Cervantes' Don Quixote: A Casebook

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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 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 ...

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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: 9780195169379
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/2004
  • Series: Casebooks in Criticism Series
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 5.70 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Roberto 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

Introduction 3
Cervantes' harassed and vagabond life 23
The enchanted Dulcinea 35
The genesis of Don Quixote 63
Canons afire : libraries, books, and bodies in Don Quixote's Spain 95
Literature and life in Don Quixote 125
Don Quixote : story or history? 141
Linguistic perspectivism in the Don Quijote 163
Don Quixote : crossed eyes and vision 217
The narrator in Don Quijote : Maese Pedro's puppet show 241
Self-portraits : introduced by Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria 265
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