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Women in the Theater of Juan Ruiz de Alarcon

Women in the Theater of Juan Ruiz de Alarcon

Date: August 1949
Creator: Dawson, Mildred Catherine McCarty
Description: Until the time of Lope de Vega and the Golden Age of Spanish literature, women had always had secondary roles in the Spanish drama. There were two reasons for this: 1) Women were not fully appreciated in the society of the times. 2) Women were prohibited from appearing on the stage for many years, and boys usually took their parts. With the advent of Lope de Vega and his arte nuevo de hacer comedies, the situation was changed. The great genius, Lope de Vega, set the pattern for the drama of the Golden Age.
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Social Criticism in the Plays of Jacinto Benavente

Social Criticism in the Plays of Jacinto Benavente

Date: December 1970
Creator: White, Victoria Rowena
Description: The purpose of this investigation is to determine the extent and nature of criticism in the plays of Jacinto Benavente. Source material included the writings of such prominent critics of Spanish literature as Walter Starkie, Federico de Onis, Richard Chandler, Kessel Schwartz, Emiliano Diez-Echarri, Jose Franquesa, Federico Sainz de Robles, and Valbuena Prat. Twenty plays which best exemplify Benavente's criticism of society were selected from the dramatist's 172.
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From Theory to Practice: an Analytical Study of Sartre's Fiction

From Theory to Practice: an Analytical Study of Sartre's Fiction

Date: December 1975
Creator: Duran, Richard Gilbert
Description: The purpose of this study is to ascertain the major aspects of the theoretical structure of Sartrian existentialism and to examine the portrayal of these in Sartre's fiction. The theoretical investigation is based largely on Sartre's "L'Être et le néant" and "L'Existentialisme est u humanisme." The fictional works are "La Nausée," the trilogy "Les Chemins de la liberté," and "Le Mur." The study is prefaced by an examination of the term existentialism and a brief historical comparison of essentialist and existentialist philosophy. The aspects of Sartrian existentialism discussed are: the question of the existence of God and its importance to Sartre's philosophy; the premise of existence preceding essence; the fact of contingency on absurdity and its attendant nausea; the doctrines of freedom and responsibility; the dilemma of choice, anguish, and commitment; and the themes of authenticity, transcendence, and death.
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Conflict Between Ciudad and Campo in the Fiction of Benito Lynch

Conflict Between Ciudad and Campo in the Fiction of Benito Lynch

Date: January 1968
Creator: Randolph, Dianne
Description: Benito Lynch was born on July 25, 1885, in Buenos Aires. His father was Irish, and his mother was a Uruguayan of French descent. When Benito was two years old, his parents left the city for the estancia "El Deseado" in the La Plata region. There he came to identify closely with the area which later was to provide the setting for his rural novels. At the age of ten, Benito moved to La Plata, where his father became a legislator and community leader. In the city young Lynch experienced difficulty in accepting the disciplines of study.
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The Philosophy of "Don Quijote" as Expressed in the Proverbs and Popular Sayings with a Compilation of the Proverbs

The Philosophy of "Don Quijote" as Expressed in the Proverbs and Popular Sayings with a Compilation of the Proverbs

Date: August 1951
Creator: Meacham, Mary Margaret
Description: This thesis describes the how Miguel de Cervantes used proverbs and popular sayings to help compose his work, Don Quijote.
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The Simplistic Nature of Spanish Rural Society as Reflected in Some Child Characters of Miguel Delibes

The Simplistic Nature of Spanish Rural Society as Reflected in Some Child Characters of Miguel Delibes

Date: August 1975
Creator: Gentry, George M.
Description: The major proposition is that the childhood point of view in two Delibes novels--El camino (1950) and Las ratas (1962)--aids the reader's comprehension of the basic values held by rural Spaniards. These values are stressed in both novels, giving the reader an insight into the nature of these simplistic people. Honest, accepting attitudes of the child protagonists aid the reader's understanding of the plight of the villagers.The superiority of the natural way of life is revealed in both novels. Nature became even more important to Delibes as his stature as novelist increased, The later work, therefore, is a social protest against effects of industrial progress on rural Castilians.
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The Treatment of the Heroines in Representative Novels of François Mauriac

The Treatment of the Heroines in Representative Novels of François Mauriac

Date: May 1974
Creator: Hendry, Linda Ruth
Description: This study analyzes specific scenes in the novels dealt with in order to determine the type of women characters Mauriac has created. This study covers Mauriac's early, middle, and late periods as a novelist. The heroines are nearly all examined in relation to each other chronologically. The study shows that Mauriac first portrays a religious and simple heroine. The heroines become agnostic, if not atheistic in several of the subsequent novels. Through Therese, they become progressively more psychologically complex. They then become less complicated and, except for the last heroine, are religious. The last heroine is psychologically portrayed but is the least original of the heroines. The examination of Mauriac's women characters seems to show that the author is deeply sympathetic with the majority of them.
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The Role and Treatment of Women in the Récits of André Gide

The Role and Treatment of Women in the Récits of André Gide

Date: December 1973
Creator: Weinhardt, Yvonne Golding
Description: Though Gide's homosexuality is well-documented, the theme of homosexuality plays a relatively minor role as it affects women in the récit. L'Immoraliste and Geneviève are the only ones in which the theme appears. Therefore, the reader will find little discussion of this subject per se in this work. This study will include only the récit, the art form which has come to be associated with Andre Gide. The récits include: L'Immoraliste (1902), La Porte étroite (1909), Isabelle (1911), La Symphonie pastorale (1919), L'Ecole des femmes (1929), Robert (1929), Geneviève (1936), and Thésée (1946).
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Dehumanization in the Theater of Valle-Inclán and Muñiz

Dehumanization in the Theater of Valle-Inclán and Muñiz

Date: December 1979
Creator: Burgess, Debra S.
Description: This study proposes to establish an intrinsic relationship between Valle-Inclán and Muñiz based on the theme of dehumanization in their theater. It examines (1) the stylistic techniques which each playwright uses to depersonalize his characters, (2) the manner in which these characters dehumanize each other, (3) the role of society as the agent of dehumanization, and finally, due to each author's preoccupation with one social convention in particular (4) the devastating effects on men of the vestiges of an outmoded code of honor. The principal works used for the study are Valle-Inclán's Martes de carnaval, Luces de Bohemia, and Divinas palabras, and El tintero, Un solo de saxofón, Las viejas difíciles, and El grillo by Carlos Muñiz. Such an analysis proposes to reveal a profound literary affinity between these two writers, a bond which unites Valle-Inclán and Muñiz in a common protest against the dehumanization of mankind.
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Denis Diderot Lettres à Sophie Volland, 1759

Denis Diderot Lettres à Sophie Volland, 1759

Date: August 1976
Creator: Simmons, Marina C.
Description: The purpose of this thesis is to examine the letters of Diderot to Sophie Volland for the year 1759 as they are a source of important autobiographical, social, and psychological elements that shed light on Diderot's private and public life. In fact a turning point in the sentimental relationship between Diderot and Sophie Volland, the death of his father, the difficulties experienced in publishing the Encyclop6'die and consequently the coolness in his friendship with D'Alembert make 1759 a crucial year in Diderot's life. The conclusion reached is that the stylistically beautiful and modern letters to Sophie Volland of this year are self-revelatory for they show that the events of 1759 made a great psychological impact upon Diderot and started a process of maturity in his character. These letters can undoubtedly be considered a major part of Diderot's work and they can certainly contribute to a deeper understanding of this genius.
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The Novels of Marta Brunet

The Novels of Marta Brunet

Date: August 1969
Creator: LaFon, Ben H.
Description: It will be the purpose of this thesis to comment upon the eight novels by Marta Brunet. The novels will be examined in detail, giving special consideration to her emphasis on fatalism and destiny, and will examine critical opinion of her work and draw conclusions as to the author's place in the modern Latin American novel.
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Realism e Idealismo en los Personajes Dramáticos de García Lorca

Realism e Idealismo en los Personajes Dramáticos de García Lorca

Date: August 1972
Creator: McMurray, Marilyn K.
Description: The purpose of this investigation is to characterize the dramatic characters of Federico García Lorca as realists or idealists. Lorca wrote a total of fifteen plays, and the majority of them are considered in this study. Additional source materials include the works of such critics as J. Alberich, María Teresa Babín, Alfredo de la Guardia, and Francisco Umbral.
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El Lirismo Indigena en las Novelas de Jose Maria Arguedas

El Lirismo Indigena en las Novelas de Jose Maria Arguedas

Date: May 1973
Creator: Centurión, César Enrique
Description: The purpose of this thesis is to show that an indigenous, emotional, and poetic lyricism is found in the novels of Jose Maria Arguedas, which distinguishes and separates Arguedas from the Hispanic indigenous classical writers.
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Las Dos Fases Ideológicas en la Novela de Palacio Valdés

Las Dos Fases Ideológicas en la Novela de Palacio Valdés

Date: August 1972
Creator: Rodriguez, Aurora C.
Description: This thesis looks at the two idological phases of Armando Palacio Valdés' writings as manifested in his novels.
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Representative Gaucho Poetry and Fiction of Argentina

Representative Gaucho Poetry and Fiction of Argentina

Date: January 1968
Creator: Sava, Walter
Description: This thesis presents a short history and description of the gaucho of Argentina and explores some of the literature that portrays the gaucho way of life.
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French References in the Teatro Critico of Padre Feijoo

French References in the Teatro Critico of Padre Feijoo

Date: January 1970
Creator: Whitington, George L.
Description: This thesis is a study of Benito Jeronimo Feijoo y Montenegro's Teatro Critico Universal and includes a look at the major, minor, lesser, and miscellaneous French references in this work.
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Prose Writings of José Rubén Romero

Prose Writings of José Rubén Romero

Date: August 1967
Creator: Ballard, Shirley S.
Description: This thesis presents a brief biography of the Mexican writer José Rubén Romero and discusses his prose writings, with an emphasis on his novels.
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Social Relationships in le Neveu de Rameau and Jaques le Fataliste

Social Relationships in le Neveu de Rameau and Jaques le Fataliste

Date: May 1971
Creator: Strange, Jane Wood
Description: The purpose of this thesis is to study Denis Diderot's two masterpieces, Le Neveu de Rameau and Jacques le Fataliste, from the point of view of human relations. The thesis seeks to show what Diderot feels are the bases for conduct between members of a given social class, as seen in examples from Le Neveu de Rameau and Jacques le Fataliste.
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La Poesía Lírica Colombiana

La Poesía Lírica Colombiana

Date: August 1952
Creator: Orjuela, Héctor H.
Description: In this work, superficial to the extreme, it is my purpose to offer a review of the development of lyric poetry ("poesía lírica") in Colombia throughout its history. It is logical that because of the extent of the subject it is not possible to give a complete treatment of our political history, though I have tried not to leave out points of significance. The classification of authors and of poems, as well as the division of periods I have made arbitrarily, guided by my own criteria. Thus, I have the Romantic period divided into romanticism and post-romanticism, according to the dates generally regarded as the beginning and end of these two literary movements. In reality, romanticism only ended with the beginning of modernism, and one cannot therefore distinguish romantic poets from post-romantic poets. Due to the nature of this thesis, many poets--some of them well known--will not be mentioned. However, my intention is not to write a lyric anthology, but to reveal the spirit of Columbia through her poets and her poetry.
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Some Contemporary Aspects of the Esperpento of Ramon de Valle-Inclan

Some Contemporary Aspects of the Esperpento of Ramon de Valle-Inclan

Date: May 1971
Creator: Heyden, Betsy Smyth
Description: This thesis inquires into the nature of the esperpento of Ramon del Valle-Inclan in order to understand the qualities inherent in the genre; and further, it considers the contemporaneous nature of this art form that makes it relevant to contemporary art and thought.
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The Theme of Purity in Certain Plays by Jean Anouilh

The Theme of Purity in Certain Plays by Jean Anouilh

Date: May 1971
Creator: Lowery, Norman E.
Description: The problem dealt with in this discussion is the various aspects of the theme of purity in Le Voyageur sans bagage, Antigone, L'Alouette and Becket ou l'Honneur de Dieu, by the French playwright, Jean Anouilh. The purpose of this discussion is to clarify Anouilh's concept of the search for purity and to shed light upon the various interpretations of the theme of purity in these four plays.
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Alienation in the Tragedies of Corneille

Alienation in the Tragedies of Corneille

Date: August 1970
Creator: Short, William N.
Description: The type of alienation discussed in this thesis is not related to the famous Verfrenidungseffekt attempted by Brecht, where the audiences are prevented from identifying with the characters of the drama in the hope that the public will reflect on the ideas presented more rationally and objectively. "Alienation" in this thesis is a psychological force which acts divisively between the characters in the drama and thus contributes to the development of a tragic situation.
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Don Tomas Rodriguez y Diaz Rubi

Don Tomas Rodriguez y Diaz Rubi

Date: May 1971
Creator: Roque, Francisco J.
Description: This thesis is about the Spanish poet and playwright Don Tomás Rodríguez y Díaz Rubí.
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Francisco Garcia Pavon: Creator of the Literary Detective Story in Spain

Francisco Garcia Pavon: Creator of the Literary Detective Story in Spain

Date: August 1971
Creator: Sanders, Marja-Terttu
Description: The problem with which this investigation is concerned is that of determining how Francisco Garcia Pavon's concept the detective novel evolved throughout the period during which he cultivated that literary form. To trace this evolution Garcia Pavon's detective novels and novelettes are studied in chronological order of publication, each work being given a chapter of its own. The character development is analyzed and the style is given consideration in the study.
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