Spanish Writers on Gay and Lesbian Themes: A Bio-Critical by David William Foster

By David William Foster

Spanish literature is likely one of the significant ecu literatures, with an intensive array of canonical and significant writers from the center a while to the current. simply because Spain was once a crossroads of Christian, Jewish, and Islamic cultures, its cultural traditions weave jointly matters concerning homoerotic practices and ideology from those assorted origins. Homoeroticism, subsequently, has continuously been a hugely charged factor for Spain. yet basically because the go back to a constitutional society after the demise of Franco in 1975 and the foreign progress of curiosity in queer matters has it been attainable to set up a competent historical past of homoeroticism in Spanish tradition. lots of those concerns were taken care of in Spanish literature, because the literature of a rustic so heavily files its tradition. This reference ebook examines the prominence of homosexual and lesbian subject matters within the works of Spanish writers and hence illuminates the homoerotic aspect in Spanish tradition from the medieval interval to the 20th century.

The quantity provides entries for greater than 50 Spanish writers, comparable to Federico García Lorca, Ignatius of Loyola, Juan de l. a. Cruz, Miguel de Unamuno, María de Zayas, and Esther Tusqueto. The writers incorporated fall mainly into teams: these of the canon whose works include components of curiosity to an time table of sexual dissidence, and people who represent a lesbigay stock for modern Spain. incorporated are these writers whose works are of curiosity to lesbigay scholarship, whether the writers themselves have been lesbigay. the quantity additionally contains entries for numerous Spanish cultural figures equivalent to filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar and painter Salvador Dalí, who weren't writers yet still tell the homoerotic heritage of Spanish writing and tradition. Entries are prepared alphabetically and are written via professional participants. each one features a short biographical profile, a dialogue of homosexual and lesbian subject matters within the writer's works, and a bibliography. the amount additionally contains an in depth introductory essay and a listing of significant studies.

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