Cervantes, the Novel, and the New World

Cervantes, the Novel, and the New World

by Diana De Armas Wilson, Diana De Armas Wilson
     
 


Two sets of related issues prompt this study: the birth of the New World in European consciousness and the rise of the Cervantine novel in Spain. The first full-length study to move beyond an inventory of Cervantes's references to the Indies--to Mexico and Peru, cannibals and tobacco, parrots and alligators--this book interprets his novels as a transatlantic,… See more details below

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Two sets of related issues prompt this study: the birth of the New World in European consciousness and the rise of the Cervantine novel in Spain. The first full-length study to move beyond an inventory of Cervantes's references to the Indies--to Mexico and Peru, cannibals and tobacco, parrots and alligators--this book interprets his novels as a transatlantic, cross-cultural, and multi-linguistic achievement.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198160052
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
12/28/2000
Series:
Oxford Hispanic Studies Series
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction, Novel Genres, Novel Worlds
1. The Americanist Cervantes
2. The Novel about the Novel
3. The Novel as 'Moletta': Cervantes and Defoe
4. Some Versions of Hybridity: cacao and Potosí
5. 'Scorpion Oil': The Books of Chivalry
6. Islands in the Mind: Utopography
7. Jewels in the Crown: The Colonial War Epic
8. Remembrance of Things Lost: Ethnohistory
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index

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