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Cervantes's Novelas Ejemplares; Between History and Creativity

Ricapito, Joseph V.

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ISBN 10: 1557530785 / ISBN 13: 9781557530783
Published by Purdue University Press, West Lafayette, Ind, 1996
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Octavo in gray cloth boards in a light brown and gray illus. DJ (spine has a black strip containing title); 164 p., 24 cm. In English and Spanish. // Inscribed by author. Fine copy in Very good(+) DJ; minor bindery paper cutting flaw to page 119; small tear to front, top of DJ; minor bumps to DJ edgesl; else tight copy; pages are crisp and free of marks; binding is solid. Bookseller Inventory # 83379

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Title: Cervantes's Novelas Ejemplares; Between ...

Publisher: Purdue University Press, West Lafayette, Ind

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: very good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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Miguel de Cervantes's Novelas ejemplares , a collection of short stories in the tradition of Boccaccio, has a solid foundation in the history of Golden Age Spain. Joseph V Ricapito studies Cervantes's work from the point of view of onovelized historyo or ohistory novelizedo. In line with current New Historical thought, he argues that literary production is largely from life and experience, and that Cervantes was acutely aware of the problems of his day.The novelas offer us a glimpse of Cervantes's Spain and include a cataloguing of the social, political, and historical problems of the time. Ricapitc shows how Cervantes fictionalizes the problems of unpopular minorities like Gypsies and conversos (Jewish converts to Catholicism); the difficulties of social mobility in a Christian setting; the presence in society of differing and even outlandish individuals; and the oppressive role of honor, which was popularized by Lope de Vega and later formed a leitmotiv of Spanish drama. In his analysis of Cervantes's creative response to history, Ricapito relates the novelas to the works of Lope de Vega and Mateo Aleman and shows how Cervantes brings to life many literary topoi and places them in a realistic, credible framework in which the historical presence is strongly felt. In Cervantes's treatment of Spain's waning prestige in Europe, we see his vision of human behavior. His view is stern, his critique is sharp, and he is sensitive to external stimuli.

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Dr Joseph Ricapito is Professor of Comparative Literature, Director of Italian program. Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles, USA. Dr. Joseph V. Ricapito was chosen as the 2004 Cervantes Lecturer for the Cervantes Lectureship at Fordham University, USA. His subject areas include, Spanish Golden Age literature, Picaresque literature within an interdisciplinary historical and literary context, Renaissance humanism as a cross-cultural dialogue between Spain and Italy, Poetry of Petrarch, Medieval and Early Modern Italian literature. His research interests include, authors of the Italian Renaissance and Spanish Golden Age: Cervantes and Machiavelli, Renaissance thought as cross-cultural, Writing and publishing my own poetic works.

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