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Cervantes, literature, and the discourse of politics

Author: Anthony J Cascardi
Publisher: Toronto [Ont.] : University of Toronto Press, [2012] 2012
Series: Toronto Iberic.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"What is the role of literature in the formation of the state? Anthony J. Cascardi takes up this fundamental question in Cervantes, Literature, and the Discourse of Politics, a comprehensive analysis of the presence of politics in Don Quixote. Cascardi argues that when public speech is constrained, as it was in seventeenth-century Spain, politics must be addressed indirectly, including through comedy, myth, and  Read more...
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Cascardi, Anthony J., 1953-
Cervantes, literature, and the discourse of politics.
Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, ©2012
(DLC) 2012374368
(OCoLC)727326123
Named Person: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra; Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra; Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony J Cascardi
ISBN: 9781442696761 1442696761
OCLC Number: 794619781
Description: 1 online resource (351 pages).
Contents: Introduction --
What the canon said --
Views from nowhere --
Controversies --
The practice of theory --
Politics brought down to earth --
Imagining the nation --
Civil society, virtue, and the pursuit of happiness --
Free speech?
Series Title: Toronto Iberic.
Responsibility: Anthony J. Cascardi.
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"What is the role of literature in the formation of the state? Anthony J. Cascardi takes up this fundamental question in Cervantes, Literature, and the Discourse of Politics, a comprehensive analysis of the presence of politics in Don Quixote. Cascardi argues that when public speech is constrained, as it was in seventeenth-century Spain, politics must be addressed indirectly, including through comedy, myth, and travellers' tales. Cervantes, Literature, and the Discourse of Politics convincingly reengages the ancient roots of political theory in modern literature by situating Cervantes within a long line of political thinkers. Cascardi notably connects Cervantes' political theory to Plato's, much as the writer's literary criticism has been firmly linked to Aristotle's. He also shows how Cervantes' view of literature provided a compelling alternative to the modern, scientific politics of Machiavelli and Hobbes, highlighting the potential interplay of literature and politics in an ideal state."--Page [i].

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