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Cambridge Companions to Literature : The Cambridge Companion to Cervantes - Anthony J. Cascardi

Cambridge Companions to Literature

The Cambridge Companion to Cervantes

By: Anthony J. Cascardi (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 16th June 2011
ISBN: 9780521663212
Number Of Pages: 264

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Don Quixote de la Mancha (1605) is one of the classic texts of Western literature and the foundation of European fiction. Yet Cervantes himself remains an enigmatic figure. The Cambridge Companion to Cervantes offers a comprehensive treatment of Cervantes' life and work, including his lesser known writing. The essays, by some of the most outstanding scholars in the field, cover the historical and political context of Cervantes' writing, his place in Renaissance culture, and the role of his masterpiece, Don Quixote, in the formation of the modern novel. They draw on contemporary critical perspectives to shed new light on Cervantes' work, including the 'Exemplary Novels', the plays and dramatic interludes, and the long romances, Galatea and Persiles. The volume provides useful supporting material for students; suggestions for further reading, a detailed chronology, a complete list of his published writings, an overview of translations and editions, and a guide to electronic resources.

"This book is for advanced readers of Cervantes. It bears all the appropriate marks of contemporary critical concerns, and its authors have done a fine job bringing readers up to date on current trends in approaches to an author whose works convey new meanings to successive generations of readers." Elizabeth Rhodes, Boston College, Sixteenth Century Journal "This thoughtfully-chosen collection of essays is a welcome guide to the labyrinthine world of Cervantes scholarship...[It is ] a fine accomplishment, and one that equals the sum of its elegant parts." Seventeenth Century News

Translations and editions
List of CervantesÆ works
Historical and political background
Cervantes and the Italian Renaissance
Don Quixote and the invention of the novel
The influence of Cervantes
CervantesÆ other fiction
Works for the stage
Humor and violence
Psyche and gender
Cervantes and the New World
Appendix: List of electronic resources
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521663212
ISBN-10: 0521663210
Series: Cambridge Companions to Literature
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 16th June 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.52