Cervantes' Don Quixote: A Casebook / Edition 1

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Overview

This casebook gathers a collection of ambitious essays about both parts of the novel (1605 and 1615) and also provides a general introduction and a bibliography. The essays range from Ram�n Men�ndez Pidal's seminal study of how Cervantes dealt with chivalric literature to Erich Auerbachs polemical study of Don Quixote as essentially a comic book by studying its mixture of styles, and include Leo Spitzer's masterful probe into the essential ambiguity of the novel through minute linguistic analysis of Cervantes' prose. The book includes pieces by other major Cervantes scholars, such as Manuel Dur�n and Edward C. Riley, as well as younger scholars like Georgina Dopico Black. All these essays ultimately seek to discover that which is peculiarly Cervantean in Don Quixote and why it is considered to be the first modern novel.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195169386
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/2004
  • Series: Casebooks in Criticism Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 838,996
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 5.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Roberto Gonz�lez Echevarr�a is Sterling Professor of Hispanic and Comparative Literatures at Yale University. His books include The Cambridge History of Latin American Literature (ed.), The Pride of Havana: A History of Cuban Baseball, and The Oxford Book of Latin American Short Stories (ed.).

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction, Roberto Gonz�lez Echevarr�a
2. Cervantes' Harassed and Vagabond Life, Manuel Dur�n
3. The Enchanted Dulcinea, Erich Auerbach
4. The Genesis of Don Quixote, Ram�n Men�ndez Pidal
5. Canons Afire: Libraries and Life in Don Quixote's Spain, Georgina Dopico Black
6. Literature and Life in Don Quixote, E. C. Riley
7. Don Quixote: Story or History?, Bruce W. Wardropper
8. Linguistic Perspectivism in the Don Quijote, Leo Spitzer
9. Don Quixote: Crossed-eyes and Vision, Roberto Gonz�lez Echevarr�a
10. The Narrator in Don Quijote: Maese Pedro's Puppet Show, George Haley
11. Self-Portraits, Miguel de Cervantes (Introduction by Roberto Gonz�lez Echevarr�a)

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