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Geografia Esperpentica By Enrique Torner

Geografia Esperpentica by Enrique Torner

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This book is the first work devoted to a comprehensive study of literary space in the works of Valle-Incl*n. This work will be valuable reading for courses on Spanish literature and for seminars on "GeneraciUn del 98" or on Valle-Incl*n. Anyone interested in Valle-Incl*n will surely want a copy of this unique study and interpretation of his works.

Geografia Esperpentica Summary

Geografia Esperpentica: El Espacio Literario en Los Esperpentos De Valle-Inclan by Enrique Torner

This book is the first work devoted to a comprehensive study of literary space in the works of Valle- Inclan. The author looks at Valle- Inclan's esperpentos from a semiotic perspective. He explains the symbolism of the writer's locations and of other pertinent "esperpentic" patterns. Torner argues that literary space is fundamental for the structuring of the esperpentos and for most of Valle- Inclan's works. Written in Spanish, the book is comprised of five chapters. The first one offers the basis of the analysis, describing the structure of the esperpentos and other pertinent works and showing their mathematical pattern. The second chapter is devoted to the different structuring levels of Luces de bohemia. The third chapter is a comprehensive study of the different locations represented in Valle- Inclan's esperpentos. These locations are classified within five major categories: the house, natural backgrounds (the garden, aquatic places, the cave and the moon), travel routes and means, and religious and entertainment locations. An in-depth study of these locations is done here in their context. The fourth chapter studies the real geographic places described and referred to in his esperpentos (Galicia, Madrid, Andalucia, Mexico/Spanish America and the undefined location). The final chapter analyzes the method used for describing space in the dramatic works and the novels. The conclusions bear out how the whole of Valle- Inclan's esperpentos reflect a deep interest in constructing a coherent literary world in which intertextual references play an important role. This important work will be valuable reading for courses on Spanish literature and for seminars on "Generacion del 98" or on Valle- Inclan. Anyone interested in Valle- Inclan will surely want a copy of this unique study and interpretation of his works.

Geografia Esperpentica Reviews

...his approach is unusual and his observations, which are very clearly and methodically laid out, should prove invaluable to the serious student of Valle-Inclan... -- Jean Andrews, Goldsmith's College, University of London * Bulletin of Spanish Studies *
...his approach is unusual and his observations, which are very clearly and methodically laid out, should prove invaluable to the serious student of Valle-Inclan... -- Jean Andrews, Goldsmith's College, University of London * Bulletin of Spanish Studies *

About Enrique Torner

Enrique Torner is Assistant Professor of Spanish at Mankato State University in Mankato, Minnesota.

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GOR011134420
9780761801801
0761801804
Geografia Esperpentica: El Espacio Literario en Los Esperpentos De Valle-Inclan by Enrique Torner
Used - Very Good
Hardback
University Press of America
1996-02-26
164
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