RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 49404445 LA English T1 Cervantes in Algiers : a captive's tale A1 Garcés, María Antonia., PB Vanderbilt University Press PP Nashville YR 2002 SN 0826514065 9780826514066 0826514707 9780826514707 AB "Returning to Spain after fighting in the Battle of Lepanto and other Mediterranean campaigns against the Turks, the soldier Miguel de Cervantes was captured by Barbary pirates and taken captive to Algiers. The five years he spent in the Algerian bagnios or prison-houses (1575-1580) made an indelible impression on his works. From the first plays and narratives written after his release to his posthumous novel, the story of Cervantes's traumatic experience continuously speaks through his writings. Cervantes in Algiers offers a comprehensive view of his life as a slave and, particularly, of the lingering effects this traumatic experience had on his literary production."--Jacket.