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Author Syrovy, Daniel

Title Tilting at Tradition : Problems of Genre in the Novels of Miguel de Cervantes and Charles Sorel
Published Amsterdam : Editions Rodopi, 2013


Description 1 online resource (271 pages)
Series Internationale Forschungen zur Allgemeinen und Vergleichenden Literaturwissenschaft ; v. 164
Internationale Forschungen zur allgemeinen und vergleichenden Literaturwissenschaft.
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Preface; Part I: Charles Sorel's Berger extravagant; (i) By way of introduction: An early testimony; (ii) A brief word on method; (iii) Sorel's poetics; (iv) Utilitas; (v) Berger extravagant and Anti-Roman; (vi) The genre of the novel(s); (vii) The structure of the Berger extravagant; (viii) The meaning of the Anti-Roman; (ix) Charles Sorel, novelist; or, the quest for vraisemblance; (x) Conclusion: Novel or treatise?; Part II: Cervantes' Don Quijote; (i) Principles of method; (ii) First solution: Don Quijote as criticism
(Iii) Cervantes' stylistic tradition(iv) Humor and genre; (v) Cervantes and genre; (vi) Don Quijote as a chivalric romance; Part III: The Larger Picture; (i) Backgrounds; (ii) Cervantes and Avellaneda; (iii) Sorel's Polyandre, a new histoire comique; Conclusion: Genre and 'Parody'; Appendix: A Problem of Terminology; Bibliography; Index
Summary Don Quijote and Le Berger extravagant criticize fiction but come in the shape of novels. Far from breaking with their respective traditions, they engage with the chivalric and the pastoral in a creative manner. Genre and imitation are key notions for situating these novels in literary history and in the Ĺ“uvres of Cervantes and Sorel. With emphasis on the continuity of each writer's approach, Le Berger extravagant is considered in the context of Sorel's aim to educate readers and avoid romance stereotypes, while the Quijote is read as an individual take on the chivalric novel, rejecting the Spa
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
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Subject Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616. Don Quixote.
Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616 -- Criticism and interpretation
Sorel, Charles, 1582?-1674. Berger extravagant.
Sorel, Charles, 1582?-1674 -- Criticism and interpretation
SUBJECT Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616 fast
Sorel, Charles, 1582?-1674 fast
Berger extravagant (Sorel, Charles) fast
Don Quixote (Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de) fast
Subject LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- Spanish & Portuguese.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789401209656