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González Echevarría, Roberto

Works: 158 works in 815 publications in 3 languages and 24,280 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Drama  Fiction  Novellas  Short stories  Reference works  Bibliography  Poetry  Action and adventure fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Translator, Publishing director, Redactor, Thesis advisor
Classifications: PQ6324, 863.3
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Most widely held works about Roberto González Echevarría
Most widely held works by Roberto González Echevarría
Love and the law in Cervantes by Roberto González Echevarría( )

29 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 2,122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The consolidation of law and the development of legal writing during Spain's Golden Age not only helped that country become the first modern European state, but also affected its great literature. In this book, Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria explores the works of Cervantes, showing how his representations of love were inspired by examples of human deviance and desire culled from legal discourse." "Gonzalez Echevarria describes Spain's new legal policies, legislation, and institutions and explains how, at the same time, its literature became filled with love stories derived from classical and medieval sources. Examining the ways that these legal and literary developments interacted in Cervantes's work, he sheds new light on Don Quixote and other writings."--Jacket
Cervantes' Don Quixote : a casebook by Roberto González Echevarría( )

26 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 2,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The novel Don Quixote, written in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth century by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, is widely considered to be one of the greatest fictional works in the entire canon of Western literature. At once farcical and deeply philosophical, Cervantes' novel and its characters have become integrated into the cultures of the Western Hemisphere, influencing language and modern thought while inspiring art and artists such as Richard Strauss and Pablo Picasso. Based on Professor Roberto González Echevarría's popular open course at Yale University, this essential guide to the enduring Spanish classic facilitates a close reading of Don Quixote in the artistic and historical context of renaissance and baroque Spain while exploring why Cervantes' masterwork is still widely read and relevant today. González Echevarría addresses the novel's major themes and demonstrates how the story of an aging, deluded would-be knight-errant embodies that most modern of predicaments: the individual's dissatisfaction with the world in which he lives, and his struggle to make that would mesh with his desires. -- from back cover
The pride of Havana : a history of Cuban baseball by Roberto González Echevarría( )

26 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 1,936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains some information on Hispanic-American baseball players
The Oxford book of Latin American short stories by Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria( Book )

22 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and Persian and held by 1,411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Includes 53 stories spanning evolution of short fiction in Brazil as well as Hispanic America across a broad range of writing from colonial era and 19th century to modern favorites such as Lugones, Quiroga, Lima Barreto, Borges, Cortázar, Rulfo, Ribeyro, Castellanos, Lispector, Ferré, and Monterroso, in versions by distinguished translators. An essay by the editor traces evolution of the genre. Brief headnotes for each period and author and a short bibliography provide ample contextualization. Recommended for classroom use"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58
Modern Latin American literature : a very short introduction by Roberto González Echevarría( )

17 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Very Short Introduction provides an overview of Latin American literature from the late eighteenth century to the present. Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria covers a wide range of topics, highlighting how Latin American literature became conscious of its continental scope and international reach in moments of political crisis, such as independence from Spain, the Spanish-American War, and the Mexican and Cuban revolutions. With this narrative, the author discusses major writers ranging from Andres Bello and Jose Maria Heredia through Borges and Garcia Marquez to Fernando Vallejo and Roberto Bolano
Celestina by Fernando de Rojas( )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 1,358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Award-winning translator Margaret Sayers Peden turns her attention to Rojas's classic tale of love, morality and tragedy. The story follows the star-crossed courtship between the young nobleman Calisto and the beautiful maiden Melibea in 15th-century Spain
Myth and archive : a theory of Latin American narrative by Roberto González Echevarría( Book )

59 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Myth and Archive offers a new theory about the origin and evolution of the Latin American narrative, and about the emergence of the modern novel. Instead of following the traditional categories set up by literary history, Professor González Echevarri;a explores the relationship of the narrative to the language of authority: the law in the colonial period, science in the nineteenth century, and anthropology in the twentieth century. The book contains readings of major works in the tradition such as Garcilaso el Inca's Comentarios reales, Sarmiento's Facundo, Carpentier's Los pasos perdidos, and Garci;a Marquez's Cien años de soledad
The Cambridge history of Latin American literature( Book )

26 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 1,170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Primary and vital resource for literary specialists, historians, students of all levels, and general readers interested in this period. Leading scholars write about diverse genres (narrative, essay, poetry, theater) and cultural interests and ideas (intellectual life, historiography, Viceregal culture, Mesoamerican indigenous peoples and cultures). Literature articles include analysis and discussion of canonic and previously marginalized authors and treat representative works, genres, and literary and philosophical currents. Extremely useful, well written, and interesting"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58
Fuente Ovejuna by Lope de Vega( )

4 editions published between 1900 and 2010 in English and held by 1,026 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lope de Vega "single-handedly created the Spanish national theatre," writes Roberto González Echevarría in the introduction to this new translation of Fuenteovejuna. Often compared to Shakespeare, Molière, and Racine, Lope is widely considered the greatest of all Spanish playwrights, and Fuenteovejuna (The Sheep Well) is among the most important Spanish Golden Age plays. Written in 1614, Fuenteovejuna centers on the decision of an entire village to admit to the premeditated murder of a tyrannical ruler. Lope masterfully employs the tragicomic conventions of the Spanish comedia as he leavens the central dilemma of the peasant lovers, Laurencia and Frondoso, with the shenanigans of Mengo, the gracioso or clown. Based on an actual historical incident, Fuenteovejuna offers a paean to collective responsibility and affirmation of the timeless values of justice and kindness. Translator G.J. Racz preserves the nuanced voice and structure of Lope de Vega's text in this first English translation in analogical meter and rhyme. Roberto González Echevarría surveys the history of Fuenteovejuna, as well as Lope's enormous literary output and indelible cultural imprint. Racz's compelling translation and González Echevarría's rich framework bring this timeless Golden Age drama alive for a new generation of readers and performers
Alejo Carpentier, the pilgrim at home by Roberto González Echevarría( Book )

27 editions published between 1977 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 980 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The voice of the masters : writing and authority in modern Latin American literature by Roberto González Echevarría( Book )

28 editions published between 1985 and 2001 in English and Spanish and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Celestina's brood : continuities of the Baroque in Spanish and Latin American literatures by Roberto González Echevarría( Book )

14 editions published in 1993 in English and Spanish and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

José Martí : selected writings by José Martí( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jose Marti (1853-1895) is the most renowned political and literary figure in the history of Cuba. A poet, essayist, orator, statesman, abolitionist, and the martyred revolutionary leader of Cuba's fight for independence from Spain, Marti lived in exile in New York for most of his adult life, earning his living as a foreign correspondent. Throughout the 1880s and early 1890s, Marti's were the eyes through which much of Latin America saw the United States. His impassioned, kaleidoscopic evocations of that period in U.S. history, the assassination of James Garfield, the opening of the Brooklyn Bridge, the execution of the Chicago anarchists, the lynching of the Italians in New Orleans, and much more, bring it rushing back to life. Organized chronologically, this collection begins with his early writings, including a thundering account of his political imprisonment in Cuba at age sixteen. The middle section focuses on his journalism, which offers an image of the United States in the nineteenth century, its way of life and system of government, that rivals anything written by de Tocqueville, Dickens, Trollope, or any other European commentator. Including generous selections of his poetry and private notebooks, the book concludes with his astonishing, hallucinatory final masterpiece, "War Diaries", never before translated into English
Calderón y la crítica, historia y antología by Manuel Duran i Gili( Book )

27 editions published in 1976 in 3 languages and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Latin America and the Caribbean : a critical guide to research sources( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For review see: Thomas L. Welch, in Revista Interamericana de Bibliografia, vol. 42, no. 2 (1992); p. 285-286; G. Magassy Dorn, in HAHR, 74, 3 (august 1994); p. 495-496
Gabriel García Márquez's One hundred years of solitude : [essays]( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Each new volume is a biographical and critical review of one of the world's most important writers with expert analysis by Harold Bloom
Three exemplary novels by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra( Book )

4 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The twelve novellas gathered together in Exemplary Novels reveal the extraordinary breadth of Cervantes's imagination: his nearly limitless ability to create characters, invent plots, and entertain readers across continents and centuries. Cervantes published his book in Spain in 1613. The assemblage of unique characters (eloquent witches, talking dogs, Gypsy orphans, and an array of others), the twisting plots, and the moral heart at the core of each tale proved irresistible to his enthusiastic audience. Then as now, Cervantes's readers find pure entertainment in his pages, but also a subtle artistry that invites deeper investigation. Edith Grossman's eagerly awaited translation brings this timeless classic to English-language readers in an edition that will delight those already familiar with Cervantes's work as well as those about to be enchanted for the first time. Roberto González Echevarria's illuminating introduction to the volume serves as both an appreciation of Cervantes's brilliance and a critical guide to the novellas and their significance"--Publisher's description
Cuban fiestas by Roberto González Echevarría( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the publisher. In the Cuban town of Sagua la Grande, a young Roberto González Echevarría peers out the window of his family home on the morning of the Nochebuena fiesta as preparations begin for the slaughter of a feast day pig. The author recalls "watching them at a distance, though thinking, fearing, that once I grew older I would have to participate in the whole event." Now an acclaimed scholar of Latin American literature, González Echevarría returns to the rituals that defined his young life in Cuban Fiestas. Drawing from art, literature, film, and even the national sport of baseball, he vividly reveals the fiesta as a dynamic force of both destruction and renewal in the life of a people. Roberto González Echevarría masterfully exposes the distinctive elements of the fiesta cubana that give depth and coherence to more than two centuries of Cuban cultural life. Reaching back to nineteenth-century traditions of Cuban art and literature, and augmenting them, in the twentieth, with the arts of narrative, the esthetic performances of sport and entertainment in nightclubs, on the baseball diamond, and in movie theaters, Cuban Fiestas renders the lilting strains of the fiesta and drum beats of the passage of time as keys to understanding the dynamic quality of Cuban culture. González Echevarría's explorations are also illuminated by autobiographical vignettes that unveil the ever-shifting impact of the fiesta on the author's own story of exile and return
Los pasos perdidos by Alejo Carpentier( Book )

10 editions published in 1985 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adventures of a New York City composer who flees the city with his mistress to the jungle of South America where he begins a search for primitive musical instruments and personal fulfillment
Cartas de Carpentier by Alejo Carpentier( Book )

9 editions published in 2008 in Spanish and English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Love and the law in Cervantes
Cervantes' Don Quixote : a casebookThe pride of Havana : a history of Cuban baseballThe Oxford book of Latin American short storiesModern Latin American literature : a very short introductionCelestinaMyth and archive : a theory of Latin American narrativeThe Cambridge history of Latin American literatureFuente Ovejuna
Alternative Names
Echevarría, Roberto G. 1943-

Echevarría, Roberto González.

Echevarría, Roberto González 1943-

González Echevarría, Roberto

González-Echevarría, Roberto 1943-

González, Roberto 1943-

González, Roberto Echevarría.

González, Roberto Oscar

González, Roberto Óscar 1943-

Roberto González Echevarría Cuban literary critic

Roberto González Echevarría literatuurcriticus uit Cuba

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English (246)

Spanish (104)

Persian (2)