Picaresque Literature of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Literary Criticism (1400-1800))


Wicks, Ulrich. “A Picaresque Bibliography.” Genre 5, no. 2 (1972): 193-216.

Lists scholarship in both English and Spanish focusing on genre issues. This bibliography is not annotated.


Alter, Robert. Rogue's Progress: Studies in the Picaresque Novel. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1964, 148 p.

Suggests a middle path for defining the picaresque genre as both historically specific and evolving dramatically over time; this study examines picaresque narratives of the eighteenth century and after.

Atkinson, William. “Studies in Literary...

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