Cervantes, Raphael and the Classics

Cervantes, Raphael and the Classics

by Frederick A. de Armas
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521593026

ISBN-13: 9780521593021

Pub. Date: 06/28/1998

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Frederick de Armas argues in this work that throughout his literary career, Cervantes was engaged in a conversation with the classical authors of Greece and Rome, especially through the interpretations of antiquity presented by the artist Raphael. Rather than looking at Cervantes' texts in relation to other literary works, this book demonstrates how Cervantes' trip

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Overview

Frederick de Armas argues in this work that throughout his literary career, Cervantes was engaged in a conversation with the classical authors of Greece and Rome, especially through the interpretations of antiquity presented by the artist Raphael. Rather than looking at Cervantes' texts in relation to other literary works, this book demonstrates how Cervantes' trip to Italy and his observation of Italian Renaissance art—particularly the works of Raphael at the Vatican—led him to create new images and structures in his works.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521593021
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/28/1998
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Latin American and Iberian Literature Series, #12
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
241
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Preface; 1. The politics of imitation; 2. Raphael: a Vatican of the mind; 3. Raphael: the archaeology of power; 4. Giulio Romano: remembering Rome; 5. Aeschylus: praising the enemy; 6. Homer: an epic contest; 7. Virgil: prophesying Empire; 8. Lucan: the necromancy of imitation; 9. Contaminatio: epic flames/textual ashes; 10. Cicero/Macrobius: intimations of immortality; Notes; Works sited; Index.

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