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A Comparison of Selected Criticisms from the Lettres Persanes and the Cartas Marruecas

A Comparison of Selected Criticisms from the Lettres Persanes and the Cartas Marruecas

Date: August 1959
Creator: Love, Phil Ray
Description: Through a direct comparison of representative extracts from the Lettres and the Cartas, this thesis proposes to demonstrate each author's portrayal of contemporary political, religious, social, and literary conditions in his own country.
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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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El Desarrollo de los Caracteres Anormales en las Obras de Emilia Pardo Bazán

El Desarrollo de los Caracteres Anormales en las Obras de Emilia Pardo Bazán

Date: November 1971
Creator: Hudgins, Ida Marie
Description: The purpose of this investigation is to determine the change in characterization that takes place in the works of Emilia Pardo Bazán. Source material include the writings of such critics of Spanish literature as Richard Chandler, Kessel Schwartz, Emiliano Díez-Echarri, José M. Roca Franquesa, Federico C. Saínz de Robles, and José A. Balseiro. Emilia Pardo Bazán wrote a total of twenty novels. From this collection ten were selected which best exemplify the change in characterization in her writings.
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Descripción del Escenario Rural Uruguayo en las Obras de Javier de Viana

Descripción del Escenario Rural Uruguayo en las Obras de Javier de Viana

Date: August 1969
Creator: Rodríguez, Rubén
Description: This thesis describes the work of Uruguayan-born author Javier de Viana and his imagery of Uruguayan rural life in his short stories and novellas.
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The Development of the Philosophy of Benito Pérez Galdós as Revealed by his Contemporary Novels.

The Development of the Philosophy of Benito Pérez Galdós as Revealed by his Contemporary Novels.

Date: 1957
Creator: Cage, Rebecca D.
Description: This thesis is a study of the development of the philosophy of Benito Pérez Galdós as revealed by his contemporary novels.
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Dialogue in the Alarconian Theatre

Dialogue in the Alarconian Theatre

Date: 1950
Creator: Davis, Mary Collins
Description: In this study my aim has been to trace the development of the art in dialogue of Juan Ruis de Alarcón y Mendoza. In a survey of the Alarconian theatre I have attempted to attain an insight into the technique of his dramatic speech and to indicate the sources of potent influence exerted on the dramaturgic skill of this author.
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Diccionario Ilustrado para Niños

Diccionario Ilustrado para Niños

Date: 1948
Creator: Rodgers, Mary Lunn
Description: The author has developed a dictionary in Spanish for elementary school classroom use.
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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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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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Elements of Tremendismo in the works of Carmen Laforet

Elements of Tremendismo in the works of Carmen Laforet

Date: January 1964
Creator: Palmer, Joe Lerner
Description: The purpose of this thesis is to review and to analyze the part that tremendismo has played in the fiction of Carmen Laforet. To this end, each of her published volumes will be studied individually so that her relationship to tremendismo may be clearly seen in each of its various stages.
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Enrique Pérez Eschrich

Enrique Pérez Eschrich

Date: January 1967
Creator: Tomassini, Juan B.
Description: No extensive study exists that covers the foundation of the dramatic works of Enrique Pérez Escrich, therefore we believe it will be a positive use of our efforts in this thesis to examine this aspect of his literary personality. We will divide his works between dramas and comedies, dedicating a chapter to each.
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An Evaluation of the Third and Fourth Series of Pérez Galdós' Episodios Nacionales

An Evaluation of the Third and Fourth Series of Pérez Galdós' Episodios Nacionales

Date: 1955
Creator: García, Alfredo Roberto
Description: The purpose of this thesis is to make a study of the third and fourth series of the Episodios nacionales. The study will deal with the plot structure, the characterization, and the historicity of the twenty novels which make up the two series.
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Les Femmes Dans les Romans Principaux de Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz: Role et Presentation

Les Femmes Dans les Romans Principaux de Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz: Role et Presentation

Date: August 1971
Creator: Williams, Gudrun B.
Description: The thesis states that women characters in the works of Ramuz have much more depth, life and variety than first meets the eye. In order to demonstrate this, it was decided to show women characters, main, secondary and in groups, and to look at their presentation in the novels recognized generally as the most important.
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France and the United States: Borrowed and Shared National Symbols

France and the United States: Borrowed and Shared National Symbols

Date: May 2011
Creator: Crawford, Katlyn Marie
Description: This thesis analyzes and demonstrates the similarities and differences between some of the national symbols of France and the United States. This includes the shared and borrowed aspects of each one and the ways in which each culture is reflected through, and built around them. The flags, national anthems, and several national icons such as France's Marianne and Uncle Sam are discussed. This analysis deals with the historical contexts and cultural meanings of the symbols, showing the changes each has undertaken in form and in national and international importance. Through the study of national symbols, this thesis reveals the similarities along with the differences between the two nations, which are often perceived as being highly dissimilar and even opposing in belief systems, cultures, and histories.
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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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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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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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The Humor of Alejandro Casona

The Humor of Alejandro Casona

Date: August 1964
Creator: Benson, Barbara B.
Description: Alejandro Casona is a major playwright in the Spanish language today. He is known chiefly for his fantasy and humor. The intent of this paper is to show that his humor is a device for obtaining the attention of those whom he would teach.
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Ideas Sociales en los Dramas de Benito Pérez Galdós

Ideas Sociales en los Dramas de Benito Pérez Galdós

Date: 1952
Creator: Vela, Julián, Jr.
Description: This paper is a study of the social ideas in the dramas of Benito Pérez Galdós.
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The Immigrant's Daugher: an Adaptation of La Gringa, by Florencio Sánchez

The Immigrant's Daugher: an Adaptation of La Gringa, by Florencio Sánchez

Date: August 1963
Creator: Cook, Nancy Stepan
Description: This thesis is an experiment in adapting a Florencio Sánchez play for staging in English. La Gringa was chosen because it is the best known of Sánchez' works, and because, to this writer's knowledge, no translation of this play is available.
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An Inquiry into Possible Plagiarism in Blasco Ibáñez's La Horda

An Inquiry into Possible Plagiarism in Blasco Ibáñez's La Horda

Date: August 1961
Creator: Logue, Madeline Jane
Description: The purpose of this thesis is to determine whether Blasco Ibáñez in his novel La Horda used Pío Baroja's Material which was published in La Lucha por la Vida. Baroja claimed that he did. Therefore, this paper compares the two novels to discover similarities in their settings, their plots, and their characters.
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Leccioncitas Prácticas en Español Texto para Niños en la Escuela Primaria

Leccioncitas Prácticas en Español Texto para Niños en la Escuela Primaria

Date: 1949
Creator: Uranga, Louis V.
Description: This group of lessons is intended to help the child who does not speak Spanish to learn the language. The text is based on the interests of a child; in his dramatic attempts; in his love of the beautiful and the natural. It is not entirely complete, but the author hopes that it serves to give an idea how these materials can be used.
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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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