Cervantes' Don Quixote: A Casebook / Edition 1

Cervantes' Don Quixote: A Casebook / Edition 1

by Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria
     
 

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 Ramón Menéndez 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

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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 Ramón Menéndez 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 Durán 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195169386
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
11/01/2004
Series:
Casebooks in Criticism Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction, Roberto González Echevarría
2. Cervantes' Harassed and Vagabond Life, Manuel Durán
3. The Enchanted Dulcinea, Erich Auerbach
4. The Genesis of Don Quixote, Ramón Menéndez 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 González Echevarría
10. The Narrator in Don Quijote: Maese Pedro's Puppet Show, George Haley
11. Self-Portraits, Miguel de Cervantes (Introduction by Roberto González Echevarría)

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