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The Myth of the Picaro

The Myth of the Picaro

Continuity and Transformation of the Picaresque Novel, 1554-1954

by Alexander Blackburn
Paperback
Publication Date: 30/06/2014
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This critical interpretation of the origins of modern fiction follows the transformation of the picaresque novel over four centuries through the literature of Spain, France, England, Germany, Russia, and the United States. Blackburn uses for the first time the resources of myth criticism to demonstrate how the picaresque masterpieces of the Spanish Golden Age founded a narrative structure that was continued by Defoe, Smollett, Melville, Twain, and Mann.

Originally published in 1979.

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ISBN:
9781469619866
9781469619866
Category:
Literary companions
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
30-06-2014
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
277
Dimensions (mm):
235x155x16mm
Weight:
0.44kg

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