Sweet and Delectable

Sweet and Delectable

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qThis translation makes available to the English-reading public another treatment of that most famous of Spanish literary creations: the Don Juan figure. This is a Don Juan in decline who will come to grips with his emptiness by learning to love. Picon's frank discussion of a description of the act of love was a daring undertaking in the Spain of the time, and perhaps led to his being dismissed - by some - as being qerotic, q which was clearly meant to be pejorative. But he also introduced humor into Sweet and Delectable without taking away from the serious nature of his exploration of a love relationship, and with delightfully Cervantine chapter headings, a la Don Quixote de la Mancha, pokes fun where it needs to be poked while giving the reader a glimpse of things to come in a comic nutshell.q--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights ReservedThe devilish girl, sticking to Don Juana#39;s instructions, made herself very desirable; she arrived late for meetings and then came ... that with a little squeeze every four or five days, with an embrace now and then, he had enough to kindle his enthusiasm. ... he imagined that the tobacco shop with all its goods, cigars, stamp holders, and registration papers was little enough to be thrown at the feet of the siren.

Title:Sweet and Delectable
Author: Jacinto Octavio Picón, Robert M. Fedorchek
Publisher:Bucknell University Press - 2000-01-01

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