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Josephs, Allen

Works: 18 works in 337 publications in 5 languages and 6,166 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Film adaptations  Biography  Poetry  Manuscripts  Juvenile works  Television adaptations  Domestic drama 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, bev, Redactor
Classifications: PQ6613.A763, 862.62
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For whom the bell tolls : Ernest Hemingway's undiscovered country by Allen Josephs( Book )
6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 903 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 )
102 editions published between 1976 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 666 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
Blood wedding = Bodas de sangre by Federico García Lorca( Book )
76 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 562 libraries worldwide
An annotated and criticial version of the play
Poema del cante jondo ; Romancero gitano by Federico García Lorca( Book )
103 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 528 libraries worldwide
White wall of Spain : the mysteries of Andalusian culture by Allen Josephs( Book )
13 editions published between 1983 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 438 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( Book )
4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 368 libraries worldwide
Weaving together twenty-one full-color drawings and new translations of prose pieces and poems, Only Mystery presents a textured life of Spain's greatest modern poet and playwright. In 1936 a death squad executed thirty-eight-year-old Federico Garcia Lorca, dumping the body into an unmarked common grave near his native city of Granada. This volume of his visual art - largely unknown - and his writing chronicles Lorca's short existence, beginning with poems of his
Ritual and sacrifice in the corrida : the saga of César Rincón by Allen Josephs( Book )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 202 libraries worldwide
"Drawing on more than thirty years of personal participation in the culture of the Spanish Fiesta Brava, Josephs brings an intimate knowledge of taurine technique to his account. He will put you in the ring with Cesar Rincon, and through afternoons of great peril and great triumph you will come to understand the deep, abiding - and ultimately mythic and religious - significance of such afternoons and why this ritual still flourishes today as it has for centuries."--Jacket
Antología poética by Federico García Lorca( Book )
16 editions published between 1981 and 2002 in Spanish and Catalan and held by 176 libraries worldwide
Digte fra samlingerne: Libro de poemas ; Canciones ; Poemas del cante jondo ; Romancero gitano ; Poeta en Nueva York ; Diván del tamarit
On Hemingway and Spain : essays and reviews, 1979-2013 by Allen Josephs( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
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
Poema del cante jondo by Federico García Lorca( Book )
2 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in Esperanto and Spanish and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Poems by the Spanish author
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
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
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
Hemingway y la tradicion hispanica by Allen Josephs( Article )
1 edition published in 1988 in Spanish and held by 1 library worldwide
Only Mystery: Federico Garcâia Lorca's Poetry in Word and Image by Federico Garcâia Lorca( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in Undetermined 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 (288)
English (33)
Esperanto (4)
Estonian (1)
Catalan (1)
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