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Cervantes' Persiles and the travails of romance

Author: Marina Scordilis Brownlee
Publisher: Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, [2019] ©2019
Series: Toronto Iberic, 39.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
"This collection of original essays presents new ways of looking at Cervantes' final novel. Persiles, a work that engages with geopolitical models of race, ethnicity, nation, and religion, takes its inspiration from the highly influential Ethiopian Story (the Aithiopika) of Heliodorus. With particular relevance to the period, the Persiles questions the issue of cultural pluralism in the Spanish empire and emphasizes  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Cervantes' Persiles and the travails of romance.
Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, 2019
Named Person: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marina Scordilis Brownlee
ISBN: 9781487530884 1487530889 9781487530891 1487530897
OCLC Number: 1113866053
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Frontmatter --
Contents --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction / Brownlee, Marina S. --
Space and Place --
Cervantes' Hermetic Architectures: The Dangers Outside in Persiles IV / Armas, Frederick A. de --
The Lucianic Gaze Novelized: The Familiar Made Strange in Persiles / Armstrong-Roche, Michael --
Chastity and Symbolism in Persiles / Lozano-Renieblas, Isabel --
Psychic Dimensions --
Enigmas of Psychology in Persiles / Cascardi, Anthony J. --
Communal Norms and Individuated Desire in Persiles / Childers, William P. --
Cervantes' Persiles and Early Modern Theories of Wonder / Patiño Loira, Javier --
Visual Effects --
Visual Genres and the Rhetoric of Violence in Cervantes' Persiles / Albalá Pelegrín, Marta --
Illustrating Persiles: A Neoclassic Vision of Cervantes' Last Novel / Lenaghan, Patrick --
Constructive Interruptions --
Cervantes' Treatment of Otherness, Contamination, and Conventional Ideals in Persiles and Other Works / Castillo, David / Egginton, William --
Imaginary Labour / Lezra, Jacques --
Interruption and the Fragment: Heliodorus and Persiles / Brownlee, Marina S. --
Works Cited --
Contributors --
Series Title: Toronto Iberic, 39.
Responsibility: edited by Marina S. Brownlee.
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Cervantes' Persiles and the Travails of Romance explores the lure of the Aethiopika while also seeking to articulate the reasons for Cervantes' enthusiasm for his own text.  Read more...


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