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La tradición manuscrita de los Sueños de Quevedo y la primera edición

by James Crosby

Publication Year: 2004

Francisco de Quevedo, the Spanish poet and satirist whose books were by far the most widely read in Spain in the 17 th century, died unaware that his genius had created modern satire in Spanish, and that for the ensuing five centuries, as we now know, his name would be a household word wherever Spanish was spoken. Between 1605 and 1621, Quevedo wrote a sequence of five "Dreams" or "Visions" ( Suenos y discursos ), in each of which he hilariously envisions Spanish society as populated by people rightfully condemned to Hell. These astonishingly witty and irreverent satires of contemporary Spanish culture, morality, prejudice and religious fanaticism, were composed in a style so allusive, elliptical and equivocal as to successfully entertain both those who barely understood their full range and import, and others who celebrated the poet's rebellious insinuations. Censorship prohibited the publication of such satire in its original form, but hundreds of copies were made by hand and circulated widely. In 1993 a critical edition of all of the surviving manuscripts was published. Today the Suenos are commonly read in modern editions of the first censored version, printed in 1627. The present book ( La tradicion. . . ), compares this version with all of the 43 extant manuscripts, and for the first time identifies those groups of manuscripts from which the publishers of the first edition derived their text. This text can now be seen as a version not only censored, but corrupted successively by copyists and editors who did not understand Quevedo's satire, and did not hesitate to add entire clauses, omit others and transfer sentences from one place to another.

Published by: Purdue University Press

Series: Purdue Studies in Romance Literatures

Title page

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pp. vii-viii

Lista de abreviaturas

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pp. xi

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pp. xiii-xvi

Los pa

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pp. 1-16

Desde 1605 a 1631 se confeccionaron diversas versiones de los Sueños de Quevedo, que de acuerdo con una tradición bibliográfica, se pueden repartir en dos períodos: la época de la copia manuscrita (1605–25), seguida de la de las primeras versiones ...

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pp. 17-28

Los trece manuscritos del Sue

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pp. 29-42

Ha sido tan grande la p

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pp. 43-74

De los once manuscritos completos del Infierno, siete acusan numerosas variantes redaccionales de car

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pp. 75-82

De El mundo por de dentro han sobrevivido tan s

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pp. 83-94

Son tres los manuscritos existentes de El sue

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pp. 95-99

Todo lo analizado anteriormente afecta el contenido verbal de cada obra y la definici


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pp. 101-118


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pp. 119-124

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pp. 132


E-ISBN-13: 9781612490953
E-ISBN-10: 1612490956
Print-ISBN-13: 9781557533463
Print-ISBN-10: 1557533466

Page Count: 136
Publication Year: 2004

Series Title: Purdue Studies in Romance Literatures