A Companion to the Libro de Buen Amor

A Companion to the Libro de Buen Amor

Edited by Louise M. Haywood, Louise O. Vasvári


Tamesis Books



Survey articles and fresh readings of the Libro.
Este nuevo volumen ofrece ensayos de especialistas anglófonos sobre el Libro de Buen Amor, obra monumental del siglo XIV. El volumen responde a la necesidad de un enfoque actualizado que examina el estado de las cuestiones principales (como son la de la autoría y su contexto, la métrica, las tradiciones manuscrita e impresa, el uso de exempla y proverbios, y las aproximaciones teóricas al Libro) y sus implicaciones para una lectura del Libro. Además aporta dos estudios de uno de los episodios principales (el encuentro del arcipreste con Don Amor hasta la muerte de Doña Endrina). Se explora también la estructura de la obra juanruizana como un texto pre-novelístico en el sentido bajtiniano y desde la teoría del caos.
Contribuyen: Laurence de Looze, Alan Deyermond, Martín Duffell, Elizabeth Drayson, Jeremy Lawrance, Dorothy S. Severin, Barry Taylor, y los editores.

This volume of essays on the fourteenth-century Libro de Buen Amor by Anglophone Hispanists comprises survey articles (author and milieu, print and manuscript traditions, metrics, exempla and proverbs, modern theoretical treatments of the Libro), fresh readings of a key passage (the encounter between Don Amor and the Archpriest, and don Melón and doña Endrina), and appraisals of the Libro's meanings and structure as pre-novelistic discourse, and through chaos theory.
Contributors are Alan Deyermond, Elizabeth Drayson, Martin Duffell, Jeremy Lawrance, Laurence de Looze, Dorothy S. Severin, Barry Taylor, and the editors.

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November 2004
246 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Monografias A
ISBN: 9781855660946
Format: Hardback
Tamesis Books
BISAC LIT014000, LIT011000, LIT020000
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Table of Contents

Introduction: Reading the Libro de Buen Amor Thirty Years On [with Louise O. Vasvári] - Louise M Haywood
Introduction: Reading the Libro de Buen Amor Thirty Years On [with Louise M. Haywood] - Louise O Vasvári
Juan Ruiz and the Libro de Buen Amor: Contexts and Milieu - Louise M Haywood
Libro de Buen Amor: From Script to Print - Jeremy Lawrence
Metre and Rhythm in the Libro de Buen Amor - Martin Duffell
Exempla and Proverbs in the Libro de Buen Amor - Barry Taylor
`Was it a Vision or a Waking Dream?': The Anomalous Don Amor and Doña Endrina Episodes Reconsidered - Alan Deyermond
The Relationship between the Libro de Buen Amor and Celestina: Does Trotaconventos Perform a Philocaptio Spell on Doña EndrinoSpell on Doña Endrino - Dorothy Sherman Severin
Text, Author, Reader, Reception: The Reflections of Theory and the Libro de Buen Amor - Laurence De Looze
Chaotics, Complexity, and the Libro de Buen Amor - Elizabeth Drayson
The Novelness of the Libro de Buen Amor - Louise O Vasvári


Will become a standard work of reference for LBA scholars for many years to come. MEDIUM AEVUM
Will become required reading for those making a study of this key text. BRITISH BULLETIN of PUBLICATIONS on LATIN AMERICA
Provides any new, or veteran, student of the Libro with a useful and detailed view of the major challenges it presents to its readers. SPECULUM
Rich, engaging, and sophisticated...the criticism is state of the art. The individual essays are solid, and the sum of the parts has encyclopedic authority. Highly recommended. CHOICE
An essential tool for all who wish to experience a fresh reading of an outstanding medieval author. MLR

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