(A) Wry Views: Anamorphosis, Cervantes and the Early Picaresque

(A) Wry Views: Anamorphosis, Cervantes and the Early Picaresque

by David R. Castillo
     
 

ISBN-10: 1557532273

ISBN-13: 9781557532275

Pub. Date: 11/01/2001

Publisher: Purdue University Press

The term anamorphosis, from the greek ana (again) and morphe (shape), designates a variety of perspective experiments that can be traced back to the artistic developments of the 1500's and 1600's. Anamorphic devices challenge viewers to experience different forms of perceptual oscillation and uncertainty. Images shift in front of the eyes of puzzled spectators as

Overview

The term anamorphosis, from the greek ana (again) and morphe (shape), designates a variety of perspective experiments that can be traced back to the artistic developments of the 1500's and 1600's. Anamorphic devices challenge viewers to experience different forms of perceptual oscillation and uncertainty. Images shift in front of the eyes of puzzled spectators as they move from the center of the representation to the margins, or from one side to the other. (A) Wry Views demonstrates that much of the literature of the Spanish Golden Age is susceptible, and indeed requires, oblique readings (as in anamorphosis).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557532275
Publisher:
Purdue University Press
Publication date:
11/01/2001
Series:
Studies in Romance Literature
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
182
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsxi
Acknowledgmentsxiii
Introduction1
Part 1The Picaresque19
Chapter 1Putting Things in Anamorphic Perspective: The Case of Lazarillo21
Chapter 2The Gaze of an-Other in Guzman de Alfarache35
Chapter 3Look Who's Talking! Justina and Cultural Authority54
Part 2Cervantes71
Chapter 4Don Quixote: A Case of Anamorphic Literature73
Chapter 5Persiles, or The Cervantine Art of Looking Down and Awry94
Chapter 6A "Symptomatic" View of the Honor System in Cervantes's Theater113
Conclusion131
Illustrations139
Notes147
Works Cited163
Index177

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