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Critical Studies on Cervantes and Don Quijote 

Cervantes's Novelas Ejemplares: Between History and Creativity
Author: Joseph V Ricapito
Publication Date: November 1999
Purdue University Press
ISBN: 1-55753-204-4
Binding Format: Trade Paper; Edition: Reprint; Pages: 176 pp.; 6.34 x 9.44 x .97 in.; 1.52 lbs.
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Trade Cloth;
Publ. Date: 1996
ISBN: 1-55753-078-5
Price: $33.95
     "Miguel de Cervantes's Novelas ejemplares, a collection of short stories in the tradition of Boccaccio, has a solid foundation in the history of Golden Age Spain. Joseph V. Ricapito studies Cervantes's work from the point of view of "novelized history" or "history novelized"; in line with current New Historical thought, he argues that literary production is largely from life and experience, and that Cervantes was acutely aware of the problems of his day."
     "The novelas offer us a glimpse of Cervantes's Spain and include a cataloguing of the social, political, and historical problems of the time. Ricapito shows how Cervantes fictionalizes the problems of unpopular minorities like Gypsies and conversos; the difficulties of social mobility in a Christian setting; the presence in society of differing and even outlandish individuals; and the oppressive role of honor, which was popularized by Lope de Vega and later formed a leitmotiv of Spanish drama."
     "In his analysis of Cervantes's creative response to history. Ricapito relates the novelas to the works of Lope de Vega and Mateo Aleman and shows how Cervantes brings to life many literary topoi and places them in a realistic, credible framework in which the historical presence is strongly felt."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved (Blackwell)
The Crucible Concept: Thematic and Narrative Patterns in Cervantes's Novelas ejemplares
Author: E T Aylward
Publication Date: March 1999
Fairleigh Dickinson University Press
ISBN: 0-8386-3777-9
Binding Format: Trade Cloth; Pages: 328; 17 x 25 cm.; .63 k.g.
Price: $46.50
Synopsis/Annotation: #Includes bibliographical references (p. ) and index.
     In The Crucible Concept the author examines a series of recurring patterns that can be observed in Cervantes's novellas. He proposes that the precise ordering of the novellas is based on the thematic and structural patterns of the individual stories contained in the collection.
Cervantes and His Postmodern Constituencies
Anne J. Cruz
Anne J Cruz (Editor); Carroll B Johnson (Editor)
Publication Date: November 1998
Garland Publishing, (Taylor & Francis)
ISBN: 0-8153-3206-8
Binding Format: Library Binding; Pages: 304;  5.5 x 8.5 x .83 in.; 1.11 lbs.
Price: $90.00
     The essays in this collection represent the first effort in Hispanism to address the conflicted status of Cervantes studies by interrogating the possibility of continued critical dialogue in the context of postmodern theories that threaten to divide into oppositional discourses. Comprising broad historical overviews as well as close readings of texts, and wielding the rhetoric of scientific detachment and of impassioned political commitments, the essays at once exemplify and critique multiple critical positions. The collection takes a meaningful and timely look at the formation of cervantismo from the early twentieth century to the prevailing debates on postmodernism and the current crisis of literary studies.
Cervantes, Raphael and the Classics

Frederick A. de Armas
June 1998
Publisher: Cambridge
University Press
Hardback; 255 pages 12 half-tones
ISBN: 0521593026
Price: $65.00

     Frederick de Armas argues in this work that throughout his literary career, Cervantes was engaged in a conversation with the classical authors of Greece and Rome, especially through the interpretations of antiquity presented by the artist Raphael. Rather than looking at Cervantes' texts in relation to other literary works, this book demonstrates how Cervantes' trip to Italy and his observation of Italian Renaissance art--particularly the works of Raphael at the Vatican--led him to create new images and structures in his works.
The Novel: Language and Narrative from Cervantes to Calvino
 The Novel
Author:  André Brink
Publication Date:  April 1998
Publisher:  New York University Press
ISBN:  0-8147-1330-0
Binding Format:  Cloth Text; 388 PP.; 6 x 9 x 1.09 in.; 1.26 lbs.
Price:  $60.00
     Brink, a South African novelist, argues that the self-consciousness and narcissistic involvement with language associated with the Postmodern novel has been a defining characteristic of the novel since its inception. He demonstrates that old familiar novels may be startlingly modern, while Postmodernist texts are firmly rooted in convention. Analysis encompasses 500 years of the novel, with separate chapters on 15 works, including "Moll Flanders", "One Hundred Years of Solitude", and "The Unbearable Lightness of Being". Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Don Quixote in England: The Aesthetics of Laughter
Author: Ronald Paulson
Publication Date: November 1997
Johns Hopkins University Press
ISBN: 0-8018-5695-7
Format: Cloth Text; Edition: illustrated; Pages: 264 pp.; 6 x 9 x .93 in.; 1.3 lbs.
Price: $45.00
     Synopsis/Annotation: #Includes bibliographical references (p. ) and index.
Seldom has a single book, much less a translation, so deeply affected English literature as the translation of Cervantes' Don Quixote in 1612. The comic novel inspired drawings, plays, sermons, and other translations, making the name of the Knight of la M
The Endless Text: Don Quixote and the Hermeneutics of Romance
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Author: Edward Dudley
Publication Date: October 1997
State University of New York Press
ISBN: 0-7914-3525-3
Binding Format: Cloth Text; Pages: 316 pp.; 0.625 k.g.
Price: $23.50

Paperback Edition:ISBN: 0-7914-3526-1
Price: $22.95
CHOICE 1998 Outstanding Academic Book

Synopsis/Annotation: Traces the history of chivalric fiction in Western Europe, from early Celtic tales to the conflict between romance and realism in "Don Quixote".
     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 ways in which problems of retelling the story become part of the story itself.
     "Don Quixote establishes in this book a dialogue with its own proto-history, namely, romance. What makes this study extraordinary is how its conclusions about the relations between romance and feminism, male canon formation, and others, definitely project the text, in a decisive way, toward the present and the future and less toward tradition. This uncovering of many elements from the past is elaborated as truly relevant to our postmodern condition, and presented as a challenge to traditional logocentrism and, in that sense, it is a true critical tour de force.
Don Quixote in America. [Poetry book with Quixotic theme]
Author: Sam Kashner
Publication Date: July 1997
Hanging Loose Press, SPD Distribution
CLOTHBOUND Pub. Date: 1997
ISBN: 1-882413-39-3
Price $20.00

ISBN: 1-882413-38-5
Binding Format: Trade Paper
Price: $12.00
"I unreservedly endorse their constant wit, their restless humor, their self-effacing immodesty, their toughly earned joy."--Agha Shahid Ali. "Kashner's poetry flourishes..."--John Ashbery
Grotesque Purgatory: A Study of Cervantes's Don Quixote, Part II
Henry Sullivan

Published in 1996
Pennsylvania State University Press
Literary Theory and Criticism,
Hardback: $49.50
ISBN: 0-271-01514-4
Penn State Studies in Romance Literatures
Binding Format: Trade Cloth;  232 pp.; 6.3 x9.32 cm.; 1.33 lbs.
The first comprehensive interpretation of Part II of Don Quixote as a salvation epic.

     In this carefully researched and challenging study, Sullivan shows that chapters 22-24 (the Cave of Montesinos episode) represent an entrance into Purgatory, while chapter 55 is the exit from this realm. The Knight and his Squire are made to suffer excruciating torments in the chapters in between, experiencing a Purgatory in this life. This original reading of the book is coupled with an explanation that this Purgatory is "grotesque" since Don Quixote's and Sancho's sins are venial and can thus be cleansed by theological means against a background of comedy. By combining these two aspects, Sullivan exposes both the deeply agonizing and the comic aspects of the text. In addition, the combination of theological interpretation and Lacanian analysis to show Don Quixote's salvation/cure in this life results in a truly comprehensive vision of the Knight's progress. Sullivan also summarizes, in five different streams of critical tradition, the accumulated reception history of the Cave of Montesinos incident, drawing on scholarly writings from the nineteenth century to the present.

Myths of Modern Individualism. Faust, Don Quixote, Don Juan, Robinson Crusoe

Ian Watt
Publisher: Cambridge
University Press
ISBN: 0521480116
305 pages 4 half-tones
February 1996
Price: $40.00

ISBN: 0521585643
306 pages 4 half-tones; February 1997
Paperback; Price: $40.00

 In Myths of Modern Individualism, the renowned critic Ian Watt treats Don Juan, Don Quixote, Faust, and Robinson Crusoe as "individualists," pursuing their own views of what they should be. The original Counter Reformation myths saw the individualism of Don Juan, Don Quixote, and Faust as a problem to be quelled by death or mockery. However, the Romantic period, a time more favorably disposed toward myth, saw their dissension not as unacceptable disorder, but rather as admirable and heroic behavior.
     This incisive study traces attitudes toward these figures and the Romantic product Robinson Crusoe from disapproval to awe to skepticism, examining them as icons of such problems as solitude, narcissism, and the claims of the self versus the claims of the community. Pointedly, none of these figures marries or has a lasting relationship, save for the selfless devotion of a single male servant. Watt argues that the myths of Don Juan, Don Quixote, Faust, and Robinson Crusoe remain the distinctive products of Western society, embodying the most basic values of modern culture.
     Ian Watt examines the four myths of the modern world, Faust, Don Juan, Don Quixote, and Robinson Crusoe, and their resonance and influence on modern literature and society.
Refiguring Authority: Reading, Writing and Rewriting in Cervantes
Author:  E Michael Gerli
Publication Date:  January 1996
Publisher:  University Press of Kentucky
ISBN:  0-8131-1922-7
Binding Format:  Trade Cloth; 152; 6.3 x 9.34 x .73 in.; .88 lbs. 
Price:  $30.00
     Gerli (Spanish, Georgetown U.) characterizes literature in late Renaissance Spain as an ongoing process of mutual imitation, literary one-upmanship, and displacement of literary authority. He describes as a brilliant instance of this process, observing that Cervantes' novel prefigures the work of many modern literary theorists. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
     "In the prologue to Don Quixote, Cervantes maintains that his purpose in writing the work was to undo the pernicious moral and literary example of chivalric romances. Actually, argues E. Michael Gerli in this wide-ranging study, he often did much more. Cervantes and his contemporaries ceaselessly imitated one another - glossing works, dismembering and reconstructing them, writing for and against one another, while playing sophisticated games of literary one-upmanship." 
     "The result, says Gerli, is that literature in late Renaissance Spain was often more than a simple matter of source and imitation. It must be understood as a far more subtle, palimpsest-like process of forging endless series of texts from other texts, thus linking closely the practices of reading, writing, and rewriting. Like all major writers of the age, Cervantes was responding not just to specific literary traditions but to a broad range of texts and discourses. And he expected his well-read audience to recognize his sources and to appreciate their transformations." 
     "Modern literary theory has explicitly confirmed what Cervantes and his contemporaries intuitively knew - that reading and writing are closely linked dimensions of the literary enterprise. Other texts constitute an important source for understanding not only how Cervantes' works were composed but how these works were read, received, and rewritten by him and other writers of his age. Reading Cervantes and his contemporaries in this way enables us to comprehend the craft, wit, irony, and subtle conceit that lie at the heart of seventeenth-century Spanish literature."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved (Blackwell)
Eros and Empire: Politics and Christianity in Don Quixote
Author: Henry Higuera
Publication Date: August 1995
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 0-8476-8050-9
Binding Format: Library Binding`; illustrated; Pages: 220;
Price: $80.00

Paperback Edition: ISBN: 0-8476-8051-7; Price: $27.95

Synopsis/Annotation: A revision of the author's Ph.D. thesis for the U. of Toronto. It examines political dimensions of Don Quixote, which have mostly been ignored by Anglophone critics, and their implications with respect to Christianity. Paper edition (unseen), $22.95. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Jacket Description: "The sixteenth century was a critical time for Christianity and politics in Europe; the birth of Protestantism and Machiavelli's new approach to politics, morality, and religion are only two examples of the turbulence of the time. Don Quixote, argues Henry Higuera, was a response to this turbulence. Higuera's careful examination of the novel against the background of Christian theology and European moral and political theory demonstrates that Don Quixote portrays, analyzes, and criticizes Christianity's tendency toward a kind of imperialism fueled by eros. He shows first just how erotic the relationship between the soul and God was in the Catholic tradition; second, how theological Don Quixote's understanding of Dulcinea is; and third, how closely the Books of Chivalry are related to contemporary controversies about the Bible."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved (Blackwell)
Not Necessarily Cervantes: Readings of the Quixote
Author: Robert L Hathaway
Publication Date: 1995
Publisher: Juan de la Cuesta-Hispanic Monographs
ISBN: 0-936388-70-6
Binding Format: Trade Paper; 199 pp.
Price: $16.95
Quixotic Desire: Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Cervantes
Contributor: Ruth A El Saffar (Editor); Diana D Wilson (Editor)
Publication Date: October 1993
Cornell University Press
ISBN: 0-8014-2823-8
Item Status: Out of Print (Available for Order)
Binding Format: Trade Cloth; illustrated; Pages: 352 pp.; 15 x 23 cm.;.7 k.g.
Price: $49.95

Paperback Edition:
ISBN: 0-8014-8081-7; Price: $20.95
      “A value of the collection is its multiple trajectory, as commentary on the Cervantine corpus, on authorial and fictional psyches, and on the dialectical (hi)story of literature and psychoanalysis. The editors and their distinguished collaborators have produced a monumental work of scholarship.”--Choice
     In this venturesome collection, scholars representing a variety of approaches contribute fifteen essays that shed new light not only on the uses of psychoanalysis for reading Cervantes, but also on the relationship between Freud’s reading of Cervantes in the summer of 1883 and the very foundation of psychoanalytic paradigms.
     “A value of the collection is its multiple trajectory, as commentary on the Cervantine corpus, on authorial and fictional psyches, and on the dialectical (hi)story of literature and psychoanalysis. The editors and their distinguished collaborators have produced a monumental work of scholarship.”--Choice
Cervantes' Exemplary Fictions: A Study of the Novelas Ejemplares
Author: Thomas R Hart
Publication Date: January 1993
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0-8131-1845-X
Binding Format: Trade Cloth; 136 pp.; 5.73 x 8.87 x .62 in.; .79 lbs.    
Price: $25.00
     "The Novelas ejemplares of Cervantes are among the undoubted masterpieces of Renaissance literature, yet their particular appeal, both for their author's contemporaries and for today's readers, has often been misunderstood. Thomas Hart, in his persuasive new analysis, argues for a fresh interpretation of Cervantes' intentions and the novellas' essential significance." "In contrast to the traditional view that the Novelas are divided between "realistic" works and "idealistic" ones, Hart maintains that all of the novellas are meant to elicit admiratio - "surprise" or "wonder." They are poised, he suggests, on the borderline between the notion that fiction should rest on a body of traditional beliefs and a fascination with actions that go counter to accepted norms. Cervantes offers his readers a world of wonders and in doing so prepares the way for the arbitrariness that marks much twentieth-century fiction." 
     "In analyzing the novellas most popular with modern and seventeenth-century readers, Hart places the Novelas in the context of their time, drawing on both Spanish literature and the literatures of France, Italy, and England. His book will appeal not only to Hispanists but to anyone with an interest in Renaissance literature."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved (Blackwell)
Miguel de Cervantes: Spanish Writer
Author: Jake Goldberg
Publication Date: 1993
Publisher: Chelsea House Publishers
ISBN: 0-7910-1238-7
Binding Format: Library Binding; illustrated; 120 pp.; 7.54 x 9.56 x .56 in.; 1.05 lbs.  
Price: $19.95 School Ed.; $21.95
     The biography of the creator of Don Quixote, whose life, including time spent as a slave in Algiers, also reads like a novel. (Best Books for Children, 6th ed.)
     The story of the Spanish writer whose life rivaled that of his adventurous hero, Don Quixote. (Best Books for Young Teen Readers)
The biography of the creator of Don Quixote, whose life, including time spent as a slave in Algiers, also reads like a novel. (Best Books for Children, 7th ed.)
Through the Shattering Glass: Cervantes and the Self-Made World
Author: Nicholas Spadaccini; Jenaro Talens
Publication Date: December 1992
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 0-8166-2263-9
Binding Format: Trade Paper; 8 pp.; 5.95 x 8.97 x .51 in.; .72 lbs.  
Price: $16.95

ISBN: 0-8166-2263-9
Binding Format: Trade Paper; 8 pp.; 5.95 x 8.97 x .51 in.; .72 lbs.   
Price: $16.95
Cervantes and the Turks
by Ottmar Hegyi
Juan de la Cuesta-Hispanic Monographs
Format: hardback; xxvi + 313 pp.
ISBN: 0-936388-54-4 ,
Published in 1992
Price: $25.95

     Unanimous Winner of the Canadian Association of Hispanists Award—"Most Valuable Contribution to Hispanic Scholarship for the Previous Three Years" (1994)
     Among the literary figures of the Golden Age, it would be difficult to find any who equals Cervantes' familiarity with Islam and Islamic lands. To a great extent this can be attributed to his five years involuntary sojourn in Algiers—a Turkish dependency at the time. His participation in the battle of Lepanto would have already awakened his curiosity about the Western world's formidable foe. However, Cervantes' knowledge about Islam cannot be limited to his own experiences, but also oral, written, and printed sources must have contributed to the formation of his vision of the Islamic Orient. In this respect his years in Italy are not irrelevant since fairly reliable information about Turks, for example, was more readily available than in Spain. In view of the great number of turcica published in Rome and Venice, and the nascent journalism in Italy, represented by the numerous avvisi.
     Professor Hegyi believes that there is a justification to make a distinction between Cervantes' works dealing with the "matter of Barbary" (Los Baños de Argel, El Trato de Argel, "El capitán cautivo") and those taking place in the Ottoman-controlled Eastern Mediterranean (La gran sultana, El amante liberal), the latter meriting an independent study. Not only have they received less attention by critics, but there has also been a tendency to regard them (especially La gran sultana) as mere products of fantasy, with no basis whatsoever in reality, contrasting them to the supposedly "realistic" Algerian themes.

In this book, Hegyi challenges some of the assumptions about historicity in fiction, or the lack of it, examining the varied sources of Cervantes' information and his technique of integrating historically verifiable data with the literary conventions and motifs of the period.---Documentación cervantina, Nº 12

Cervantes' Theory of the Novel
by E. C. Riley

Juan de la Cuesta-Hispanic Monographs
Format: paperback, xiii + 244 pp.
Published: 1992
Price: $13.95

Professor Riley's famous study was last printed in 1968. We have reprinted it, with some new author's corrections, for a new generation of Cervantists, for college libraries that haven't been able to order it, and hopefully for classroom use.
Documentación cervantina, Nº 13
Don Quixote and the Poetics of the Novel
Author: Felix Martinez-Bonati; Contributor: Dian Fox (Translator)
Publication Date: October 1992
Cornell University Press
ISBN: 0-8014-2359-7
Binding Format: Trade Cloth; Pages: 320 pp 23 x 15 cm.; .6 k.g.
Price: $47.50
     Jacket Description: ""Don Quixote" and the Poetics of the Novel is a probing and sophisticated analysis of the literary form of Cervantes's masterpiece which offers challenging implications for critical theory and practice. In the course of reconstructing the design of Don Quixote, Felix Martinez-Bonati provides a persuasive account of the text's inconsistencies and implausibilities." "In response to the classic question whether Don Quixote is true to life, Martinez-Bonati defines it as an unrealistic allegory of realism. He maintains that Cervantes's novel presents an ironized universe of literature that plays with the contradictions of traditional wisdom and the variety and limitations of literary forms - including those of verisimilitude.
     Drawing on Aristotle's Poetics, on the idealist and romantic traditions that originate in Kant, Schiller, Schelling, Hegel, and Coleridge, and on contemporary critical theory, Martinez-Bonati describes the stylistic matrix of Don Quixote as a combination of semirealism, romance fantasy, and comedy, and he offers an interpretation of the historical and existential meaning of such a configuration. He provides fresh insights into the character of Cervantes's imagination, the composition and unity of Don Quixote, and its generic structure, rhetorical force, and metafictional intentionality."
     ""Don Quixote" and the Poetics of the Novel will be welcomed by Hispanists, comparatists, and others with an interest in literary theory, Renaissance studies, and the development of the novel."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved (Blackwell)
Essays on the Periphery of the Quijote
by A. G. Lo Ré
Juan de la Cuesta-Hispanic Monographs
Documentación cervantina, Nº 10
 ISBN: 0-936388-47-1
Format: (paperback), 124 pp.
Published: 1991    
     In this fascinating collection of new articles, Professor Lo Ré, in his role as literary detective, takes us into areas that Cervantists most likely never either suspected or considered, yet each new facet sheds light on intriguing aspects of Cervantine studies.
     After spending years studying Thomas Shelton—the first translator of the Quixote into any language—Professor Lo Ré tells us who put Shelton up to translating the work, who the likely translator the "Shelton" Part II was (it wasn't Shelton!), information about the Huntington Library copy of Shelton's Part I, and investigations into who the probable engraver of Shelton's drawings was (representing the first Quixote iconography).
On Cervantes: Essays for L.A. Murillo
Edited by James A. Parr
Juan de la Cuesta-Hispanic Monographs
ISBN: 0-936388-49-8
Format: hardback,  x + 305 pp.
Published in 1991
Price: $19.95  
     The editor gathered a list of internationally-known Cervantists to include articles to honor Professor Murillo. Here is a list of the articles together with their authors: "El narrador y Sansón Carrasco," Juan Bautista Avalle-Arce; "La conversión del rufián dichoso: fuentes y recreación," Jean Canavaggio; "Los silencios del Persiles," Aurora Egido; "Marcela and Grisóstomo and the Consummation of La Galatea," Alban Forcione; " Reading Inscribed: Don Quixote and the Parameters of Fiction," Edward Friedman; "The Old Order Passeth, or Does It? Some Thoughts on Community, Commerce, and Alienation in Rinconete y Cortadillo," Carroll B. Johnson; "Autores traduttori traditori: Don Quijote y Cien años de soledad (II)," Jacques Joset; "La tía fingida: literatura universitaria," Francisco Márquez Villanueva; "Intertextuality as a Guide to the Interpretation of the Battle of the Sheep (Don Quixote, I, 18)," Michael M Gaha; "Plato, Cervantes, Derrida: Framing Speaking and Writing in Don Quixote," James A. Parr; "Nuevo examen del episodio de los molinos de viento (Don Quijote, I, 8)," Augustin Redondo; " Genres and Voices in the Viaje del Parnaso," Elias L. Rivers; "On Closure and Openendedness in the Two Quijotes," Julio Rodríguez-Luis; "Don Quijote, rapsoda del romancero viejo," Alberto Sánchez; "Don Quixote I, 16 and the Ludic Spirit of the Text," Karl-Ludwig Selig; "The puntualidades of Cide Hamete and the menudencias of Don Quixote," Alan S. Trueblood; " "Forse altri canterà": nuevos avatares del mito quijotesco en The Mosquito Coast (1982), Monsignor Quijote (1982) y Don Quixote (1986)," Eduardo Urbina.
     "Murillo is duly honored by this publication consisting of seventeen studies written by some of the world's leading Cervantine writers A variety of approaches makes this an informative addition to Cervantine criticism," 
      Documentación cervantina, Nº 11, Homenajes, No 7
Sanctification of Don Quixote, The.  From Hidalgo to Priest
Eric Ziolkowski
Published in 1991
Pennsylvania State University Press
Comparative Literature,
Hardback: $49.50 short |
ISBN: 0-271-00741-9
Binding Format: Trade Cloth;  288 pp.
     After considering Don Quixote as the first modern novel, and taking into account its relationship to religion, society, and censorship in 17th-century Spain, Ziolkowksi, traces the history and fate of Don Quixote, the character, through a series of religious transformations over the centuries, focusing on three novels that adapt the Quixote figure: Fielding's Joseph Andrews, Dostoevsky's The Idiot, and Graham Greene's Monsignor Quixote. Annotation(c) 2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Quevedo, Cervantes, and Seventeenth-Century Spanish Culture
George Mariscal
Cornell University Press
Cloth,  248pp  5 1/2 x 8 1/2 
Published in 1991
ISBN: 0-8014-2604-9 
Price: $42.50
     This ambitious book attempts to rehistoricize the Golden Age of Spain (ca. 1550-1680) by placing literary production in its socio-cultural context. Drawing on theories of cultural materialism and making use of historical analysis, George Mariscal focuses on the ways in which the problem of subjectivity is constructed in the writing of the period, particularly the poetry of Francisco de Quevedo and Cervantes’ Don Quixote.
Cervantes's Exemplary Novels and the Adventure of Writing
Contributor: Michael Nerlich; Nicholas Spadaccini
Publication Date: December 1990
Publisher: Prisma Books, Incorporated
ISBN: 0-910235-35-X
Binding Format: Trade Paper; 365 pp.
Price: $14.95
Cervantes: Don Quixote
Anthony J. Close
Publisher: Cambridge U. Press
Format: Trade Paper;
130 pages;  0.39 x 7.94 x 5.02
Publ. Date: May-90
ISBN: 0-521-31345-7
Price: $15.00

Hardback; Publ. Date: May-90
ISBN: 0-521-32802-2   
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     Anthony Close’s study places Don Quixote in the context of Cervantes’ life and literary career, and in the book’s cultural and social background. It focuses primarily on the central problems of Cervantine comedy, the use of burlesque, the presentation of characters through dialogue, the narrator’s viewpoint, the virtuoso play with registers, and the complex and elusive irony. Using detailed analysis of individual passages, Dr Close shows how the moral themes of the novel are distilled in its humour, and in the characters of Don Quixote and Sancho. He also gives particular attention to the impact of this landmark text on the development of the European novel.
     Contents;  Chronology;  Preface;  Part I. Don Quixote’s Premises, Structure Themes, and Basic Burlesque Methods: 1. Critical approaches;  background;  Cervantes’s motives;  2. The basic burlesque formula;  3. The narrator’s persona;  4. Empathetic parody;  comic and satiric modes;  5. Form of Part I;  its episodes;  6. Common nature;  7. Form of Part II;  its episodes;  Part II. The Personalities of Quixote and Sancho:1. Development through conversation;  2. Quixote’s burlesque character;  3. The Sanchification of Panza;  4. Paradoxes of Part II;  Quixote’s disillusionment;  5. Quixote and Dulcinea;  Part III. Don Quixote as Landmark;  Guide to further reading.; 
Towards a Revaluation of Avellaneda's False Quijote
by E. T. Aylward
Juan de la Cuesta-Hispanic Monographs
Documentación cervantina, Nº 9
ISBN: 0-936388-43-9
Format: paperback, x + 92 pp.
Published: 1989
Price: $11.95
     Cervantes really did a number on Avellaneda. Certainly if Cervantes himself hadn't come out with his own Part II, and especially if he hadn't destroyed Avellaneda starting with Chapter 59 of Part II, Avellaneda's continuation would doubtless have become the accepted continuation of Cervantes' work.
     As it stands, most students of the Quijote, it seems, have staunchly believed Cervantes and never have even looked at Avellaneda's book.
     Remembering what Cervantes said, that no book that is so bad that there is not something good in it, Professor Aylward sets out to study Avellaneda's work. His startling conclusion, contrary to what Cervantes succeeded in making the public believe during these four centuries, is that the False Quixote is in fact a thoroughly enjoyable piece of fiction, a work quite faithful to the satirical concept of Cervantes' 1605 original.
     Further, the book also deserves attention because it is a remarkable continuation of the spirit of the first twenty-two chapters of Part I, and it ironically presents us with an excellent tool with which to measure Cervantes' novelistic techniques.
     Here is your chance to give Avellaneda a chance.
     "A more thorough analysis than others have given to Avellaneda's case,"
          Frank Pierce, Bulletin of Hispanic Studies
Don Quijote (1790-1893): An Analytical and Bibliographical Guide to Criticism, Vol. 1
by Dana Drake and Dominick Finello
Juan de la Cuesta-Hispanic Monographs
ISBN: 0-936388-27-7
Format: hardback, 248 pp...6 x 9 in..7 lbs
Published: 1987
Price: $17.95
Language: Spanish

Don Quijote, 1894-1970: A Selective and Annotated Bibliography, Vol. 2
Dana B Drake
Publication Date: January 2001
Ediciones Universal
ISBN: 0-89729-186-7
Binding Format: Trade Cloth
Price: $30.00
Language: Spanish
     This book examines in its totality the important body of Quijote criticism of the nineteenth century, giving a complete and objective presentation of the fortunes of Cervantes' masterwork in that century.
It begins with an analysis of that voluminous commentary, emphasizing the long-neglected criticism written in Spain. It also gives over five-hundred summaries of Spanish, European, and Western-Hemisphere books, essays, pamphlets, reviews, and other significant material.
     A complete picture of nineteenth-century Quijote commentary emerges in this book. Biographical, textual, and similar studies have been separated from the purely analytical ones so that the reader may have a clear picture of nineteenth-century thinking with regard to themes, characters, structure, style, technique, and language of Cervantes' novel.
     The materials are arranged chronologically and by country so that particular national attitudes and perspectives may be examined over an extended period of time.
La Galatea de Cervantes cuatrocientos años después (Cervantes y lo pastoril)
Edited by Juan Bautista Avalle-Arce
Juan de la Cuesta-Hispanic Monographs
Documentación Cervantina Nº 5;
ISBN: 0-936388-11-0
Format: hardback, vii + 109 pp.; .6 x 9 in.,.7 lbs
Published: 1985; Language: Spanish
Price: $15.95
     Four articles deal specifically with La Galatea-Professor Avalle-Arce introduces the book with a keynote article bearing the same title as the book, Alberto Sánchez writes about the Galatea's sonnets, Bruno Damiani treats death, and Maxime Chevalier deals with the mother-in-law in La Galatea and elsewhere.
     The other articles deal with the pastoral theme in Cervantes' other works. Jean Canavaggio talks about the pastoral in Cervantes' theater, Geoffrey Stagg writes about the antecedents of Don Quixote's discourse on the Golden Age, Elias Rivers talks about pastoral, feminism and dialogue in Cervantes, and Anthony Close talks about ambivalence in Cervantes' style from the Galatea on.
Title: Pastoral Themes and Forms in Cervantes's Fiction
Author:  Dominick Finello
ISBN: 0-8387-5255-1
Publisher: Bucknell University Press
Published: 1984
Format: Trade cloth; 299 pp.; 0.60 lbs.
Price: $44.50
Description: This book explores the various pastoral dimensions of Cervantes's art, from his early Galatea to his masterful Don Quijote de la Mancha. Finello focuses on the pastoral's congenial interaction with the creativity of Don Quijote.
     "Pastoral Themes and Forms in Cervantes's Fiction explores the various pastoral dimensions of Cervantes's art, from his early Galatea, which is a pastoral novel, to his masterful Don Quijote de la Mancha. Dominick Finello here focuses on the pastoral's impact on the composition of Don Quijote: its rural backdrop of a rustic Spain; the literary inheritance of its characters and style; its dialogic structure, which reflects that of the pastoral novel; and the vital stimulus produced by Cervantes's direct observation of the effects of imaginative pastoral disguises and mimetic play on its characters, including bucolic games, the representation of eclogues and masques, and other such diversions.
     The blending of pastoral themes and forms into his fiction has led Cervantes to ring major changes on conventional patterns of the pastoral." --BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved (Blackwell)
Sancho Panza through 375 Years of Continuations, Imitations, and Criticism
by Robert M. Flores
Juan de la Cuesta-Hispanic Monographs
 Documentación cervantina, Nº 4
ISBN: 0-936388-06-4
Format: hardback, x + 233 pp., illustrated
Published in 1982
Price: $17.95  

      Professor Flores begins his study with a historical survey of how Sancho or characters that Sancho inspired were treated in seventeenth and eighteenth century Europe, by authors such as Molière, Racine, Fielding, and Smollett. Then he moves into the nineteenth century, examining authors such as Turgenev, Dostoevski, Montalvo, and especially Dickens, pausing to discuss Gustave Doré's artistic view of Sancho.
      He then discusses how Sancho has been treated in the twentieth century-the age of the professional critic-by authors such as Allen, Amado Alonso, Brenan, Castro, Close, Manuel Durán, Madariaga, Augustin Redondo, Savj-López, Unamuno, Willis, and even by novelists such as John Fowles and J. R. R. Tolkien.
      The culmination of the book is in the fifth chapter, where Professor Flores describes with his usual impeccable scholarship what Cervantes' Sancho was truly like. This chapter refers to citations from 34 appendixes which follow containing 926 quotations from the Quijote to back up all of his statements. The appendixes include Sancho's ambitions, his simplicity, his cowardice, his proverbs, his sexual temperance, his memory, and 28 other topics.
      A triumphant vindication of this misunderstood character.
      "This book gives more than its title promises, for in addition to a review of Sancho criticism over the centuries we are presented with an analysis of Sancho's character and personality based on a mass of evidence patiently collected and classified-evidence that no future student of the subject can afford to ignore." ----
Geoffrey Stagg, Revista canadiense de estudios hispánicos


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