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Lazarillo de Tormes
     

Lazarillo de Tormes

by Anonymous, Stanley Appelbaum (Editor), Attributed to Grete Lainer
 

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The first picaresque novel, and one of the gems of Spanish literature. A brief, simply told tale of a rogue's adventures and misadventures — full of laconic cynicism and spiced with puns and wordplay. Introduction, Notes, and new English translation by Stanley Appelbaum.

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The first picaresque novel, and one of the gems of Spanish literature. A brief, simply told tale of a rogue's adventures and misadventures — full of laconic cynicism and spiced with puns and wordplay. Introduction, Notes, and new English translation by Stanley Appelbaum.

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Considered by many scholars to be the first picaresque novel or the precursor to the genre, Lazarillo first appeared in Spain in the middle of the 16th century, on the heels of an era of chivalry and romance. Part of Editorial Norma's innovative "Cara & Cruz" ("Heads & Tails") series, which juxtaposes classic novels by renowned authors with essays and critical commentary and a biography of the author, this classic centers on a rascal's adventures, misadventures, and misdemeanors as the servant of a blind man, a priest, a nobleman, a friar, a town crier, and others. Using puns and cynicism characteristic of the picaresque genre, Lazaro critiques the greed and avarice of the different social groups he serves, showing how it's not only the destitute who have faults. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486414317
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
03/09/2001
Series:
Dover Dual Language Spanish Series
Edition description:
Bilingual
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
856,729
Product dimensions:
5.68(w) x 8.62(h) x 0.28(d)

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Stanley Appelbaum served for decades as Dover's Editor in Chief until his retirement in 1996. He continues to work as a selector, compiler, editor, and translator of literature in a remarkable range of languages that includes Spanish, Italian, French, German, and Russian.

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