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Celestina by Fernando de Rojas


  • Paperback $17.00

    Dec 29, 2009 | 240 Pages

  • Ebook $12.99

    Dec 29, 2009 | 240 Pages

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“A vibrantly alive work of art…It is no exaggeration to equate the artistic originality and conquests of Rojas with the achievements of Cervantes, Velazquez, or Goya.”
-Juan Goytisolo, from the Introduction

“Without Celestina, the great tradition of the novel in Spanish would not exist: the works of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Carlos Fuentes, and Juan Goytisolo all descend from Mother Celestina. In his brilliant translation, Peter Bush makes this classic of potions and passions into a delightfully intoxicating, uniquely Spanish treat for contemporary readers.”
-Julio Ortega, Brown University

“This welcome new English translation transforms the text into readable and lively prose dialogue. The introduction by Juan Goytisolo is also recommended.”
-Dorothy Sherman Severin, University of Liverpool

“Juan Goytisolo’s introduction is a masterly piece of valuable, updated information and keen critical insight. Peter Bush’s translation offers for the first time a faitful rendering of the sparkling language of Fernando de Rojas in this, the most daring work ever written in the whole of Spanish literature. A welcome help to the student and a treasure of enjoyment for the general reader.”
-Francisco Marquez-Villanueva, Harvard University

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