Contradictory Subjects: Quevedo, Cervantes, and Seventeenth-century Spanish Culture

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Cornell University Press, 1991 - Literary Criticism - 227 pages

This ambitious book attempts to rehistoricize the Golden Age of Spain (ca. 1550-1680) by placing literary production in its socio-cultural context. Drawing on theories of cultural materialism and making use of historical analysis, George Mariscal focuses on the ways in which the problem of subjectivity is constructed in the writing of the period, particularly the poetry of Francisco de Quevedo and Cervantes' Don Quixote.

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About the author (1991)

George Mariscal is Assistant Professor in the Department of Literature at the University of California, San Diego.

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