Artículos de costumbres

by Mariano José de Larra

Edited by Daniel Muñoz Sempere

Artículos de costumbres
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  • ISBN: 9780719097089
  • Publish Date: Dec 2017
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    • Format: eBook
    • ISBN: 978-1-5261-2221-6
    • Published Date: December 2017
    • Series: Hispanic Texts


    This is an annotated critical edition of Artículos de costumbres by the Romantic journalist Mariano José de Larra (1809-37), presented with a critical introduction, study guide, glossary and chronology. Larra is still one of the most widely studied Spanish Romantic authors, and his satire of customs and manners in articles such as El castellano viejo, Vuelva usted mañana and Nochebuena de 1836 offers an insight into nineteenth century Spanish culture, while probing issues that are still seen as defining of Spanish identity today. Artículos de costumbres, presented here with an extensive annotation that identifies references that have not been previously elucidated, is a central text in the Spanish canon, opening up questions about modern Spain and issues such as political revolution, class identities, social change and the inclusion of Spain within European modernity.


    The crisis of the absolute monarchy in Spain
    Mariano José de Larra
    Journalism and the new society: writing Madrid
    Satire and social critique: the artículos de costumbres
    The intellectual and his masks: El Pobrecito Hablador
    The late articles: Fígaro
    Larra as a symbol
    A note on the text
    Artículos de costumbres (selection)
    ¿Quién es el público y dónde se le encuentra?
    Empeños y desempeños
    El casarse pronto y mal
    El castellano viejo
    Vuelva usted mañana
    El mundo todo es máscaras
    En este país
    La fonda nueva
    Jardines públicos
    Entre qué gentes estamos
    La vida de Madrid
    La sociedad
    Un reo de muerte
    La diligencia
    Los calaveras. Artículo primero.
    Los calaveras. Artículo segundoy conclusión.
    Modos de vivir que no dan de vivir. Oficio menudos.
    El día de difuntos de 1836. Fígaro en el cementerio.
    La nochebuena de 1836. Yo y mi criado. Delirio filosófico.
    Appendix: Timeline of political events and the life of Mariano José de Larra
    Temas de discusión
    Selected vocabulary


    Daniel Muñoz Sempere is Lecturer in Modern Spanish Studies at King's College London

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