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Modern Spanish Prose: With a Selection of Poetry (7th Edition)

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    Gustave W. Andrian(Author)

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For use in upper-level courses in Spanish Conversation and Composition, Spanish Conversation, and Intermediate Spanish.

 This collection of prose works and poetry by famous Hispanic authors features intellectually mature and appealing selections whose brevity and simplicity of style do not require adaptation, simplification, or abridgment. The text is designed to be used after the acquisition of basic grammar and vocabulary; these readings enhance language learning at any level.

Professor Gustave W. Andrian graduated from Trinity College with a B.A. in Modern Languages and began his studies for the doctorate in Romance Languages at Johns Hopkins University. While there, he had the great fortune to study with one of the great Spanish poets of the twentieth century, Pedro Salinas. After a hiatus of two-plus years, during which he taught in the Army Specialized Training Program in World War II, and also for a year at the University of Maryland, Andrian returned to Johns Hopkins, and received his doctorate shortly after the war ended.   Dr. Andrian accepted a position at Trinity College and spent the rest of his career there. Finding only elementary classes in Spanish, he gradually built a program of studies over the years that led to a major in Spanish. Besides a full teaching load, he established an exchange program with the University of Puerto Rico, an M.A. program in Spanish, and helped to found a study-abroad program in Córdoba, Spain. His own field of concentration while teaching was twentieth century Spanish literature.

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  • PDF | 240 pages
  • Gustave W. Andrian(Author)
  • Pearson; 7 edition (December 7, 2006)
  • English
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  • Literature & Fiction

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  • By J. A. Kitch on August 17, 2009

    A collection of short stories that can be read in an afternoon by an intermidiate or advanced student. Nice cross section of stories from the Spanish world.

  • By K. Klaverkamp on May 31, 2013

    I enjoyed a few stories in this book, but overall it didn't grab my attention or make me excited to read Spanish prose.

  • By Melanie J. on June 26, 2014

    This was a textbook for a Spanish class that I took at PSU; however, after graduation I find myself referencing the book for notes. Each story has a little bio about the author and the story or poem. After each story or poem, there are questions relating to the reading and vocabulary/phrases from the reading as well. On the bottom of each page of the story, the reader will find translation of not so common words.

  • By Ashlee on May 28, 2017

    Used for a class. Well written in Spanish alone.

  • By Annabelle on August 10, 2015

    This is an amazing anthology. I love the author selection and especially the stories. What a great way to get brilliant writing into the Spanish language classroom!

  • By Ryan Mease on November 13, 2009

    This volume is an excellent resource for students learning to read spanish prose. Each reading is accompanied by a collection of footnotes highlighting difficult words. Furthermore, there are various reading comprehension activities after every passage in order to review the new words and ideas one experiences. NOTE: this is not a dual language text. To close, I'll note the the stories are often very tragic and involve a death or disaster. This was an educational but not a heartwarming read.

  • By Malena on June 18, 2013

    The book has good short stories. Its easy to read and it helps that has the translation for some words/ short phrases (Spanish to English).

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