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Chronicle of the Narváez expedition : a new translation : contexts, criticism

Author: Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca; David L Frye; Ilan Stavans
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., ©2013.
Series: Norton critical edition.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"This new Norton Critical Edition recounts the 1527-36 expedition of Cabeza de Vaca, the first Spanish explorer to cross North America. Published in 1542 to an astonished and captivated public, Chronicle of the Narváez Expedition tells the unforgettable story of a sixteenth-century soldier turned explorer who, along with three other survivors of a shipwreck, makes his way across an unknown geographic and cultural  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Early works
Early accounts to 1600
Named Person: Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca; Alvaro Núñez Cabeza de Vaca; Pánfilo de Narváez; Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca; David L Frye; Ilan Stavans
ISBN: 9780393918151 0393918157
OCLC Number: 795174096
Language Note: Translation of: Relación y comentarios.
Description: xiv, 223 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: The Text of Chronicle of the Narváez Expedition --
Context. Alternative narratives and sequels ; Other contemporary accounts of the new world. --
Criticism.
Series Title: Norton critical edition.
Other Titles: Relación y comentarios.
Responsibility: translated by David Frye ; edited by Ilan Stavans.

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This new Norton Critical Edition recounts the 1527 36 expedition of Cabeza de Vaca, the first Spanish explorer to cross North America."  Read more...

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