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A New History of Spanish Literature

reviewed by Ruth H. Webber - 1963

coverTitle: A New History of Spanish Literature
Author(s): R. E. Chandler, K. Schwartz
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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The novel feature of this history of Spanish literature is its organization according to genres rather than chronology. The divisions cover epic and narrative poetry, drama, prose fiction, lyric poetry, nonfiction prose. This is not only the order of presentation, but it also reflects the order of importance shown in length and detail of treatment. Within each genre, the organization is generally chronological. It is subdivided into independent sections which range from about ten lines to several pages in length. Accordingly, the book is easy to use, but the sense of continuity inherent in the generic arrangement is lost by this extensive fragmentation. Within its sections, the book is straightforward, factual, and objective, giving basic information about periods, literary movements, and authors and their works, including a number of summaries of individual works. The whole is prefaced by a summary of Spanish history, culture, and literary schools. Appended are lists of... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 64 Number 7, 1963, p. 623-623
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 2924, Date Accessed: 1/24/2020 11:52:37 AM

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