Leyendas y arquetipos del Romanticismo español, Segunda edición

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Robert Sanders, Portland State University

Pub Date: 2017

ISBN 13: 978-1-3656286-5-8

Publisher: Portland State University Library

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Reviewed by José Domínguez-Búrdalo, Associate Professor, Miami University (at Oxford, Ohio), on 2/2/2018.

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Table of Contents

José Cadalso 

  • Noches lúgubres (1789-90) 

Ángel de Saavedra

  • Una antigualla de Sevilla (1841)

Fernán Caballero

  • La Hija del Sol (1849) 

José de Espronceda

  • El verdugo (1835)
  • La canción del pirata (1835) 
  • El reo de muerte (1837) 
  • Libertad. Igualdad. Fraternidad. (1836) 
  • El estudiante de Salamanca (1837-1840)

José Zorrilla 

  • Don Juan Tenorio (1844) 

Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer 

  • La Cruz del Diablo (1860) 
  • El Monte de las ánimas (1861) 
  • Los ojos verdes (1861) 
  • El miserere (1862)

Josefa Ugarte Barrientos

  • El sacristán de Albaicín (1874) 

Julia de Asensi 

  • El Encubierto (1883) 

Ramón del Valle-Inclán 

  • Rosarito (1894) 

About the Book

Leyendas y arquetipos del Romanticismo español is an introduction to nineteenth-century Spanish literature with a thematic focus on legends and archetypes. It presents Romanticism in the context of nineteenth-century literary and social movements. It is designed as a first anthology for intermediate Spanish students at American universities. Although brief, it includes poetry, drama in verse and short story. The works have been selected for their literary interest and the social importance of their themes. They are all by canonical authors.

New for the Second Edition: over 4000 vocabulary, historical and cultural annotations to facilitate reading and comprehension.

The Prologue and chapter introductions use circumlocution to facilitate comprehension, and include concrete examples of the concepts presented. The author biographies are brief and should not be used as study materials, but rather as starting points for students’ own exploration. Many students prefer following their own interests when researching author biographies, and the internet makes accessible a plethora of bibliographic resources, such as the Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes, the Centro Virtual Cervantes of the Cervantes Institute, or the Biblioteca Digital Hispánica of the Spanish National Library. Student participation in the selection of topics and sources emphasizes the investigative process and leads to richer class discussions.

About the Contributors


Dr. Robert Sanders received his Ph.D. in Spanish Literature from the University of Arizona. He specializes in nineteenth and twentieth-century peninsular Spanish literature, particularly the literature of the Franco era. He teaches upper-division and graduate courses in Spanish literature.