Barcelona: Editorial Planeta, 2022. First Edition. Hardcover. 1037p., bibl., indices, wrps. New. Item #78575
ISBN: 9788491993995

More than half of this book is dedicated to inquiring about the sources of the Prince of Wits. His creations were nurtured with his prodigious imagination and amazing narrative ability. Both served by the information of the curious and constant reader that was Cervantes and by the vicissitudes of his eventful life, which he turned entirely into literature. There are inclinations that are easy to detect in the books of the writer from Alcalá de Henares: popular literature, stories, advice and proverbs; the politics and society of his time, subjected to very profound but slow transformations, which allowed the men of his time to keep one foot in the past while the modern State was being formed. He was greatly interested in couple relationships, which fill his work more than any other plot. He joyfully used some of the most widespread beliefs in Europe of his time, such as witchcraft and enchantments. And he knew a lot about laws and justice. With these main ingredients and a great facility to seduce and entertain he amassed his dazzling literature.

This book convenes and crosses, in a truly enriching and novel way, biography, literary criticism, the historical context and the analysis of the thematic groups that most attracted Cervantes, which he exposes with relentless meticulousness and erudition.

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