Walter L. Reed (essay date 1981)
SOURCE: Reed, Walter L. “The Advent of the Spanish Picaresque.” In An Exemplary History of the Novel: the Quixotic Versus the Picaresque, pp. 43-70. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1981.
[In this essay, Reed discusses the development of the picaresque as an aspect of the development of the novel.]
He has chosen things low and contemptible, mere nothings, to overthrow the existing order.
1 Corinthians 1:28
Lazarillo de Tormes, published in three separate editions in 1554, appeared just before the onset of the Counter Reformation in Spain, and it shows some distinctive features as a...
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