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Author Ruan, Felipe E., 1966-

Title Picaro and Cortesano : Identity and the Forms of Capital in Early Modern Spanish Picaresque Narrative and Courtesy Literature
Published Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc., 2011
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Description 1 online resource (181 pages)
Contents Pícaro and Cortesano; Contents; Acknowledgments; Note on Translations; Introduction; Chapter I: Corte, Pícaros, and Cortesanos; Chapter Ii: Pícaro Cortesano: Guzmán de Alfarache; Chapter Iii: Cortesano Pícaro: El Criticón and Baltasar Gracián; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index; About the Author
Summary In this book on the relationship between picaro and cortesano, Felipe E. Ruan argues that these two cultural figures are linked by a shared form of deportment centered on prudent self-accommodation. This behaviour is generated and governed by a courtly ethos or habitus that emerges as the result of the growth and influence of the court in Madrid. Ruan posits that both picaro and cortesano, and their respective books, conduct manual and picaresque narrative, tacitly engage questions of identity and individualism, by highlighting the valued resources or forms of capital that come to fashion and
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Subject Courtesy books -- Spain -- History.
Picaresque literature, Spanish.
Spanish literature -- Classical period, 1500-1700.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1611480515