Episodes in Barcelona - Cervantes Don Quixote - Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria - Lecture 22 of 24 - Video-lecture

Video-lecture, Literature

Description: As we approach the end of the novel, Cervantes compresses and combines elements from different types of romances (morisco, Greek, pastoral) in what seems to be an attempt to create a new literary genre; the modern novel. In the episodes in Barcelona, the prank with the talking head makes literal the figure of prosopopeia.