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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

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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
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SUBJECT Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616. Don Quixote. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n81032847
Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616 -- Criticism and interpretation
Sorel, Charles, 1582?-1674. Berger extravagant. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2015030728
Sorel, Charles, 1582?-1674 -- Criticism and interpretation
Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616. fast (OCoLC)fst00041951
Sorel, Charles, 1582?-1674. fast (OCoLC)fst00004372
Berger extravagant (Sorel, Charles) fast (OCoLC)fst01361986
Don Quixote (Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de) fast (OCoLC)fst01356104
Subject LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- Spanish & Portuguese.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789401209656
9401209650