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The Spanish Ballad in the Golden Age: 264
  

The Spanish Ballad in the Golden Age: 264 (Hardback)

Edited by Griffin, Nigel
Edited by Griffin, Clive
Edited by Colin Thompson, Eric Southworth
By Thompson, Colin
By Southworth, Eric

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Collections of traditional Spanish ballads were made in the early seventeenth century; some recorded directly from singers, others reworked by educated poets. So popular were these that Court poets composed ballads of their own. Most Spanish poetry of the sixteenth and seventeent...h centuries circulated in manuscript among a small coterie of wits and fellow poets, and it often contains references to contemporary events and people, sideswipes at institutions and individuals, and allusions to other writings of the time. The modern reader has to know about the people and events criticized and lampooned, and everything from municipal by-laws to contemporary painting can prove helpful. The traditional popular associations of the ballad also led to many poets combining in their poems the language of the street alongside that of polite society and the schoolroom.This volume discusses some of the problems encountered by anglophone students and teachers of literature when they turn to the Golden-Age ballad and offers informed guidance on how such poems might be read. The nine poems discussed have been chosen with such difficulties in mind and a strophe-by-strophe prose translation is provided for each, followed by a detailed critical analysis. It is edited by Nigel Griffin, Clive Griffin, Eric Southworth And Colin Thompson, all of Oxford University. The other contributors include: Oliver Noble-Wood, John Rutherford, and Ronald Truman.
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ISBN 9781855661721
Released NZ 21 Aug 2008
Publisher Inbooks
Format Hardback
Series Monografias A (part: v. 264)
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ISBN-13 9781855661721
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Inbooks
Imprint Tamesis Books
Released 21 Aug 2008
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) Edited by Griffin, Nigel
Edited by Griffin, Clive
Edited by Colin Thompson, Eric Southworth
By Thompson, Colin
By Southworth, Eric
Series Monografias A (part: v. 264)
Category Literary Studies: General
Number of Pages 284
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 22mm
Dewey Code 861.04409
Weight 580g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Ballads, Spanish - Spain - History and criticism, Spanish poetry - Classical period, 1500-1700 - History and criticism, History and criticism, Spain, Classical period, 1500-1700
NBS Text Literary Criticism
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly

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