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 9781855663251
Authors: Alexander Samson and Jonathan Thacker
ISBN: 9781855663251
Format: PB
Extent: 404 pp
Price: £19.99
Publication: March 2018
Publisher: Boydell and Brewer

 

A Companion to Lope de Vega brings together work by leading international scholars on the life and writing of Lope de Vega Carpio, the ‘fénix de los ingenios’, a ‘monstruo de la naturaleza’, as he was described by his rival, Miguel de Cervantes. Spain’s foremost Golden Age playwright was in addition a major artist in prose and poetry, genres also covered by the Companion.

The contributions evaluate current critical debates and issues in Lope de Vega studies, as well as providing new readings of key texts. The volume attempts to do justice to the variety, profusion and originality of Lope’s output, and to outline the contours of his reputation as an artist in literary history, as well as firmly contextualising his life and work.

The variety of critical perspectives reflects the liveliness of debate surrounding this enduringly popular figure whose drama has recently enjoyed a renaissance in theatres around the globe.

[U]n acierto de la editorial Tamesis . Con la presente publicación, el estudioso de Lope de Vega cuenta ahora con una sólida referencia no sólo como objeto de estudio sino también como herramienta docente… Samson y Thacker han editado, así, un utilísimo libro que logra lo que muy pocos estudios consiguen hoy en día, a saber, el sentir a un Lope vivo, moderno y relevante, cuya trayectoria palpita con una claridad y una coherencia modélicas. BULLETIN OF SPANISH STUDIES