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Dorothy Sherman Severin composed it in the 1960s at Harvard under the direction of Stephen Gilman, the "greatest Hispanist of his generation. It is a novel in dialogue; there have been many attempts to put it on as a play, but it never works as well as the dialogue read aloud. I remember reading parts of it in my AP Spanish class when I was 17; I was astonished at the beauty, the sexual material, and the tragedy that tore one's heart out. "Did they really know all that.
La loca pasión por Melibea, hija de un rico mercader, lleva al joven. I came upon this title in Steven Moore's very informative survey The Novel: An Alternative History: Beginnings to 1600.
Spanish Bawd rare book for sale. Fernando de Rojas’ novel written entirely in dialogue is a classic of Spanish literature and is generally considered to mark the beginning of the Renaissance in Spanish letters. Often considered the first European novel, La Celestina was profoundly influential in the development of European prose fiction and is valued by critics today as much for its greatness as literature as for its historical significance ( Encyclopedia of Literature, 222). Translator James Mabbe lived for several years in Madrid as secretary to Sir John Digby, the English ambassador to Spain.
Fernando de Rojas (1470 - 1541), dramaturgo espanol, autor de La Celestina. Nacio en el seno de una familia de judios conversos. Rojas ayudo a miembros de su familia, los llamados marranos o criptojudios afectados por las persecuciones de la Inquisicion. Su familia habria sido perseguida y el mismo aparece en documentos, como acusado por la Inquisicion, documentos que demuestran que fue el autor de La Celestina. Estudio Derecho en la Universidad de Salamanca, donde habria obtenido su grado de Bachiller en Leyes.
From the Publisher : A classic in Spanish literature. About the Author : Professor Michael Stokes was emeritus Professor of Greek, University of Durham; formerly Lecturer in Greek, University of Edinburgh and Associate Professor of Classics at Cornell University. His publications include One and Many in Presocratic Philosophy (Center for Hellenic Studies, 1971) and Plato's Socratic Conversations (Athlone Press, London & Johns Hopkins University Press, 1986).
It is attributed to Fernando de Rojas, a descendant of converted Jews, who practiced law and, later in life, served as an alderman of Talavera de la Reina, an important commercial center near Toledo. The book is considered to be one of the greatest works of all Spanish literature, and traditionally marks the end of medieval literature and the beginning of the literary renaissance in Spain. Although usually regarded as a novel, it is written as a continuous series of dialogues and can be taken as a play, having been staged as such and filmed
Fernando de Rojas (1465? – 1541?) was said to be a converted Jewish lawyer, however, there existed almost no biographical data on Rojas himself. It is generally said that next to Don Quijote, the greatest work in all Spanish literature is the dramatized novel, La Celestina. It first appeared in Burgos (1499) as the Comedia de Calisto y Melibea, in 16 acts. Celestina comes from the medieval tradition of the anus of the Pamphilus and of la Trotaconventos in El Libro de Buen Amor by Juan Ruiz. The character is the conception of Middle Ages, representing witchcraft (brujería), tricks/snares (artimañas) and genius to deal with clandestinely what Christian moralists called sins (pecado); also symbol of wisdom which Ramiro de Maeztu mentioned, in that with.
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