Tirant lo Blanc: New Approaches

December 1999
152 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
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ISBN: 9781855660687
Format: Hardback
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Tirant lo Blanc: New Approaches

Edited by Arthur Terry

Hardback
9781855660687
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New interpretations of the text and context of the 15c Catalan romance telling of Tirant's heroic exploits and adventures in love.
In Don Quixote, Cervantes describes Tirant lo Blanc as `the best book in the world'. A remarkable work of fiction, probably the finest to appear anywhere in Europe before Rabelais, it has recently become increasingly familiar to English readers. However, it is a problematic book to categorise: on the one hand, it is an exciting story of Tirant's military exploits and his love for the Princess Carmesina; on the other, it is an encyclopedic work treating many aspects of late fifteenth-century society in vivid detail.
The essays collected in this volume offer a variety of fresh interpretations. They cover a vast amount of material, from questions of authorship to close readings of particular episodes, bringing a varietyof new interpretations to bear.

ARTHUR TERRY is Emeritus Professor of Literature at the University of Essex.
Contributors: RAFAEL BELTRAN, JOSEP GUIA, THOMAS R. HART, ALBERT G. HAUF, JEREMY LAWRANCE, MONTSERRAT PIERA, JOSEP PUJOL, JESUS D. RODRIGUEZ VELASCO, MARIA JESUS RUBIERA Y MATA, ARTHUR TERRY, CURT WITTLIN

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Table of Contents

Worlds in 'Tirant lo Blanc' - Jesus D Rodriguez Velasco
Comedy and Performance in 'Tirant lo Blanc' - Rafael Beltran
'Poets and Historians' in 'Tirant lo Blanc': Joanot Martorell's Models and the Cultural Space of Chivalresque Fiction - Josep Pujol
'Tirant lo Blanc': Rehistoricizing the 'other' 'Reconquista' - Montserrat Piera
'Tirant lo Blanc' and the Muslim World in the Fifteenth Century - Maria Jesus Rubiera y Mata
The Eschatological Framework of Tirant's African Adventure - Albert G Hauf
Language and Intimacy in 'Tirant lo Blanc' -
Death in 'Tirant lo Blanc' - Jeremy Lawrance
Concerning the Novel from 1490 'Tirant lo Blanc' (with Curt Wittlin) - Josep Guia
Concerning the Novel from 1490 'Tirant lo Blanc' (with Josep Guia) - Curt Wittlin

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Important volume. MLR

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