Tirant lo Blanc: New Approaches

Tirant lo Blanc: New Approaches

Edited by Arthur Terry

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Overview

Overview

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

Details

December 1999
152 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Monografias A
ISBN: 9781855660687
Format: Hardback
Library eBook
Tamesis Books
BIC GTB
BISAC LIT004280
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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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