The Short Story of the Spanish Golden Age (MLS2157)

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The ‘Golden Age’ of Spain, a designation which covers the majority of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, represents the Peninsular at her most receptive, innovative and dynamic. Her authors welcome European trends and combine them with native traditions and increasing literary confidence to produce texts which are distinctive and enduring. In this module, you will look at the genre of the short story, following its passage from the more simple and derivative forms found in collections such as Juan de Timoneda’s El patrañuelo (1567) to the sophisticated Novelas ejemplares (1613) of Cervantes, and beyond.