In her study of the two novella collections, Novelas amorosas y ejemplares and Desenganos amorosos
, Margaret Greer states that Zayas is an "aristocratic, protofeminist writer, torn between gender and class identity" (61).
Her two collections of novellas, Novelas amorosas y ejemplares (1637) and Desenganos amorosos (1647), were translated, plagiarized, and reissued into the nineteenth century, when they fell into near oblivion.
In the frame story of Zayas's second collection, Los desenganos amorosos, the hostess, Lisis, obliges her female guests to tell a story illustrating the perfidy of men against women.
The Novelas ejemplares y amorosas and the Desenganos amorosos
are fascinating from the perspective of structure, language, and ideology, all of which are marked, logically, by gender inflection.
If Martin O'Neill signs the Amoroso who scored a hat-trick for Dortmund against AC Milan to put the Germans into the UEFA Cup Final then they may well have found the perfect man to replace Henrik Larsson.
However, Zorc believes if Martin O'Neill can get Amoroso anywhere close to being the player he was two years ago then Celtic are about to pull off one of the greatest transfers in their history.
Amoroso damaged knee ligaments in September and the relationshipbetweenplayerandclub seriously deteriorated.
As his contract was being torn up, the German club's director Michael Meier said: ``We don't have any interest in players who demonstrate so little respect to their employers as we've repeatedly experienced with Amoroso.
Even when Amoroso was scoring goals for fun the next fall-out was never far away.
The now Arsenal star said: ``The Amoroso thing was a second booking.