The Endless Text: Don Quixote and the Hermeneutics of Romance

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The Endless Text is the first study to trace the history of chivalric fiction in Western Europe, from the earliest Celtic tales to the conflict between romance and realism in Don Quixote. A set of specific rhetorical devices are traced through the development of medieval romance in the works of Chretien de Troyes, and a surprising number of these devices survive in Don Quixote: the troubled relationship between narrator and hero, the consistent image of the hero in contrast to the fluctuating portrayals of women, and the ...

The Endless Text: Don Quixote and the Hermeneutics of Romance 1997, State University of New York Press, Albany, NY

ISBN-13: 9780791435267

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