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La comida como crítica social en la picaresca española [= Food as a Social Critique in the Spanish Picaresque Tradition]

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2015
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This thesis examines the role of food as a social critique in the picaresque genre of Spanish literature. The picaresque novel of 16th and 17th century Spain revolves around the pseudo-autobiographical narrative of a rogue hero who survives life by any means possible, including thievery and deception. The genre demonstrates that only the upper classes of society were enjoying the fruits of Golden Age Spain. In particular, Lazarillo de Tormes and El buscón are the novels used in this analysis to reveal that food, especially the lack thereof, is used satirically in picaresque novels to draw attention to the starvation and suffering of Spanish commoners.
Title: La comida como crítica social en la picaresca española [= Food as a Social Critique in the Spanish Picaresque Tradition].
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Name(s): Hood, Caitlyn
Vázquez, Miguel Ángel
Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Thesis
Date Created: Spring 2015
Date Issued: 2015
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: pdf
Extent: 48 p.
Language(s): Spanish
Summary: This thesis examines the role of food as a social critique in the picaresque genre of Spanish literature. The picaresque novel of 16th and 17th century Spain revolves around the pseudo-autobiographical narrative of a rogue hero who survives life by any means possible, including thievery and deception. The genre demonstrates that only the upper classes of society were enjoying the fruits of Golden Age Spain. In particular, Lazarillo de Tormes and El buscón are the novels used in this analysis to reveal that food, especially the lack thereof, is used satirically in picaresque novels to draw attention to the starvation and suffering of Spanish commoners.
Identifier: FA00003644 (IID)
Note(s): Includes bibliography.
Thesis (B.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, 2016.
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