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The Substance of Cervantes - John G. Weiger

The Substance of Cervantes

Paperback Published: 23rd December 2010
ISBN: 9780521168342
Number Of Pages: 306

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There have been many interpretations of Cervantes' works over the centuries. In this 1986 book, John G. Weiger examines what he considers to be the 'substance' of Cervantes: the writer's attitude toward originality, his concern for the reader's visualization of the action and the setting, his understanding of optical illusion, his use of the commonplace, and his view of himself in relation to his contemporaries. Weiger explores Cervantes' use of these and related elements, such as imitation, parody, and the reading process, in Don Quixote, the Exemplary Tales, La Galatea, Persiles y Sigismunda, and some of his theatrical works. Of interest to students as well as scholars of Spanish and world literature, this book offers more than exegetical explication. Rather, it is an examination of the foundation upon which Cervantes constructed his works, from the early La Galatea (1585) to the posthumously published Persiles y Sigismunda (1617).

Don Quixote: the comedy in spite of itself
Gilt o'erdusted: the problem of originality
The reality of illusion
The illusion of reality
The faculties of the soul
From happy age of gold to detestable age of iron
Phases of substance
Sum and substance
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ISBN: 9780521168342
ISBN-10: 0521168341
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 306
Published: 23rd December 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.45