Writing in the Margin: Spanish Literature of the Golden Age

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This book offers new readings of major texts in the literature of theSpanish Renaissance or Golden Age. Beginning with a comparison of Renaissance and modern theories of discourse, the author proceeds to analyze, from a post-structuralist viewpoint, the major genres of the period--lyric poetry, picaresque narrative, and drama.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198158479
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 4/28/1988
  • 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
Abbreviations ix
Introduction: Rereading The Golden Age 1
1. The Rhetoric Of Excess In Golden Age Theory 19
1. The Spanish Difference 19
2. Language and Vision: El dialogo de la lengua 30
2. The Rhetoric Of Presence In Lyric Poetry 43
1. Presence and Communication 43
2. Garcilaso and Voice 49
3. Herrera and Amplification 57
4. Gongora and Absence 64
5. Lyric as Supplement 72
3. The Rhetoric Of Representation In Picaresque Narrative 78
1. Pictorialism and Representation 78
2. Lazarillo and Subjectivity 89
3. Guzman de Alfarache and Writing 99
4. The Buscon and Politics 110
5. Picaresque and Parergon 119
4. The Rhetoric Of Inscription In The Comedia 127
1. Inscription and Prescription 127
2. Lope and Nature 134
3. Tirso and Desire 144
4. Calderon and Honour 156
5. Drama as Trace 166
5. The Erasure Of Rhetoric In Cervantes 172
1. Simplicity, Authority, Language 172
2. Knowledge and Ignorance: El licenciado vidriera 185
Conclusion: The Marginality Of Spanish Culture 202
Bibliography 207
Index 217
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