The Resource (A)wry views : anamorphosis, Cervantes, and the early picaresque, David R. Castillo

(A)wry views : anamorphosis, Cervantes, and the early picaresque, David R. Castillo

Label
(A)wry views : anamorphosis, Cervantes, and the early picaresque
Title
(A)wry views
Title remainder
anamorphosis, Cervantes, and the early picaresque
Statement of responsibility
David R. Castillo
Title variation
Awry views
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The term anamorphosis, from the Greek ana ("again") and morphe ("shape"), designates a variety of perspective experiments that can be traced back to the artistic developments of the 1500s and early 1600s. Anamorphic devices challenge viewers to experience different forms of perceptual oscillation and uncertainty. Images shift in front of the eyes of the puzzled spectators as they move from the center of the representation to the margins, or from one side to the other." "(A)wry Views demonstrates that much of the literature of the Spanish Golden Age (roughly 1550-1650) is similarly susceptible to a mode of interpretation that permits, and indeed requires, "oblique readings." Thus the perspectivist tendencies that are characteristic of the work of Miguel de Cervantes and many of the picaresque narratives of the period - including the anonymous Lazarillo de Tormes, Mateo Aleman's Guzman de Alfarache, and Lopez de Ubeda's La picara Justina - invite the reader to actively participate in a game of displacements and sudden revelations." "As with the optical illusions of anamorphosis, this reading game may well result in a questioning of the fit between reality and perception, perhaps even in a suspension of commonly held beliefs about the world and our place in it."--Jacket
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1967-
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Castillo, David R.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ6147.P5
LC item number
C38 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de
  • Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de
  • Picaresque literature, Spanish
  • Spanish fiction
  • Perspective in literature
  • Anamorphosis (Visual perception)
  • Anamorphosis (Visual perception)
  • Perspective in literature
  • Picaresque literature, Spanish
  • Spanish fiction
  • Schelmenromans
  • Anamorfosen
  • Spaans
Label
(A)wry views : anamorphosis, Cervantes, and the early picaresque, David R. Castillo
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 163-176) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Picaresque
  • Putting Things in Anamorphic Perspective: The Case of Lazarillo
  • The Gaze of an-Other in Guzman de Alfarache
  • Look Who's Talking! Justina and Cultural Authority
  • Cervantes
  • Don Quixote: A Case of Anamorphic Literature
  • Persiles, or The Cervantine Art of Looking Down and Awry
  • A "Symptomatic" View of the Honor System in Cervantes's Theater
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 182 pages
Isbn
9781557532275
Lccn
00054860
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)45636932
  • (OCoLC)ocm45636932
Label
(A)wry views : anamorphosis, Cervantes, and the early picaresque, David R. Castillo
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 163-176) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Picaresque
  • Putting Things in Anamorphic Perspective: The Case of Lazarillo
  • The Gaze of an-Other in Guzman de Alfarache
  • Look Who's Talking! Justina and Cultural Authority
  • Cervantes
  • Don Quixote: A Case of Anamorphic Literature
  • Persiles, or The Cervantine Art of Looking Down and Awry
  • A "Symptomatic" View of the Honor System in Cervantes's Theater
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 182 pages
Isbn
9781557532275
Lccn
00054860
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)45636932
  • (OCoLC)ocm45636932

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