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  1. El Burlador de Sevilla

    Tirso de Molina
    Edited by Antonio Sobejano-Morán and Paolo Bianco

    El Burlador de Sevilla

    El burlador de Sevilla y convidado de piedra was first published in Spain around 1630 by Gabriel Tellez, a Spanish Baroque dramatist, poet and a Roman Catholic monk who used the name Tirso de Molina. The earliest adaptation of the legend of Don Juan, the personification of youthful indifference and all that is sinful, Tirso’s tale set in the 14th century confronts evil masquerading as honor. The Focus Student Editions are appropriate as introductory texts for Spanish language courses in literature and culture. They have been designed to help students approach the original Spanish text through an introductory essay, vocabulary and cultural notes, and study questions. All material is in Spanish, and complete in one volume.

  2. Introducción a la literatura Española

    Antonio Sobejano-Morán and Paolo Bianco

    Introducción a la literatura Española

    This text is part of a Focus series of student editions in Spanish designed for students of Spanish and general readers who are not native speakers. Each book carries the full text, notes, introduction and questions in the manner of Advanced Literature Placement examination questions. All are in Spanish and are designed to help the reader approach the materials with both linguistic, literary and cultural issues.

  3. Introducción a la literatura Latinoamericana

    Antonio Sobejano-Morán and Paolo Bianco

    Introducción a la literatura Latinoamericana

    This text is part of a series of student editions in Spanish designed for students of Spanish and general readers who are not native speakers. Each book carries the full text, notes, introduction and questions in the manner of Advanced Literature Placement examination questions. All are in Spanish and are designed to help the reader approach the materials with both linguistic, literary and cultural issues.

  4. La casa de Bernarda Alba

    Federico García Lorca
    Edited by Paola Bianco and Antonio Sobejano-Morán

    La casa de Bernarda Alba

    Federico García Lorca's 1945 drama is set in a small Spanish village, where the five daughters of a tyrannical mother struggle against her strict control. The play explores themes of repression, passion, and conformity, and the effects of love upon men upon women. This edition is designed to help students approach the original Spanish text through an introductory essay, vocabulary and cultural notes, and study questions. All material is in Spanish, and complete in one volume, appropriate as an introductory text for Spanish language courses in literature and culture.

  5. Retratos: Arte y sociedad en Latinoamérica y España

    Margarita M. Sánchez and Katica Urbanc

    Retratos: Arte y sociedad en Latinoamérica y España

    Drawing on authentic cultural materials ranging from thought-provoking artwork to classic literature and short contemporary films, Retratos: Arte y sociedad en Latinoamérica y España offers a fresh and inspired approach to the teaching of advanced Spanish Composition. In each of the eight thematically-organized chapters, these primary source materials provide a "portrait" of an historically or culturally important figure in the Latin American and Spanish worlds, offering students rich opportunities to explore cultural differences, learn grammar in context, and complete writing activities directly related to both their own daily lives and the world around them. North American Rights only.

  6. San Manuel Bueno, mártir

    Miguel de Unamuno
    Edited by Paolo Bianco and Antonio Sobejano-Morán

    San Manuel Bueno, mártir

    Unamuno's thought-provoking 1931 novella of a village priest who remains devoted to his people while he struggles with religious disillusionment touches on Spanish tradition as well as existential and religious philosophy. The Focus Student Editions are appropriate as introductory texts for Spanish language courses in literature and culture. They have been designed to help students approach the original Spanish text through an introductory essay, vocabulary and cultural notes, and study questions. All material is in Spanish, and complete in one volume.

  7. Three Centuries of Spanish Short Stories

    Astrid Billat

    Three Centuries of Spanish Short Stories

    Three Centuries of Spanish Short Stories invites readers to discover seventeen Spanish short stories written by well-known and also several newly recognized authors from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. Authors represented in the anthology include: Juan Valera , Mercedes Abad and Jose Maria Merino. Intermediate and advanced students of Spanish learn about the modern Spanish short story and gain confidence in their literary analysis while strengthening their speaking, reading and writing skills. Numerous pre and post-reading activities for each short story generate classroom conversations. For Spanish language courses in third year or higher, in Spanish literature, the Spanish short story, history of literature, or topics courses where short stories form special topics. 

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