The Contrary Worlds of Cervantes's Novelas Ejemplares
Author: William H. Clamurro
Pubpsher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
Category: Literary Criticism
Cervantes's Novelas ejemplares rival Don Quijote in complexity and significance. This book analyzes all twelve novelas, seeking to illuminate the inherent tensions between the usually affirmative resolutions and lessons proposed by Cervantes's narrators, on the one hand, and the inescapable socio-cultural dissonances and ironies of story and language, on the other. This reading of the entire collection reveals the richness and complexity of many of the less-studied novelas as well as the striking modernity (or postmodernity) of the final text.
This edited volume of fourteen specially commissioned essays written from a variety of critical perspectives by leading cervantine scholars seeks to provide an overview of Cervantes's Novelas ejemplares which will be of interest to a broad academic readership. An extensive general Introduction places the Novelas in the context of Cervantes's life and work; provides basic information about their content, composition, internal ordering, publication, and critical reception, gives detailed consideration to the contemporary literary-theoretical issues implicit in the title, and outlines and contributes to the key critical debates on their variety, unity, exemplarity, and supposed 'hidden mystery'. After a series of chapters on the individual stories, the volume concludes with two survey essays devoted, respectively, to the understanding of eutrapelia implicit in the Novelas, and to the dynamics of the character pairing that is one of their salient features. Detailed plot summaries of each of the stories, and a Guide to Further Reading are supplied as appendices. Stephen Boyd is a lecturer in the Department of Hispanic Studies of University College Cork.
Thematic and Narrative Patterns in Cervantes's Novelas Exemplares
Author: E. T. Aylward
Pubpsher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
Category: Literary Criticism
This study examines a series of recurring patterns that can be observed in Miguel de Cervantes's Novelas ejemplares (1613). Author E. T. Aylward proposes that the precise ordering of Cervantes's twelve novellas is based on the thematic and structural patterns of the individual stories contained in the collection.
Release on 2006-10-27 | by Miguel de Cervantes [Saavedra]
A Dual-Language Book
Author: Miguel de Cervantes [Saavedra]
Pubpsher: Courier Corporation
From the creator of Don Quixote, the most famous figure in Spanish literature, comes this trio of novellas: "La gitanilla," a gypsy romance; "El coloquio de los perros," a dialogue between two dogs; and "Rinconete y Cortadillo," a day in the underworld of 18th-century Seville. Introduction, new English translation, and notes.
"Ricapito's amply documented study of the Gypsy in Spain, the complex political relationship between Spain and England, and the Italo-Hispanic cultural relations of the period point up new areas of inquiry hitherto lacking in the study of Cervantes' "La gitanilla, La espaola inglesa, " and "La seora Cornelia.""--Dominick Finella, author of "Pastoral Themes and Forms in Cervantes' Fiction."