Lazarillo de Tormes

Lazarillo de Tormes

by David Rowland
     
 

Lazarillo de Tormes (1554) is here offered facing the brilliant Tudor English translation of David Rowland of Anglesey (1586). Ostensibly a racy autobiography of a young rogue and his succession of masters, in reality it is a comical and caustic exposé of sixteenth century Spanish society, and especially the Church. Rowland's translation exploited the

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Lazarillo de Tormes (1554) is here offered facing the brilliant Tudor English translation of David Rowland of Anglesey (1586). Ostensibly a racy autobiography of a young rogue and his succession of masters, in reality it is a comical and caustic exposé of sixteenth century Spanish society, and especially the Church. Rowland's translation exploited the propaganda potential of the text at a time when England and Spain drifted into open war. Lazarillo de Tormes is a key Renaissance humanist text and a formative influence upon European rogue literature and the evolution of realist prose fiction. Keith Whitlock has written a full introduction from a European perspective and provided a comprehensive annotation of the Tudor English. 176p

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780856687280
Publisher:
Aris and Phillips
Publication date:
05/01/2000
Series:
Hispanic Classics Series
Edition description:
Spanish-English Edition
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.46(w) x 8.88(h) x 0.39(d)

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