Writing in the Margin: Spanish Literature of the Golden Age

Writing in the Margin: Spanish Literature of the Golden Age

by Paul Julian Smith, Smith
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198158475

ISBN-13: 9780198158479

Pub. Date: 04/28/1988

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This study, the first to apply a poststructuralist viewpoint to literature of the Spanish Golden Age, offers new insights into major texts. Beginning with a comparison of Renaissance and modern theories of discourse, the book examines lyric poetry, picaresque narrative, and drama by Góngora, Quevedo, Lope de Vega, Calderón, and Cervantes.

Overview

This study, the first to apply a poststructuralist viewpoint to literature of the Spanish Golden Age, offers new insights into major texts. Beginning with a comparison of Renaissance and modern theories of discourse, the book examines lyric poetry, picaresque narrative, and drama by Góngora, Quevedo, Lope de Vega, Calderón, and Cervantes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198158479
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/28/1988
Edition description:
Reprinted
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.69(w) x 8.75(h) x 0.78(d)

Table of Contents

The she-bear licks its cub: an emblem of the artistic process
Abbreviationsix
Introduction: Rereading The Golden Age1
1.The Rhetoric Of Excess In Golden Age Theory19
1.The Spanish Difference19
2.Language and Vision: El dialogo de la lengua30
2.The Rhetoric Of Presence In Lyric Poetry43
1.Presence and Communication43
2.Garcilaso and Voice49
3.Herrera and Amplification57
4.Gongora and Absence64
5.Lyric as Supplement72
3.The Rhetoric Of Representation In Picaresque Narrative78
1.Pictorialism and Representation78
2.Lazarillo and Subjectivity89
3.Guzman de Alfarache and Writing99
4.The Buscon and Politics110
5.Picaresque and Parergon119
4.The Rhetoric Of Inscription In The Comedia127
1.Inscription and Prescription127
2.Lope and Nature134
3.Tirso and Desire144
4.Calderon and Honour156
5.Drama as Trace166
5.The Erasure Of Rhetoric In Cervantes172
1.Simplicity, Authority, Language172
2.Knowledge and Ignorance: El licenciado vidriera185
Conclusion: The Marginality Of Spanish Culture202
Bibliography207
Index217

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