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Nuevas Cartas de la Última Prisión de Quevedo 9781855661127

Nuevas Cartas de la Última Prisión de Quevedo

ISBN-10: 1855661128
ISBN-13: 9781855661127
PUBLISHER: Boydell & Brewer, Limited
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Product Description: Of the 110 letters pertaining to the last seven years of Quevedo's life (1639-1645), 42 were composed during his four-year imprisonment in San Marcos de Le#65533;n. They are extensive and addressed to two distinguished Jesuits with whom Quevedo shared frankly (but under pseudonyms) news received in prison, including literary activity, military campaigns, politics and even his own parodies of the intrigues of the most powerful nobles at Court. These letters were carefully copied by two early 18th-century scholars in a hitherto unpublished manuscript of great interest and accuracy. This critical edition documents the authentic texts of the letters, corrects erroneous attributions, identifies Quevedo's correspondents and establishes the chronology and diagnosis of his long mortal illness. We now have dates which reorder the events of his life, and we know the identity of the powerful inquisitor who salvaged so much of Quevedo's poetry (published in 1648). JAMES O. CROSBY is Professor Emeritus at Florida International University. De las 110 cartas pertenecientes a los #65533;ltimos siete a#65533;os de la vida de Quevedo (1639-1645), 42 fueron redactadas en los cuatro a#65533;os de su prisi#65533;n en San Marcos de Le#65533;n. Son extensas y se dirigieron a dos jesuitas distinguidos con quienes comparti#65533; Quevedo con franqueza (pero bajo seud#65533;nimos) noticias recibidas en la c#65533;rcel, incluyendo la actividad literaria, las campa#65533;as militares, la pol#65533;tica y hasta sus propias parodias de las intrigas de los pr#65533;ceres de la corte. Estas cartas fueron copiadas con sumo cuidado por dos eruditos de principios del siglo dieciocho en un manuscrito in#65533;dito de gran inter#65533;s y exactitud. La presente edici#65533;n documenta los textos aut#65533;nticos de las cartas, corrige atribuciones err#65533;neas, identifica a los corresponsales del sat#65533;rico y establece la cronolog#65533;a y la diagnosis de su larga enfermedad mortal. Ahora disponemos de los datos que ordenan correctamente los episodios de su vida, y sabemos la identidad del poderoso inquisidor que rescat#65533; para la posteridad gran parte de su poes#65533;a.

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PAGES: 490
CATEGORY: Literary Collections

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