The Cambridge Companion to Cervantes

The Cambridge Companion to Cervantes

by Anthony J. Cascardi
     
 

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Don Quixote de la Mancha is one of the classic texts of Western literature, yet Cervantes remains an enigmatic figure. This Companion is a comprehensive treatment of Cervantes' life and work. Essays by outstanding Hispanistas cover the historical and political context of Cervantes' writing, his place in Renaissance culture, and the role of Don Quixote in the formation

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Don Quixote de la Mancha is one of the classic texts of Western literature, yet Cervantes remains an enigmatic figure. This Companion is a comprehensive treatment of Cervantes' life and work. Essays by outstanding Hispanistas cover the historical and political context of Cervantes' writing, his place in Renaissance culture, and the role of Don Quixote in the formation of the modern novel. The volume provides suggestions for further reading, a detailed chronology and a guide to electronic resources.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This book is for advanced readers of Cervantes. It bears all the appropriate marks of contemporary critical concerns, and its authors have done a fine job bringing readers up to date on current trends in approaches to an author whose works convey new meanings to successive generations of readers." Elizabeth Rhodes, Boston College, Sixteenth Century Journal

"This thoughtfully-chosen collection of essays is a welcome guide to the labyrinthine world of Cervantes scholarship...[It is ] a fine accomplishment, and one that equals the sum of its elegant parts." Seventeenth Century News

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521663212
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/01/2002
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Literature Series
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.63(d)

Meet the Author

Anthony J. Cascardi is Professor of Spanish, Comparative Literature, and Rhetoric at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of numerous books and articles on the Spanish Golden Age, literature and philosophy, and aesthetics.

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