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Miguel de Cervantes

Miguel de Cervantes

The father of Don Quixote
978280800520372EBookPlurilingua PublishingMiguel de Cervantes was a key figure of the Spanish Golden Age, a time of exceptional productivity and creativity in the fields of art and literature, and is arguably the greatest Spanish-language writer who ever lived. His literary output comprises novels, novellas, plays and poetry, and he is often described as the father of the modern novel. In just 50 minutes, you will find out how Cervantes’s use of humor and parody revolutionized the genres of the picaresque novel and the chivalric romance, and learn about the innovative features that make his work so original. This clear and straightforward guide will provide you with a discussion of Cervantes’s most important works, including Don Quixote, the Novelas ejemplares and The Trials of Persiles and Sigismunda. It also features a full biography, an introduction to the historical context in which his works were written, and an examination of the influence his writing had on later authors, giving you all the essential information about one of the most important Spanish writers of all time. About Miguel de Cervantes Miguel de Cervantes was born to a modest family in Alcalá de Henares, near Madrid, but little is known about his early years. He later spent time as the secretary of a future cardinal, a soldier, a prisoner of war, a tax collector and a fugitive suspected of murder, and often drew on these experiences when writing his fiction. As a result, his work is incredibly rich and varied, and continues to captivate readers over 400 years after his death. This insightful and accessible 72-page book is structured as follows: Introduction to Miguel de Cervantes Social, political and historical context Spain’s global empire during the 16th century Economic and social turmoil The Spanish monarchs: champions of the Counter-Reformation Spanish cultural hegemony during the Golden Age Biography of Miguel de Cervantes Humble beginnings A turbulent youth From the prisons of Algiers to early literary success Later years Characteristics of Cervantes’s work Genre A proliferation of characters and plots Parody and literary discussion Notable works Don Quixote Novelas ejemplares The Trials of Persiles and Sigismunda Summary Miguel de Cervantes was a key figure of the Spanish Golden Age, a time of exceptional productivity and creativity in the fields of art and literature, and is arguably the greatest Spanish-language writer who ever lived. His literary output comprises novels, novellas, plays and poetry, and he is often described as the father of the modern novel. In just 50 minutes, you will find out how Cervantes’s use of humor and parody revolutionized the genres of the picaresque novel and the chivalric romance, and learn about the innovative features that make his work so original. This clear and straightforward guide will provide you with a discussion of Cervantes’s most important works, including Don Quixote, the Novelas ejemplares and The Trials of Persiles and Sigismunda. It also features a full biography, an introduction to the historical context in which his works were written, and an examination of the influence his writing had on later authors, giving you all the essential information about one of the most important Spanish writers of all time. About Miguel de Cervantes Miguel de Cervantes was born to a modest family in Alcalá de Henares, near Madrid, but little is known about his early years. He later spent time as the secretary of a future cardinal, a soldier, a prisoner of war, a tax collector and a fugitive suspected of murder, and often drew on these experiences when writing his fiction. As a result, his work is incredibly rich and varied, and continues to captivate readers over 400 years after his death. This insightful and accessible 72-page book is structured as follows: Introduction to Miguel de Cervantes Social, political and historical context Spain’s global empire during the 16th century Economic and social turmoil The Spanish monarchs: champions of the Counter-Reformation Spanish cultural hegemony during the Golden Age Biography of Miguel de Cervantes Humble beginnings A turbulent youth From the prisons of Algiers to early literary success Later years Characteristics of Cervantes’s work Genre A proliferation of characters and plots Parody and literary discussion Notable works Don Quixote Novelas ejemplares The Trials of Persiles and Sigismunda Summary application/pdf1 16th century, 17th century, literature, Spain, Spanish Crown
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Miguel de Cervantes was a key figure of the Spanish Golden Age, a time of exceptional productivity and creativity in the fields of art and literature, and is arguably the greatest Spanish-language writer who ever lived. His literary output comprises novels, novellas, plays and poetry, and he is often described as the father of the modern novel. In just 50...
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Miguel de Cervantes was a key figure of the Spanish Golden Age, a time of exceptional productivity and creativity in the fields of art and literature, and is arguably the greatest Spanish-language writer who ever lived. His literary output comprises novels, novellas, plays and poetry, and he is often described as the father of the modern novel. In just 50 minutes, you will find out how Cervantes’s use of humor and parody revolutionized the genres of the picaresque novel and the chivalric romance, and learn about the innovative features that make his work so original.

This clear and straightforward guide will provide you with a discussion of Cervantes’s most important works, including Don Quixote, the Novelas ejemplares and The Trials of Persiles and Sigismunda. It also features a full biography, an introduction to the historical context in which his works were written, and an examination of the influence his writing had on later authors, giving you all the essential information about one of the most important Spanish writers of all time.

About Miguel de Cervantes

Miguel de Cervantes was born to a modest family in Alcalá de Henares, near Madrid, but little is known about his early years. He later spent time as the secretary of a future cardinal, a soldier, a prisoner of war, a tax collector and a fugitive suspected of murder, and often drew on these experiences when writing his fiction. As a result, his work is incredibly rich and varied, and continues to captivate readers over 400 years after his death.

This insightful and accessible 72-page book is structured as follows:

  • Introduction to Miguel de Cervantes
  • Social, political and historical context
    • Spain’s global empire during the 16th century
    • Economic and social turmoil
    • The Spanish monarchs: champions of the Counter-Reformation
    • Spanish cultural hegemony during the Golden Age
  • Biography of Miguel de Cervantes
    • Humble beginnings
    • A turbulent youth
    • From the prisons of Algiers to early literary success
    • Later years
  • Characteristics of Cervantes’s work
    • Genre
    • A proliferation of characters and plots
    • Parody and literary discussion
  • Notable works
    • Don Quixote
    • Novelas ejemplares
    • The Trials of Persiles and Sigismunda
  • Summary

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