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'The Dialogue of the Dogs' by Miguel de Cervantes (Translation)

Rowlandson, William, ed. (2004) 'The Dialogue of the Dogs' by Miguel de Cervantes (Translation). Hesperus Press Ltd, London ISBN 978-1-84391-065-7. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

The Dialogue of the Dogs is an inspired work of psychological observation by the master of the picaresque novel. In it, Cervantes displays all the clarity and warmth that marks the rich prose of Don Quixote. Given the gift of speech for a day, two dogs set about satirising humans, their supposed superiors. In an exchange reminiscent of the ancient Greek Dialogues, they recount their experiences under their various masters - but whether butcher, constable, merchant or gypsy, each is decried as corrupt to the core. Through the scathing Berganza and the critical Scipio, Cervantes delivers an ingenious critique of the morality of sixteenth-century Spain, and a timeless and telling portrayal of the heart of man. 8000-word critical Introduction by Dr William Rowlandson. Translation of text, annotation and bibliography by Dr William Rowlandson. Foreword by Ben Okri.

Item Type: Edited book
Additional information: 8000-word critical Introduction by Dr William Rowlandson. Translation of text, annotation and bibliography by Dr William Rowlandson. Foreword by Ben Okri.
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PQ Romance literatures > Hispanic Studies
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages > Hispanic Studies
Depositing User: Fiona Godfrey
Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2014 13:18 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 13:09 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/43228 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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