The Last Days of Humanism: A Reappraisal of Quevedo's Thought: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

The Last Days of Humanism: A Reappraisal of Quevedo's Thought

1st Edition

By Alfonso Rey

Routledge

215 pages

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Francisco de Quevedo (Madrid, 1580-1645) was well known for his rich and dynamic style, achieved through an ingenious and complex manipulation of language. Yet he was also a consistent and systematic thinker, with moral philosophy, broadly understood, lying at the core of his numerous and varied works. Quevedo lived in an age of transition, with th

Table of Contents

1. The Purpose of Literature 2. Neostoicism 3. Lucianesque Satire 4. Comicality 5. The Natural Environment 6. Statecraft 7. Nobility 8. War 9. Contemporary Chronicles 10. Considering Petrarch’s Canzoniere 11. Erotic Neoplatonism 12. Quevedo’s Readers

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
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FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / General
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LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / General
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LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Journalism
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LITERARY CRITICISM / Renaissance