Nuevas cartas de la última prisión de Quevedo

Nuevas cartas de la última prisión de Quevedo

Edited by James O. Crosby

Hardback
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Tamesis Books

Overview

Overview

A critical edition of the letters written by Quevedo during his final years (1639-1645), 42 of which have never previously been published.
Of the 110 letters pertaining to the last seven years of Quevedo's life (1639-1645), 42 were composed during his four-year imprisonment in San Marcos de León. They are extensive and addressed to two distinguished Jesuits with whom Quevedo shared frankly (but under pseudonyms) news received in prison, including literary activity, military campaigns, politics and even his own parodies of the intrigues of the most powerful nobles at Court.
These letters were carefully copied by two early 18th-century scholars in a hitherto unpublished manuscript of great interest and accuracy. This critical edition documents the authentic texts of the letters, corrects erroneous attributions, identifies Quevedo's correspondents and establishes the chronology and diagnosis of his long mortal illness. We now have dates which reorder the events of his life, and we know the identity of the powerful inquisitor who salvaged so much of Quevedo's poetry (published in 1648).

JAMES O. CROSBY is Professor Emeritus at Florida International University.

De las 110 cartas pertenecientes a los últimos siete años de la vida de Quevedo (1639-1645), 42 fueron redactadas en los cuatro años de su prisión en San Marcos de León. Son extensas y se dirigieron a dos jesuitas distinguidos con quienes compartió Quevedo con franqueza (pero bajo seudónimos) noticias recibidas en la cárcel, incluyendo la actividad literaria, las campañas militares, la política y hasta sus propias parodias de las intrigas de los próceres de la corte.
Estas cartas fueron copiadas con sumo cuidado por dos eruditos de principios del siglo dieciocho en un manuscrito inédito de gran interés y exactitud. La presente edición documenta los textos auténticos de las cartas, corrige atribuciones erróneas, identifica a los corresponsales del satírico y establece la cronología y la diagnosis de su larga enfermedad mortal. Ahora disponemos de los datos que ordenan correctamente los episodios de su vida, y sabemos la identidad del poderoso inquisidor que rescató para la posteridad gran parte de su poesía.

Details

April 2005
13 black and white illustrations
490 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Textos B
ISBN: 9781855661127
Format: Hardback
Tamesis Books
BIC DN, 1DSE, 2ADS, 4P
BISAC BIO006000
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Will no doubt become a mainstay of Quevedo scholarship for many years to come. MLR
This is a fundamental contribution to the studies on Quevedo and his works, and allows a better knowledge of his personal ideas on literature and politics. The text is edited with exemplary accuracy. This new edition of the last letters of Quevedo can surely be counted among the most relevant recent contributions to Quevedism. FORUM FOR MODERN LANGUAGE STUDIES

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