Artifice and Invention in the Spanish Golden Age

Edited by Stephen Boyd and Terence O'Reilly

Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Cultures 3

Legenda

1 November 2014  •  232pp

ISBN: 978-1-909662-16-2 (hardback)  •  RRP £75, $99, €85

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The corpus of literary works shaped by the Renaissance and the Baroque that appeared in Spain during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries had a transforming effect on writing throughout Europe and left a rich legacy that scholars continue to explore. For four decades after the Spanish Civil War the study of this literature flourished in Great Britain and Ireland, where many of the leading scholars in the field were based. Though this particular ‘Golden Age’ was followed by a decline for many years, there have recently been signs of a significant revival. The present book seeks to showcase the latest research of established and younger colleagues from Great Britain and Ireland on the Spanish Golden Age. It falls into four sections, in each of which works by particular authors are examined in detail: prose (Miguel de Cervantes, Francisco de Quevedo, Baltasar Gracián), poetry (The Count of Salinas, Luis de Góngora, Pedro Soto de Rojas), drama (Cervantes, Calderón, Lope de Vega), and colonial writing (Bernardo Balbuena, Hernando Domínguez Camargo, Alonso de Ercilla). There are essays also on more general themes (the motif of poetry as manna; rehearsals on the Golden Age stage; proposals put to viceroys on governing Spanish Naples). The essays, taken together, offer a representative sample of current scholarship in England, Scotland, and Ireland.

Stephen Boyd is a Lecturer, and Terence O’Reilly Professor Emeritus, in the Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies at University College Cork.

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Boyd, Stephen, and Terence O'Reilly (eds), Artifice and Invention in the Spanish Golden Age, Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Cultures, 3 (Cambridge: Legenda, 2014)

First footnote reference: 35 Artifice and Invention in the Spanish Golden Age, ed. by Stephen Boyd and Terence O'Reilly, Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Cultures, 3 (Cambridge: Legenda, 2014), p. 21.

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