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Three Plays of Tirso De Molina : New Translations of Don Juan: The Jackal of Seville; A Sinner Saved, a
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Generally credited as the creator of Don Juan, one of the most famous characters in literature, Tirso de Molina (1580–1648) is largely unknown to English readers. An author of the Spanish Golden Age—the era of Velázquez, Ribera and Cervantes—Tirso wrote within an extraordinary literary milieu and left his own mark. This book presents three of his best known works, never before translated in one collection: the Don Juan play, a theological play and a court comedy. Don Juan is recognized as a masterpiece of psychological portraiture and has been the subject of countless analyses. He has been diagnosed as a misogynist, a repressed homosexual, a misanthrope, a narcissist. However he may be interpreted, the reader senses that in Don Juan, Tirso was probing a dark area of the human spirit. Tirso is known for his realistic and penetrating psychological portraits of women. His female characters are forceful, cunning, witty and courageous, and their frank and unabashed sexuality is striking for the age—so much so that Tirso was censured and eventual banished from Madrid.
Number of Pages: 179
Publisher: McFarland Publishing
Author: Tirso De Molina
Street Date: April 18, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-40-7150
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