Three Spanish Querelle Texts

Grisel and Mirabella, The Slander against Women, and The Defense of Ladies against Slanderers

Pere Torrellas and Juan de Flores

Three Spanish Querelle Texts

Pere Torrellas and Juan de Flores

Distributed for Iter Press

Edited and Translated by Emily C. Francomano
206 pages | 6 x 9
Paper $34.95 ISBN: 9780772721341 Published January 2013
This bilingual edition of the Three Spanish Querelle Texts is very well-conceived and will attract a wide audience among specialists and non-specialists alike. Francomano provides the first modern English translations of texts that enjoyed European-wide celebrity in the early sixteenth century. Her introduction is the best available summary of our knowledge about Torrellas’ two texts and Flores’ Grisel y Mirabella. Her translations are more readable than the Spanish texts, dividing Flores’ elaborate, rambling sentences into more comprehensible discourse. She often captures the tone of ambiguous or mock sincerity in the pleadings of both Flores’ and Torrellas’ characters. Francomano has a special sensitivity to the ludic quality of these discourses which helps readers appreciate their expression of “male anxiety” and “female agency” in the gender politics of their era.
Contents
Acknowledgments ix
Introduction 1
I Pere Torrellas, Maldezir de mugeres 54
Pere Torrellas, The Slander against Women 55
II Pere Torrellas, Razonamiento de Pere Torrella en defensión de las donas contra los maldezientes 66
Pere Torrellas, The Defense of Ladies against Slanderers 67
III Juan de Flores, Grisel y Mirabella 86
Juan de Flores, Grisel and Mirabella 87
Bibliography 179
Index 195
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