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Cervantes and the Comic Mind of His Age

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This book relates Cervantes's poetics of comic fiction to the common framework of assumptions, values, and ideas held by Spaniards of the Golden Age about the comic and the kinds of writing which expressed it. This collective mentality underwent significant evolution in the period 1500 to 1630, and the factors which caused it are reflected in the ways in which the major comic genres--satire, the picaresque, the comedia , the novella--are re-launched, transformed, and theoretically rationalized around 1600, the moment when ...

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Cervantes and the Comic Mind of His Age 2000, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780198159988

Hardcover