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Josephs, Allen

Works: 17 works in 292 publications in 4 languages and 5,607 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Poetry  Biography  Juvenile works  Fiction 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PQ6613.A763, 862.62
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White wall of Spain the mysteries of Andalusian culture by Allen Josephs( file )
9 editions published between 1983 and 1990 in English and held by 1,553 libraries worldwide
From the ancient Phoenicians through Maimonides to Pablo Picasso's retrospective exhibit at the Museum of Moden Art in 1980, this fascinating swift trip through the past spans more than three thousand years of Spain's Andalusian civilization, the oldest in the Western world. Allen Josephs focuses on the cultural distinctions that have set Andalucia apart throughout recorded history: its Oriental origins, its ancient commerce and industry, its religious practices, and its varied artistic expression of those practices through music, dance, and the drama of toreo. In a marvel of synthesis, Josephs interweaves the writings of poets, historians, and archaeologists from Strabo and Polybius to Adolph Schulten, Richard Ford, Jose Ortega y Gasset, and Federico Garcia Lorca to illuminate the pervasive influence of this ancient culture on all Hispanic peoples
Only mystery Federico García Lorca's poetry in word and image by Federico García Lorca( file )
4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 1,125 libraries worldwide
Illustrated narrative of the poet's lyrical world
For whom the bell tolls : Ernest Hemingway's undiscovered country by Allen Josephs( Book )
4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 911 libraries worldwide
Addressing a 1937 Writers Congress in a rare public speech, Ernest Hemingway proclaimed that there is "only one form of government that cannot produce good writers, and that system is fascism. For fascism is a lie told by bullies. A writer who will not lie cannot live and work under fascism." With this rallying cry against the fascist forces in Spain's then year-old Civil War, Hemingway expressed his firm belief in an artist's need to write "what is true," his commitment to freedom, and his passion for the people and culture of Spain, his spiritual home. In 1940, these sentiments came together in Hemingway most celebrated novel, For Whom the Bell Tolls, the powerful story of a young American fighting for the Spanish Republic during four suspenseful days in 1937. Allen Josephs, an internationally recognized Hispanist and Hemingway scholar, here provides the first full-length study of the Nobel Prize-winning writer's masterpiece - and the only study to explore its brilliant blend of accurate historical detail with fictional elements on a heroic and mythic scale. His is also the first study to understand the rich role of ecstasy in the novel, particularly in the love between its hero, demolition expert Robert Jordan, and Maria, the Spanish girl who represents her embattled nation. "The Undiscovered Country" was the title Hemingway had previously chosen for For Whom the Bell Tolls, and Josephs reaches into the heart of the novel to reveal its meaning - as Spain overshadowed by war, as the unknown outcome of the explosion toward which all the action builds, as the unfulfilled future for the lovers Robert Jordan and Maria, and as death, present at every turn of the tale. Most important, Josephs illuminates the enduring message of For Whom the Bell Tolls: that the bloody conflict in Spain, as Hemingway knew from the beginning of the war, was but one example of the global struggle between Right and Left. Robert Jordan, he shows us, knows that the bridge that he is ordered to dynamite "can be the point on which the future of the human race can turn." Indeed, Josephs reminds us, Hemingway's message is for all humanity. As John Donne wrote in the lines from which Hemingway chose the book's final title, "I am involved in Mankinde; And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; It tolls for thee."
La casa de Bernarda Alba by Federico García Lorca( Book )
90 editions published between 1976 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 611 libraries worldwide
In turn-of-the-century rural Spain, a newly widowed mother represses her five daughters by enforcing an eight year mourning period. This edition features a comprehensive introduction to Garcia Lorca and his play
Bodas de sangre by Federico García Lorca( Book )
67 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 529 libraries worldwide
An annotated and criticial version of the play
Poema del cante jondo by Federico García Lorca( Book )
91 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 484 libraries worldwide
Poems by the Spanish author
Ritual and sacrifice in the corrida : the saga of César Rincón by Allen Josephs( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 203 libraries worldwide
"Probably no other Western tradition provokes greater misunderstanding and aesthetic scrutiny than the Hispanic corrida, or bullfight. In Ritual and Sacrifice in the Corrida, taurine expert Allen Josephs paints an accurate and intimate portrait of life in and around the world's most prestigious bullrings to demonstrate how and why the corrida remains a sacred and integral part of Hispanic culture."
Antología poética by Federico García Lorca( Book )
14 editions published between 1981 and 2002 in Spanish and Catalan and held by 180 libraries worldwide
Surveys the life and literary journey of the Nobel prize-winning Chilean poet and presents a selection of his poetic works
An analysis of dramatic technique in García Lorca's early theater by Allen Josephs( Book )
3 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
La cassa di Bernarda Alba by Federico García Lorca( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in Spanish and held by 1 library worldwide
Romancero gitano by Federico García Lorca( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 1 library worldwide
A collection of poetic ballads drawn from Spain's gypsy heartland
Hemingway y la tradicion hispanica by Allen Josephs( Article )
1 edition published in 1988 in Spanish and held by 1 library worldwide
El premio nobel y las letras españolas by Allen Josephs( Book )
1 edition published in 1979 in Spanish and held by 1 library worldwide
La casa de Bernarda Alba by Federico García Lorca( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 1 library worldwide
[This story] is set in an isolated rural region of Andalusia. The characters, all women, are sisters thirsty for freedom and love, tyrannized by a grasping, domineering mother who is concerned only with keeping up appearances. -Encyclopedia of World Literature in the 20th Century, Vol.2, 1969
Beyond Death in the afternoon : a meditation on tragedy in the Corrida by Allen Josephs( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Going beyond scholarship to ponder major themes of sacrifice, suffering, heroism, and redemption, Allen Josephs eloquently ponders the myths and meanings embodied in the ritual of the bullfight, and the deep, rich and tragic traditions of the tereros who are its high-priests
Poema del cantante Jondo by Federico García Lorca( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 1 library worldwide
Bodas de sangre by Federico García Lorca( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2006 in Spanish and held by 1 library worldwide
Set in a Spanish peasant community, [this drama] tells the story of an arranged marriage. -
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Alternative Names
Josephs, Frederick Allen
Spanish (257)
English (25)
Catalan (1)
Estonian (1)
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