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Faculty Book: Lía Schwartz, ed.

Lía Schwartz, editor

Francisco de Quevedo. La Fortuna con seso y la Hora de todos. Fantasía moral.
In Obras completas en prosa. Volumen primero. Tomo segundo.
(Madrid: Editorial Castalia, 2003, pp. 561-810; 840-844; 884-892 (NUEVA BIBLIOTECA DE ERUDICIÓN Y CRÍTICA))

The text of this critical and annotated edition of Fortune in Her Wits and The Hour of All, which was commissioned for the first volume of the Complete Works in Prose, is based upon the four printed 1650 editions of Quevedo's satire, and ms. Frías, the only extant manuscript, now privately owned by James O. Crosby. In 1200 linguistic, historical, philosophical and literary notes, the editor recontextualizes this complex satirical work, in which Quevedo passes judgment on issues of national and international politics during the fourth decade of the seventeenth century, denouncing the manipulations of the Count-Duke of Olivares at Court, and of the protestant enemies of the Spanish and Austrian Habsburgs in the Thirty Year War. Lía Schwartz is a distinguished professor of Spanish literature in the Ph.D. programs in comparative literature and Spanish and Luso-Brazilian literatures and languages at The Graduate Center; and she is executive officer of the Ph.D. program in Spanish and Luso-Brazilian literatures and languages.

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Submitted on: JAN 1, 2003

Category: Comparative Literature, Faculty Books, Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages