The Life of Lazarillo de Tormes (La Vida de Lazarillo de Tormes y de Sus Fortunas y Adversidades)

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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 expose 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 ...

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Overview

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 expose 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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780856687280
  • Publisher: Aris and Phillips
  • Publication date: 5/1/2000
  • 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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