Cervantes' Epic Novel: Empire, Religion, and the Dream Life of Heroes in Persiles [Review]

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Ignacio Lopez Alemany, Assistant Professor of Spanish, Director of Graduate Studies (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: Michael Armstrong-Roche quite correctly points out that most critics view The Labors of Persiles and Sigismunda as a “turning away from modernity” (3), an example of Cervantes’ late-life embrace of the Counter-Reformation. Some even consider the byzantine novel a misstep by the author of Don Quixote while, ironically, Cervantes himself saw his last book as his crowning achievement. In this percep¬tive monograph, Armstrong-Roche makes the case that Persiles can best be appreciated if, instead of looking forward toward the novel, we look back to the epic.

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Seventeenth-Century News
Language: English
Date: 2010
Michael Armstrong-Roche, The Labors of Persiles and Sigismunda, Miguel de Cervantes, Book review

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