The Lazarillo Phenomenon: Essays on the Adventures of a Classic Text

The Lazarillo Phenomenon: Essays on the Adventures of a Classic Text

by Reyes Coll-Tellechea, Sean McDaniel

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The Lazarillo Phenomenon addresses a fundamental question in Hispanic Studies, why do we continue studying La Vida de Lazarillo de Tormes? As a classic literary text, Lazarillo's destiny depends on the relations it establishes over time with individuals and institutions responsible for literary, commercial, and ideological matters. This book brings together nine literary scholars from different critical approaches who address this question and reconsider the state of Lazarillo studies.

The Lazarillo Phenomenon directs the reader's attention away from traditional concerns and toward different areas such as the complexities surrounding the production, transmission, and reception of the novel across time, and the wide-ranging social, historical, political, literary, economic, and religious circumstances in which it was written, banned, censured, and finally re-circulated. Contributors include Reyes Coll-Tellechea, María V. Jordán Arroyo, Ismene Kansí, Sean McDaniel, Joseph V. Ricapito, Theresa Ann Sears, Benjamín Torrico, Anthony Zahareas, and 'scar Pereira Zazo.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780838758182
Publisher: Bucknell University Press
Publication date: 01/01/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 316 KB

About the Author

Reyes Coll-Tellechea is associate professor of Hispanic studies at the University of Massachusetts in Boston. Sean McDaniel is associate professor and chair of Spanish at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Table of Contents

Our Knowledge of the Past: Reframing Lazarillo Studies Reyes Coll-Tellechea Sean McDaniel 9

La vida de Lazarillo de Tormes: Publicity and Fictionality Oscar Pereira Zazo 21

Galateo español, Destierro de ignorancia, and Lazarillo castigado: The Importance of Post-Publication History Sean McDaniel 48

The Spanish Inquisition and the Battle for Lazarillo: 1554-1555-1573 Reyes Coll-Tellechea 75

Beyond Hunger: The Alimentary Cultural Code in Lazarillo de Tormes Theresa Ann Sears 98

Hinding in the Wall: Lazarillo's Bedfellows: The Secret Library of Barcarrota Benjamín Torrico 120

"Has Charity gone to Heaven?": The Women in La vida de Lazarillo de Tormes María V. Jordán Arroyo 139

The "Odyssey" of Lazarillo de Tormes and the Secular State of Mind Anthony Zaharéas Ismene Kansí 161

Style, Diction, and Content of Lazarillo de Tormes Joseph V. Ricapito 170

Notes on Contributors 195

Index 199

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