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Cervantes' Don Quixote: A Casebook (Casebooks in Criticism)

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The novel Don Quixote, written in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth century by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, is widely considered to be one of the greatest fictional works in the entire canon of Western literature. At once farcical and deeply philosophical, Cervantesandrsquo; novel and its characters have become integrated into the cultures of the Western Hemisphere, influencing language and modern thought while inspiring art and artists such as Richard Strauss and Pablo Picasso. Based on Professor Roberto Gonzandaacute;lez Echevarrandiacute;aandrsquo;s popular open course at Yale University, this essential guide to the enduring Spanish classic facilitates a close reading of Don Quixote in the artistic and historical context of renaissance and baroque Spain while exploring why Cervantesandrsquo; masterwork is still widely read and relevant today. Gonzandaacute;lez Echevarrandiacute;a addresses the novelandrsquo;s major themes and demonstrates how the story of an aging, deluded would-be knight-errant embodies that most modern of predicaments: the individualandrsquo;s dissatisfaction with the world in which he lives, and his struggle to make that world mesh with his desires.

Synopsis:

This casebook gathers a collection of ambitious essays about both parts of the novel (1605 and 1615) and also provides a general introduction and a bibliography. The essays range from Ramón Menéndez Pidal's seminal study of how Cervantes dealt with chivalric literature to Erich Auerbachs polemical study of Don Quixote as essentially a comic book by studying its mixture of styles, and include Leo Spitzer's masterful probe into the essential ambiguity of the novel through minute linguistic analysis of Cervantes' prose. The book includes pieces by other major Cervantes scholars, such as Manuel Durán and Edward C. Riley, as well as younger scholars like Georgina Dopico Black. All these essays ultimately seek to discover that which is peculiarly Cervantean in Don Quixote and why it is considered to be the first modern novel.

About the Author

Roberto González Echevarría is Sterling Professor of Hispanic and Comparative Literatures at Yale University. His books include The Cambridge History of Latin American Literature (ed.), The Pride of Havana: A History of Cuban Baseball, and The Oxford Book of Latin American Short Stories (ed.).

Table of Contents

1. Introduction, Roberto González Echevarría

2. Cervantes' Harassed and Vagabond Life, Manuel Durán

3. The Enchanted Dulcinea, Erich Auerbach

4. The Genesis of Don Quixote, Ramón Menéndez Pidal

5. Canons Afire: Libraries and Life in Don Quixote's Spain, Georgina Dopico Black

6. Literature and Life in Don Quixote, E. C. Riley

7. Don Quixote: Story or History?, Bruce W. Wardropper

8. Linguistic Perspectivism in the Don Quijote, Leo Spitzer

9. Don Quixote: Crossed-eyes and Vision, Roberto González Echevarría

10. The Narrator in Don Quijote: Maese Pedro's Puppet Show, George Haley

11. Self-Portraits, Miguel de Cervantes (Introduction by Roberto González Echevarría)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195169386
Editor:
Echevarria, Roberto Gonzalez
Publisher:
Yale University Press
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Subject:
Books & Reading
Subject:
European - Spanish & Portuguese
Subject:
Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de
Subject:
Spanish & Portuguese
Subject:
Literature/English | World Literature | Spain
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
The Open Yale Courses Series
Publication Date:
20150428
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
6 halftones
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in

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"Synopsis" by , This casebook gathers a collection of ambitious essays about both parts of the novel (1605 and 1615) and also provides a general introduction and a bibliography. The essays range from Ramón Menéndez Pidal's seminal study of how Cervantes dealt with chivalric literature to Erich Auerbachs polemical study of Don Quixote as essentially a comic book by studying its mixture of styles, and include Leo Spitzer's masterful probe into the essential ambiguity of the novel through minute linguistic analysis of Cervantes' prose. The book includes pieces by other major Cervantes scholars, such as Manuel Durán and Edward C. Riley, as well as younger scholars like Georgina Dopico Black. All these essays ultimately seek to discover that which is peculiarly Cervantean in Don Quixote and why it is considered to be the first modern novel.
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