness, and desengaño, the need to rid oneself of worldly illusions. Eight of the fourteen articles concentrate on different aspects of Calderón's work, revealing the playwright's consistency of outlook. The essays on Lope de Vega deal with three of his most important plays. Wilson's study of Othello shows the special insight that may be gained into Elizabethan drama by a scholar of the contemporary Spanish theatre.
Description for Bookstore
Edward M. Wilson's reputation as a scholar of Calderòn, and of classical Spanish literature in general, is almost unrivalled. He was also an expert in English works of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and in the popular literature of both languages. These essays, written at various stages of Wilson's career, reflect his scholarship in all these fields.
Table of Contents
Preface
Sources and acknowledgements
A list of the publications of Edward M. Wilson
The four elements in the imagery of Calderón
Fernando: the Constant Prince
On La vida es sueño
The discretion of Don Lope de Almeida
Towards an appreciation of El pintor de su deshonra
The cloak and sword plays, Plate: frontispiece of Psalle et sile, first edition
A key to Calderón's Psalle et sile
Calderón's dramatic poetry
Images and structure in Peribáñez
'Quando Lope quiere, quiere'
The exemplary nature of El caballero de Olmedo
A Hispanist looks at Othello
Tragic themes in Spanish ballads
Spanish and English religious poetry of the seventeenth century
Notes
Index of names and titles of works
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

This information is provided by a service that aggregates data from review sources and other sources that are often consulted by libraries, and readers. The University does not edit this information and merely includes it as a convenience for users. It does not warrant that reviews are accurate. As with any review users should approach reviews critically and where deemed necessary should consult multiple review sources. Any concerns or questions about particular reviews should be directed to the reviewer and/or publisher.

  link to old catalogue

Report a problem