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978-84-303-1131-6 / 9788430311316

Alcalde De Zalamea/Mayor of Zalamea

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Publisher:Aims Intl Books Corp

Edition:Softcover

Language:Spanish

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Este libro histórico puede tener errores numerosos, falta texto, imágenes, o un índice. Los compradores pueden descargar una copia gratuita escaneadas del libro original (sin errores) de la editorial. No se muestra. 1921 edition. Extracto: ... i style is of dazzling richness and brilliance, though it must be admitted that he never wholly shakes himself free from Jiongorism,1 the prevailing fault of the age. Calderon has, as may be gathered, a great power of organisation. He is not without self-consciousness; his effects are carefully calculated, and he stands, indeed, as Goethe says, "on the threshold of over-culture." He combines, however, with the artist's love of polished perfection, a poet's exuberance of imagination and an Oriental warmth and genuineness of emotion. He lifts us into a region of high romance, his serious plays are full of splendid and powerful situations, and his stately princes and great ladies are set off by a lovely background of bright gardens, woods and mountains. His lyrical gift is of the first order, and his plays, and above all his autos, abound in lyrical passages of a beauty without parallel in the Spanish drama. Fitzgerald calls Isabel's famous lament in the third act of the Alcalde " a speech worthy of the Greek Antigone," while his sonnets are among the best that Spain can show. yCalderon has been at times extravagantly praised, but at others violently attacked, nor is he without his deficiencies and blemishes. He lacks the broad humanity of Cervantes and_Lope, he lacks a sense of humour. He is at times over-fond of.spectacular effect, and indulges in conceits which appeal to the intellect rather than to the heart, but it is at his greatest that a man should be j udged, and his work both in volume and in quality secure to him a place among the immortals. Why he is so little known in England is a question that may well be asked, and to this there are several answers. He was of his own age and country in his moral and...

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