Converting Fiction: Counter Reformational Closure in the Secular Literature of Golden Age Spain

Converting Fiction: Counter Reformational Closure in the Secular Literature of Golden Age Spain

by David H. Darst, David M. Darst
     
 

This study examines how seventeenth-century Spanish authors manipulated the expected outcomes of secular literature to create religiously motivated outcomes prompted by some kind of conversion. The specific kinds of conversion at closure examined are the appropriation of earlier genres; conversion of non-Christian literary types; personal conversion of the native…  See more details below

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This study examines how seventeenth-century Spanish authors manipulated the expected outcomes of secular literature to create religiously motivated outcomes prompted by some kind of conversion. The specific kinds of conversion at closure examined are the appropriation of earlier genres; conversion of non-Christian literary types; personal conversion of the native Spaniard through the Catholic ritual of confession, penitence, and absolution; conversion of the nation's historical material; and conversion of the very. landscape upon which Christians walk in their pilgrimage through life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807892633
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press, The
Publication date:
04/28/1999
Series:
North Carolina Studies in the Romance Languages and Literatures
Pages:
180
Product dimensions:
5.96(w) x 9.08(h) x 0.55(d)

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