A Guide to Bonaventura's Nightwatches

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Literary criticism and a reference guide to Bonaventura's extratextual sources are combined in this interpretation of the "Nachtwachen" as a menippea - the satiric subgenre dealing with the discrepancy between ideals and realities in the encyclopedic pursuit of ultimate truth. The seemingly random profusion of interspersed names, hints, and allusions has been decoded and interconnected to disclose the comprehensive background against which the anonymous author tests the validity of traditional knowledge and wisdom, as well ...

A Guide to Bonaventura's Nightwatches 1999, Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften, New York

ISBN-13: 9780820441108

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