The Goldfinch and the Hawk

A Study of Lope de Vega's Tragedy, El caballero de olmedo

The Goldfinch and the Hawk

Approx. 192 pp., 6 x 9, notes, bibl

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-9062-2
    Published: January 1966

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This is a close reading of a play by Felix Lope de Vega (1562-1635)--a Spanish playwright, poet, and major figure of Spanish Baroque literature--titled El caballero de Olmedo. The study analyzes the comedia in terms of the literary and social conventions that it reflects: cortesía, brujería, and alcahuetería.