Los trabajos de Persiles y Sigismunda

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Una auténtica " sed de autonomía " caracteriza a todas las obras de Cervantes, abrumadas por el peso del " Quijote " , pero tal objetiva necesidad reviste en el " Persiles " una urgencia especialísima, si bien se recuerda que para el autor este libro " había de ser " su obra maestra. Al artista ya viejo, cansado, tal vez, del continuo sentirse llamar " escritor festivo " o " regocijo de las musas " , le había de resultar imprescindible un triunfo de otro tipo, menos clamoroso quizá, pero con una obra " seria " . Por ello es posible que se decidiera al final de su vida a terminar el viaje que hacen a Roma Periandro y Auristela, los dos jóvenes y enamorados protagonistas, obligados por las circunstancias a presentarse como hermanos, cuyo principal objeto parece ser servir de marco a otras historias y a otros personajes cuyas acciones les sirven, en más de un sentido, de enseñanza.

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About the author (1997)

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra was born in Alcala de Henares, Spain, in 1547. In 1585, a few months after his marriage to Catalina de Salazar, he published his first major work as an author, the pastoral novel La Galatea which was poorly received. Cervantes became a tax collector in Granada in 1594, but was imprisoned in 1597 due to money problems with the government. Folklore maintains that while in prison, he wrote his most famous novel, Don Quixote, which was an immediate success upon publication in 1605. After several years of writing short novels and plays, Cervantes was spurred to write the sequel to Don Quixote in 1615 when an unauthorized sequel appeared to great acclaim. Though Cervantes' sequel was rushed and flawed, Don Quixote remains a powerful symbol that has endured to present times in many forms. Cervantes died on April 22, 1616, at the age of 69.

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, born in Alcala de Henares, Spain, in 1547, was the son of a surgeon. In 1585, a few months after his marriage to Catalina de Salazar, Cervantes published his first major work as an author, the pastoral novel La Galatea which was poorly received. Cervantes became a tax collector in Granada in 1594, but was imprisoned in 1597 due to money problems with the government. Folklore maintains that while in prison, Cervantes wrote his most famous novel, Don Quixote, which was an immediate success upon publication in 1605. After several years of writing short novels and plays, Cervantes was spurred to write the sequel to Don Quixote in 1615 when an unauthorized sequel appeared to great acclaim. Don Quixote is considered the defining Spanish literary contribution. It is humorous, bawdy, and human, pitting one man's loyalty to tradition and faith against the world's harsh progress. Though Cervantes' sequel was rushed and flawed, Don Quixote remains a powerful symbol that has endured to present times in many forms. Cervantes died on April 22, 1616, at the age of 69.