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Carajicomedia : Parody and Satire in Early Modern Spain: With an Edition and Translation of the Text
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Since Carajicomedia was published in 1519, it has been largely ignored by critics because of its strong sexual content. The author of Carajicomedia: Parody and Satire in Early Modern Spain/ believes that it is a sophisticated and complex composition that provides as good a vantage point from which to examine the ideology of the period as does La Celestina. In their poems, the writers of Carajicomedia inadvertently reveal the deep worries of the knights and nobles who opposed the regencies of Ferdinand the Catholic and Francisco Jiménez de Cisneros pending the arrival of Charles V. Carajicomedia is therefore a harbinger of the War of the Comuneros, the great popular revolt that convulsed Spain in 1520. In this book's chapters, the author examines the parodic relationship between the text of Juan de Mena's El Laberinto de Fortuna, the glosses of Hernán Núñez's Las Trezientas, and Carajicomedia. He then turns to its actual writers and their settings, and shows how their satirical attitudes towards males, females, and conversos reveals the failure of the societal mechanisms in place to control desire and miscegenation. Appendix I contains an examination of the language of Carajicomedia, and Appendix II provides a critical and a modern edition of the text, as well as a translation into English. Frank A. Domínguez is a professor of medieval Spanish literature and culture at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
This extraordinary work examines and edits one of the most overlooked compositions of the Spanish Middle Ages, because of its very strong sexual content. And yet the work gives us a vantage point from which to investigate the ideology of the sixteenth century that is as good as Fernando de Rojas's Celestina. The book's six chapters examine the relationship between Juan de Mena's famous poem, Las Trezientas, and Carajicomedia; its writers and setting; their attitude towards women; the mechanisms in place to control desire; and the class of males they consider most important, knights. The first four chapters serve to introduce an examination of Carajicomedia as a satire of people in power and that can be considered an early form of political propaganda. The book concludes with paleographic and modern editions of Carajicomedia and its translation into English. BR Frank A. Domínguez is a professor of medieval Spanish literature and culture at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Number of Pages: 585
Genre: Literary Criticism
Sub-Genre: European / Spanish + Portuguese
Series Title: Monografías A
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Inc
Author: Frank A. Domu00ednguez
Street Date: December 17, 2015
Item Number (DPCI): 247-49-8398
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