La espada, el rayo y la pluma: Quevedo y los campos literario y de poder
La espada, el rayo y la pluma: Quevedo y los campos literario y de poder (ePDF)
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This text explores the literary, cultural and political relationships of Francisco de Quevedo (1580–1645), one of the major writers of the Spanish Golden Age. It establishes the birth and development of the first Spanish literary field circa 1600 then focuses on the relationship between the literary field and the field of power (the King, the court at large and the Catholic Church hierarchy).
Gutiérrez’s study is innovative, stimulating, and rigorous. ... In reality, it goes far beyond the bounds established in the title. It is not just a book about Quevedo, but is an innovative and tremendously perceptive essay about how the culture of the entire Spanish Golden Age functioned. As a result, it is an important book and a valuable essay within our own “critical field” in which the ‘agent’ Carlos Gutiérrez has effected the ‘taking of a position’ that will bring to him the independent benefit of the ‘prestige’ of an ample ‘symbolic capital.’ “ Julio Vélez Sainz, Dicenda 27 (2009)
About the Author(s):
Carlos M. Gutiérrez, University of Cincinnati, has published several studies on the Spanish Golden Age and Cervantine reception. He is currently working in a book-length study about Viaje del Parnaso and just finished Recurso al método (short stories).