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Cervantes' "Novelas Ejemplares": Between History and Creativity - Purdue Studies in Romance Literatures v. 10 (Hardback)
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Cervantes' "Novelas Ejemplares": Between History and Creativity - Purdue Studies in Romance Literatures v. 10 (Hardback)

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Hardback 168 Pages / Published: 30/06/1996
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Miguel de Cervantes's Novelas ejemplares , a collection of short stories in the tradition of Boccaccio, has a solid foundation in the history of Golden Age Spain. Joseph V Ricapito studies Cervantes's work from the point of view of onovelized historyo or ohistory novelizedo. In line with current New Historical thought, he argues that literary production is largely from life and experience, and that Cervantes was acutely aware of the problems of his day.The novelas offer us a glimpse of Cervantes's Spain and include a cataloguing of the social, political, and historical problems of the time. Ricapitc shows how Cervantes fictionalizes the problems of unpopular minorities like Gypsies and conversos (Jewish converts to Catholicism); the difficulties of social mobility in a Christian setting; the presence in society of differing and even outlandish individuals; and the oppressive role of honor, which was popularized by Lope de Vega and later formed a leitmotiv of Spanish drama. In his analysis of Cervantes's creative response to history, Ricapito relates the novelas to the works of Lope de Vega and Mateo Aleman and shows how Cervantes brings to life many literary topoi and places them in a realistic, credible framework in which the historical presence is strongly felt. In Cervantes's treatment of Spain's waning prestige in Europe, we see his vision of human behavior. His view is stern, his critique is sharp, and he is sensitive to external stimuli.

Publisher: Purdue University Press
ISBN: 9781557530783
Number of pages: 168
Weight: 431 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 17 mm

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