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"Torn Lace" and Other Stories, critical edition

An English Translation

Although written a century ago, the sixteen stories by Emilia Pardo Bazán collected in this volume are strikingly relevant to contemporary concerns. Noted for narrative complexity, stylistic variety, and feminist themes, Pardo Bazán's stories explore many aspects of the relationships between men and women.

Readers of these stories will encounter memorable and affecting characters. A mysterious nun spends her days in a convent crying over something that happened to her many years ago, when she was a young woman. A young man tries to uncover the true reason a scheming woman married his uncle. An unwed pregnant woman finds unexpected help from a misogynist doctor. A bachelor wishing to marry develops a special test for prospective wives, only to see it backfire. And in the title story, a bride suddenly calls off her wedding at the last possible moment without an explanation.

Both outspoken and witty, melancholy and humorous, these stories will interest general readers as well as students and scholars of Spanish literature.

About the Authors

Emilia Pardo Bazán (1851-1921) is considered by many scholars one of the most important writers of nineteenth-century Spain. Instrumental in introducing French naturalism and Russian spiritual realism into Spanish literature, she published twenty novels, twenty-one novellas, two cookbooks, seven plays, nearly six hundred short stories, and hundreds of essays. Her stories are often included in anthologies of Spanish literature, and her works have recently begun appearing in English translations: The House of Ulloa and "The White Horse" and Other Stories. María Cristina Urruela is a lecturer in Spanish at Stanford University. Joyce Tolliver is associate professor of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research interests include translation and nineteenth- and twentieth-century Spanish literature.

Reviews

"Pardo Bazán is the finest stylist of nineteenth-century Spain and is certainly one of the most important writers in the long history of Spanish literature." —Mario J. Valdés, author of World-Making: The Literary-Truth Claim and the Interpretation of Texts

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