The Story of Leander and Hero, by Joan Roís de Corella

A multilingual edition of a classic from the Crown of Aragon

Joan Rois de Corella | (1435-1497)
Antonio Cortijo Ocaña | University of California at Santa Barbara
Josep-Lluis Martos | University of Alicante
ISBN 9789027240187 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
ISBN 9789027266644 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
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Joan Roís de Corella is one of the most renowned authors of fifteenth-century Catalan literature. His Story of Leander and Hero uses a well-known Vergilian and Ovidian motif of unremitting love that turns into tragedy. Corella retells the story adding to it a great dose of suspense and pathos and recasts it in the fashion of sentimental prose, a genre famous at the time and a clear precedent of the great narrative genre to flourish during the Renaissance in the Iberian Peninsula and Europe: the novel.
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“Antonio Cortijo Ocaña and Josep Lluís Martos provide us with a great edition and study of one of the classics of Catalan letters: the Story of Leander and Hero by Joan Roís de Corella. The book sets the work within the context of 15th-c. sentimental prose and traces the successful development of this motif in Renaissance letters. It also includes a new critical edition of the Catalan text of the Istòria de Leànder y Hero and superb translations into contemporary English, Asturiano, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Greek, Portuguese, and Russian.”
“This book will help us understand the relevance of the story of Leander and Hero in Catalan and Iberian letters at the end of the Middle Ages and the early modern period. A detailed and magnificent new edition of the Catalan text is followed by an impressive array of translations into several European languages. In addition, two excellent prefatory studies by Antonio Cortijo and Josep Lluís Martos allow the reader to fully comprehend the importance of Joan Roís de Corella and his work.”


Romance linguistics

Literature & Literary Studies

Romance literature & literary studies

Main BIC Subject

DSBB: Literary studies: classical, early & medieval

Main BISAC Subject

LCO008000: LITERARY COLLECTIONS / European / General
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2016020338 | Marc record