The Body Hispanic: Gender and Sexuality in Spanish and Spanish American Literature

Paperback | April 30, 1999

byPaul Julian Smith

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This is the first book to analyse Spanish and Spanish American literature in the light of modern theories of sexuality. Its aim is twofold: to provide a readable introduction to the varied and complex treatments of sexuality since Freud; and to read, in this context, a representative selectionof major texts from different areas of Hispanic studies - Renaissance, modern peninsular, and Spanish American. The writers discussed include Fuentes, Neruda, Lorca, and Galdos.

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This is the first book to analyse Spanish and Spanish American literature in the light of modern theories of sexuality. Its aim is twofold: to provide a readable introduction to the varied and complex treatments of sexuality since Freud; and to read, in this context, a representative selectionof major texts from different areas of Hisp...

Smith is the author of Writing in the Margin (Clarendon Press 1988) and Representing the Other (Clarendon Press 1992). The hardback edition of The Body Hispanic was published in 1989.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:230 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.55 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198158742

ISBN - 13:9780198158745

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'erudite book ... it has brought in an important aspect of getting down to fundamentals and regarded texts with something much more engaging than antiquarianism'Bibliotheque d'Humanisme et Renaissance, Tome LV, 1993