Cervantes' Don uixote A Casebook Casebooks in Criticism

Cervantes' Don uixote A Casebook Casebooks in Criticism [PDF / EPUB] Cervantes' Don uixote A Casebook Casebooks in Criticism 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 Ramon Menendez Pida This casebook gathers a uixote A Epub ß collection of ambitious essays about both parts of the novel and and also provides a general introduction and a bibliography The essays range from Ramon Menendez Pidal's seminal study of how Cervantes dealt with chivalric literature to Erich Auerbachs polemical study of Don uixote as essentially a comic book by Cervantes' Don Epub / 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 Duran and Edward C Riley as well as younger scholars like Georgina Dopico Black All these essays ultimately seek to Don uixote A PDF É discover that which is peculiarly Cervantean in Don uixote and why it is considered to be the first modern novel.


9 thoughts on “Cervantes' Don uixote A Casebook Casebooks in Criticism

  1. says:

    This is a very interesting collection of critical pieces selected by Gonzalez Echevarria who teaches a terrific online free course on Don uixote through Yale University and iTunes university He is the Sterling Professor of Hispanic and Comparative Literatures I have never figured out how to identify specific pages in the iTunes store just go to iTunes U selected Colleges and Universities Yale University Literature ‘Cervantes Don uixote’The volume is intended as a reader for this undergraduate course but it useful to the autodidact as well Moreover as I was reading I kept thinking that many of the observations were pertinent to a range of other books that are self reflective from Rabelais to the most recent postmodernist worksGonzalez Echevarria provides an excellent introduction an insightful overview of the novel and placement of the other essays in the landscape of Cervantean criticism Most of the essays touch in some way on the perspectivism of Don uixote the differences in ‘reality’ and ‘truth’ that Cervantes shows as dependent on which of the characters including the narrators‘authors’ is doing the talking The focus of each essay however may be on name changing libraries the narrator through the puppet play Dulcinea the sources and literary traditions that Cervantes was using and bending or leaving behind etcI gave up on a couple of the chapters that pursued trails I wasn’t interested in but I very much enjoyed the pieces by Bruce W Wardropper ‘Don uixote Story or History?’ Leo Spitzer ‘Linguistic Perspectivism in the Don uijote’ and George Haley ‘The Narrator in Don uijote Maese Pedro’s Puppet Show’ The volume also includes “The Genesis of Don uixote” by Ramon Menendez Pidal a critic referred to repeatedly by the other authors Note Gonzalez Echevarria uses the spelling of ‘Don uixoteDon uijote etc used in teach author’s originalFrom Spitzer’s essay This means that in our novel things are represented not for what they are in themselves but only as things spoken about or thought about; and this involves breaking the narrative presentation into two points of view There can be no certainty about the “unbroken “ reality of the events; the only unuestionable truth on which the reader may depend is the will of the artist who chose to break up a multi valent reality into different perspectives In other words perspectiveism suggests an Archimedean principle outside of hte plot and the Archimedes must be Certantes himselfExcellent


  2. says:

    A collection of critical essays on Don uixote My favorite was Leo Spitzer's piece on linguistic perspectivism and identity


  3. says:

    This is a fantastic collection of essays on el uixote Yale University does such a great thing in producing the open courses The one on Don uixote is taught by the editor of this collection of essays Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria Along with the novel and the casebook the famous history by Elliot is also suggested reading for the course I really recommend all the books in addition to the course The collection has all kind of essays from introductory to classic essays Georgina Dopico Black's essay Cannons Afire Libraries Books and Bodies in D's Spain alone is worth the price of this book I really loved this essay The Enchanted Dulcinea by Erich Auerbach is brilliant and as a reviewer said below it reminded me to get his Mimesis The only essay that overlapped with a D class I am taking was D Story of History by Bruce Wardropper It might be a must read as well


  4. says:

    I didn’t find the essays in this book helpful or insightful at all Dull academic nonsense


  5. says:

    This with read along with Don uixote and the Yale Open Course lectures which the professor does helped to fill in the back stories o the writer his life and times and cetera


  6. says:

    I read this collection of academic essays in conjunction with my reading of Don uixote; it was recommended as a supplement by the Yale Open Course They along with the lectures greatly increased my understanding of the original text FMI see my blog post at A Just Recompense


  7. says:

    Of variable uality as is usually the case with such compilations Roberto González Echevarría's writing style irks me a bit and Leo Spitzer should read a certain well known Orwell essay but the volume as a whole is well organized and all of the essays are valuable to read


  8. says:

    Superb compendium of uixote criticism I think it's time I go ahead and read Auerbach's magnum opus Mimesis


  9. says:

    Should have translated all of the Spanish


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