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Celestina and the ends of desire

Author: E Michael Gerli
Publisher: Toronto [Ont.] : University of Toronto Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"One of the most widely-read and translated Spanish works in sixteenth-century Europe was Fernando de Rojas' Celestina, a 1499 novel in dialogue about a couple that faces heartbreak and tragedy after being united by the titular brothel madam. In 'Celestina' and the Ends of Desire, E. Michael Gerli illustrates how this work straddles the medieval and the modern in its exploration of changing categories of human
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Gerli, E. Michael.
Celestina and the Ends of Desire.
Toronto : University of Toronto Press, ©2000
Named Person: Fernando de Rojas
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: E Michael Gerli
ISBN: 9781442694286 1442694289
OCLC Number: 776812402
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 258 pages)
Contents: The Chain of Desire: Linking Language and Longing --
Celestina, Mistress of Desire --
Calisto's Hunt: The Pursuit of Carnal Knowledge --
Yearning to Look: Desire and the Pleasure of the Gaze --
Complicitous Laughter: The Sounds of Desire --
Melibea Speaks: Language and Feminine Desire --
The Desire to Belong and the Body Politic --
Precints of Contention: Locating Desire and Ideology in Celestina --
Pleberio and the Ends of Desire.
Responsibility: E. Michael Gerli.
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Abstract:

"One of the most widely-read and translated Spanish works in sixteenth-century Europe was Fernando de Rojas' Celestina, a 1499 novel in dialogue about a couple that faces heartbreak and tragedy after being united by the titular brothel madam. In 'Celestina' and the Ends of Desire, E. Michael Gerli illustrates how this work straddles the medieval and the modern in its exploration of changing categories of human desire - from the European courtly love tradition to the interpretation of want as an insatiable, destructive force.

Gerli's analysis draws on a wide range of Celestina scholarship but is unique in its use of modern literary and psychoanalytic theory to confront the problematic links between literature and life. Explorations of influence of desire on knowledge, action, and lived experience connect the work to seismic shifts in the culture of early modern Europe. Engaging and original, 'Celestina' and the Ends of Desire takes a fresh look at the timeless work's widespread appeal and enduring popularity."--Pub. desc.

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