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María de Zayas

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Date of birth

Nov 12, 1590

Date of death


" Writer from the Golden Age. Her novels were known as the 'Spanish Decameron', and were banned by the Inquisition before being rescued by Emilia Pardo Bazán."

She was born in Madrid in 1590 and died in about 1661, the daughter of the Infantry Captain, Fernando de Zayas y Sotomayor, who served the Count of Lemos. During her stay in Zaragoza, she published the first of her 'Amorous and Exemplary Novels' (1637), a set of ten courtly novels analysing the higher echelons of the society of her day, and which show the influence of Miguel de Cervantes. The second series consists of 'Novelas and Saraos' (1647) and 'Parte Segunda del Sarao y Entretenimientos Honestos' (1649), re-published as 'Disenchantments of Love'. She also wrote the play, 'Betrayal in Friendship'. Lope de Vega praised her work in his 'Apollo's Wreath'.


Highlighted works

  • Amorous and Exemplary Novels
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