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Purdue Studies in Romance Literatures
The term anamorphosis, from the greek ana (again) and morphe (shape), designates a variety of perspective experiments that can be traced back to the artistic developments of the 1500's and 1600's. Anamorphic devices challenge viewers to experience different forms of perceptual oscillation and uncertainty. Images shift in front of the eyes of puzzled spectators as they move from the center of the representation to the margins, or from one side to the other. (A) Wry Views demonstrates that much of the literature of the Spanish Golden Age is susceptible, and indeed requires, oblique readings (as in anamorphosis).
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Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, Criticism and Interpretation, Picaresque Literature, Spanish
Latin American Languages and Societies | Literature in English, North America, ethnic and minority | Other Languages, Societies, and Cultures
Castillo, David R., "(A)wry Views: Anamorphosis, Cervantes, and the Early Picaresque" (2011). Purdue University Press e-books. Book 4.