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Edgar Allison Peers (7 May 1891 – 21 December 1952), also known by his pseudonym Bruce Truscot, was an English Hispanist and educationist.

Selected works

Peers published a number of translations of Spanish works, including the complete writings of St John of the Cross (in three volumes, 1934-5) and St Teresa of Ávila (five volumes in total, including her Letters, 1946-51), as well as translations and a 1929 biography of Ramon Llull. Other significant works include:

  • Elizabethan Drama and its Mad Folk (1914)
  • The Origins of French Romanticism (1920, with M. B. Finch)
  • Studies of the Spanish Mystics (1927–30, 2 volumes)
  • Spain, a Companion to Spanish Studies (1929)
  • Spain, a Companion to Spanish Travel (1930)
  • The Pyrenees, French and Spanish (1932)
  • The Spanish Tragedy (1936)
  • Catalonia infelix (1937)
  • A Handbook to the Study and Teaching of Spanish (1938)
  • Spain, the Church and the Orders (1939)
  • History of the Romantic Movement in Spain (1940, 2 volumes)
  • The Spanish Dilemma (1940)
  • Spain in Eclipse (1943)
  • A Critical Anthology of Spanish Verse (1948)

Pseudonymously-published works

  • Redbrick University (1943)
  • Redbrick and these Vital Days (1945)
  • First Year at the University (1946)




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