Lope de Vega's Daughter


40 pages
8.5" x 5.5" single signature with hand sewn binding
Published September 2019

As Spain’s master of the baroque,  Lope de Vega is celebrated as and one of the most prolific authors in history, but in this chapbook's title story, Lois Barr imagines his daughter as an instrumental and undervalued collaborator in his legendary output. Throughout this collection, Barr’s uses deep research to explore what avenues of expression were open to women during Spain’s history. And while this past is often rigidly paternalistic, her facility with language and details brings it all to vivid and beautiful life.