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Calisto's Dream and the Celestinesque Tradition : A Rereading of Celestina - Ricardo Castells

Calisto's Dream and the Celestinesque Tradition

A Rereading of Celestina

Paperback Published: 1st January 1995
ISBN: 9780807892534
Number Of Pages: 144

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Fernando de Rojas's Celestina, written in the late fifteenth century, opens with an enigmatic conversation between Calisto and Melibea, which has puzzled scholars trying to resolve the apparent contradictions in the work as a whole. Ricardo Castells supports the idea that the scene represents Calisto's dream about his beloved Melibea. In this study, Castells examines later Celestinesque works as a lens through which we might better understand Celestina. Castells focuses on Calisto's creative use of borrowed text and speech, and contends that Melibea demonstrates a surprisingly strong and consistent personality. He argues that Celestina's role is somewhat diminished in Rojas's continuation of the text as a result of this greater independence in Melibea's character.

Acknowledgementsp. 13
Calisto's Dream and the Celestinesque Traditionp. 15
The Spatial and Thematic Unity of Celestina, Act Ip. 35
Temporal Unity and Objective Time in Celestinap. 55
Calisto and the Imputed Parody of Courtly Love in Celestinap. 79
Melibea's Swift Surrender: Characterizaton and Self-Realization in Celestinap. 99
Towards a New Vision of Celestinap. 119
Appendix Ip. 131
Bibliographyp. 135
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ISBN: 9780807892534
ISBN-10: 080789253X
Series: North Carolina Studies in the Romance Languages and Literatu
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 1st January 1995
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.88 x 16.2  x 1.09
Weight (kg): 0.28

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