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Author Martinez-Bonati, Felix
Title "Don Quixote" and the Poetics of the Novel
Imprint Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2019
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Descript 1 online resource (317 pages)
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Note Cover -- Don Quixote and the Poetics of the Novel -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Prologue -- Introduction: Questions and Points of Confusion -- Some Persistent Issues in Cervantes Studies -- The Aims of Criticism and Don Quixote -- Realism, "True History," and Aristotle -- Legitimacy of the Concept of Literary Realism (a Parenthesis) -- The Question of Cervantes's "Thought -- The Meaning of Form -- Stories of Undermined and Equivocal Exemplarity -- Two Kinds of Rhetoric -- Method -- 1. Cervantes and the Regions of the Imagination -- The Discontinuities of the Novelistic World -- The Work's Stylistic Design -- Revealing Detail and Intuited Totality: A Methodological Reflection -- Layers of Meaning: Mimetic and Metafictional -- Other Regions of Traditional Imagination -- A Most Contrasting Style: The "Impertinent" One -- A Design Alien to the Modern Novel -- Forms of Literary Reflexivity -- Literary Thematizations of Literature, Metanarrativity, and Metafictionality -- Region and Genre -- Critical Concepts in Regard to Pluriregionality -- 2. The Unity of the Quixote -- The Concept of Unity -- The Disintegrating Forces -- Action -- Time -- Ontic Coherence and Inconsistencies of Design -- The Contradictory Internal Constitution of the Characters -- The Narrative Frame -- Usurpations of Voice -- Ruptures of Novelistic Hermeticity -- Stylistic Disunity -- Thematic Plurality -- Discontinuities between the Two Parts -- The Unifying Forces -- Paradigmatic (and Symbolic) Unity -- The Unity of the System of Stylistic-Generic Matrices -- Unity of Time -- Orders of the Imaginary Population -- The Continuity of the Narrative Situation -- The Identity of the Characters -- Syntagmatic Unity -- The Ambivalence of the Quixotic Symbol -- Correspondence of Story and Style -- The Symbol as Thematic Unity
3. The Quixote: Its Game, Its Genre, and Its Characters -- What Kind of Game Is the Plain Reading of the Quixote? -- The Reality of Genre and Kinds of Literary Games -- A Special "Novel of Character -- The Double Movement of Style and Truth -- The Central Characters: Inexplicit Inwardness, Empirical Typicality, Literary Archetypicality -- The Structure of Character -- A Mechanism Underlying Our Experience of Characters in Fiction -- Heterogeneous Composition and Intuitive Unity of Cervantes's Figures -- 4. Toward the Meanings -- Ideology and Rhetoric in the Quixote -- Typicality and Exemplarity -- The Primary Site of Value in the Quixote -- Irony and the Unity of the Person -- Contradictory Exemplarities in the Quixote -- Dissimulation, Truth, and Style -- Cervantes's "Message -- The Construction of the Truth in the Work of Fiction -- The Literary Work as "Discourse" and the "Language" of Literature -- Traditional Views of the Work's Meaning -- Uses of the Theory of the Levels of Meaning -- A Nondoctrinal Truth -- An Attitude toward Values -- The System of Traditional Literary Regions -- The Created Consciousness -- The Phenomenon of the Unrealistic Allegory of Realism -- Unrealistic Aspects -- The Suggestion of Realism -- 5. Verisimilitude, Realism, and Literariness -- Does the Quixote Suggest a Defense of Books of Chivalry? -- Parody or Indirect Satire? -- A Place for Chivalric Romance -- Verisimilitude and Realism: The Classical Tradition -- Modified Veracity and Aristotle's Poetics -- Nonmimetic Meanings -- The Transfigurative Course of the Stylistic Matrices -- Realistic Backgrounds, Comedy's Veils -- The Complex Dynamism of Style -- The Man of Ill-Advised Curiosity" as a Key to Meaning -- Aristotelian Unity of Action -- The Conflict of Naturalism and Myth in Classic Poetry -- An Aristotelian "Beginning -- The Tragic Novella's Unity of Action
Conjectures beyond Literary Meaning -- Literariness and Metapoetic Signs -- Two Kinds of Metapoetic Signs -- Verisimilitude of the "Object" and of the "Manner -- The Fantastic Figure of the Narrator and the Realistic Novel -- Misdirections from a History of Forms -- Conclusion -- Epilogue -- Notes -- Index of Authors
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Martinez-Bonati, Felix "Don Quixote" and the Poetics of the Novel Ithaca : Cornell University Press,c2019 9780801423598
Subject Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de,-1547-1616-Technique
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Alt Author Fox, Dian
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