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The Cambridge Companion to the Spanish Novel : From 1600 to the Present - Harriet S. Turner

The Cambridge Companion to the Spanish Novel

From 1600 to the Present

By: Harriet S. Turner (Editor), Adelaida Lopez de Martinez (Editor, Editor)

Paperback Published: 11th September 2003
ISBN: 9780521778152
Number Of Pages: 344

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The Cambridge Companion to the Spanish Novel presents the development of the modern Spanish novel from 1600 to the present. Drawing on the combined legacies of Don Quijote and the traditions of the picaresque novel, these essays focus on the question of invention and experiment, on what constitutes the singular features of evolving fictional forms. It examines how the novel articulates the relationships between history and fiction, high and popular culture, art and ideology, and gender and society. Contributors highlight the role played by historical events and cultural contexts in the elaboration of the Spanish novel, which often takes a self-conscious stance toward literary tradition. Topics covered include the regional novel, women writers, and film and literature. This companionable survey, which includes a chronology and guide to further reading, conveys a vivid sense of the innovative techniques of the Spanish novel and of the debates surrounding it.

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'Neither a straightforward reference work nor simply a collection of essays, the book blends strengths from each of these genres, offering a broad knowledge base combined with fully developed critical analysis. ... the Companion will serve its broad readership well as a stimulating introduction to the Spanish novel.' MLR
"Essential." Choice
"One might be concerned that such an ambitious project would yield a loosely connected series of articles or, on the other hand, studies that overlap excessively. Neither is the result in the case of this skillfully articulated volume of comparative analyses of the Spanish novel's development...Without undermining the importance of the chronological development of the novel, the ribbon of shared concerns ties the studies together laterally as well as vertically. The result is a collection of essays that no academic library should be without and a truly valuable companion to scholars of modern Spanish narrative." - Kathleen Doyle, Rhodes College

Introduction: mirror and text
Since Cervantes . .
The legacy of Don Quijote and the picaresque novel
The enlightenment and fictional form Rebecca
The Nineteenth Century
The regional novel: evolution and consolation
The Follet¡n: Spain looks to Europe
The Realist Novel
History and fiction
Gender and beyond: nineteenth-century women Spanish writers
Decadence and innovation in fin de siglo
The Twentieth Century
From the generation of 1898 to the vanguard
The testimonial novel and the novel of memory
Questioning the text
Women and fiction in post-Franco
Cultural alliances: film and literature in the socialist period: 1982-1995
The novel beyond modernity
Writing about writing
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ISBN: 9780521778152
ISBN-10: 0521778158
Series: Cambridge Companions to Literature
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 344
Published: 11th September 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.3  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.54