Cervantes' Don Quixote: A Casebook

Cervantes' Don Quixote: A Casebook

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:
9780195169379
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
11/01/2004
Series:
Casebooks in Criticism Series
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 5.70(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Roberto González Echevarría 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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