San Francisco de Borja and the theme of desengan~o in four seventeenth century Spanish plays

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Barbara Jean Bonomo (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Desenga?o or disillusionment with the world is a recurrent theme in seventeenth century Spanish literature. It appears in all genres: prose fiction, poetry, and drama. Preoccupation with the theme of desenga?o represents a sincere concern—a reflection of deeply felt problems— rather than merely a literary affectation. In the drama of the seventeenth century this somber note becomes accentuated as the century progresses. In the writings of Pedro Calderón de la Barca and playwrights of his cycle the treatment of the theme of desenga?o is more frequent than in the works of earlier playwrights like Lone de Vega and his contemporaries.

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Honors Project
Language: English
Date: 1966

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