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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe art of Cervantes in Don Quixote
Subtitle of host publicationcritical essays
EditorsStephen Boyd, Trudi Darby, Terence O'Reilly
Place of PublicationOxford
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781781885079
ISBN (Print)9781781885055, 9781781885062
Publication statusPublished - 23 Sept 2019

Publication series

NameStudies in Hispanic and Lusophone cultures
ISSN (Print)2053-5074


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