This first critical analysis of the Catalan novel of chivalry, Tirant lo Blanch (1490), elucidates the sophisticated plan that lies behind its composition. By breaking down the 487-chapter story into two fundamental narrative threads--the military and erotic exploits of the hero--Aylward reveals the two-pronged narrative scheme that supports Martorell's fast-paced and amusing account of romance and political intrigue in fifteenth-century Constantinople.
|Publisher:||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of Romance Studies|
|Series:||North Carolina Studies in the Romance Languages and Literatures , #225|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)|