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Cervantes Don Quixote

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ISBN-10: 0521313457

ISBN-13: 9780521313452

Edition: 1990

Authors: Anthony J. Close, J. P. Stern

List price: $34.99
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Anthony Close's study places Don Quixote in the context of Cervantes' life and literary career, and in the book's cultural and social background. It focuses primarily on the central problems of Cervantine comedy, the use of burlesque, the presentation of characters through dialogue, the narrator's viewpoint, the virtuoso play with registers, and the complex and elusive irony. Using detailed analysis of individual passages, Dr Close shows how the moral themes of the novel are distilled in its humour, and in the characters of Don Quixote and Sancho. He also gives particular attention to the impact of this landmark text on the development of the European novel.
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Book details

List price: $34.99
Copyright year: 1990
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 5/31/1990
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 148
Size: 5.04" wide x 8.07" long x 0.31" tall
Weight: 0.374
Language: English

Don Quixote's premises, structure and major themes Critical approaches; Background; Cervantes's motives
The basic burlesque formula
The narrator's persona
Empathetic parody; comic and satiric modes
Form of Part I; its episodes
Common nature
Form of Part II; its episodes
The personalities of Quixote and Sancho Development through conversation
Quixote's burlesque character
The Sanchification of Panza
Paradoxes of Part II; Quixote's disillusionment
Quixote and Dulcinea
'Don Quixote' as landmark
Guide to further reading