The Cambridge Companion to Cervantes
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The Cambridge Companion to Cervantes

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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, first published in 2002, 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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 264 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 14mm | 360g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 3 Halftones, unspecified
  • 0521663873
  • 9780521663878
  • 1,530,576

Table of contents

Chronology; 1. Introduction Anthony J. Cascardi; Translations and editions; List of Cervantes' works; 2. Historical and political background B. W. Ife; 3. Cervantes and the Italian Renaissance Frederick A. de Armas; 4. Don Quixote and the invention of the novel Anthony J. Cascardi; 5. The influence of Cervantes Alexander Welsh; 6. Cervantes' other fiction Mary Malcolm Gaylord; 7. Works for the stage Melveena Mckendrick; 8. Humor and violence Adrienne L. Martin; 9. Psyche and gender Anne Cruz; 10. Cervantes and the New World Diana de Armas Wilson; Appendix: List of electronic resources Anthony J. Cascardi.
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"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
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About Anthony J. Cascardi

Anthony J. Cascardi is Professor of Spanish, Comparative Literature, and Rhetoric at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of numerous books and articles on the Spanish Golden Age, literature and philosophy, and aesthetics.
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