Event Title

Distance and Control: An Analysis of Narrative Voice in the Picaresque Novels Lazarillo De Tormes and La Vida Del Buscón

Graduation Year

2015

Location

Room E101, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

Start Date

18-4-2015 11:00 AM

End Date

18-4-2015 12:00 PM

Description

The typical Spanish picaresque novel relies heavily on a pseudo-autobiographical structure that inherently incorporates the perspective of the narrator. This narrator, commonly referred to as the pícaro, influences the way the reader interprets events based on the characteristics of his method of storytelling. The pícaro’s self-concept and self-representation, manner of discourse, and the overall narrative distance between the pícaro and his story affect the outcome of the novel. This investigation focuses specifically on the narration styles in the anonymous work Lazarillo de Tormes and Francisco de Quevedo’s La vida del buscón and how they contribute to the way the reader views each pícaro.

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Apr 18th, 11:00 AM Apr 18th, 12:00 PM

Distance and Control: An Analysis of Narrative Voice in the Picaresque Novels Lazarillo De Tormes and La Vida Del Buscón

Room E101, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

The typical Spanish picaresque novel relies heavily on a pseudo-autobiographical structure that inherently incorporates the perspective of the narrator. This narrator, commonly referred to as the pícaro, influences the way the reader interprets events based on the characteristics of his method of storytelling. The pícaro’s self-concept and self-representation, manner of discourse, and the overall narrative distance between the pícaro and his story affect the outcome of the novel. This investigation focuses specifically on the narration styles in the anonymous work Lazarillo de Tormes and Francisco de Quevedo’s La vida del buscón and how they contribute to the way the reader views each pícaro.