By Donald W. Bleznick
TWAYNE'S international AUTHORS sequence (TWAS)
The function of TWAS is to survey the main writers—novelists, dramatists, historians, poets, philosophers, and critics—of the countries of the realm. one of the nationwide literatures coated are these of Australia, Canada, China, jap Europe, France, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, Japan, Latin the US, New Zealand, Poland, Russia, Scandinavia, Spain, and the African countries, in addition to Hebrew, Yiddish, and Latin Classical literatures. This survey is complemented through Twaynes usa Authors sequence and English Authors Series.
The cause of every quantity in those sequence is to give a critical-analytical examine of the works of the author; to incorporate biographical and ancient fabric that could be worthy for figuring out, appreciation, and important appraisal of the author and to offer all fabric in transparent, concise English—but to not vitiate the scholarly content material of the paintings through doing so.
Francisco de Quevedo (1580-1645) is undeniably one of many maximum Spanish writers that ever lived. He wrote in the course of the Baroque interval, a time within which Spanish literature reached its top of efflorescence. it really is ironical that this similar period manifested a innovative deterioration of Spain's political and fiscal strength. This decline of a powerful empire equipped via Charles V and Philip II within the 16th century was once followed via sour disillusion and futile makes an attempt to appreciate and therapy the motives. No different Golden Age author, with the potential exception of Cervantes, unearths so profound a grab of the beliefs and mores of the Spanish humans.