Abstract

ABSTRACT:

An accident as old as humanity, shipwreck involves a wide range of metaphors that fuse familiarity and exoticism, allegory and specificity, providence and godless catastrophe. In exploring Cervantes’s approach to this topos, this study identifies how the metaphor conveys an incisive political commentary in Don Quixote, a literary and spiritual reflection in Persiles, and a troubling self-projection in Journey to Parnassus. Unveiling the continuities of Cervantes’s use of this motif provides intriguing insights into the experiential fractures and literary exploits of the author as he embarked on the difficult journeys of his last works and years (1614–1616).

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Additional Information

ISSN
1553-0639
Print ISSN
0018-2176
Pages
pp. 183-207
Launched on MUSE
2019-04-26
Open Access
No
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