Luis de Góngora and Lope de Vega

Luis de Góngora and Lope de Vega

Masters of Parody

Lindsay G. Kerr

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Traces the processes and paradoxes at work in the late parodic poetry of Luis de Góngora and Lope de Vega, illuminating correlations and connections.
Co-Winner of the 2014 Publication Prize awarded by the Association of Hispanists of Great Britain and Ireland

Kerr traces the processes and paradoxes at work in the late parodic poetry of Luis de Góngora and Lope de Vega, illuminating the correlations and connections between two poets who have more often than not been presented as enemies.The analysis follows the parallel development of the complex parodic genre through Góngora's late mythological parody, from his 1589 Hero and Leander romance through to his culminating parody, La fábula de Píramo y Tisbe (1618) and Lope de Vega's alter ego Tomé de Burguillos, whose anthology, Rimas humanas y divinas del licenciado Tomé de Burguillos, was published a year before Lope's death, in 1634. Working from the premise that parody provides a Derridean supplément to exhausted, dominant genres (e.g. pastoral, lyric, epic), this study asks: what do these texts achieve by their supplementarity, and how do they achieve it?, and, the overarching question, why do these erudite poets turn to parody in an age of decline?

Lindsay Kerr received her PhD in Spanish at Queen's University Belfast.

Details

August 2017
219 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Monografias A
ISBN: 9781855663176
Format: Hardback
Tamesis Books
BIC DSC, 1DSE, 2AB, 3JD
BISAC LIT004280
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Table of Contents

Introduction
Parodic Beginnings
La fábula de Píramo y Tisbe
Las Rimas de Tomé de Burguillos
La Gatomaquia
Last Laughs
Bibliography

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