Role of Cervantes’s El Curioso Impertinente/tales of Impertinent Curiosity in Galdos’s Fortunata Y Jacinta
|Author: ||Larsen, Kevin|
This study examines the profound impact of Cervantes and Don Quijote on the magnum opus of Benito Pérez Galdós, Spain’s pre-eminent novelist of the 19th century. It demonstrates how he incorporates and rewrites aspects of the Quijote, specifically the intercalated El curioso impertinente, into his own work, showing his originality as well as his profound indebtedness.
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