New Galdós Studies

April 2003
176 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Monografias A
ISBN: 9781855660861
Format: Hardback
Tamesis Books

New Galdós Studies

Essays in Memory of John Varey

Edited by Nicholas G. Round

The master of the realist novel of nineteenth-century Spain, Benito Pérez Galdós, is the subject of these new studies.
The master of the realist novel of nineteenth-century Spain, Benito Pérez Galdós, is the subject of New Galdós Studies, offered in memory of John Varey, author of Galdós Studies, the foundational text for contemporary Galdosian scholarship. Eamonn Rodgers describes Galdós's early readership and reception; James Whiston illustrates Galdós's creativity in Lo prohibido; Rhian Davies explores the enrichment of the novelist's language in Torquemada en la Cruz; Teresa Fuentes Peris demonstrates Galdós's radical critique of dominant social assumptions in Fortunata y Jacinta; Alex Longhurst deals with the representation of poverty in Misericordia while Lisa Condé detects a feminist intention in Tristana; Eric Southworth finds rich cultural and spiritual allusion in the same work; Nichols Round relates the deaths of children in the Torquemada novels and Angel Guerra to end-of-century ideological concerns.

Table of Contents

Who read Galdós? The economics of the book trade in nineteenth- century Spain - E J Rodgers
Change and creativity in Galdós' writing: the first draft of the Lo prohibido manuscript - James Whiston
The manuscript of Torquemada en la cruz: a stage in a creative process - Rhian Davies
Images of filth: representation of the poor in 'Una visita al cuarto estado' - Teresa Fuentes Peris
Representations of the 'fourth estate' in Galdós, Blasco and Baroja - C Alex Longhurst
Is Tristana a feminist novel? - Lisa Condé
Love, art, and religion in the Galdós of the early 1890s: the case of Tristana - Eric Southworth
Galdós rewrites Galdós: the deaths of children and the dying century - Nicholas G. Round


This collection by eight distinguished [scholars] is testimony to the wealth and health of Galdós studies. BULLETIN OF SPANISH STUDIES

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