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(Critical Edition of Dramatic Literature)
ph_0111206512-Vegacarpio.jpg Lope de Vega Carpio Published by Salem Press, Inc.

Lope de Vega Carpio was an incredibly prolific writer. In addition to his plays, which number in the hundreds, he wrote poems, such as La Dragontea (1598; Drake the pirate), El Isidro (1599), La hermosura de Angélica (1602; Angélica’s beauty), Jerusalén conquistada (1609; Jerusalem regained), and La gatomaquia (1634; Gatomachia, 1843). He also wrote several prose works, including La Arcadia (1598), El peregrino en su patria (1604; The Pilgrim: Or, The Stranger in His Own Country, 1621), Los pastores de Belén (1612; the shepherds of Bethlehem), Novelas a Marcia Leonarda (1621; stories for Marcia Leonarda), and La Dorotea (1632). His Égloga a Claudio (1637; eclogue to Claudio), published after his death, contains autobiographical and critical material on his life and work.