Higher Education

Voces de España, 2nd Edition

  • Francisca Paredes-Méndez Western Washington University
  • Mark Harpring University of Puget Sound
  • José Ballesteros St. Mary's College of Maryland
  • ISBN-10: 1285053834  |  ISBN-13: 9781285053837
  • 720 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2005
  • © 2014 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $189.25
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About

Overview

VOCES DE ESPAÑA, Second Edition is a literary anthology, perfect for Spanish students at the fifth-semester level or higher. This fascinating book introduces students to the major writers and literary movements in Spain, covering the Middle Ages through the twenty-first century. The completely revised second edition contains new essays and readings by contemporary authors as well as updated exercises, biographies, chronologies, and bibliographies that are intended to reflect the creation and evolution of ideas and attitudes toward Spanish identity. Students can also access a specialized website, which includes lives links to additional resources as well as information pertaining to artwork, architecture, music, and film through the different time periods presented in the book, in order to enhance their understanding of the role of literature in shaping the nation.

Features and Benefits

  • A broad selection of canonical and non-canonical works and authors is included, giving voice to cultural aspects that have been ignored in more traditional studies, such as women writers.
  • Each literary selection begins with an introductory section and ends with analysis questions that contribute to the student's understanding of the evolution of national identity. Preguntas de pre-lectura prepare students for each selection and establish connections with previous readings. Preguntas de comprensión and Preguntas de análisis guide students from an understanding of the plot to their own interpretation of the selected work.
  • The prose, poetry, and drama selections strive to incorporate traditional and non-traditional voices and discuss cultural issues such as nation building, racial/religious/cultural diversity, gender construction, feminism, gay/lesbian issues, and more.
  • The book helps students gain an understanding of the major characteristics of Spain's literary movements and discover why these movements emerged. Students will also learn how this phenomenon relates to the other cultural and historical events of the time period which is a question that other anthologies do not answer.

Table of Contents

I. INICIOS HISTÓRICOS Y LA ESPAÑA IMPERIAL
1. Inicios históricos de España.
Las jarchas. El Cantar de mío Cid. Gonzalo de Berceo, Los Milagros de Nuestra Señora. Juan Ruiz, Arcipreste de Hita, Libro de buen amor. Juan Manuel, El conde Lucanor.
2. España imperial (1492-1700).
Los romances. "Romance nuevamente rehecho de la fatal desenvoltura de la Cava Florinda." "El reino perdido." "Romances de Abenábar y el rey don Juan." "Una morilla de bel catar." La Celestina. Garcilaso de la Vega, "Soneto I." "Soneto X." "Soneto XXIII." "Egloga I." La narrativa renacentista y La vida de Lazarillo de Tormes. Fray Luis de León,"Vida retirada." "Noche serena." Santa Teresa de Jesús, Libro de Vida. San Juan de la Cruz,"Noche oscura del alma." "Llama de Amor viva." "Cántico Espiritual." Lope de Vega, Fuenteovejuna. Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra, El celoso extremeño. Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra, Don Quijote (excerpt). María de Zayas y Sotomayor, Novelas Amorosas. Luis de Góngora y Argote, "Letrilla." "Soneto LXXXVI." "Soneto CLXVI." Polifemo. Francisco de Quevedo y Villegas, "Soneto 29." "Soneto 471." "Letrilla: Poderosos Caballero es don Dinero." Pedro Calderón de la Barca, "La casa de los linajes."
II. LOS SIGLOS XVIII Y XIX: EL PROGRESO HACIA LA MODERNIDAD.
3. El siglo XVIII.
Fray Benito Jerónimo Feijoo, "Defensa de las mujeres." José Cadalso, "Carta LI." "Carta LXIII." "Carta LXXIV." Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos,"Elogio a Carlos III." Tomás de Iriarte, "La abeja y los zánganos." "El té y la salvia." "El jardinero y su amo." Leandro Fernández de Moratín, El sí de las niñas.
4. El siglo XIX.
José de Espronceda,"A la patria." "Canción del pirata." Mariano José de Larra, "El casarse pronto y mal." José Zorrilla, Don Juan Tenorio. Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer, "Los ojos verdes." "Rima IV." "Rima XV." "Rima XXI." "Rima XLI." Rosalía de Castro, "Orillas del Sar." "Dicen que no hablan las plantas." Emilia Pardo Bazán, "En tranvía." Leopoldo Alas, "Clarín." "Cambio de luz."
III. EL SIGLO XX EN ESPAÑA: EL LARGO CAMINO HACIA LA LIBERTAD Y LA DEMOCRACIA.
5. 1898-1936.
Miguel de Unamuno y Jugo, "El marqués de Lumbría." Ramón María del Valle-Inclán, "Rosarito." Antonio Machado, "La plaza y los naranjos encendidos." "Soria fría, Soria pura." "A un olmo seco." "Canciones a Guiomar." Carmen de Burgos, "La Flor de la Playa." MARGARITA NELKEN. "La mujer de la clase media." Federico García Lorca, Bodas de sangre; "Reyerta." "La aurora." Vicente Aleixandre, "Toro." "La selva y el mar."
6. La Guerra Civil: 1936-1939.
Camilo José Cela, "El gallego y su cuadrilla." Dámaso Alonso,"Insomnio." "Elegía a un moscardón azul." "Monstruos." Ana María Matute, "Los de la tienda." Alfonso Sastre, "Historia de una muñeca abandonada."
7. 1975- actualidad.
Antonio Muñoz Molina, "El hombre sombra." Ana Rosetti, "Chico Wrangler." "Calvin Klein, Underdrawers." "Cibeles ante la ofrenda anual de tulipanes." Lourdes Ortiz, "Fátima de los naufragios." Manuel Rivas, "La lengua de las mariposas."

What's New

  • The second edition contains introductory essays and readings by contemporary authors as well as biographies, chronologies, and bibliographies that are intended to provide students with most relevant information available.
  • Male and female voices are distributed equally throughout the text in order to provide students with a balanced perspective.
  • Exercises have been added to provide students with additional opportunities to practice what they have learned, enhance their comprehension, and spark analysis and discussion.
  • The updated text specific web site now contains a guide to additional resources with live links to author biographies, other works, and complete versions of excerpted works.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Francisca Paredes-Méndez

María Francisca Paredes Méndez is a native speaker from Spain and teaches Spanish at Western Washington University. Her doctorate focuses on Spanish literature from the 20th century. She is the author of the Temas and Plazas CD-ROMs.

Mark Harpring

Mark Harpring teaches Spanish at the University of Puget Sound. He is the author of the Mosaicos testing program and holds a Ph.D. in Nineteenth-Century Spanish literature.

José Ballesteros

José Ballesteros teaches at St. Mary's College of Maryland and his Ph.D. is on Golden Age Spanish literature.