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- DescriptionFray Antonio de Guevara (1482-1545), the most prolific writer of pseudo-historical prose in sixteenth-century Spain, was named official chronicler by Emperor Charles V in 1526. Despite his title, Guevara never wrote a conventional history. A master of fictional semblance, Guevara self-fashioned his own literary personae or masks - among them those of friar, bishop, chronicler, courtier, imperial counselor, and court buffoon. In his pseudo-historical prose, Guevara resoundingly uses the voices of both the velist and the court buffoon, entertaining the reader with humor, wit, satire, and irony. Artistically manipulating both classical and contemporary history, Guevara invatively creates a vast and labyrinthine web in which history and fiction form an inseparable hybrid: a pseudo-historical narrative that heralds the essay and the modern vel.
- Author BiographyThe Author: Horacio Chiong Rivero is Assistant Professor of Spanish at Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania. He received his B.A. in comparative literature from Yale University, and his Ph.D. in Romance languages and literatures from Harvard University, where he specialized in medieval, early modern, and colonial Latin American literature. Chiong Rivero is currently working on a comparative study of bouffonesque and satirical Spanish literature that spans from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century.
- Author(s)Horacio Chiong Rivero
- PublisherPeter Lang Publishing Inc
- Date of Publication01/12/2004
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Series TitleCurrents in Comparative Romance Languages & Literatures
- Series Part/Volume Number137
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintPeter Lang Publishing Inc
- Content Note2 ill.
- Weight570 g
- Width160 mm
- Height230 mm
- Edited byMichael G. Paulson,Tamara Alvarez-Detrell
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