Approaching the Theater of Antonio Buero Vallejo: Contemporary Literary Analyses from Structuralism to Postmodernism (1st New edition)
By: Eric W. Pennington (author)Hardback
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Universally proclaimed as the most important Spanish playwright of the last half of the twentieth century, Antonio Buero Vallejo was deemed by a Madrid theater critic to be the greatest author of theater since Calderon de la Barca. This book explores ten of Buero's thirty plays, utilizing literary approaches ranging from the traditional to the radical. It breaks new ground by indicating how contemporary analyses can extrapolate vital interpretations in addition to what has been previously observed in Buero's theater. Simultaneously, the study metonymically evokes the depth and breadth of the plays not studied herein, suggesting they hold unexplored treasures for prospective explorers of the playwright's work.
The Author: Eric W. Pennington is Associate Professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies at Seton Hall University, New Jersey. He received his Ph.D. in Romance languages and literatures from the University of Cincinnati, Ohio and was awarded two National Endowment for the Humanities Postdoctoral Fellowships for study at Cornell University, New York, and Duke University, North Carolina. In addition to numerous articles in professional journals on Spanish peninsular and Latin American literature, he is the author of Imperial Collusion in Hispanic Texts, founder of the Cincinnati Conference on Romance Languages and Literatures, and initiator of the Cincinnati Romance Review.
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