Picaresque Continuities: Transformations of Genre from the Golden Age to the Goethezeit Robert S. Stone

ISBN: 9781889431406

Published: January 1st 1998

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202 pages


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Picaresque Continuities: Transformations of Genre from the Golden Age to the Goethezeit  by  Robert S. Stone

Picaresque Continuities: Transformations of Genre from the Golden Age to the Goethezeit by Robert S. Stone
January 1st 1998 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 202 pages | ISBN: 9781889431406 | 9.34 Mb

In proposing the unification of the bibliographical genres known as the picaresque novel and the Bildungsroman, this book examines the adoption of the Spanish picaresque by authors in Germany, France, Mexico and Brazil, at moments when colonialMoreIn proposing the unification of the bibliographical genres known as the picaresque novel and the Bildungsroman, this book examines the adoption of the Spanish picaresque by authors in Germany, France, Mexico and Brazil, at moments when colonial conditions made fertile ground for upwardly mobile heroes.

These were very popular works in their day, not only, it is argued, because of their wit, but because they addressed issues that affected the daily lives of readers, to whom they advocated new ethical codes in rapidly changing worlds.



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