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picaresque

of or relating to a type of fiction in which the hero, a rogue, goes through a series of episodic adventures. It originated in Spain in the 16th century
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After appraising chivalric, sentimental and picaresque genres and their possible impact on Cervantine narratives, chapter three of part one reviews collections of novellas and their inherent metaliterary condition as a point of departure from which Cervantes will take a leap into the ordered versus unordered structure of his own novelistic style.
En conclusion, Microhistory and the Picaresque Novel estudia, con solvencia, las conexiones posibles entre el genero picaresco y la aproximacion microhistorica.
That depends on how students of picaresque pose their questions.
The picaresque has long been understood to involve the interface between the protagonist and his or her sociohistorical context, or "the interaction between a growing individual and his environment.
Firstly, the introductory study by Zafra offers a compelling and thorough overview of the female picaresque and the discourse on prostitution in early modern society, including topics as relevant as: the general discourse on women; the debates among moralists on the legalization of prostitution; the picaresque text as a space "where men could be entertained and amused, while remaining free of disease and guilt" (4); the rules and dynamics in brothels; and the legal ordinances on health and their lack of compliance or enforcement; among others.
Such traditionally picaresque logic of constant inconstancy is appropriate to and emblematic of the open temporalities and the constant de- and reterritorialization of modern capitalism.
Helprin's work is in the tradition of grand, cerebral, picaresque storytelling, but with a modernist edge of selfparody.
picaresque template to articulate this dual voice as an art
By handing over the young boy to the blind man, she launches Lazarillo on his picaresque career, "Hijo, ya se que no te vere mas.
One literary framework helpful in understanding Buzzell as an outsider is that of the picaresque narrative.
BRAD AUBREY is a 43-year-old writer from Teesside whose latest book, A Picaresque Tale, has been released electronically on www.
In spite of this clearly defined Latino context, where the works are inserted into the writing, the two novels that Quinonez has published up to the present--Bodega Dreams and Chango's Fire (2004)--can be read in a broader intellectual and artistic framework: that of the picaresque novel.