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The Resource Dressed to kill : death and meaning in Zayas's Desengaños, Elizabeth Rhodes

Dressed to kill : death and meaning in Zayas's Desengaños, Elizabeth Rhodes

Label
Dressed to kill : death and meaning in Zayas's Desengaños
Title
Dressed to kill
Title remainder
death and meaning in Zayas's Desengaños
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Rhodes
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
"The noble wives in María de Zayas's Desengaños suffer terrible fates: one is beheaded, another poisoned, one is cemented into a chimney, while yet another is locked into a tiny wall closet where she dies. The hallmark of Zayas's aesthetics, these characters are the central reason why her fiction has increased in popularity through the ages. Yet their stories pose an apparent contradiction between the author's pro-female rhetoric and her gusto for killing model women, then beautifying their mutilated cadavers. Dressed to Kill reconciles Zayas's Desengaños with the age in which it was written, contextualizing the book in baroque poetics, the Spanish honour code, and fifteenth-century martyr saints' lives. Elizabeth Rhodes elegantly uncovers Zayas's intention to reform the Spanish nobility by displaying noble misbehaviour and its deadly consequences. Her book concludes by detailing the Desengaños' intriguing influence on the aesthetic base of Gothic literature by revealing that its authors were avid readers of Zayas."--Jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rhodes, Elizabeth
Dewey number
863/.3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Language note
Includes some text in Spanish
LC call number
PQ6498.Z5
LC item number
P372 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Zayas y Sotomayor, María de
  • Zayas y Sotomayor, María de
  • Death in literature
  • Meaning (Philosophy) in literature
  • Women in literature
  • Mort dans la littérature
  • Signification (Philosophie) dans la littérature
  • Femmes dans la littérature
Label
Dressed to kill : death and meaning in Zayas's Desengaños, Elizabeth Rhodes
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [203]-224) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Desengaños at a Distance -- 2. Attending the Soirée -- 3 Dressed to Kill: Death and Meaning in the Desengaños -- 4 Dead End: The Convent -- 5 Postscript: Laurela
Control code
745900406
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 234 pages
Isbn
9781442643505
Lccn
2012372142
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)745900406
Label
Dressed to kill : death and meaning in Zayas's Desengaños, Elizabeth Rhodes
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [203]-224) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Desengaños at a Distance -- 2. Attending the Soirée -- 3 Dressed to Kill: Death and Meaning in the Desengaños -- 4 Dead End: The Convent -- 5 Postscript: Laurela
Control code
745900406
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 234 pages
Isbn
9781442643505
Lccn
2012372142
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)745900406

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