This study examines the significance of the sources cited for female characterization in the prologue and their relationship to Cervantes's writing style. It explores ways in which Cervantes engages (or not) in imitation practices in the text and how elements of specific classical characters influence the characterization, discourse, and thematic qualities ascribed to women in this part of the text.
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Carolyn A. Nadeau received her doctorate from Penn State University in 1994 and is an associate professor at Illinois Wesleyan University where she specializes in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Spanish literature. In addition to courses in Spanish language, literature, and culture, she teaches a Humanities and Literature in Translation program. Dr. Nadeau has written on mythological female figures in both the comedia and Don Quixote, the role of the wife and mother in sixteenth-century advice manuals, and food representation in the comedia.
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Book Description Bucknell Univ Pr, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0838755100