History of Spanish Literature

History of Spanish Literature

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1849 edition. Excerpt: ...He went and returned by the way de Salamanca," (Salamanca, 1606, of Egypt, and at Jerusalem became 4to, Lib. in. c. xxii., ) where Enzina a knight-templar; but his account is called " hijo desta patria," i. e. Sa of what he saw and did, though I lamanca. doubt not it is curious for the his poems, particularly "A Vision of the Temple of Fame and the Glories of Castile," in which Ferdinand and Isabella receive great eulogy and are treated as if they were his patrons. But most of his shorter poems were slight contributions of his talent offered on particular occasions; and by far the most important works he has left us are the dramatic compositions which fill the fourth division of his Cancionero. These compositions are called by Enzina himself "Representaciones "; and in the edition of 1496 there are nine of them, while in the last two editions there are eleven, one of which contains the date of 1498. They are in the nature of eclogues, though one of them, it is difficult to tell why, is called an " Auto ";4 and they were represented before the Duke and Duchess of Alva, the Prince Don John, the Duke of Infantado, and other distinguished personages enumerated in the notices prefixed to them. All are in some form of the old Spanish verse; in all there is singing; and in one there is a dance. They have, therefore, several of the elements of the proper secular Spanish drama, whose origin we can trace no farther back by any authentic monument now existing. Two things, however, should be noted, when considering these dramatic efforts of Juan de la Enzina as the foundation of the Spanish drama. The first is 4 "Auto del Repelon," or Auto and the account of Lope de Vega's of the Brawl, being a quarrel in...show more

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  • Paperback | 196 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 358g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236625005
  • 9781236625007