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Fighting WindmillsEncounters with Don Quixote$
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Manuel Duran and Fay Rogg

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780300110227

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300110227.001.0001

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Experimenting with Existing Narrative Tools

Experimenting with Existing Narrative Tools

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(p.43) 2 Experimenting with Existing Narrative Tools
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Fighting Windmills
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Manuel Duran

Fay R. Rogg

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300110227.003.0003

This chapter discusses how Cervantes experimented with different narrative models popular in the sixteenth century, at times improving, parodying, imitating, and reinventing them. There were three main types of novels whose style and themes Cervantes could tap into: the romances of chivalry and the pastoral and picaresque novels.

Keywords:   Miguel de Cervantes, narrative models, pastoral novels, romances, picaresque novels

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