"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
The Cambridge Companion to Cervantesby Anthony J. Cascardi
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.
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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