Reconsidering literary criminality in Don Quixote
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This study uses Cervantes's biography and the increasing popularity of the 'jácara' and 'comedia de valentón' as means to finding alternative explanations of criminality that do not rely on the picaresque as a model. While recognising that the picaresque does play a role, an examination of the wit, wordplay, fatalism, and unfiltered violence of other genres reveals a complex approach that is easily recognised as Cervantine, but remains mostly undiscovered in relation to the author's treatment of criminals in his novel.
Bergman , T L L 2019 , Reconsidering literary criminality in Don Quixote . in S Boyd , T Darby & T O'Reilly (eds) , The art of Cervantes in Don Quixote : critical essays . Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone cultures , vol. 27 , Legenda , Oxford , pp. 183-202 .
The art of Cervantes in Don Quixote
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