The Resource Don Quixote and the poetics of the novel, Félix Martínez-Bonati ; translated by Dian Fox in collaboration with the author

Don Quixote and the poetics of the novel, Félix Martínez-Bonati ; translated by Dian Fox in collaboration with the author

Label
Don Quixote and the poetics of the novel
Title
Don Quixote and the poetics of the novel
Statement of responsibility
Félix Martínez-Bonati ; translated by Dian Fox in collaboration with the author
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
  • "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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Martínez-Bonati, Félix
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ6353
LC item number
.M369 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de
  • Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de
  • Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de
  • Fiction
  • Novela
  • Novela
  • Fiction
  • Technique
Label
Don Quixote and the poetics of the novel, Félix Martínez-Bonati ; translated by Dian Fox in collaboration with the author
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translated from the author's unpublished Spanish manuscript
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 237-284) and index
Contents
Introduction: Questions and Points of Confusion -- Some Persistent Issues in Cervantes Studies -- The Meaning of Form -- 1. Cervantes and the Regions of the Imagination. The Discontinuities of the Novelistic World. Forms of Literary Reflexivity -- 2. The Unity of the Quixote. The Concept of Unity. The Disintegrating Forces. The Unifying Forces -- 3. The Quixote: Its Game, Its Genre, and Its Characters. What Kind of Game Is the Plain Reading of the Quixote? The Central Characters: Inexplicit Inwardness, Empirical Typicality, Literary Archetypicality -- 4. Toward the Meanings. Ideology and Rhetoric in the Quixote. The Construction of the Truth in the Work of Fiction. The Phenomenon of the Unrealistic Allegory of Realism -- 5. Verisimilitude, Realism, and Literariness. Does the Quixote Suggest a Defense of Books of Chivalry? Verisimilitude and Realism: The Classical Tradition. The Transfigurative Course of the Stylistic Matrices. "The Man of Ill-Advised Curiosity" as a Key to Meaning. Literariness and Metapoetic Signs
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxii, 289 p.
Isbn
9780801423598
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
92005913
System control number
  • (OCoLC)25371488
  • (OCoLC)ocm25371488
Label
Don Quixote and the poetics of the novel, Félix Martínez-Bonati ; translated by Dian Fox in collaboration with the author
Publication
Note
Translated from the author's unpublished Spanish manuscript
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 237-284) and index
Contents
Introduction: Questions and Points of Confusion -- Some Persistent Issues in Cervantes Studies -- The Meaning of Form -- 1. Cervantes and the Regions of the Imagination. The Discontinuities of the Novelistic World. Forms of Literary Reflexivity -- 2. The Unity of the Quixote. The Concept of Unity. The Disintegrating Forces. The Unifying Forces -- 3. The Quixote: Its Game, Its Genre, and Its Characters. What Kind of Game Is the Plain Reading of the Quixote? The Central Characters: Inexplicit Inwardness, Empirical Typicality, Literary Archetypicality -- 4. Toward the Meanings. Ideology and Rhetoric in the Quixote. The Construction of the Truth in the Work of Fiction. The Phenomenon of the Unrealistic Allegory of Realism -- 5. Verisimilitude, Realism, and Literariness. Does the Quixote Suggest a Defense of Books of Chivalry? Verisimilitude and Realism: The Classical Tradition. The Transfigurative Course of the Stylistic Matrices. "The Man of Ill-Advised Curiosity" as a Key to Meaning. Literariness and Metapoetic Signs
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxii, 289 p.
Isbn
9780801423598
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
92005913
System control number
  • (OCoLC)25371488
  • (OCoLC)ocm25371488

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