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The Picaresque Novel

La novela picaresca, as it is originally deemed in its native Spain, is a literary genre which gained extensive notoriety (and popularity as well) during the XVI century and extended throughout...

Latest answer posted April 28, 2013 2:49 pm UTC

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The Picaresque Novel

First, let’s orient to the question with some background. The picaresque tradition is an innovation in literature coming from Spain in the early 1600s. In Spanish, picaro means rogue and gives...

Latest answer posted July 11, 2011 5:00 am UTC

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The Picaresque Novel

A picaresque novel is one that follows the often first-person adventures of a shady and duplicitous, but nonetheless likable, character. Often, the protagonist is considered rather unscrupulous,...

Latest answer posted June 23, 2019 5:49 pm UTC

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The Picaresque Novel

The picaresque novel is a first-hand account of an adventurer, generally of the lower class, as he travels about. It is composed of a series of adventures and subplots in which the hero interacts...

Latest answer posted June 17, 2016 1:02 pm UTC

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