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Basic Values of Comedy and Satire

Anthony Close

in Cervantes and the Comic Mind of his Age

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198159988
eISBN:
9780191673733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159988.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines the basic values of Spanish novelist Miguel de Cervantes' poetics of comic and satirical fiction. It highlights Cervantes' corrective and regulatory attitude towards other ... More


Cervantes Between GuzmÁn de Alfarache and its Heritage

Anthony Close

in Cervantes and the Comic Mind of his Age

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198159988
eISBN:
9780191673733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159988.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter attempts to show how the comic mentality in Spain during 1600 unified the contrasting positions adopted by Miguel de Cervantes and his contemporaries. It suggests that the Spanish comic ... More


The Prologue to Don Quijote Part I and its Implications

Anthony Close

in Cervantes and the Comic Mind of his Age

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198159988
eISBN:
9780191673733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159988.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines the prologue to Spanish novelist Miguel de Cervantes' Don Quixote and how he is distinct from his contemporaries. It argues that Cervantes' insistence on appropriateness in ... More


The forgery of nobility in literary texts

Christina H. Lee

in The Anxiety of Sameness In Early Modern Spain

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781784991203
eISBN:
9781526104021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784991203.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The literary texts Lee examines in “Chapter Two” involve scenarios in which hidalgos are threatened by lowborn passers determined to do them harm, and ultimately arrive to the felicitous conclusion ... More


The Truth of the History I: Relevance and Rhetorical Pitch

Anthony Close

in Cervantes and the Comic Mind of his Age

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198159988
eISBN:
9780191673733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159988.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter argues that the principle of decorum is the foundation of Spanish novelist Miguel de Cervantes' theory and practice of comic fiction. Decorum was one of the salient qualities that ... More


The Truth of the History II: Making Present

Anthony Close

in Cervantes and the Comic Mind of his Age

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198159988
eISBN:
9780191673733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159988.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter contends that the concept of ‘la verdad de la historia’ or the truth of the history, which is thematic in Don Quixote, contains the essence of Spanish novelist Miguel de Cervantes' ... More


Introduction

Anthony Close

in Cervantes and the Comic Mind of his Age

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198159988
eISBN:
9780191673733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159988.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter explains the objective of this book, which is to provide a historical understanding of Spanish novelist Miguel de Cervantes' poetics and practice of comic fiction. It contends that ... More


Existentialisms in the Hispanic and Latin American Worlds: El Quixote and Its Existential Children

Eduardo Mendieta

in Situating Existentialism: Key Texts in Context

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231147750
eISBN:
9780231519670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231147750.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter examines existentialisms in the Hispanic and Latin American worlds, with particular emphasis on Miguel de Cervantes’s novel Don Quixote (El ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha, or ... More


Evolution of Spanish Attitudes to Comedy, 1500–1600

Anthony Close

in Cervantes and the Comic Mind of his Age

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198159988
eISBN:
9780191673733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159988.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines the evolution of Spanish attitudes to comic fiction during the period from 1550 to 1600 in relation to the works of Miguel de Cervantes. It analyses the historical movements of ... More


The unmasking of Conversos in popular and literary texts

Christina H. Lee

in The Anxiety of Sameness In Early Modern Spain

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781784991203
eISBN:
9781526104021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784991203.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

In “Chapter Four,” Lee analyzes popular songs, anecdotes, aphorisms, and jokes that were invested in perpetuating the image of Conversos as essentially greedy, non-pork-eating Jews. She examines the ... More


Cervantes

Manuel Duran and Fay R. Rogg

in Fighting Windmills: Encounters with Don Quixote

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300110227
eISBN:
9780300134964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300110227.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter explores the life and times of Miguel de Cervantes. Born in 1547 in the Castilian city of Alcalá de Henares, Cervantes had several encounters with danger and frustration. His left hand ... More


La Mancha to the Indies: The Romance and Materiality of the Empire in Don Quixote

Ning Ma

in The Age of Silver: The Rise of the Novel East and West

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190606565
eISBN:
9780190606589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190606565.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter discusses Miguel de Cervantes’s Don Quixote in light of imperial Spain’s position in the Age of Silver. It first relates the picaresque novel Lazarillo de Tormes’s pioneering realism to ... More


Women with beards in early modern Spain

Sherry Velasco

in The Last Taboo: Women and Body Hair

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719075001
eISBN:
9781781702567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719075001.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

The numerous representations of hairy women in early modern historical, literary and iconographic texts in Spain reveal the popularity of the theme, as well as its significance for the understanding ... More


Postmodern Communities in Pynchon and Cervantes

J. Hillis Miller

in Communities in Fiction

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823263103
eISBN:
9780823266579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263103.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

A careful analysis of an early story by Thomas Pynchon, “The Secret Integration,” shows that it exemplifies all the major features of post-modern narrative, as identified by Fredric Jameson and ... More


Blood

Roland Greene

in Five Words: Critical Semantics in the Age of Shakespeare and Cervantes

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226000633
eISBN:
9780226000770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226000770.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter explores two works from the late sixteenth century, namely: the anonymous domestic tragedy, A Warning for Fair Women, and Miguel de Cervantes’s novella La fuerza de la sangre (The power ... More


How to Build a Baroque House (Cervantes, Master Architect)

in The Theater of Truth: The Ideology of (Neo)Baroque Aesthetics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804769549
eISBN:
9780804773492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804769549.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Whereas the Baroque's major strategy affirms the promise of appearances whether by negating or ostentatiously theatricalizing the world, its minor strategy suggests that the promise of purity behind ... More


Don Quixote and the New World: Two American Perspectives

Manuel Duran and Fay R. Rogg

in Fighting Windmills: Encounters with Don Quixote

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300110227
eISBN:
9780300134964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300110227.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter begins with a discussion of Herman Melville's fascination with Cervantes' work. It then examines how the picaresque worldview that persisted in European literature resonates in the works ... More


Reading Faulkner in Spain, Reading Spain in Faulkner

Manuel Broncano

in Global Faulkner

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732115
eISBN:
9781604733549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732115.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter argues that the kinship between Faulkner and Miguel de Cervantes is not primarily a question of European “influence” but of dense cultural intertextuality and translatability. Spanish ... More


Transnational Cervantes: Text, Performance, and Transmission in the World of Don Quixote

Warren Boutcher

in Seventeenth-Century Fiction: Text and Transmission

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198737261
eISBN:
9780191800740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198737261.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Before the emergence of the nationalized traditions of the novel in the later eighteenth century, a whole range of fictional novelties were constantly being reinvented from older forms and sources, ... More


Wandering Wounds

in Empire on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311826
eISBN:
9781846315268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846311826.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Miguel de Cervantes published the first part of Don Quijote de la Mancha in 1605. The integration of multiple textualities and historical realities of Cervantes in the Second Part of Don Quijote de ... More


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