The Rise of Pseudo-Historical Fiction: Fray Antonio de Guevara S Novelizations

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Fray Antonio de Guevara (1482-1545), the most prolific writer of pseudo-historical prose in sixteenth-century Spain, was named official chronicler by Emperor Charles V in 1526. Despite his title, Guevara never wrote a conventional history. A master of fictional semblance, Guevara self-fashioned his own literary personae or masks - among them those of friar, bishop, chronicler, courtier, imperial counselor, and court buffoon. In his pseudo-historical prose, Guevara resoundingly uses the voices of both the novelist and the ...

The Rise of Pseudo-Historical Fiction: Fray Antonio de Guevara S Novelizations 2004, Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers, New York

ISBN-13: 9780820471327

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