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Exemplary Tales of Love and Tales of Disillusion

Maria de Zayas y Sotomayor


At the height of María de Zayas's popularity in the mid-eighteenth century, the number of editions in print of her work was exceeded only by the novels of Cervantes. But by the end of the nineteenth century, Zayas had been excluded from the Spanish literary canon because of her gender and the sociopolitical changes that swept Spain and Europe. This book gathers a representative sample of seven stories, which features Zayas's signature topics—gender equality and domestic violence—written in an impassioned tone overlaid with conservative Counter-Reformation ideology. This edition updates the sch ... More

Keywords: María de Zayas, Cervantes, Spanish literature, Spain, gender equality, domestic violence, Counter-Reformation ideology, translation

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Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780226768649
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226768670.001.0001


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Maria de Zayas y Sotomayor, author

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