skip to content
Refiguring authority : reading, writing, and rewriting in Cervantes Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Refiguring authority : reading, writing, and rewriting in Cervantes

Author: E Michael Gerli
Publisher: Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, ©1995.
Series: Studies in Romance languages (Lexington, Ky.), 39.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
In the prologue to Don Quixote, Cervantes maintains that his purpose in writing the work was to undo the pernicious moral and literary example of chivalric romances. Actually, argues E. Michael Gerli in this wide-ranging study, he often did much more. Cervantes and his contemporaries ceaselessly imitated one another - glossing works, dismembering and reconstructing them, writing for and against one another, while
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Literature
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gerli, E. Michael.
Refiguring authority.
Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, ©1995
(OCoLC)604992504
Named Person: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra; Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra; Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra; Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra; Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra; Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra; Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: E Michael Gerli
ISBN: 0813119227 9780813119229
OCLC Number: 32508684
Description: xi, 137 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Reading, Writing, and Rewriting in Cervantes --
1. The Dialectics of Writing: El licenciado Vidriera and the Picaresque --
2. A Novel Rewriting: Romance and Irony in La gitanilla --
3. Rewriting Myth and History: Discourses of Race, Marginality, and Resistance in the Captive's Tale (Don Quijote I, 37-42) --
4. Unde veritas: Readings, Writings, Voices, and Revisions in the Text (Don Quijote I, 8-9) --
5. Aristotle in Africa: Interrogating Verisimilitude and Rewriting Theory in El gallardo espanol --
6. Rewriting Lope de Vega: El retablo de las maravillas, Cervantes' Arte nuevo de deshacer comedias.
Series Title: Studies in Romance languages (Lexington, Ky.), 39.
Responsibility: E. Michael Gerli.

Abstract:

In the prologue to Don Quixote, Cervantes maintains that his purpose in writing the work was to undo the pernicious moral and literary example of chivalric romances. Actually, argues E. Michael Gerli in this wide-ranging study, he often did much more. Cervantes and his contemporaries ceaselessly imitated one another - glossing works, dismembering and reconstructing them, writing for and against one another, while playing sophisticated games of literary one-upmanship.

The result, says Gerli, is that literature in late Renaissance Spain was often more than a simple matter of source and imitation. It must be understood as a far more subtle, palimpsest-like process of forging endless series of texts from other texts, thus linking closely the practices of reading, writing, and rewriting. Like all major writers of the age, Cervantes was responding not just to specific literary traditions but to a broad range of texts and discourses. And he expected his well-read audience to recognize his sources and to appreciate their transformations.

Modern literary theory has explicitly confirmed what Cervantes and his contemporaries intuitively knew - that reading and writing are closely linked dimensions of the literary enterprise. Other texts constitute an important source for understanding not only how Cervantes' works were composed but how these works were read, received, and rewritten by him and other writers of his age. Reading Cervantes and his contemporaries in this way enables us to comprehend the craft, wit, irony, and subtle conceit that lie at the heart of seventeenth-century Spanish literature.

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

-A thoughtful, ambitious, and, in the best sense, polemical study.- -- Modern Philology "A thoughtful, ambitious, and, in the best sense, polemical study." -- Modern Philology "A thoughtful, Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/32508684> # Refiguring authority : reading, writing, and rewriting in Cervantes
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
   library:oclcnum "32508684" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/kyu> ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1012392#Place/lexington_ky> ; # Lexington, Ky.
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/815177> ; # Art
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1012392#Topic/erzahltechnik> ; # Erzähltechnik
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1012392#Topic/cervantes_saavedra_miguel_de_technique> ; # Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de--Technique
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1012392#Topic/cervantes_saavedra_miguel_de_knowledge_literature> ; # Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de--Knowledge--Literature
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1012392#Topic/intertekstualiteit> ; # Intertekstualiteit
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1012392#Topic/intertextuality> ; # Intertextuality
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/977562> ; # Intertextuality
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1012392#Person/cervantes_saavedra_miguel_de_1547_1616> ; # Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1012392#Topic/intertextualidad> ; # Intertextualidad
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1012392#Topic/spanish_language_rhetoric_classical_period_1500_1700> ; # Spanish language--Rhetoric--Classical period, 1500-1700
   schema:about <http://viaf.org/viaf/17220427> ; # Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1012392#Topic/intertextualitat> ; # Intertextualität
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1012392#Topic/retorica> ; # Retórica
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1355129> ; # Technique
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1012392#Topic/geschichte_1500_1600> ; # Geschichte--1500-1600
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1012392#Topic/spanish_language_classical_period_1500_1700_rhetoric> ; # Spanish language--Classical period, 1500-1700--Rhetoric
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/863.3/e20/> ;
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1711503> ; # Spanish language--Classical period--Rhetoric
   schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
   schema:copyrightYear "1995" ;
   schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/66597351> ; # E Michael Gerli
   schema:datePublished "1995" ;
   schema:description "Modern literary theory has explicitly confirmed what Cervantes and his contemporaries intuitively knew - that reading and writing are closely linked dimensions of the literary enterprise. Other texts constitute an important source for understanding not only how Cervantes' works were composed but how these works were read, received, and rewritten by him and other writers of his age. Reading Cervantes and his contemporaries in this way enables us to comprehend the craft, wit, irony, and subtle conceit that lie at the heart of seventeenth-century Spanish literature."@en ;
   schema:description "Introduction: Reading, Writing, and Rewriting in Cervantes -- 1. The Dialectics of Writing: El licenciado Vidriera and the Picaresque -- 2. A Novel Rewriting: Romance and Irony in La gitanilla -- 3. Rewriting Myth and History: Discourses of Race, Marginality, and Resistance in the Captive's Tale (Don Quijote I, 37-42) -- 4. Unde veritas: Readings, Writings, Voices, and Revisions in the Text (Don Quijote I, 8-9) -- 5. Aristotle in Africa: Interrogating Verisimilitude and Rewriting Theory in El gallardo espanol -- 6. Rewriting Lope de Vega: El retablo de las maravillas, Cervantes' Arte nuevo de deshacer comedias."@en ;
   schema:description "The result, says Gerli, is that literature in late Renaissance Spain was often more than a simple matter of source and imitation. It must be understood as a far more subtle, palimpsest-like process of forging endless series of texts from other texts, thus linking closely the practices of reading, writing, and rewriting. Like all major writers of the age, Cervantes was responding not just to specific literary traditions but to a broad range of texts and discourses. And he expected his well-read audience to recognize his sources and to appreciate their transformations."@en ;
   schema:description "In the prologue to Don Quixote, Cervantes maintains that his purpose in writing the work was to undo the pernicious moral and literary example of chivalric romances. Actually, argues E. Michael Gerli in this wide-ranging study, he often did much more. Cervantes and his contemporaries ceaselessly imitated one another - glossing works, dismembering and reconstructing them, writing for and against one another, while playing sophisticated games of literary one-upmanship."@en ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/1012392> ;
   schema:genre "Literature"@en ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:isPartOf <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1012392#Series/studies_in_romance_languages_lexington_ky> ; # Studies in Romance languages (Lexington, Ky.) ;
   schema:isPartOf <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1012392#Series/studies_in_romance_languages> ; # Studies in Romance languages ;
   schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/604992504> ;
   schema:name "Refiguring authority : reading, writing, and rewriting in Cervantes"@en ;
   schema:productID "32508684" ;
   schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/32508684#PublicationEvent/lexington_ky_university_press_of_kentucky_1995> ;
   schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1012392#Agent/university_press_of_kentucky> ; # University Press of Kentucky
   schema:url <http://www.gbv.de/dms/bowker/toc/9780813119229.pdf> ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780813119229> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/32508684> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1012392#Agent/university_press_of_kentucky> # University Press of Kentucky
    a bgn:Agent ;
   schema:name "University Press of Kentucky" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1012392#Person/cervantes_saavedra_miguel_de_1547_1616> # Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1547" ;
   schema:deathDate "1616" ;
   schema:familyName "Cervantes Saavedra" ;
   schema:givenName "Miguel de" ;
   schema:name "Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1012392#Place/lexington_ky> # Lexington, Ky.
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "Lexington, Ky." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1012392#Series/studies_in_romance_languages> # Studies in Romance languages ;
    a bgn:PublicationSeries ;
   schema:hasPart <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/32508684> ; # Refiguring authority : reading, writing, and rewriting in Cervantes
   schema:name "Studies in Romance languages ;" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1012392#Series/studies_in_romance_languages_lexington_ky> # Studies in Romance languages (Lexington, Ky.) ;
    a bgn:PublicationSeries ;
   schema:hasPart <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/32508684> ; # Refiguring authority : reading, writing, and rewriting in Cervantes
   schema:name "Studies in Romance languages (Lexington, Ky.) ;" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1012392#Topic/cervantes_saavedra_miguel_de_knowledge_literature> # Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de--Knowledge--Literature
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de--Knowledge--Literature"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1012392#Topic/cervantes_saavedra_miguel_de_technique> # Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de--Technique
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de--Technique"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1012392#Topic/geschichte_1500_1600> # Geschichte--1500-1600
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Geschichte--1500-1600"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1012392#Topic/intertekstualiteit> # Intertekstualiteit
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Intertekstualiteit"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1012392#Topic/intertextualitat> # Intertextualität
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Intertextualität"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1012392#Topic/retorica> # Retórica
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Retórica"@en ;
   schema:name "Retorica"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1012392#Topic/spanish_language_classical_period_1500_1700_rhetoric> # Spanish language--Classical period, 1500-1700--Rhetoric
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:hasPart <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh88001747> ;
   schema:name "Spanish language--Classical period, 1500-1700--Rhetoric"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1012392#Topic/spanish_language_rhetoric_classical_period_1500_1700> # Spanish language--Rhetoric--Classical period, 1500-1700
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Spanish language--Rhetoric--Classical period, 1500-1700"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1355129> # Technique
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Technique"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1711503> # Spanish language--Classical period--Rhetoric
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Spanish language--Classical period--Rhetoric"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/815177> # Art
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Art"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/977562> # Intertextuality
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Intertextuality"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/17220427> # Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1547" ;
   schema:deathDate "1616" ;
   schema:familyName "Cervantes Saavedra" ;
   schema:givenName "Miguel de" ;
   schema:name "Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/66597351> # E Michael Gerli
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Gerli" ;
   schema:givenName "E. Michael" ;
   schema:name "E Michael Gerli" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780813119229>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0813119227" ;
   schema:isbn "9780813119229" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/604992504>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
   rdfs:label "Refiguring authority." ;
   schema:description "Online version:" ;
   schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/32508684> ; # Refiguring authority : reading, writing, and rewriting in Cervantes
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.