Dictionary of the Literature of the Iberian Peninsula, Volume 2

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Germán Bleiberg, Maureen Ihrie, Janet Pérez
Greenwood Publishing Group, 1993 - Literary Criticism - 1806 pages
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Contributions of Iberian-born writers have gone largely unrecognized by most European and American readers. The rich history of literary achievements in the Iberian Penninsula is now available in this unprecedented dictionary. Defining literature in the broad sense, the Dictionary includes historical, religious, cultural and philosophical writings as well as prose, poetry, and drama from the Iberian Peninsula. Virtually all entries have been composed by noted scholars and are complemented wherever possible by bibliographies of primary texts and selected critical studies as well as existing English translations of primary texts.

This two-volume work generally includes literature from the tenth century to the mid-1980s and--with a few exceptions--is limited to writers born in the Iberian Peninsula. A guide to determining the format of the Dictionary was the classic Diccionario de Literatura Espanola by German Bleiberg and Julian Marias. But this updated and reworked version devotes more attention to writings by formerly neglected or forgotten works by female authors and to writers in major languages other than Spanish in the peninsula, including Portuguese, Catalan and Galician. There are also entries on major time periods, movements, and other topics. Titles of works discussed are translated to English. Wherever possible, the text of each entry is followed by a three part bibliography; and some cross-referencing. The Dictionary will appeal to English-speaking non-specialists as well as scholars of Iberian literature.

 

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GERMAN BLEIBERG, the distinguished Hispanist, taught in various universities, including Vassar, Harvard, and SUNY at Albany. He edited a variety of works fundamental to Hispanic studies, including: the Diccionario de historia de Espana, the Diccionario de literatura espanola (with Julian Marias), and Spanish Thought and Letters in the Twentieth Century (with Inman Fox). With John E. Varey, he founded and, until his death, co-directed the scholarly press Tamesis Books Ltd., which specializes in monographic studies of Hispanic letters. Also a noted poet who in 1938 shared the National Literature Prize of Spain with Miguel Hernandez, a selection of his poetry appeared under the title Seleccion de Poemas 1936-1973.

MAUREEN IHRIE is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Modern Languages at Kansas State University. Maureen Ihrie has also published the monograph Skepticism in Cervantes.

JANET PEREZ is currently the Paul Whitefield Horn Professor of Spanish and Associate Dean of the Graduate School at Texas Tech University. A corresponding member of the Hispanic Society of America, her books include The Major Themes of Existentialism in the works of Ortega y Gasset, Miguel Delibes, Novelistas femeninas de la postquerra espaola (editor), Gonzalo Torrente Ballester, Women Writers of Contemporary Spain, and Critical Studies on Gonzalo Torente Ballester (edited, with Stephen Miller).

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