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The Resource Cervantes, literature, and the discourse of politics, Anthony J. Cascardi, (electronic resource)

Cervantes, literature, and the discourse of politics, Anthony J. Cascardi, (electronic resource)

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Cervantes, literature, and the discourse of politics
Title
Cervantes, literature, and the discourse of politics
Statement of responsibility
Anthony J. Cascardi
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"What is the role of literature in the formation of the state? Anthony J. Cascardi takes up this fundamental question in Cervantes, Literature, and the Discourse of Politics, a comprehensive analysis of the presence of politics in Don Quixote. Cascardi argues that when public speech is constrained, as it was in seventeenth-century Spain, politics must be addressed indirectly, including through comedy, myth, and travellers' tales. Cervantes, Literature, and the Discourse of Politics convincingly reengages the ancient roots of political theory in modern literature by situating Cervantes within a long line of political thinkers. Cascardi notably connects Cervantes' political theory to Plato's, much as the writer's literary criticism has been firmly linked to Aristotle's. He also shows how Cervantes' view of literature provided a compelling alternative to the modern, scientific politics of Machiavelli and Hobbes, highlighting the potential interplay of literature and politics in an ideal state."--P. [i]
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NLC
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1953-
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Cascardi, Anthony J.
LC call number
PQ6353
LC item number
.C33 2012
Series statement
Toronto Iberic
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  • Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de
  • Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de
  • Politics and literature
Label
Cervantes, literature, and the discourse of politics, Anthony J. Cascardi, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [263]-323) and index
Contents
Introduction -- What the canon said -- Views from nowhere -- Controversies -- The practice of theory -- Politics brought down to earth -- Imagining the nation -- Civil society, virtue, and the pursuit of happiness -- Free speech?
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000717132
Dimensions
23 cm.
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unknown
Extent
viii, 351 p.
Isbn
9781442612235
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2012374368
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000717132
Label
Cervantes, literature, and the discourse of politics, Anthony J. Cascardi, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [263]-323) and index
Contents
Introduction -- What the canon said -- Views from nowhere -- Controversies -- The practice of theory -- Politics brought down to earth -- Imagining the nation -- Civil society, virtue, and the pursuit of happiness -- Free speech?
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000717132
Dimensions
23 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
viii, 351 p.
Isbn
9781442612235
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2012374368
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000717132

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